16    Jul 20130 comments

Society Spotlight: Federation of Genealogical Societies

Genealogical societies are essential to family history researchers. They provide resources, programs, conferences, and other important assistance.

MyHeritage is  spotlighting these societies in a new series over the year.

Today, we look at the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), based in Austin, Texas, and established in 1976.Headed by D. Joshua Taylor, FGS represents other genealogical and historical societies. More than 500 member societies represent over a half-million individual members in those societies.

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27    Aug 20120 comments

FGS 2012: Looking forward to seeing you!

We love genealogy conferences. We meet old friends, make new ones and learn about all the newest developments in the field.

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) annual conference begins Wednesday, August 28, in Birmingham, Alabama.

Thousands of attendees will be able to extend their personal research with what they learn at the hundreds of sessions presented by some of the best speakers in the genealogy world.

MyHeritage will be at Booth 715

We invite everyone to stop by and say hello, to ask questions, to learn about new features, new technology and our new family history content.

Conference Specials

Enjoy great conference pricing for both World Vital Records and MyHeritage. Stop by our booth to learn more.

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15    Sep 20110 comments

Genealogy News: North America – 15 September 2011

This week's news includes a new online database for the names of Virginia slaves, an exhibit on Germans in Chicago,  two sources for information on digital preservation, a Massachusetts conference, a display of memorabilia for the Canadian Women's Army Corp (CWAC), and a New York City seminar on cutting-edge genealogy. 

The MyHeritage genealogy team is back from Springfield, Illinois, where we attended the 2011 Federation of Genealogical Societies conference.

Read about the conference here in an article from the local paper. The event claimed some 2,000 attendees, offered 198 presentations, and attracted conference-goers from as far away as India.

Read on for more.

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3    Sep 20112 comments

MyHeritage: Gen team heads to the ‘Heartland’

Springfield, Illinois is known as Abraham Lincoln's hometown and offers many research repositories for those interested in Lincoln and American history.

The MyHeritage genealogy team is heading this week to Springfield for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) 35th annual conference, in conjunction with the Illinois Genealogical Society (IGS), September 7-10. This year's theme is "Pathways to the Heartland."

Chief genealogist Daniel Horowitz and US genealogy advisor Schelly Talalay Dardashti will be staffing booth #107 in the exhibit hall. MyHeritage is one of more than 75 exhibitors in the 40,000-square-foot exhibit hall.

Daniel and I are looking forward to greeting MyHeritage users, so please come by to say hello. For those conference attendees who are not yet MyHeritage users, we'll be running our GEDCOM challenge again. Bring your family tree GEDCOM on a flash drive and we will find you long lost relatives with our exclusive Smart Matches technology!

We will also offer great extra discounts for  Premium or PremiumPlus - new subscriptions or renewals - when payment is made at the MyHeritage booth #107.

More than 150 presentations (see the program here) will be offered; Daniel will speak on "Enhanced Smart Matches: Social networking to facilitate collaboration between families," on Saturday, September 10, at 11am, in room B1.

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