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Subject: Sept. 2007 Delegate Digest
Federation of Genealogical Societies
"FGS Delegate Digest"
Linking the Genealogical Community
Volume 14, No 8 September 2007
Do not reply to this message. This is a post-only mailing.
Deadlines for submission of materials for inclusion in upcoming issues of
the FGS Delegate Digest are as follows:
October 2007: 1 October
November 2007: 1 November
December 2007: 1 December
IN THIS ISSUE:
Board Candidates' Biographies
New FGS Announcements
Calendar of Events
Member Society Announcements
FROM THE EDITOR:
Summer is winding down and my school term has begun again. I am still
getting used to the 8 a.m. classes, but am slowly adjusting. My vacation
was very enjoyable, if not a bit of an adventure. I was able to visit one
of my ancestral hometowns in Germany, Kappelrodeck, in Baden (northern Black
Forest region). It is a beautiful area of Germany, and I hope to return
often. My husband's German cousins met us there and one of them persuaded
the church clerk to allow me to view their records to make digital copies.
It was a fun experience. My ancestors, the Koningers (Kinningers in the
states) were vine tenders. Grapes are still a huge part of the economy.
I was barely recovered from the trip-jet lag is terrible-when I repacked my
bags for the conference in Fort Wayne. I was able to spend a couple of days
in library research before the conference began. From all reports, the
conference was a success. My presentations went well and the attendees were
very enthusiastic. Other speakers also commented on the attendee
enthusiasm. Hope you were able to attend. The facilities were excellent as
were the volunteers and staff in Fort Wayne. Congratulations to Curt
Witcher, Steve Myers, and all the other conference committees and
Some delegates have asked what happened to the August DD. Due to the timing
of the conference, the Board decided that the August DD was not necessary,
and the next one would be an early September DD. I apologize for any
confusion on this.
Diane VanSkiver Gagel, M. A.
Quote of the Month:
"History is the essence of innumerable biographies"
On History. Thomas Carlyle, 1795-1881, English author.
FGS BOARD 2007 CANDIDATES BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
[Editor's note: My practice as editor of the DD is to edit all material sent
to me; however, the following biographies were edited by Linda McCleary, a
member of the nominating committee.]
Vice President - Development: James M. Beidler - Lebanon, Pennsylvania
James is currently Vice President for Development for the Federation of
Genealogical Societies (FGS); First Vice President for the Pennsylvania
Chapter, Palatines to America; and is the former Executive Director for the
Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania. He writes an award-winning weekly
newspaper column on genealogy, "Roots & Branches," that is the only
syndicated feature on that topic in Pennsylvania. He is also a columnist for
German Life magazine and is editor of Der Kurier, the quarterly journal of
the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society. Jim is also frequent contributor to other
periodicals ranging from scholarly journals such as The Pennsylvania
Genealogical Magazine to popular-interest magazines such as Family Chronicle
and Family Tree Magazine. He also wrote the chapter on genealogy for
Pennsylvania: A History of the Commonwealth, published jointly by the Penn
State Press and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. As a
lecturer, he has been a part of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council's
acclaimed Commonwealth Speakers program, and has been a presenter at
numerous conferences. In addition to being a member of numerous
genealogical, historical, and lineage societies, James also sits on
Pennsylvania's State Historic Records Advisory Board as well as the
selection committee for the Pennsylvania Newspaper Project.
Vice President-Membership: Jana Broglin - Swanton, Ohio
Jana is currently serving as Vice-President of Membership for the Federation
of Genealogical Societies, working to increase membership and finding new
benefits for member societies. One new program partners commercial vendors
with member society websites as well as the FGS site raising money for the
both the member organization and FGS. Another newly initiated benefit is a
listing of FGS conference speakers who have topics relating to society
management. She also serves on the FGS Marketing Committee, and the Bylaws
Review Committee, reviewing a member society's bylaws for corrections. Jana
is a member of the Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS) and is currently a
Trustee; previously holding the offices of District Trustee, Education
Chair, OGS conference chair, and Query Editor for the OGS Genealogy News.
