June 12, 2010

FGS Genealogy Conference Registration Extended

PRESS RELEASE

7 June 2010

Pat Oxley, President of The Federation of Genealogical Societies, reports that FGS has extended the early registration discount for the 2010 FGS Genealogy Conference until Monday, June 21, 2010 at midnight, Central Daylight Time (CDT). Pat says, “we are happy to be able to make this offer and look forward to seeing everyone in Knoxville!” For registration details visit www.fgs.org. Anyone with an interest in genealogy and history may attend this conference August 18-21 in Knoxville, Tennessee. While the Hilton Hotel in downtown Knoxville is already full, she reports there is room at the Holiday Inn. Details are on the FGS website.

Coupled with that is another breaking item that “FGS is pleased to announce that the Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero, will be speaking at our FGS Focus on Societies Luncheon on Wednesday, August 18th. If you have already registered you can still purchase a ticket -- this luncheon is open to everyone! Mr. Ferriero will be speaking on the Citizen-Archivist and about the War of 1812 Digitization Project and will also have a question and answer period. We wish to thank Mr. Ransom Love, and the FamilySearch team for graciously welcoming the Archivist to speak in their place at this luncheon. To register for the conference and to add this luncheon visit www.fgs.org and click on the conference logo.” His bio can be found at www.fgsconferenceblog.org.

The extended deadline also includes the Association of Professional Genealogists Professional Management Conference that is being held on Tuesday, August 17th. www.apgen.org

The four day genealogical extravaganza takes place from August 18-21, 2010 at the Knoxville Convention Center. The full program is at the same website and it is chock full of lectures on techniques, records, libraries, archives and many other topics. Some of the top notch speakers from around the U.S. will be presenting these lectures. The local hosts of this event are the East Tennessee Historical Society and the Kentucky Historical Society and these states provide some of the best of the area speakers.

Did you watch “Who Do You Think You Are?” on NBC TV this year? The main sponsor of that show and a generous sponsor of the conference, Ancestry.com, has many things planned for you during this conference. Others who worked on the show and the research will be with us as will D. Joshua Taylor, MLS, who worked with Sarah Jessica Parker on the first episode. Josh will be presenting several lectures during the week and you just might catch him at the Exhibit Hall booth of the New England Historic Genealogical Society where is is Director of Education and Programs.

Join with other genealogists from all around the United States who will be learning, networking, shopping, and having fun at the 2010 FGS Conference. www.fgs.org

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