FGS Conference 2013 – Fort Wayne, Indiana

fgs-conf-logo-2013The Federation of Genealogical Societies is hosting their 2013 Conference in Fort Wayne, Indiana, August 21-24. You’re invited to attend and see what you think of the updates to genealogy. The theme for this year is “Journey Through Generations” and will have several tracks, one of which is a focus on Midwestern research which I am particularly interested in. I wanted to pass along some really great information about the conference. I have been highly impressed by the amount of online information that FGS has been giving to genealogists. Their conference blog is constantly full of new information about the plans for the conference, tips on planning research days around the conference, lists of repositories in the area, and lots more.

I am very excited by the various tracks being offered:

  • Records
  • Methodologies
  • Military
  • Transportation
  • Online resources
  • Genetics
  • Midwest and neighboring states, including repositories and religious communities
  • Federal records
  • Technology
  • Migration and immigration
  • Writing, speaking, and publishing
  • Ethnic origins and records, including European, German, African American, and British Isles

Check the program on the conference web site for specific presentations.

The exhibit hall, plus evening social programs Wednesday and Friday, round out a full genealogical experience for the next-to-last week of August. And next door to the Grand Wayne Center, the world-famous Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center will be offering extended research hours early and late during the conference. Since I have never visited this library I am excited to be able to at least take a look and learn firsthand what is available and possibly plan a research trip in the future.

Learn More about FGS 2013 and Stay Connected
Visit the conference website at http://www.fgsconference.org
Find the latest news on the conference blog at http://www.fgsconferenceblog.com
Like the conference on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FGSconference
Follow the conference on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/FGSconference and hashtag #FGS2013

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