FGS 2011 Is Less Than A Month Away!

I can’t believe FGS2011 is less than a month away! Where has the time gone? I just pulled out my many times revised sessions sheet to look over what I finally settled on attending. So here’s my final line-up.


  • Plenary Session
  • But It’s My Family
  • 21st Century Marketing Techniques for Genealogists/Genealogical Societies
  • Engaging a New Generation of Genealogists
  • RPAC Session
  • Designing a Publication


  • Opening Session
  • Illinois Migration & Settlement Patterns
  • Building a House History
  • Genealogical Resources at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
  • Going Beyond the Bare Bones: Reconstructing Your Ancestors’ Lives


  • Pioneer Genealogy
  • The Value-Added Professional
  • Using “Correlation to Reveal Facts That No Record States
  • Mentoring Genealogists
  • St. Louis: The Gateway to the West


  • Don’t Get Burned: Getting Around the Great Chicago Fire of 1871
  • Porkopolis: Midwest
  • Discovering the Goldmine of Knowledge in Court Records
  • The Place of Place in Your Family History Narrative
  • Discovering Midwestern Records
  • The 1940 Census

I will be attending two luncheons. Thursday’s ISGS lunch and Friday’s APG lunch. Wednesday evening I’ll be at the Ice Cream Social.

Hope to see you at FGS September 7!

Disclosure: I was given free registration and a free ticket to the Ice Cream Social in return for being one of the FGS Official Bloggers.

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