Saturday, July 26, 2014

Society Saturday: Going to #FGS2014!

image adapted from FGS2014 blog, to include my town!

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) and co-hosts, the Texas State Genealogical Society and the San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society, have announced a SPECIAL Saturday-only half-price rate of $49.99 to attend that day, August 30, of the upcoming annual conference in San Antonio, Texas.

That one day has more than 35 lectures plus optional workshops and luncheons to choose from - decisions, decisions!

There are some great speakers that day that I've heard at previous conferences - Lisa Louise Cook of Genealogy Gems (who taught me tricks with Google Earth), Thomas W. Jones, Curt B. Witcher with Allen County [Indiana] Public Library, Susan Kaufman with the Houston Public Library's Clayton Center for Genealogical Research,  Debbie Parker Wayne (from whom I've learned a lot about DNA), Teri E. Flack (an expert on Texas county records), and James Harkins with the Texas General Land Office, who is conducting a two-hour workshop that Saturday

A number of bloggers I follow but have never met will also be speaking:  Thomas MacEntee of Geneabloggers, The Accidental Genealogist Lisa Alzo, The Photo Detective Maureen Taylor, and The Legal Genealogist Judy Russell, as well as well-known genealogist Elizabeth Shown Mills of Evidence Explained fame.  Naturally, many of their Saturday sessions conflict with each other or with other sessions I'd particularly like to attend, such as Archives, Libraries and Institutions for Genealogical Researchers in Germany by Dirk Weissleder.

I had already planned to drive down to visit the FREE Exhibit Hall to see product demonstrations and presentations on one of the two stages, as well as visit vendors and exhibitors in their booths, so this half-price rate makes the day even better!  Register now, take a "day trip" and spend Saturday in San Antonio!

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