She was the first recipient of the OGS/McCafferty Award of Excellence in
Genealogy in 1987. Her memberships include the National Genealogical
Society, Association of Professional Genealogists, Genealogical Speakers
Guild, International Society of Family History Writers and Editors. She is a
native of northwestern Ohio, and has over 25 years experience as a
Treasurer: Cath Madden Trindle - Redwood City, California
Cath is a native of California. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with
her husband of 37 years. She is currently wrapping up her consulting company
[bookkeeping, software] after thirty-two years, so she can spend more time
on research, traveling, quilting, pottery and family fun. Former clients of
that business included many non-profits and small businesses. Cath has
served on the board of the San Mateo County Genealogical for over fifteen
years. Currently she is Publication/Projects Chair, and in that capacity was
newsletter editor for nine years; designed and edited the Schellens
Collection index; co-authored the SMCGS Tree-Climbing resource books; and
more. She has served on the board of the California State Genealogical
Alliance for over eight years: first as a Regional Director and currently as
treasurer, and by default, project planner. Cath currently accepts
genealogical clients whose research centers in the San Francisco Bay area on
a very limited basis.
Director: Starr Hailey Campbell - Magna, Utah Starr Hailey Campbell has
served as a board member for the Federation of Genealogical Societies since
2003. For FGS, she founded and currently chairs the Youth Committee, served
as national publicity chair in 2004, and practically co-chaired the
Federation's 2005 conference in Salt Lake City.
She devised and organized FGS's Society Hall Live from 2000 thru 2004, and
edited the Delegate Digest from 2003 thru 2006. Starr is a recipient of the
Federation's prestigious George E. Williams award (in 2004) and the
President's Citation (in 2005). Additionally, she worked as the
Administrative Assistant for the Utah Genealogical Association (UGA)
2001-2005 and as its Executive Secretary from 2001 to 2004. She also
volunteered as Book Review Editor for the UGA Journal, 1999-2002, served as
Co-Chair and Program Chair for its 2003 conference and chaired the 2004
conference. Starr was the Assistant Director of the Salt Lake Institute of
Genealogy in 2003 & 2004. Locally, she was instrumental in the creation of
2001-2005 Resolution from her county council in support of October as Family
History month. She is a well-known conference speaker on a variety of
topics, and she also lectures at state, regional, and local conferences. She
wrote the recently released book Youth in Family History and the children's
genealogy series, The Adventures of James.
Director: Jan H. Davenport - N. Little Rock, Arkansas Jan Hearn Davenport is
retired from the Arkansas History Commission & State Archives where she was
employed as a library technical assistant for eleven years; prior to that
she worked in hotel management. She is the immediate past President of the
Arkansas Genealogical Society (2003-2006) and currently serves as AGS
Special Events Coordinator. Jan is currently a member of the Federation of
Genealogical Societies Board of Directors and is the National Chair for the
2009 FGS Conference to be held in Little Rock, AR. She is a member the
National Genealogical Society, the Oklahoma Historical Society, the Virginia
Genealogical Society, the Association of Professional Genealogists and
numerous local genealogical societies. One of her favorite "hats" is serving
as the conference booth chair for APG the past five years. She is the group
administrator for the Arkansas Marriages Indexing project at
FamilySearchIndexing.org. Jan is a native Oklahoman, but moved to Arkansas
as a teenager. Jan's husband Harold is retired from the U.
S. Air Force and Union Pacific Railroad and is supportive of her volunteer
efforts. She is also active in the Kairos Prison ministry at the women's
prison in Newport, Arkansas.
