Friday, April 4, 2014

Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Announces 2014 Webinar Launch

I received this press release yesterday about the new Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Webinar series:


For Immediate Release
April 3, 2014

“Capturing the Community: Using Twitter to Connect, Engage and Educate” by Jen Baldwin Is Now Available To View

April 3, 2014 – Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces the successful launch of its 2014 Webinar Series with the engaging presentation given by Jen Baldwin on “Capturing the Community: Using Twitter to Connect, Engage and Educate in Genealogy.” Recorded on Monday, March 31, 2014, this informative webinar on the uses of Twitter for genealogy by both family history researchers and genealogical societies is now available to view at the FGS Webinars page <>.

And remember the War of 1812 Webinar Series is available for a limited time only. Do not miss your chance to learn from two leading experts in the field, J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA, and Craig Scott, MA, CG, as they discuss “Discovering Local & State Militia Records” and “Researching in the Post War Records of 1812,” respectively. This phenomenal series is only available at the FGS Webinars page<> until Sunday, April 27, 2014.

Melissa Shimkus, FGS Education Chair, states, "Jen Baldwin provides a superb explanation on the merits of Twitter and its ease of use for everyone, from those just starting their genealogical search to experts in the field, and for every genealogical society and organization."

Shimkus continues, "Mark Lowe and Craig Scott are both passionate supporters of the War of 1812 Preserve the Pensions Project. Their depth of knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject matter is unsurpassed and should not be missed."

About the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS)

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) was founded in 1976 and represents the members of hundreds of genealogical societies. FGS links the genealogical community by helping genealogical societies strengthen and grow through resources available online, FGS Forum magazine (filled with articles pertaining to society management and genealogical news), and Society Strategy Series papers, covering topics about effectively operating a genealogical society. FGS also links the genealogical community through its annual conference -- four days of excellent lectures, including one full day devoted to society management topics. To learn more visit

Federation of Genealogical Societies
PO Box 200940
Austin, TX 78720-0940
phone: +1 (888) 347-1500
fax: +1 (866) 347-1350


This webinar series is another opportunity for genealogical education - I encourage readers to watch the webinars offered by FGS and other organizations.  Many of them are free to view live, but you have to be an organization member to watch them after the live performance.

Copyright (c) 2014, Randall J. Seaver

1 comment:

Dana Leeds said...

Thanks for the information! I'll be watching!