Federation of Genealogical Societies


FGS FORUM Vol. 26 No. 4Stay informed of the latest developments in genealogy by subscribing to FORUM!

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FGS publishes FORUM, a quarterly interactive electronic magazine providing current information essential to the informed genealogist. Features include:
  • News about discoveries, record access and record preservation.
  • Feature articles on a variety of subjects of interest to all genealogists.
  • Notices of important events taking place in the genealogical community.
  • Detailed calendar of genealogical events, conferences and workshops.
  • Indexing and publication projects in progress or completed.
  • Spotlights on FGS member societies by Marian Pierre-Louis. 
  • RootsSmithing, a column by Drew Smith that discusses technology.
  • News briefs from family associations, ethnic organizations and international groups reported by Christine Rose.
  • Innovative products and tools, reported by our own 'gadget guy,' Randy Whited.
  • Genealogy Blogging, a column about making blogs work for you by blogger extraordinaire Amy Coffin.
  • Book reviews and notices covering a wide variety of publications by Paul Milner and others.
  • Articles and tips for more effective society management.
  • And much, much more!
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FORUM welcomes article submissions from the genealogical community. The publications dates and deadlines for content submissions for 2015 and 2016 are:
Issue Publication Date Content Due Date
Vol 27:1 15 Jul 2015 15 Jun 2015
Vol 27:2 15 Sep 2015 15 Jul 2015
Vol 27:3 15 Nov 2015 15 Sep 2015
Vol 27:4 15 Jan 2016 15 Nov 2015
Vol 28:1 15 Mar 2016 15 Jan 2016
Vol 28:2 15 Jun 2016 15 Apr 2016
Vol 28:3 15 Sep 2016 15 Jul 2016
Vol 28:4 15 Dec 2016 15 Oct 2016
Submissions can be sent to the FORUM Managing Editor Julie Tarr at forumeditor@fgs.org. Contact the editor for submission guidelines.
Advertising can be placed in the FORUM. Please contact Associate Editor Jennifer Alford at advertising@fgs.org for rates, schedule deadlines, and other information.
If you have a publication or product for review contact FORUM Managing Editor Julie Tarr at forumeditor@fgs.org
Please contact the Editor with any additional questions. Thank you for your interest!