Director: Colette Moncrief DeVerge - Los Angeles, California Colette is a
genealogist, lecturer, researcher, founder of The Middle Passage Research
Group, and FGS delegate for the California African American Genealogical
Society (CAAGS, having served two terms as 2nd Vice President and four terms
as Treasurer. She is a member of the Association of Professional
Genealogists, Ark-LA-Tex Genealogical Association, Utah Genealogical
Society, Arkansas Genealogical Society, NGS, and charter member Las Vegas
Westside African American Genealogical Society. Colette is CEO of Soukeyna
Enterprises, a travel escort service specializing in cultural and genealogy
tours with extensive travel in Africa and Medical Reimbursement Services, a
Medical Billing Service. She has made numerous presentations on the distinct
challenge in "Researching African American Family History" and "Gulf South
Research" with special presentations to college students during "Black
History Month" in the Gulf South. Colette was featured on the PBS Ancestors
Series (episode seven), and was consulted by Days Inn of America Hotels to
research the family history of the contest winner "My Fondest Memories of my
Family Reunion" in 1999 and 2000. Colette was born in Texarkana Arkansas,
and has been doing genealogical research since 1979.
Director: Kim Harrison - Ann Arbor, Michigan A three-year incumbent, Kim
currently chairs the busy Marketing Committee for the Federation of
Genealogical Societies. She works in the information industry, providing
content to academic and public library markets. She is the Genealogy
Specialist with NewsBank that supports the public library market. Kim is
currently active in RUSA division of American Library Association working on
both genealogy and history committees as well as holding membership with
GODORT (Government Document Division of American Library Association). She
is past president of the Michigan Genealogical Council and Lyon Township
Genealogical Society. Kim also holds membership in many genealogy and
historical societies including a long time member in both the National
Genealogical Society and Ohio Genealogical Society. She has also held
library positions of elected trustee for the Lyon Township Public Library
and chair for the Trustee Division for the Michigan Library Association. For
over twenty years, Kim has worked tireless on maintaining accessibility to
and preserving railroad pension application files and continues to volunteer
at local, state, and national conferences both within the genealogy and
Director: J. Mark Lowe - Springfield, Tennessee J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA is a
professional genealogist, author, lecturer, instructor at the Institute of
Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR at Samford University), and Director
of the Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies (RIGS) Alliance in cooperation
with the National Archives Regional System. Mark researches primarily in
original records and manuscripts throughout the Southeast. He is completing
his term as Immediate Past-President of the Association of Professional
Genealogists (APG). Mark previously served as FGS Secretary and FGS
Vice-President of Development, and has served as a Board member of APG, FGS,
Genealogical Speaker's Guild
(GSG) and state/regional genealogical societies.
Director: George Morgan - Odessa, Florida George is president of Aha!
Seminars, Inc., and a self-described "rabid genealogist." He is an
internationally recognized genealogy expert, working with and lecturing
about all types of genealogical record types in the U.S., the United
Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. He has been working on his family genealogy
since 1962. George is a prolific author of five books and literally hundreds
of articles and columns in magazines such as Ancestry Magazine, Family
Chronicle, Genealogical Computing, Heritage Quest Magazine, Internet
Genealogy, the NGS Quarterly, society journals, and several online venues in
the U.S., the U.K., and Singapore. His most recent book, The Official Guide
to Ancestry.com, was released in May. George is a director of the Florida
Genealogical Society (Tampa) and of the Florida State Genealogical Society;
a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National
Genealogical Society, the Society of Genealogists (UK), the Genealogy
Speakers Guild, the International Society of Family History Writers and
Editors (and its immediate past president), and more than thirty other
genealogical societies in the U.S. and U.K. He is a member of the faculty of
both National Institute for Genealogical Studies at the University of
Toronto and the University of South Florida's Division of Continuing
Development, teaching distance education courses for both. George is the
co-host, with his partner, Drew Smith, of "The Genealogy Guys Podcast" and
publishes his weekly "Along Those Lines ." blog.
