Monthly Archives: September 2011

FGS2011 HistoryGeo.com

I had a nice conversation with Greg Boyd of HistoryGeo.com this afternoon.  HistoryGeo.com will be opened up to about 100 Charter Members. HistoryGeo.com is an interactive mapping website that allows users to analyze land ownership maps. HistoryGeo.com is part of the Arphax Company which publishes land ownership maps for counties in most states. Many libraries […]

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The Illinois State Genealogical Society Insider’s Guide

I posted a press release about ISGS’s Insider’s Guide this morning. I received one of these guides at FGS2011 and love it! This guide is fantastic. It is a four page laminated guide, folded in half. It contains Illinois history, resources, migration information, research strategies and many many resources available throughout the state. If you […]

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Illinois State Genealogical Society Press Release FGS2011

For Immediate Release INSIDER’s guide to illinois genealogy Illinois State Genealogical Society Debuts New Guide for Family Historians with Prairie State Ancestors September 8, 2011 – Springfield, IL. The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) proudly announces the debut of the Insider’s Guide To Illinois Genealogy – a handy reference guide for family historians and genealogists. […]

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I’m at the Media Hub at FGS2011

Good morning from the FGS2011 Media Hub! I’m sitting in the exhibit hall at the Official Bloggers media hub with Randy Seaver and Lisa Alzo. Thomas MacEntee, Amy Coffin, and Caroline Pointer are hanging out here too. This morning I sat in the opening session and heard David Ferriero speak from NARA. He told us […]

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FGS2011 – Will Your Genealogy Society Sink Or Swim?

The Plenary Session this morning at FGS2011 was about genealogy societies and will they sink or swim? Will they change or remain the same? Will they stay in business or go out of business? David Rencher spoke on this topic and asked several questions every society should ask itself. Where is your society today? Does […]

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FGS2011 Tuesday Update

Wow what a day it has been! I should actually start from yesterday which was Tuesday. I’ll give you highlights today and go more in depth as I have time once I’m  home. I attended the ProGen Study Group dinner last night in Springfield and met some wonderful people, including Steve Buffat from the Ozarks […]

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