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"Pathways to the Heartland"<br>  
 
"Pathways to the Heartland"<br>  
  
Springfield, Illinois  
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Springfield, Illinois September 7-10, 2011
  
September 7-10, 2011
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Local host: [http://www.ilgensoc.org Illinois State Genealogical Society]
  
Local host: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsgs/ Illinois State Genealogical Society]
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== About  ==
  
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Since its founding in 1976, the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) has been providing educational opportunities for those interested in genealogy and family history in its support of genealogical and historical societies throughout the United States.
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This year's conference, "Pathways to the Heartland" offers an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in researching their family history. Individual sessions are designed to balance the needs of genealogist at all levels, exploring a variety of records, strategies, and other tools available to genealogists. Wednesday's Focus on Societies includes sessions dedicated to members and leaders of genealogical and historical societies. In addition, special events, such as the FGS 35th Anniversary Celebration, Spotlight on Societies, and daily sponsored lectures provide an excellent environment to meet and network with others interested in family history and genealogy.
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== KeyNote Speakers  ==
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FGS 2011 will feature the following keynote speakers:  
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*<u>[[User:RencherDE|David Rencher]]</u> -&nbsp;AG, CG, FIGRS, FUGA, is Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch and a former president of FGS.
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*<u>David S. Ferriero</u> - is the tenth Archivist of the United States. He previously served as Andrew W. Mellon Director of the New York Public Libraries.
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*<u>Harold Holzer</u> -&nbsp; is one of the country's leading authorities on Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era. A prolific writer and lecturer, and frequent guest on television, he was appointed co-chairman of the United States Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission by President Clinton and in 2008 received the National Humanities Medal from President Bush.
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== Conference Activities  ==
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=== Wednesday, September 7  ===
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*[http://fgs.org/2011conference/specialevents/index.php#prairie An Old Fashioned Prairie Social] A Focus on Societies event sponsored by FamilySearch and presented by the Illinois State Genealogical Society.
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=== Thursday, September 8  ===
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*[http://fgs.org/2011conference/showcase/ Society Showcase] Join FGS member societies and conference attendees in the exhibit hall for an evening of extended hours, door-prizes and networking.
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=== Friday, September 9  ===
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*[http://fgs.org/2011conference/celebration/ FGS 35th Anniversary Celebration] Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Federation of Genealogical Societies during the FGS/ISGS 2011 Conference! Join the Federation of Genealogical Societies for a fun-filled evening of entertainment, learning, and celebration as we recognize the past, present, and future of FGS and its service to the genealogical community at the 35th Anniversary Celebration Gala.
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=== Sunday, September 11  ===
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*[http://fgs.org/2011conference/specialevents/index.php#brunch Farewell Brunch]. Join fellow genealogists for a buffet style Farewell Brunch at the Hilton Springfield.
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== Conference Courses  ==
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View the FGS 2011 Program [http://fgs.org/2011conference/program/ at the FGS 2011 site].
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== Exhibitors  ==
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View the FGS 2011 exhibitor list [http://fgs.org/2011conference/exhibits/exhibitor_list.php at the FGS 2011 site].
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View the floor plan map [http://fgs.org/2011conference/exhibits/exhibit_hall_map.php at the FGS 2011 site].
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== Attendees  ==
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*[[:Category:Attendees of FGS 2011|Attendees of FGS 2011]]
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== News Feeds  ==
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*[http://www.google.com/reader/shared/user%2F16209268016599136195%2Flabel%2FFGS2011 Recent Blog Posts about FGS 2011]
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*[http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23fgs2011 Twitter Feed for #FGS2011 Hashtag]
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== External links  ==
  
 
*[http://www.fgs.org/2011conference/index.php Official FGS 2011 Conference Website]  
 
*[http://www.fgs.org/2011conference/index.php Official FGS 2011 Conference Website]  
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*[http://fgs2011media.weebly.com/ FGS 2011 Media Center]
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*[http://lanyrd.com/2011/fgs2011/ FGS 2011 social directory] - Lanyrd.com
 
*[http://www.fgsconferenceblog.org/ FGS Conference News Blog]  
 
*[http://www.fgsconferenceblog.org/ FGS Conference News Blog]  
*[http://www.facebook.com/FGS2011 FGS 2011 Facebook Page]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/FGS2011 FGS 2011 Facebook Page]
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*[http://www.twitter.com/fgs2011 FGS2011 Twitter Page]
  
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Federation of Genealogical Societies 2011 Conference

"Pathways to the Heartland"

Springfield, Illinois September 7-10, 2011

Local host: Illinois State Genealogical Society

Contents

About

Since its founding in 1976, the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) has been providing educational opportunities for those interested in genealogy and family history in its support of genealogical and historical societies throughout the United States.

This year's conference, "Pathways to the Heartland" offers an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in researching their family history. Individual sessions are designed to balance the needs of genealogist at all levels, exploring a variety of records, strategies, and other tools available to genealogists. Wednesday's Focus on Societies includes sessions dedicated to members and leaders of genealogical and historical societies. In addition, special events, such as the FGS 35th Anniversary Celebration, Spotlight on Societies, and daily sponsored lectures provide an excellent environment to meet and network with others interested in family history and genealogy.

KeyNote Speakers

FGS 2011 will feature the following keynote speakers:

  • David Rencher - AG, CG, FIGRS, FUGA, is Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch and a former president of FGS.
  • David S. Ferriero - is the tenth Archivist of the United States. He previously served as Andrew W. Mellon Director of the New York Public Libraries.
  • Harold Holzer -  is one of the country's leading authorities on Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era. A prolific writer and lecturer, and frequent guest on television, he was appointed co-chairman of the United States Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission by President Clinton and in 2008 received the National Humanities Medal from President Bush.

Conference Activities

Wednesday, September 7

Thursday, September 8

  • Society Showcase Join FGS member societies and conference attendees in the exhibit hall for an evening of extended hours, door-prizes and networking.

Friday, September 9

  • FGS 35th Anniversary Celebration Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Federation of Genealogical Societies during the FGS/ISGS 2011 Conference! Join the Federation of Genealogical Societies for a fun-filled evening of entertainment, learning, and celebration as we recognize the past, present, and future of FGS and its service to the genealogical community at the 35th Anniversary Celebration Gala.

Sunday, September 11

  • Farewell Brunch. Join fellow genealogists for a buffet style Farewell Brunch at the Hilton Springfield.

Conference Courses

View the FGS 2011 Program at the FGS 2011 site.

Exhibitors

View the FGS 2011 exhibitor list at the FGS 2011 site.

View the floor plan map at the FGS 2011 site.

Attendees

News Feeds

External links


 

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