Wednesday, June 15, 2011

FGS 2011…Here I Come!

FGS2011_logo_02 So I finally registered for the FGS 2011 Conference, which will be held in Springfield, Illinois, September 7-10, 2011.  There’s plenty of time to register for the conference, but if you want to save some $$ you’ll have to register before July 1.

This is my first national conference for genealogy and I am very excited to attend.  Will you be attending?  If so, leave a comment or email me privately.  I look forward to seeing (and meeting) fellow genealogists.  Hope to see you there!

Here’s what my itinerary looks like:


  • 8:30-9:15 - Plenary Session: How Will Our Society Survive? Do We Alter, Mutate, Modify, Shift or Switch?
  • 9:30-10:30 - Tour Guide and Travel Agent: Planning Your Society's Next Research Trip
  • 11:00-12:00 - How to Develop and Implement Affordable Membership Benefits
  • 2:00-3:00 - Becoming the Outstanding Leader Your Society Needs
  • 3:30-4:30 - Printed vs. Online Publishing for Societies
  • 5:00-6:00 - Building a Society Education Program for Genealogists and Family Historians
  • 6:00-8:00 – An Old Fashioned Prairie Social


  • 9:00-10:00 - Opening Session and Keynote Address
  • 11:00-12:00 - Overlooked War of 1812 Records in the National Archives
  • 12:15-??? – ISGS Luncheon
  • 2:00-3:00 - Immigrant Cluster Communities: Past, Present, and Future
  • 3:30-4:30 - Iowa History and Resources
  • 5:00-6:00 - Going Beyond the Bare Bones: Reconstructing Your Ancestors' Lives


  • 8:00-10:30 - BCG Certification Seminar
  • 11:00-12:00 - Researching Your Indian Wars Ancestor before the Civil War
  • 12:15-??? – APG Luncheon
  • 2:00-3:00 - Using "Correlation" to Reveal Facts That No Record States
  • 3:30-4:30 - Avoiding Pitfalls in New England Research
  • 5:00-6:00 - Lessons from a Snoop: Collaterals and Associates
  • 6:30-??? – FGS 35th Anniversary Gala


  • 8:00-9:00 - Land. Tax. and Court Records: Used Together Enhance Genealogical Data
  • 9:30-10:30 - Options in Post-Adoption Research
  • 11:00-12:00 - Michigan Roots: Genealogy Research in the Wolverine State
  • 12:15-??? – NGS Luncheon
  • 2:00-3:00 - Online, On Microfilm, And In Print: Finding Ancestors in Newspapers
  • 3:30-4:30 - The Genealogical Proof Standard: What It Is and What It Is Not
  • 5:00-6:00 - Using Diaries and Journals to Add Personality to Your Research


  • 10:00-12:00 – Farewell Brunch

For more information about these and other sessions, or the conference in general, visit the FGS 2011 Conference website.



DianaR said...

Hi Julie ~ I will be there...not until Wed night for the Thursday session, but I will definitely be there. Looking forward to meeting you!

Julie Cahill Tarr said...

Look forward to meeting you in person too, Diana!

Jen said...

We have several sessions in common Wednesday and Thursday. Can't wait to meet you!

Julie Cahill Tarr said...

Looking forward to it, Jen!

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