Federation of Genealogical Societies

Reviews

Among the many benefits offered to FGS member societies are a series of reviews. Members of the FGS Review Committee will be happy to examine your society's bylaws, newsletter, and website to offer guidence and ideas to help your society succeed.
 

 
Revising Your Bylaws? FGS is here to Help!
 
FGS is proud to offer the services of our Bylaws Review Committee to member societies. Whether your organization is working to revise its bylaws or simply has a question on specific elements of your bylaws, FGS is committed to providing your organization with the tools to ensure its continued success.
 
Members of the Bylaws Review Committee include former and current parliamentarians of historical, genealogical, and other non-profit organizations well versed in parliamentary procedure, Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, and other topics.
 
As a benefit of FGS membership, the committee 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. Log in to the Members Section or send an email to bylawsreview@fgs.org for further information.
 

Need a Newsletter makeover? FGS is here to Help!
 
FGS member societies are entitled to the benefit of the FGS Newsletter Review Committee, who will review your newsletter at any time during its membership. This review can be performed regardless of whether it is printed or electronic.
 
The Newsletter Committee completes two types of reviews:
  • Content Review: An organization can submit a newsletter and request a complete review or may ask a specific question(s). The complete review will include suggestions concerning design elements and format, clarity, and content.
  • Conversion to Electronic Newsletter: If your organization wants to "go green" and produce an electronic newsletter, suggestions will be provided including type of format and/or how to create a quality newsletter using PDF software.
Log in to the Members Section or send an email to newsletterreview@fgs.org for further information.
 

Need a better Web presence? FGS is here to Help!
 
FGS member societies are entitled to the benefits of the FGS Website Review Committee, who will review the society's website at any time during its membership.
 
The Website Committee will complete a free review of an organization's website. The society can request a review of one, several, or all areas of their site. The review will not provide detailed guidance for the redesign and programming of your site. Rather, the committee will make suggestions for changes in design, layout, format, font use and contrast, ease of navigation and use, effective use of graphics, and inclusion of content. The organization will still need to work with its webmaster or with a design consulting company to devise and implement changes to the actual website. However, we believe that the website review may be helpful in highlighting areas of focus.
 
Log in to the Members Section or send an email to websitereview@fgs.org for further information.