FSGS 36th Annual Genealogy Conference

TWO KEYNOTE SPEAKERS HEADLINE THE 2012 FSGS CONFERENCE


Well known… well liked… noted genealogists Curt Witcher and Thomas MacEntee headline the FSGS conference activities. Each will present four topics.

Curt Witcher is the Department Manager for the Historical Genealogy Department of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. A past president of the National Genealogical Society and of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, he holds memberships in a number of historical and genealogical organizations and is the founding president of the Indiana Genealogical Society.

· The High Tech and High Touch of 21st Century Genealogy 
If societies want to be successful, they need to find ways to touch more people with their mission-centric activities. Technology for technology’s sake isn’t the answer. Taking what you’re good at and what is tied to your mission and using technology to touch more people with it is what will drive success.

· “Pain in the Access:” Getting More from the Internet for Y our Genealogy 
Library, archive, government, and GenWeb sites have much to offer genealogists if they know how and where to look. This presentation demonstrates sites and strategies for getting more meaningful data from the web and assists genealogists in using the Internet for more than just “hunting for names.”

· Finding the World with WorldCat 
WorldCat.org is the largest bibliographic database on the Web, and it’s free! More than one billion records from more than ten thousand libraries are available online for researchers. This talk
explores how you can successfully use all the features of WorldCat to advance your research.

· Roll Call: New Sites and Sources for Military Records and Research 

This presentation explores the growing number of consequential websites for the researcher interested in military history and military ancestors.Thomas MacEntee is a professional genealogist specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogy research as a way to connect with others in the family history community. He is the driving force between his business, High-Definition Genealogy, whose goal is to help companies, non-profits and individual “focus” on family history. High-Definition Genealogy provides various services to the genealogy and family history community including market research, consulting, education, and more. As the creator of GeneaBloggers.com, Thomas has organized and engaged a community of over 2,000 bloggers to document their own journeys in the search for ancestors.· The High Tech and High Touch of 21st Century Genealogy If societies want to be successful, they need to find ways to touch more people with their mission-centric activities. Technology for technology’s sake isn’t the answer. Taking what you’re good at and what is tied to your mission and using technology to touch more people with it is what will drive success.· “Pain in the Access:” Getting More from the Internet for Your Genealogy 
Library, archive, government, and GenWeb sites have much to offer genealogists if they know how and where to look. This presentation demonstrates sites and strategies for getting more meaningful data from the web and assists genealogists in using the Internet for more than just “hunting for names.”· Finding the World with WorldCat 

WorldCat.org is the largest bibliographic database on the Web, and it’s free! More than one billion records from more than ten thousand libraries are available online for researchers. This talk
explores how you can successfully use all the features of WorldCat to advance your research.· Roll Call: New Sites and Sources for Military Records and Research 
This presentation explores the growing number of consequential websites for the researcher interested in military history and military ancestors.
Keep watch on the FSGS Blog for more information!

One Response to FSGS 36th Annual Genealogy Conference

  1. fcspatti says:

    The Hilton Hotel in Deerfield Beach/Boca Raton is now a DoubleTree Hotel as of this weekend. This does NOT affect the conference!

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