Director: Michael John Neill - Rio, Illinois No biographical information
Director: Drew Smith - Odessa, Florida
Drew Smith, MLS, has served as a director of the Federation of Genealogical
Societies since January 2005, with participation in its Awards, Bylaws,
Marketing, and Membership Committees. He was the publications chair for the
FGS 2003 conference in Orlando. Drew has been an academic librarian at the
University of South Florida in Tampa since February 2007. Before then, he
was an instructor in the USF School of Library and Information Science,
where he taught courses in genealogical librarianship and library/Internet
research skills. In 1996, Drew created the electronic mailing list GENEALIB
for the benefit of genealogy librarians to share information and to exchange
genealogical materials, and has served as its list administrator ever since.
Drew was elected president of the Florida Genealogical Society of Tampa for
2007, after having served on its board as a director from 2005-2006. He has
served in various capacities for the Florida State Genealogical Society. He
has also served as a member of the National Genealogical Society's GENTECH
advisory committee. He is a member of the Association of Professional
Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society, the Society of Genealogists
(UK), and the Genealogical Speakers Guild. Since September 2005, Drew has
been co-host of the weekly Genealogy Guys Podcast. Drew writes regular
technology columns for the quarterly NGS NewsMagazine and for the online
publication Digital Genealogist. Between February 2000 and July 2001, he
wrote the biweekly "Digital Genealogy" column for Ancestry.com's web site.
Drew has previously served as the administrator for the members-only Web
site of the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors.
New FGS Website debuted at Fort Wayne Conference.
During the Fort Wayne Conference, Amy Johnson Crow, FGS Webmaster,
introduced the new look and capabilities of the FGS website. Be sure to
check out the new look and keep checking for updates and additions.
Strategy Series Papers Now Available Online
Member societies can now use the Members Only section of the FGS Website to
download the individual Strategy Series papers for free! Packages that
include specific papers and books regarding new societies getting started,
etc. are still available to purchase, but members can download the
individual papers at no cost. Each FGS Delegate received a login and
password when they joined in a new member packet that was sent to his or her
home. Anyone needing this information should contact their delegate for the
login information or contact the FGS office at to request a
new packet, The Delegate Packet includes the login information for Society
Hall as well as a member handbook detailing the Delegate's duties, etc.
If your group no longer has that packet, email the office and request a new
This year's FGS conference had several firsts. During the Open forum, an
annual meeting was held, an amendment to the bylaws was sent back to
committee for work, and several delegates requested board candidates who
were present to make a brief comment. Since not all the candidates were
present for the Open Forum, the information on all the board candidates is
available on the FGS Website: Delegates can go to the Members Only section
on the FGS website for this information, and the Ballots will contain the
candidate information. We are asking each candidate to give a goal that he
or she has for the organization.
FGS CONFERENCE-DELEGATE OF THE DAY WINNERS
Here is the listing of the Delegate of the Day winners for the FGS/ACPL
Wednesday Margie Beldin (Tri-City Genealogical
Thursday Ann Dittmer Riepe (Scott County Iowa Genealogical
Friday, Shirley Rogers (Jefferson County Genealogy and
Saturday Drew Smith(Florida State Genealogical Society)
Delegate of the Conference, Ann Dittmer Riepe, who won for her society a
conference registration for Philadelphia.
NOTE: Many of the board members of FGS are delegates to their local society.
Even though a board member "won" Delegate of the Day, if he had won for the
Delegate of the Conference, the free registration can go to anyone within
the society, pending the approval of that society's board.
The Societies listed below need to use the following address to exchange
periodicals with FGS: FORUM Editorial Office, P.O. Box 271, Western Springs
Central Florida Genealogical Society, Inc.
Immigrant Genealogical Society
Mower County Genealogy News *Minnesota)
South King County Genealogical Society (Washington) Tip-O-Texas Genealogical
Society Virginia Beach Genealogical Society
The Robey/Robie/Roby Family Association Newsletter should be mailed to
Christine Rose CG, FORUM Family Associations Columnist. 1474 Montelegra,
San Jose, CA 95120-4831.
