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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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Undeveloped First World War negatives discovered in German library archives
Centenary News writer, Katherine Quinlan-Flatter, describes how her research into the life of a young German doctor at the Western Front has led her to rediscover an ;undeveloped film of the last days of the war in a German archive.
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Happy 4th of July! #4thofJuly
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1500+ databases! Have Indiana roots? Join IGS Now and Save! Via IGS blog: #genealogy
Want to save money on your Indiana genealogy? Join the Indiana Genealogical Society now! Join before September 30 and your membership will be only $20 (normally $30)! This offer is also good if you've let your membership laps...
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Digital Public Library makes push for national coverage by 2017 | KnightBlog
Above: "Folklore Music Map of the United States," 1945. Courtesy of the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection, via the DPLA ...
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City of Savannah makes new collection available through its Digital Image Catalog.
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Genealogy center gets funds for public areas | Local | Journal Gazette #genealogy
The Allen County Public Library Foundation has approved up to $240,000 for a capital improvement project to the downtown library’s gen ...
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Marking the 4th of July - Vita Brevis
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Preserving the Star-Spangled Banner | DPLA
The tune of the “Star-Spangled Banner” is one that will be played at picnics, fireworks displays, and other Fourth of July celebrations across the country this weekend. But the “broad stripes and bright stars” of the original flag that flew over Fort McHenry in 1814–inspiring Francis Scott Key ...
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Great learning opportunities from the Genealogical Society of Bergen County. #genealogy #gensocs #NewJersey
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Mellon Foundation Awards Nearly $1 Million Grant to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library | LJ INFOdocket
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Two Changes to BCG Applications Effective 2016 | BCG SpringBoard: News and Notes #genealogy
The Board for Certification of Genealogists has authorized two significant changes in the certification process for new applicants. These changes will go into effect in 2016, when the new Applicati...
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In essence, is this the same for genealogy societies & libraries? Uniqueness? What makes your society unique? Knowledge of the area and its history? DSHR's Blog: Future of Research Libraries

#genealogy #gensocs #libraries
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