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Delegate ABCs


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[[Category:Strategies for Societies]][[Category:Broglin, Jana Sloan]][[Category:Luebking, Sandra Hargreaves]][[Category:Delegates]][[Category:Membership]]
 
  
 
One of the many advantages a society enjoys when it  
 
One of the many advantages a society enjoys when it  
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appointment to this important role.
 
appointment to this important role.
  
The delegate is the voice of the society. The delegate  
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The delegate is the voice of the society. The delegate  
 
is familiar with the workings of his or her own society as  
 
is familiar with the workings of his or her own society as  
 
well as the procedures and activities of the Federation. A  
 
well as the procedures and activities of the Federation. A  
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There are many ways the delegate can heighten the  
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There are many ways the delegate can heighten the  
 
visibility of his or her society. For example, as an FGS member organization, submitting  
 
visibility of his or her society. For example, as an FGS member organization, submitting  
 
news of your organization’s upcoming events to the  
 
news of your organization’s upcoming events to the  
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of more than 5.5 million names of those who fought for the Union or the Confederacy. Likewise, FGS has partnered with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to raise funds for the digitization and indexing of the War of 1812 Pension Files. The electronic records are then being added to Fold3.com (http://www.fold3.com) where they will be accessible for free forever.
 
of more than 5.5 million names of those who fought for the Union or the Confederacy. Likewise, FGS has partnered with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to raise funds for the digitization and indexing of the War of 1812 Pension Files. The electronic records are then being added to Fold3.com (http://www.fold3.com) where they will be accessible for free forever.
  
 
 
 
 
 
Delegate ABCs
 
by
 
Jana Sloan Broglin, CG and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, FUGA War Soldiers and Sailors System. Working over a period
 
of several years, these volunteers2
 
produced a database
 
of more than 5.5 million names of those who fought for
 
the Union or the Confederacy. The completed database
 
offers free searches at <www.itd.nps.gov/cwss>.
 
  
  
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member organizations.
 
member organizations.
  
THE DELEGATE ABCs
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A – Awards. Societies are encouraged to recommend  
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== THE DELEGATE ABCs ==
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Each genealogical society, historical society, and family association that is a member of the Federation is entitled to one Delegate. The following list describes the ABCs, as it were, of the role of the delegate.
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'''A – Awards.''' Societies are encouraged to recommend  
 
nominees for FGS awards. The awards are listed at <www.
 
nominees for FGS awards. The awards are listed at <www.
 
fgs.org/awards> along with their criteria and instructions  
 
fgs.org/awards> along with their criteria and instructions  
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opportunity to recognize valued people whose contributions  
 
opportunity to recognize valued people whose contributions  
 
have made a difference to the field of genealogy.
 
have made a difference to the field of genealogy.
B – Build. Build a bridge between your society and the  
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'''B – Build.''' Build a bridge between your society and the  
 
Federation. As delegate, it is important to let the society  
 
Federation. As delegate, it is important to let the society  
 
know what is going on with the Federation. At the same  
 
know what is going on with the Federation. At the same  
 
time, you can keep FGS informed about the activities of  
 
time, you can keep FGS informed about the activities of  
 
your society.  
 
your society.  
C – Communicate. Tell other societies about the Federation. The effectiveness of the Federation depends in large  
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part upon the size of its membership. By sharing news of  
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'''C – Communicate.''' Tell other societies about the Federation. The effectiveness of the Federation depends in large  
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part upon the size of its membership. By sharing news of Federation benefits and activities, you will encourage  
Delegate ABCs Federation benefits and activities, you will encourage  
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non-member societies to join. This adds volume to the  
 
non-member societies to join. This adds volume to the  
 
Federation voice and empowers even the smallest society  
 
Federation voice and empowers even the smallest society  
 
in promoting favorable conditions for the pursuit of  
 
in promoting favorable conditions for the pursuit of  
 
genealogy.  
 
genealogy.  
D – Delegate. Delegate of the Day and Delegate of the  
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Conference offer exciting prospects. Did you know you  
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'''D – Delegate.''' Delegate of the Day and Delegate of the  
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Conference offer exciting prospects at the Federation's annual conference. Did you know you  
 
can win a free registration for your society to the next  
 
can win a free registration for your society to the next  
 
FGS conference by entering the daily delegate drawing,  
 
FGS conference by entering the daily delegate drawing,  
 
in person, at the FGS annual conference?
 
in person, at the FGS annual conference?
E – E-zine. The e-zine publication of the Federation is The
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FGS Voice. The Voice is a free monthly newsletter available  
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'''E – E-zine.''' The e-zine publication of the Federation is the
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''FGS Voice.'' The ''Voice'' is a free monthly newsletter available  
 
to readers throughout the genealogical community.  
 
