The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces a Call for Presentations for the FGS 2014 Conference, “Gone to Texas,” to be held August 27-30, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas. The conference will be held in conjunction with the Texas State Genealogical Society and the San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society as local hosts. The deadline for submission of lecture proposals is Saturday, 1 June 2013.
The conference begins with an all-day Focus on Societies program for genealogical society officers, board members, volunteers and other interested parties followed by a three-day genealogical conference in which a variety of topics will be presented.
The program committee seeks proposals for engaging, collaborative and dynamic presentations, workshops and sponsored talks. The categories of interest include, but are not limited to:
· Society Management
· Basic and introductory genealogical instruction
· Methodology and problem solving techniques
· Ethnic research (African American, Czech, German, Hispanic, Native American)
· Technology, software and social media
· Genetics, DNA and family medical history
· Transportation, migration and immigration
· “Gone to Texas” topics
· Southern and western regional topics
Speakers based more than 50 miles from the conference location are strongly encouraged to submit multiple proposals (more than four), as those speakers will be invited to present a minimum of three lectures at the conference. There is no limit to the number of proposals a speaker may submit.
Friday, June 7 through Friday, June 7
Diamonds, River Rocks, and Lumps of Coal (FGS Member Society Events)
6:30 pm - Francis Auditorium, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Sponsored by Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.
Mr. Lowe’s presentation, Diamonds, River Rocks, and Lumps of Coal, will provide an understanding of the connection of people, places and the events of our ancestors lives and how unique stories of their lives unfold.
Saturday, June 8 through Saturday, June 8
Overlooked Genealogy Resources (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am - Imaginon Center, 300 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Sponsored by the North Carolina Genealogical Society and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.
J. Mark Lowe, CG, will provide four sessions to inform his audience of genealogical sources frequently overlooked. The lectures are: Follow a Case Through Court; Road Crews, Jury Selection, and Daily Court Action: Finding an Ancestor without a Census; Trails of Daniel Boone and Other Western Travelers; and Finding Your Landless Ancestors.
Come, listen to Mark, and hear of the other options available to find your elusive ancestors. Registration is required for this event.
Registration and further information at: www.ncgenealogy.org
Wednesday, June 19 through Saturday, June 22
German Ancestors: When They Came, Where They Went (FGS Member Society Events)
8:30 am - Desmond Hotel, Albany, NY
Presented by Henry Z Jones, FASG, Ernest Thode et al - Web: www.PalAm.org
Sponsored by the Palatines to America National German Society
German Genealogical National Society Palatines to America presents 37th annual conference at Albany, New York Desmond Hotel featuring two national speakers Henry Z Jones, FASG, the 1710 German immigration wave historian and publisher of the New York Palatine Series and Ernest Thode, the author of "German-English Genealogical Dictionary" and "Address Book for Germanic Genealogy." Special German interest speakers are Peter Christoph, Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer, Joseph Lieby, Jeff O'Connor and Hans Pohlsander in the two day event of 12 lectures June 21-22,2013. Special Events scheduled for June 19 is a historic Mohawk Valley German sites bus tour and June 20 is a New York State Archives-Library research trip. Reservation deadline is May 15, 2013.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 614-267-4700.
Thursday, June 20 through Thursday, June 20
Beginning Genealogy Workshop (FGS Member Society Events)
10:00 am to 3:30 pm - Fifty Forward Patricia Hart Bldg., 174 Rains Ave., (across from State Fairgrounds) Nashville, TN
Presented by Virginia Gooch Watson & Martha Orsborn Gerdeman - Web: www.mtgs.org
Sponsored by Middle TN Genealogy Society. Topics: Where to Begin, Organization, Home Souorces.Census Records, Population & Non-population schedules (farm, slave, industrial, and state), Vital, County, Cemetery Records, and Military Records.
Charge: $15.00 for FiftyForward Members
$20.00 for Non- Members
LUNCH IS INCLUDED IN THE CHARGE
Monday, July 1 through Monday, July 1
Early Registration Discount for FGS 2013 ends! (FGS Events)
11:59 pm - www.fgsconference.org
Presented by FGS
Be sure to register early to take advantage of the earlybird price and to get tickets to the meals and events you want to attend before they sell out! Please note that luncheons, special events, and workshops are not included in the above prices. Onsite check-in for pre-paid attendees, and registration for walk-ins will take place at the Grand Wayne Convention Center. Registration will be open:
Tuesday 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday 7 a.m.-10 a.m. & 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
Saturday 7:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
Friday, July 12 through Saturday, July 13
Abrams Genealogy Seminar (FGS Member Society Events)
Sponsored by Archives of Michigan and Michigan Genealogical Council
Registration is now live for the 2013 Abrams Genealogy Seminar! Featuring Dr. Thomas Jones, the event will be held July 12-13 and is brought to you by the Archives of Michigan and the Michigan Genealogical Council. The event's information and registration page can be found here: http://seekingmichigan.org/events/2013-abrams-genealogy-seminar. With a terrific lineup of programs and speakers, we look forward to seeing you in July!