Delegates: If your society has had a successful fund-raising project or
hosted a special event that attracted newcomers, please send details to FGS
FORUM Editorial Office, P.O. Box 271, Western Springs IL 60558-0271; or
Enter to Win $1,000!
Societies and Libraries Contest
To celebrate the launch of our new Societies Channel and Libraries &
Archives Channel, Roots Television is holding a special contest just for
you! We invite all genealogical and historical societies, as well as any
libraries and archives, to add our link to your website and ask you to
encourage your members and patrons to visit Roots Television often. The
organization that sends the most traffic to the Roots Television website by
October 31st will win $1,000.
How to Enter
Visit us at www.rootstelevision.com/howtolink.php for instructions on how to
add our link to your website. Once you've added the link to your site, it's
time to rally the troops. Get all of your organization's members, friends,
families, distant cousins, and accountants to visit Roots Television often
and see what exciting new programming we've posted each day.
After October 31st, 2007, we'll look into our crystal ball (actually, we'll
get a detailed report from our internet hosting company) to determine which
society/library/archive has sent the most traffic our way during the
contest. We'll tally the scores, announce the winner, and send that winner a
big fat check for $1000.00. It's that easy! Please contact us at
with any questions.
AncestorStuff.com is pleased to announce a special pricing program for
libraries and genealogical organizations. Qualified accounts will receive
our currently reduced price, OR 15% off the retail price, whichever is
cheaper. To receive this pricing, please establish an account by registering
at www.ancestorstuff.com and then email requesting
the registration be upgraded to organization status.
Orders must be placed online. To view your special pricing, simply log in to
your established account, and organization pricing will automatically
appear. Special pricing will NOT appear in our newsletters, but will convert
in your cart whenever you are logged in. Additionally, for orders of six or
more items, shipping and handling will be reduced to the actual cost of
freight and insurance. Normal S & H charges will appear on the initial
order, but will be adjusted when the order is charged to your account or
We trust this program will be helpful in expanding the capabilities of your
acquisitions budget. Please feel free to contact me if you should have any
488 Landers Loop
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
September 13-16, Tennessee, Nashville
Gulley Family in America Reunion will be held in Nashville, TN, September
13th through September 16, 2007. A block of rooms has been reserved at the
Best Western Downtown Convention Center, one block from the Archives and
Library. We also have 3 rooms beginning Sunday, Sept 9 in case anyone wants
to come early and do research. The rate for the rooms is $98.95 per night.
The hotel telephone number is 615-242-4311. For more information, contact
June Gulley at .
September 22, Washington, Colville
The Northeast Washington Genealogical Society in Colville, WA, will have a
seminar September 22, 2007 at the Colville Library. Our main speaker will
be Donna Potter Phillips who will speak on "Military Records: an Overview of
What, Why, Where and When, from Colonial Times to the Present." Six local
society members will give supporting talks. The program will run from 9:00
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with lunch provided on site. The price is $20.00 for
members and $22.00 for non-members if paid before Sept. 15. At the door
cost is $25.00.
September 29, Ohio, Loveland
The Clermont County Genealogical Society will celebrate their 30th
Anniversary Heritage Day Luncheon on Saturday, September 29, 2007, at the
Oasis Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Rd. Loveland, OH 45140.
Our featured speaker will be Pat Donaldson-Mills - genealogical, historical
and legal researcher, as well as author, consultant and lecturer, presenting
"Reverse Migration: Solving genealogy brick walls when an ancestor suddenly
disappears!" Download registration forms at:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohclecgs/events.html or request a registration form
by writing to: Clermont County Genealogical Society, PO Box 394, Batavia, OH
45103 Paid Reservations Required by September 16, 2007, $20 for members
$25 for non-members (Members of the Hamilton County Chapter of OGS also
receive the member's discounted price)
September 29, Florida, Amelia Island.