to readers throughout the genealogical community.  
F – FGS FORUM Online. FORUM is the Federation’s  
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'''F – ''FGS FORUM'' Online.''' ''FORUM'' is the Federation’s  
 
quarterly online publication that is available at no charge  
 
quarterly online publication that is available at no charge  
to delegates along with one copy to member organizations.  
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to delegates along with one copy to the primary contact person of each member organization.  
Others can subscribe (there is a discount to subscribers
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Others can subscribe at very attractive annual, bi-annual, and tri-annual rates.
who belong to FGS member societies).
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G – Go. Go to conferences. Networking with the other  
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'''G – Go.''' Go to conferences. Networking with the other  
 
delegates who attend the conference will generate ideas to  
 
delegates who attend the conference will generate ideas to  
 
take back to your society members and officers.
 
take back to your society members and officers.
H – Help Preserve History. Encourage your society to  
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'''H – Help Preserve History.''' Encourage your society to  
 
donate one dollar per member per year to the Stern NARA  
 
donate one dollar per member per year to the Stern NARA  
 
Gift Fund managed by FGS. This fund, established in  
 
Gift Fund managed by FGS. This fund, established in  
 
1983, finances finding aids and the microfilming of  
 
1983, finances finding aids and the microfilming of  
valuable records held by the National Archives. Canadian  
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valuable records held by the National Archives. The Canadian  
Border Crossings 1895-1954 is just one of the resulting  
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Border Crossings 1895-1954 is just one of the resulting microfilm collections available through National Archives Regional Branches 
collections available through National Archives regions
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and LDS Family History Centers. The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Database (http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm) was created and made available for free on the Internet. You can also encourage both your society ''and its members'' to contribute to current fundraising preservation initiative for the War of 1812 - Preserve the Pensions Fund (http://www.preservethepensions.org/).
and LDS Family History Centers.
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I – Inform. Inform the Federation about your society’s  
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'''I – Inform.''' Inform the Federation about your society’s  
 
events, projects, issues and success stories.
 
events, projects, issues and success stories.
J – Join. If you know of a society that does not belong to  
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'''J – Join.''' If you know of a society that does not belong to  
 
the Federation, encourage it to join.  
 
the Federation, encourage it to join.  
K – Know. Know what the Federation can do for  
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'''K – Know.''' Know what the Federation can do for  
 
your society. From reviews of bylaws to discounts on  
 
your society. From reviews of bylaws to discounts on  
 
publications, from Society Hall to the Society Strategy  
 
publications, from Society Hall to the Society Strategy  
 
Series, FGS services and products are designed to help  
 
Series, FGS services and products are designed to help  
 
your society be a stronger organization.  
 
your society be a stronger organization.  
L – Learn. Learn from other delegates who can offer  
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'''L – Learn.''' Learn from other delegates who can offer  
 
innovative ways to revitalize your society. Do this by  
 
innovative ways to revitalize your society. Do this by  
 
attending the Society Management Track at the FGS  
 
attending the Society Management Track at the FGS  
 
national conference---four or more presentations designed  
 
national conference---four or more presentations designed  
 
for delegates and society officers.
 
for delegates and society officers.
M – Membership. Membership to the Federation is  
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available to genealogical and historical societies and
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'''M – Membership.''' Membership to the Federation is  
libraries and archives worldwide. Dues are based on the  
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available to genealogical and historical societies, family associations,
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libraries and archives, and genealogical vendors worldwide. Dues are based on the  
 
size of the member society. A society with 6,000 members  
 
size of the member society. A society with 6,000 members  
 
will pay a different fee than will a society of sixty members.  
 
will pay a different fee than will a society of sixty members.  
There are special rates for libraries and archives.5
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There are special rates for libraries and archives and for vendors.
N – New? If you’re just learning about the Federation and  
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'''N – New?''' If you’re just learning about the Federation and  
 
the delegate responsibilities, you are in for lots of new  
 
the delegate responsibilities, you are in for lots of new  
ideas to benefit your society,
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ideas to benefit your society.
O – Officers. Federation officers and board members  
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'''O – Officers.''' Federation officers and board members  
 
conduct the business of the Federation and chair or serve  
 
conduct the business of the Federation and chair or serve  
 
on committees. Officers are elected for two-year terms,  
 
on committees. Officers are elected for two-year terms,  
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societies. All submissions must include brief biographical  
 
societies. All submissions must include brief biographical  
 
and contact information for the nominee.  
 
and contact information for the nominee.  
P – Publications. Member societies receive discounts on
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the publications offered by the Federation, such as the FGS
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'''P – Publications.''' The Federation publishes the Bylaws Workbook (http://voice.fgs.org/2012/08/fgs-announces-new-publication-bylaws.html).
Bylaws Workbook.
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'''Q – Questions.''' Do you have questions regarding the  
Delegates are encouraged to submit
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ideas for future publication projects to the Federation.
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Q – Questions. Do you have questions regarding the  
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running or establishment of a society? Contact <www.fgs.
 
