Federation of Genealogical Societies

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FGS offers a variety of resources to genealogical societies and the genealogical community...
...tap into the FGS network to share your ideas and get inspired!
  • Stay up-to-date with news about FGS and its member societies.
  • FGS Voice Newsletter: This monthly electronic newsletter summarizing recent events is emailed directly to your in-box.
  • RPAC: Records Preservation and Access Committee, a joint committee of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the National Genealogical Society, and the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.
  • FGS Members-only Facebook Group: FGS member societies are able to connect with one another through the FGS Member Society Leadership forum, a members-only Facebook Group, and discuss a variety of topics relating to their societies.
  • FGS Member Network Listing: An extensive directory of FGS member societies and associate members.
  • Upcoming Events: View upcoming events from FGS member societies.
...grab the knowledge you need via FGS webinars, strategy papers, and other media!
  • FGS FORUM: FGS publishes FORUM, a quarterly magazine providing current information essential to the informed genealogist.
  • Publications: FGS published the second edition of Bylaws Workbook: A Handbook for New & Established Societies in 2012. 
  • Society Strategy Series: FGS is proud to make the papers in the Society Strategy Series available to the genealogical community. Each FGS Society Strategies Series paper presents a multi-page article offering suggestions and instructions for the management of genealogical societies, historical societies, and family associations. These papers have been thoughtfully written and many are timeless classics to help you and your society grow and prosper.
  • Webinars: FGS presents monthly webinars dedicated to society management education and offers access to webinar recordings in its Members-Only Area.
  • FGS Conferences: FGS sponsors a national conference each year for genealogists of all levels of experience. Learn about the upcoming conference as well as future and past conferences.
...build your organization into a valuable and thriving community resource!
  • Awards: Each year, FGS recognizes and thanks individuals and organizations who make significant contributions.
  • Bylaws Review: FGS will review your organization's bylaws as frequently as you desire, and will be available to answer any questions you might have after a review is completed.
  • Newsletter Review: FGS will review your organization's newsletter at any time; this review can be performed regardless of whether the newsletter is printed or in digital format.
  • Reach Out Series: FGS offers this innovative series of ways to expand your society's outreach efforts with practical advice and examples.
  • Website Review: FGS will review your organization's website and make suggestions for changes in design, layout, format, font use, ease of navigation, effective use of graphics, as well as inclusion of content.