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27 August 2013

FGS 2013 Dunham-Singletary Family Connections Delegate Report



The Federation of Genealogical Society 2013 Conference was held in Fort Wayne, Indiana on August 21-24. The Dunham-Singletary Family Connections society joined FGS this past spring. Everything on my “to do” list has been moved to the “done” list. The conference more than met my expectations.

Tuesday evening the delegates enjoyed a meet and great. This was a great time to meet the board members, other delegates and ask questions. As this is our first year as FGS members, I pestered all the board members who graciously answered many basic questions.

Wednesday Cyndi Howells started us off by asking if the society website presents the association to the best advantage. FGS offers assistance and free content critique to society members. See the FGS website for more information on how societies become FGS members.

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Besides networking, societies were promoted in several ways including notes on the bulletin board, several tables to place free literature, and Society Tables immediately behind the FGS booth at the entrance to the vendor area.  Exposure to the Dunham-Singletary Family Connections was by bulletin board, fliers on the free literature table and contact with other society members at their table.

FGS 2014 “Gone to Texas” will be in San Antonio, Texas on August 27-30, 2014. Start planning.

FGS 2015 will be a combined conference with Roots Tech.

Sorry that I did not post a report earlier. This is a lot for me to learn and process. More articles on FGS to follow.

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