The Amelia Island Genealogical Society of Amelia Island, Florida, is holding
a genealogy conference on Saturday, September 29, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m. at the LDS Church, 2800 South 14th Street, Fernandinda Beach, FL.
Internationally recognized speaker and author and star of the weekly
internet podcast "The Genealogy Guys" George Morgan will cover four topics
with a lunch break. Morning sessions are "Genealogy Orienteering: Using
Maps to Find the Right Place and "State-Land States and Federal-Land States:
Researching U.S. Land Records. After a luncheon break, the topics will be
"The Genealogist as CSI (Crime Scene Investigator)" and "Planning a Very
Successful Genealogy Research Trip." Cost of the seminar is $20 for members
if postmarked by September 1st and $30 for non members. Please send your
name, address, telephone and email information to AIGS, P.O. Box 6005,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035-6005. For additional information, contact Marie
September 29, Illinois, Rockford
British Interest Group of WI & IL (BIGWILL) Sherry Irvine Conference will be
held at the Clock Tower Resort & Park, Rockford IL. Contact: Peggy Rockwell
Gleich, , 608-752-8816
October 13, Illinois, Chicago
The Afro-American Genealogical and Historical Society of Chicago presents,
Hunting and Gathering: Constructing a Family History Conference in Chicago,
Illinois, on Saturday, October 13, 2007. We are honored to have as our
keynote speaker, Mr. Reginald Washington, Archivist from the National
Archives Research Support Branch, National Archives and Records
Administration in Washington, D. C.
For more information, contact the Society at P. O. Box 37-7651, Chicago, IL
60637-7651, (312) 458-0837, , http://hometown.aol.com/aaghsc>.
Please call Angela McGhee, conference chairperson, at (312) 751-4828 if you
have any questions regarding this information.
October 19, 20 Arkansas, Little Rock
Arkansas Genealogical Society Fall Seminar
Speakers: Friday-- Carolyn Earle Billingsley, Ph.D; Saturday-- Sharon Tate
Moody, CG Friday Night Course Information Melungeons and Other Mixed Race
Groups: Bi- or tri-racial heritage is often overlooked by genealogists. But
many of us unknowingly have a mixed heritage. This lecture sheds light on
groups of people like Melungeons, who illustrate the complexity of
researching based on an assumption of race.
The Reality of Researching Your Indian Ancestors: Rather than teaching how
to trace Five Civilized Tribe ancestors through the normal avenues, this
lecture gets real. Most Native Americans did not sign up on the Indian
Rolls, and, thus, genealogists must use other methods to "prove" Indian
Saturday Night Course Information
If Living Were A Crime: Evidence our Ancestors Left at the Scene: Most of
our ancestors lived ordinary lives and are difficult to document. Case
studies will demonstrate a new strategy of reconstructing the loves of
ordinary ancestors by approaching their lives as "crime scenes."
The Law; Portal to Understanding Ancestor Documents: Throughout their lives
and even after their deaths, our ancestors were controlled and guided by the
law. Actual documents will be explored to gain a working knowledge of
legalese and better understanding of what records say. Techniques for
conducting basic legal research on their documents will be discussed.
Airing the Family Laundry: This lecture will show you how to go beyond the
Internet and dig through court records to uncover family skeletons or
secrets that abound in the old case files. Case studies will walk you
through the steps to find these seldom-used records.
Additional Information: Contact Jan Davenport, 1 Cinnamon Dr, North Little
Rock, AR 72120 or call 501-912-3587. If using email please reference AGS
FALL SEMINAR: Accommodations: Governors Suites,
1501 Merrill Drive, Little Rock, AR 72211. Call 501-224-8051 for
October 25-28, Massachusetts, Burlington
29th Annual AAHGS Conference: What's in a Name...The Voyage of Discovery.
