Federation of Genealogical Societies


FGS publishes FORUM, a quarterly interactive electronic magazine providing current information essential to the informed genealogist. Features include:
  • Articles on a variety of subjects of interest to all genealogists
  • Ethics & Standards, a column by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, covering a variety of issues all genealogists and societies should understand.  
  • News about Records Preservation and Access by Linda McCleary.
  • Spotlight on Member Projects by Caroline Pointer, FGS Vice President of Membership, covering record preservation projects that may hold the key to solving your research challenges
  • Next Generation, a column about issues of interest to younger genealogists and societies wishing to attract them by Shannon Combs-Bennett
  • Reviews and notices covering a wide variety of publications and products by various reviewers
  • Articles and tips for more effective society management
  • And much, much more!
FORUM subscriptions are only $15 a year! Get a 2-year subscription for $25 or a 3-year subscription for $30!
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Member Societies: log-in to view all issues in the Members-Only area under FGS FORUM Archives.
Current Individual Subscribers: log-in at forum.fgs.org for recent issues.
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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.
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If you have a publication or product for review contact FORUM Managing Editor Julie Tarr at forumeditor@fgs.org
Please contact the managing editor with any additional questions. Thank you for your interest!