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On the Way Home from the NGS Conference

Bill Dollarhide and I are currently on the road heading back to Orting, Washington, having spent much of last week at the NGS Conference in St. Charles, Missouri. On Sunday we drove from St. Charles to Fort Collins, Colorado. This morning we are meeting with my neice and cousin, then going to see my sister, […]

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The NGS Conference in St. Charles, Missouri

Bill Dollarhide and I drove about 2200 miles to arrive in St. Charles, Missouri just in time to set up as a booth in the exhibit hall at the NGS conference. Family Roots Publishing has only one booth this year, exhibiting mostly our books – Hansen’s German Map Guide books, Minert’s German Place Name Indexes, […]

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News from the Utah Genealogical Association

The following is from the Utah Genealogical Association: The DNA Interest Group will meet virtually on Thursday, May 7th and June 4th at 7:00 pm. Angie Bush will present AncestryDNA: Matches Circles and NADs in May, and First Steps for Adoptees in June. Complete information is posted on the UGA DNA Interest Group page, but […]

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2015 Excellence-in-Writing Competition – Open for Entries

The following press release is from Tina Sansone with ISFHWE: May 1, 2015 – The International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (ISFHWE) is reminding writers IN ALL MEDIA (magazines, newspapers, journals, websites, blogs) that the 2015 Excellence-in-Writing Competition is now open for entries through 15 June 2015. The International Society of Family History […]

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Association of Professional Genealogists Announces Membership Discounts

The following is from APG: Support for Younger and Retiring Generations of Professional Genealogists WHEAT RIDGE, Colo., 15 April, 2015 − The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG®) today announced membership discounts for younger and retiring professionals. Individuals under the age of 30 are eligible for a 50 percent discount on the yearly membership price. Those […]

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NGS 2016 Family History Conference Call for Papers Closes 1 April 2015

The following is from the National Genealogical Society: ARLINGTON, VA, 26 MARCH 2015 — Time is running out to submit lecture proposals for the NGS 2016 Family History Conference. Speakers and sponsoring organizations must submit their proposals by 1 April 2015. The conference, entitled Exploring the Centuries: Footprints in Time, will be held 4–7 May […]

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FEEFHS Announces a Change in their Name & Focus

It’s recently been announced that the Federation of East European Family History Societies, founded by my friend, the late Charles Hall, has had a change in its name – although not its acronym! FEEFHS is still FEEFHS. It’s now the Foundation for East European Family History Studies. This makes a lot of sense – although […]

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Call for Papers for FGS Conference in Springfield, Illinois in 2016 – Deadline is April 10, 2015

The following is from Thomas McEntee, National Publicity Chair for the conference: February 10, 2015 – Austin, TX – The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces that presentation proposals are now being received for its 2016 Conference, “Time Travel: Centuries of Memories,” to be held in Springfield, Illinois, Aug 31 – Sept 3, 2016. The […]

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The New NEHG Register #Genealogy

I got my copy of The New England Historical and Genealogical Register today. No – not in the mail, but as an online magazine. After getting The Register for eons as a print publication, I finally decided that I’d rather get it online. First off, I don’t have room for the publications anymore. Secondly, I […]

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2016 FGS National ​C​onference Call for ​P​resentation P​roposals​

The following news release is from FGS: Deadline for Submissions is 10 April 2015 February 13, 2015 – Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces a Call for Presentation Proposals for the FGS 2016 Conference, “Time Travel: Centuries of Memories,” to be held in Springfield, Illinois, Aug 31 – Sept 3, 2016. The […]

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Leland Attended a #RootsTech Opening Session…

I’ve been attending conferences for over 30 years, and this morning was the first time I’ve ever had the opportunity to attend an opening session. In past years I’ve always been in an exhibit booth getting ready to sell books. This year I came to RootsTech as an attendee, and got to be on the […]

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Registration Launch on Wed., 11 Feb 2015, for the FGS 2015 Regional Conf. in Syracuse, NY

The following is from FGS. Note that registration opens on Wednesday! The second New York State Family History Conference will take place in Syracuse, NY, September 17–19, 2015 and bring together hundreds of researchers from across the country who want to learn about their New York roots. NEW YORK, NY, February 11 — The Central […]

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2015 FGS Conference Early Registration Discount Extended Thru Monday, January 26 #Genealogy

The following is from FGS: January 23, 2015 – Austin, TX. The early registration discount for the 2015 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference has been extended to midnight (MST), Monday, January 26. This extension allows three more days to register at $159 for the full four days of the conference coming up February 11–14 in […]

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Darcie Hind Posz, CGSM Named Managing Editor of NGS Magazine

Arlington, VA, 12 January 2015: The National Genealogical Society (NGS) has appointed Darcie Hind Posz, CGSM as the new managing editor of NGS Magazine. Darcie joins NGS Magazine to continue NGS’s goal of sharing genealogical expertise from leaders in the field through articles, stories, instruction, and news in its quarterly magazine. As editor, Darcie will […]

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Registration Open for the NGS Conference in St. Charles, Missouri May 13-16, 2015

We will be heading for the NGS conference in St. Charles, Missouri this next May. It’s now time to get registered. The following news release is from the National Genealogical Society: Registration is now open for the National Genealogical Society’s thirty-seventh annual family history conference, Crossroads of America, which will be held 13–16 May 2015 […]

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