October 27, Illinois, LaGrange
Enjoy photos of the many events from the Czech flag flying over the Picasso
at Daley Plaza; to our Czech Slovak Americans Genealogy Society IL (CSAGSI)
sponsored immigration display and panel discussion at the Sokol headquarters
in Oakbrook; to several Czech films, art exhibits and concerts that made
June such a wonderful time for Czechs and Czech-Americans in Chicago.
The October 27th meeting will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of
LaGrange, 150 S. Ashland Ave. and W. Elm Ave., LaGrange, IL 60525 (western
suburb of Chicago). Located 2 blocks west of LaGrange Road (US45) and 5
blocks south of W. Ogden Ave (Hwy 34) This event is free for visitors and
guests and starts at 1:30 pm. For additional information on our meetings and
speakers contact Marge Sladek-Stueckemann 1.847.392.9036
November 3, Maryland, Baltimore
The Maryland Genealogical Society will hold their Fall Seminar, "Finding
Your Ancestors In State and On the Web" at the Maryland Historical Society
in Baltimore. The speakers are Claire Bettag, CG, CGL; and Patricia O'Brien
Bettag is a professional genealogist based in Washington, DC. She is the
Director of the National Institute on Genealogical Research and lectures at
the National Archives, the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at
Samford University, and at national, regional and local genealogical events.
She will present "Assumptions in Genealogical Research: Your Own Worst
Enemy" and "National Archives Records and Information at Your Fingertips."
Shawker is the author of the National Genealogical Society's publication,
"Research in Maryland," a part of their Research in the States Series. In
October, she will become Director of the National Institute on Genealogical
Research. She will present "The Old Line State: Research at the Maryland
State Archives" and "Maryland Online."
The Maryland Historical Society is located at 201 West Monument Street,
Baltimore. Free parking is available at the Society's parking lot and on the
street. It is easily accessible via the Light Rail, Centre Street station
which is a short walk from the entrance.
A box lunch will be provided for those who register before October 20.
Registration is $50 for MGS members, and $55 for non-members. Please go to
our Web site, www.mdgensoc.org for more details and a registration form.
November 10, Arizona, Sun City
Jean M. White will be the speaker at the West Valley Genealogical Society
Mini Seminar on 10 November at First Presbyterian Church, Sun City, Arizona.
The topic for this half day event will be The Old Northwest Territory. A
mini brunch will be included in the $20 cost. Additional information may be
found at: www.azwvgs.org.
February 2, 2008, Arizona, Tucson area
The SaddleBrooke Genealogy Club is celebrating its 10th anniversary as a
family history research organization with an All-Day Genealogy Seminar and
Fair to be held on February 2, 2008. SaddleBrooke is located approximately
25 miles north of Tucson, Arizona, and our seminar will be held in the
MountainView Clubhouse within SaddleBrooke. Our guest speaker for this
event will be Barbara A. H. Nuehring. We anticipate that our all-day
seminar will attract approximately 100 participants. This being our first
experience with such a venture, we have a limited area for exhibitors - 10
spaces - and we will be charging a very low fee for use of these spaces -
$35 per space.
To register for an exhibitor space, email Richard McQuate at
. Those unable to attend as exhibitors can arrange to send
handouts, samples, or items for door prizes and raffles.
June 27-29 California, Burbank
The 39th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree will be held Friday
through Sunday, June 27-29, 2008, at the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel and
Convention Center. The conference, sponsored by the Southern California
Genealogical Society, is expected to draw nearly 1200 participants in 2008.
Check the SCGS website www.scgsgenealogy.com or email
for more information. Genealogical and
historical societies from the US and abroad are invited to send brochures,
flyers, and other information for inclusion on our resource table. Send to
Jamboree Resource Table, SCGS, 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504.
The Newaygo County Society of History and Genealogy announces the
publication of Newaygo County History and Genealogy, Volume I, which is due
out early September 2007. The book covers the county history from 1884 (the
last publication date of a county history book) through 2006. Please visit
our website ncshg.org for all details. Only 750 copies will be printed.
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