running or establishment of a society? Contact <www.fgs.
 
org> and we’ll help you.
 
org> and we’ll help you.
R – RPAC. The Records Preservation and Access  
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'''R – RPAC.''' The Records Preservation and Access  
 
Committee is a joint committee on which FGS serves  
 
Committee is a joint committee on which FGS serves  
 
with the National Genealogical Society, the Association of  
 
with the National Genealogical Society, the Association of  
Professional Genealogists and the International Association  
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Professional Genealogists, and the International Association  
 
of Jewish Genealogical Societies. The committee’s White  
 
of Jewish Genealogical Societies. The committee’s White  
 
Paper – Open Access to Public Records: A Genealogical  
 
Paper – Open Access to Public Records: A Genealogical  
 
Perspective (2009) may be downloaded at no charge. As a  
 
Perspective (2009) may be downloaded at no charge. As a  
delegate, you are encouraged to become a state liaison or  
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delegate, you are encouraged to become a state liaison or to submit information about pending legislation or other  
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access issues in your state or local area. Visit <http://www.fgs.org/rpac/>.
Delegate ABCs to submit information about pending legislation or other  
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access issues in your state or local area. Visit <www.fgs.
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'''S – Society Hall.''' The Federation sponsors a great opportunity for a member society to increase their  
org/rpac>.
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visibility at little or no cost. Society Hall (http://www.fgs.org/cstm_societyHall.php) provides  
S – Society Hall and Society Corner. The Federation  
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a free link from the FGS website to the home pages of individual member organizations.
sponsors two opportunities for a society to increase their  
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visibility at little or no cost. Society Hall Online provides  
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'''T – The ''Society Strategies Series''.''' Brief and succinct,  
a free link from the FGS website to the home pages of  
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individual societies. Society Corner is an unstaffed
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display area with free space for member organizations  
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to lay out brochures or other materials at the FGS annual
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conference.
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T – The Society Strategies Series. Brief and succinct,  
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these four-page papers are designed to help in all areas  
 
these four-page papers are designed to help in all areas  
 
of society management. Topics are wide-ranging---
 
of society management. Topics are wide-ranging---
 
from officers’ duties, to obtaining non-profit status, to  
 
from officers’ duties, to obtaining non-profit status, to  
 
presenting successful multi-track conferences.
 
presenting successful multi-track conferences.
U – Umbrella. The Federation is an umbrella organization  
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'''U – Umbrella.''' The Federation is an umbrella organization  
 
serving nearly 600 member societies. FGS maintains  
 
serving nearly 600 member societies. FGS maintains  
 
an active collective voice at the national level to help  
 
an active collective voice at the national level to help  
 
promote decisions and activities that strengthen and  
 
promote decisions and activities that strengthen and  
 
benefit genealogical research throughout the country.  
 
benefit genealogical research throughout the country.  
V – Vote. Delegates vote for FGS officers and board  
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'''V – Vote.''' Delegates vote for FGS officers and board  
 
members. Full biographical information on each  
 
members. Full biographical information on each  
 
candidate accompanies the annual ballot which is sent  
 
candidate accompanies the annual ballot which is sent  
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candidates who will serve and represent your society at  
 
candidates who will serve and represent your society at  
 
the national level.  
 
the national level.  
W – Wednesday. Wednesday is the day traditionally  
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'''W – Wednesday.''' Wednesday is the day traditionally  
 
devoted to society management at each FGS conference.  
 
devoted to society management at each FGS conference.  
 
Special workshops and lectures, the delegate luncheon  
 
Special workshops and lectures, the delegate luncheon  
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for other society officers. Wednesday will give you many  
 
for other society officers. Wednesday will give you many  
 
ideas and practices to carry back to your society.
 
ideas and practices to carry back to your society.
X – Xercise. …make that Exercise. As a delegate you will  
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'''X – Xercise.''' …make that Exercise. As a delegate you will  
 
be able to exercise your voice and vote concerning issues  
 
be able to exercise your voice and vote concerning issues  
 
of vital importance to the genealogical community, such  
 
of vital importance to the genealogical community, such  
 
as the preservation and availability of historical records  
 
as the preservation and availability of historical records  
 
at all levels of government.
 
at all levels of government.
Y – You. You play the single most important role in the  
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'''Y – You.''' You play the single most important role in the  
 
Federation. You are the voice of your society to FGS, and  
 
Federation. You are the voice of your society to FGS, and  
 
you are the voice of FGS to your society.
 
you are the voice of FGS to your society.
Z – Zest. As you approach your role as delegate to the  
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'''Z – Zest.''' As you approach your role as delegate to the  
 
Federation of Genealogical Societies, do so with zest and  
 
Federation of Genealogical Societies, do so with zest and  
 
vigor.  
 
vigor.  

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