Friday, July 12, 2013
12:30 - 1:00 and 1:00 – 1:30
Archives of Michigan Tour
2:00 – 3:00
Researching Your Family History at the Archives of Michigan – Kris Rzepczynski, Archives of Michigan
The War of 1812 – James N. Jackson, Professional Researcher
Pitfalls, Mistakes, and Strokes of Insight – Jessica Trotter, Researcher & blogger
3:15 – 4:15
The Good, the Bad, the Deviant: Researching Correctional Records – Jill Arnold, Archives of Michigan
Using Land Records in Genealogical Research – Shirley Hodges, Eaton County Genealogical Society
Filling in the Blanks – Lori Fox, Ionia County Genealogical Society
Saturday, July 13, 2013
9:30 – 10:30 The Jones Jinx: Tracing Common Surnames – Dr. Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS
11:00 – 12:00
Naturalization Record Research 101 – Jessica Miller, Archives of Michigan
Do’s and Don’ts of Cemetery Research – Gail Hershenzon, Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit (MI)
Cost-Effective Research: Accessing Irish Records from North America – Dick Doherty, Detroit Society for Genealogical Research
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (a box lunch is included with your registration)
1:00 – 2:00
Problem Solving with Probate – Dr. Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS
2:30 – 3:30
Settling the Midwest: Migration to the Great Lakes Region – Kris Rzepczynski, Archives of Michigan
Sourcing - Who Needs It, Anyway? – Karen Krugman, Professional Researcher
Selected Detroit and Michigan Genealogical Resources at the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library – Mark Bowden, Detroit Public Library
Saturday, July 20 through Saturday, July 20
Massachusetts Genealogical Council Annual Seminar 2013 (FGS Member Society Events)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm - Holy Cross College, Worcester, Massachusetts
Building a Family Through Circumstantial Evidence: Breaking Through the 20th Century Brickwall
How Knowing the Law Makes Us Better Genealogists
"No Person Shall… Gallop Horses in the Streets,"––
Using Court Records to Tell the Stories of our Ancestors Lives
Luncheon presentation on Worcester and the American Antiquarian Society
by Kimberly Toney of the AAS
Includes breakfast and lunch, a civil records legislative panel and door prizes and easy access to level parking. Join MGC now to get the substantial member discount! Visit www.massgencouncil.org for more info!
Sponsored by Middle Tennessee Genealogy Society. Presentation: She will explain how to identify, date, and care for your photographs. No charge
Friday, August 2 through Friday, August 2
MO State Genealogical Association Annual Conference (FGS Member Society Events)
Presented by Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS - Web: http://mosga.org
"Methods, Mayhem, and Music". Keynote Speaker, Tom Jones, presenting 4 sessions including Probate, Reasonably Exhaustive Research, Documentation and Inferential Genealogy; plus 8 supporting speakers covering Civil War topics, Circuit Ct Records, Colonial Records, internet sources, Music and family history; Optional workshops on Memoir Writing; Civil War research; Contact: Nancy W Thomas, NancyThomas@Centurytel.net or 573-443-6052.
Friday, August 2 through Saturday, August 3
DGS 2013 Summer Institute (FGS Member Society Events)
GSSI is celebrating our 40th Anniversary with a special conference featuring Dr. Tom Jones. Registration includes four one-hour sessions and lunch. Sessions are: Finding "Unfindable" Ancestors, Going Beyond the Bare Bones: Reconstructing Your Ancestors' Lives, How to Avoid Being Duped by the Internet, and Missing Something? Getting the Most out of Genealogical Evidence. There will also be a vendor fair, raffles, and door prizes. A conference special of 39 years of the Saga of Southern Illinois quarterly on DVD is being offered for $25 with paid registration. A special luncheon to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of GSSI is planned. Registration by July 25th includes lunch and is $40 for GSSI members, $50 for non-members. After July 25th, lunch is not included in registration fee.
Wednesday, August 21 through Saturday, August 25
Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference--"Journey Through Generations" (FGS Member Society Events)
The Federation of Genealogical Societies, the Allen County Public Library, and the Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana invite everyone with an interest in family history to the spectacular FGS 2013 Conference. It will be held from August 21-24, 2013 at the Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The "Crossroads of America" awaits you.
The conference hotels are the Hilton Fort Wayne and the Courtyard by Marriott. More information about making hotel reservations for the conference can be found at http://www.fgsconferenceblog.org/2012/09/fgs-2013-fort-wayne-hotels-are-ready.html.
Check the FGS Conference News Blog (http://www.fgsconferenceblog.org) and the FGS website (www.fgs.org) for full details.
Saturday, September 7 through Saturday, September 7
25th Anniversary Seminar (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 3:30 pm - Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Avenue, Whittier, California
Sponsored by the British Isles Family History Society - U.S.A..
Michael Gandy, a renowned British genealogist whose lectures are both entertaining and informative, will speak at the one day 25th Anniversary Seminar of British Isles Family History Society - U.S.A. He is the former chairman of the (UK) Society of Genealogists and has edited its magazine for the past ten years. He will present four lectures:
- How English Records Work: What There Is and What There Isn't
- Short Cuts for Family Historians
- Records of the 17th and 18th Centuries
- English Records for Irish Research
More details and registration fees are available at www.bifhsusa.org/seminar
Saturday, October 26 through Sunday, October 27
Genealogy in the Woods 2013 Retreat (FGS Member Society Events)
Sky Ranch at Cave Springs Ranch House
Presented by Gregath Publishing Company Staff
Two day retreat with approximately 10 lectures that can cover genealogy, history and writing, three family style meals, overnight accommodations, freebies, door prizes, and networking galore in this, our biannual retreat offering.