Posts Tagged With: #fgs2011

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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FGS2011 is here!

My morning began at 4:30 a.m. when I left the Chicago burbs to head to Springfield. I wanted to pull death certificates and thought the Archives might be crowded with FGS people today. I planned to arrive by 8:00 when they opened. They were not crowded. So….. I’m sitting in Barnes and Noble near the […]

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Thankful Thursday – Happy FGS Folks

FGS2011 is less than a week away. I am so excited! This is my first major conference and I’m going by myself. I “know” lots of folks from the blogs and Twitter but I think I only have met in real life one person I know is attending. I have already made plans to attend […]

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Wisdom Wednseday – Book Recommendation for FGS 2011

Paula Stuart-Warren posted recently on the FGS blog about planning ahead for your research in Springfield.  A book was recommended called Illinois Central a Guide to Genealogical Research in Springfield, Illinois by Thomas A. Pearson. I purchased the book and just received it today. Having researched in Illinois for many years, there are many things […]

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Follow Friday – Abe Lincoln Library

In preparation for FGS2011, the FGS media team has been blogging a lot about research repositories and archives all over the state and surrounding states. The Abe Lincoln Library, located in Springfield, IL, is a fantastic resource. I visited the library last year to do newspaper research. It is one of my goals before this […]

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