Federation of Genealogical Societies
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Federation of Genealogical Societies

Representing the members of hundreds of genealogical societies across the United States and other nations, the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) is here to link the genealogical community and help its members grow.



August 28–September 4, 2015
Book your cabin today to join speakers Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA, Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, David E. Rencher, AG, CG, FIGRS, FUGA, and D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS for a week of genealogy at sea.


Join the initiative to raise funds to digitize the War of 1812 pension files and make them accessible online – free forever!


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Open to genealogical organizations, family associations, and historical societies, benefits include access to exclusive members-only content.

Society Hall
Society Hall is an informational database accessible on the Internet that can be used to locate FGS member organizations in the U.S. and abroad. This includes genealogical societies, historical societies, family associations, libraries, archives, and genealogical vendors serving the genealogical community. Thousands of people searching for information about these organizations visit Society Hall each month. Every FGS Member society has a Society Hall listing at that it can edit and maintain. There are many fields that can be used to promote information about your organization. In addition to name, address, telephone and email, a link can be added to the organization’s website. Membership benefits and dues can be listed, as can periodicals and publications, a calendar of events, services, and pioneer/certification programs.