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Federation of Genealogical Societies
Established

The Federation of Genealogical Societies links the genealogical community by:

  • serving the needs of its member societies
  • providing products and services needed by member societies
  • marshaling the resources of its member organizations

FGS was founded in 1976 and represents the members of hundreds of genealogical societies.

FGS links the genealogical community by helping genealogical societies strengthen and grow. To do this, FGS publishes FORUM magazine, filled with articles pertaining to society management and genealogical news. FGS also publishes an extensive series of Society Strategy Papers, covering topics about effectively operating a genealogical society.

FGS also links the genealogical community through its annual conference -- four days of excellent lectures, including one full day devoted to society management topics.

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Membership Benefits

FGS Member Societies enjoy these benefits:

  • Expanded listing in Society Hall
  • Two complimentary subscriptions to the FGS FORUM, our quarterly electronic magazine
  • Access to the FGS Members Only Section
  • Free FGS Society Strategy Papers
  • Access to the archive of issues of FGS FORUM from 1989 to present
  • Access to the archive of issues of the FGS Voice newsletter and its predecessor, the Delegate Digest from 2007 to present
  • Access to the FGS Insurance Program
  • Society Bylaws Review
  • Recognize volunteers by nominating them for FGS Awards
  • Monthly FGS Voice [View a sample Voice]
  • Submit articles and announcements for inclusion in both the FGS Voice blog and newsletter
  • FGS Conference
  • Representation by a delegate of your society to FGS and voting privileges in FGS meetings

FGS Associate Organizations enjoy these benefits:

  • Expanded listing in Society Hall
  • Two complimentary subscriptions to FORUM
  • Access to the FGS Members Only Section
  • Free FGS Society Strategy Papers
  • Access to the archive of issues of FGS FORUM from 1989 to present
  • Access to the archive of issues of the FGS Voice newsletter and its predecessor, the Delegate Digest from 2007 to present

Click here to become a member of FGS.

History of the society

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Society Projects

Current Projects

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Past Projects

Publications

Newsletters

Collections

Events

Society Meetings

Workshops

Board Meetings

Training Meetings

Frequently Asked Questions

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