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Stay up-to-date with the FGS App

fgsapplogoYou’re in San Antonio and you want to stay up-to-date on the latest conference info. There an app for that!

The FGS App for mobile devices will keep you updated on all things FGS, including the 2014 Conference.

If you have not downloaded it already, now is the time to go to the iOS App store or the Android Marketplace and download the FGS App.

FGS mobile app gives you access to the latest FGS 2014 Conference information. Just select the Gone To Texas icon!

FGS mobile app gives you access to the latest FGS 2014 Conference information. Just select the Gone To Texas icon!

You’ll find information about FGS society members, publications and preservation plus select the Gone To Texas icon for the latest FGS 2014 Conference information.

  • Login and check your schedule
  • See a list of sessions or speakers
  • View maps of the convention center to find your meeting room
  • Check out the exhibit hall and a directory of exhibitors
  • Visit the conference blog

Everything you could access on the FGS Conference website and more is at your fingertips.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FGS 2014 Conference Getting Set to Start

Volunteers are getting things ready for the FGS 2014 Conference. Onsite registration begins Tuedday afternoon at 3:00!

Volunteers are getting things ready for the FGS 2014 Conference. Onsite registration begins Tuedday afternoon at 3:00!

Conference week has finally arrived! The committee and volunteers are busy with final preparations at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center as attendees are arriving at one of the most anticipated genealogical events of the year.

Today, ProQuest sponsors Librarians’ Day, a pre-conference event, that includes sessions on Preserve the Pensions, Building a Core Genealogical Collection for Your Library, San Antonio Public LIbrary Texana and Genealogy Collection, and Genealogy Research Sources Available at the Texas General Land Office.

Wednesday is Focus on Societies day. A half-day workshop with David Rencher and Ed Donakey will show societies how to develop a plan for managing and building their organization. In the afternoon, society members and leaders can select from a range of topics on strategic planning, society technology, outreach, education and more.

Thursday morning, the conference kicks off with keynote address, Orphan Trains to Texas, followed by the opening of the Exhibit Hall and more than 130 sessions and workshops for genealogists.

It’s not too late to join in. Onsite registration begins Tuesday afternoon at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and continues each day. There is a special day-rate for Saturday of $49. The exhibit hall is open Thurday through Saturday and offers free admittance to the public.

See you there!

 

 

 

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FGS 2014 Conference Online Registration Ends August 19th

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Online registration for the FGS 2014 Conference in San Antonio, August 27-30, closes on Tuesday, August 19.

Below you will find the press release that is being sent out today. Feel free to share the press release on your blog, website, society periodical, email list, or just share it with your friends. The more people that hear about the conference, the better the conference will be.

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2014 FGS CONFERENCE ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS AUGUST 19

 “Gone to Texas” – A Conference for the Nation’s Genealogists

August 15, 2014 – Austin, TX. Online registration for the 2014 Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Conference, scheduled 27-30 August 2014 in San Antonio, Texas, ends Tuesday, August 19. Register at http://www.fgsconference.org/registration. This year’s conference theme is “Gone to Texas,” and the local hosts are the San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society (SAGHS) and the Texas State Genealogical Society (TSGS).

Pre-registering for the conference gives you access to some great benefits. Those who have already registered for the conference still have time to purchase tickets to the conference “extras.”

Only attendees who pre-register for the conference can:

  • Access the conference syllabus online prior to the conference.
  • Guarantee a spot in the “extra” conference events (on-site tickets may be available to events if they have not sold out):
  • 13 luncheons over the 4 conference days.
  • 10 workshops over 3 days.   Workshops are filling up quickly but there are still a few spaces remaining.
  • Wednesday Night at the Institute of Texan Cultures on August 27, hosted by the the San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society and the Texas State Genealogical Society.
  • Friday evening’s “Night in Old San Antonio” at La Villita is sold out.

You can also purchase extra tickets (except for workshops) for your non-genealogy spouses or friends who traveled with you to the conference. Visit https://www.fgsconference.org/registration/ to register or add “extras” today. We hope to see you in San Antonio, August 27-30.

Learn More and Stay Connected

Like FGS at: https://www.facebook.com/FGSgenealogy
Follow FGS on Twitter at https://twitter.com/fgsgenealogy and hashtag #FGS2014
Visit San Antonio at http://visitsanantonio.com/

About the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS)
The Federation of Genealogical Societies (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 through resources available online, FGS FORUM magazine (filled with articles for the family history community), and Society Strategy Series 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. To learn more visit http://www.fgs.org.

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Contact:
Federation of Genealogical Societies
PO Box 200940
Austin, TX 78720-0940
phone: +1 (888) 347-1500
fax: +1 (866) 347-1350
marketing@fgs.org

 

 

 

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FAQs about the FGS 2014 Conference

Learn more about the FGS 2014 Conference, August 27-30, in San Antonio, Texas on the conference blog, www.fgsconference.org/blog.

Stay up-to-date with the latest information about the FGS 2014 Conference, August 27-30, in San Antonio, Texas at www.fgsconference.org.

Gone to Texas, August 27-30, 2014

In just a few weeks, the nation’s genealogists will gather in San Antonio for the FGS 2014 Conference – “Gone to Texas.”  Here are some of the frequently asked questions we’ve received. If you have a question not covered here, don’t hesitate to ask it! If one person has a question, it’s likely someone else has the same or similar question.

May I still register for the Conference?
Yes, you may. Visit the Conference website at www.fgsconference.org to register via the easy online form. Watch the conference blog at www.fgsconference.org/blog for last minute information on transportation, events, speakers, workshops, and things to do in San Antonio. You may also register at the door.

Do I have to be a member of FGS to register for this conference?
No. In fact, FGS does not have individual memberships. FGS members are genealogical societies. That results in representation of thousands of members of those societies. You also do not need to be a member of one of these societies to register for the FGS conference. If you are interested in genealogical research, you are invited to join in on the conference education and fun. Anyone can register for the FGS 2014 Conference at www.fgsconference.org/registration.

I have already registered for the conference but now I want to add a luncheon or an evening event; can I do that?
Yes, it’s very easy. Revisit the FGS Conference website and login using the PIN number you received after you registered. Follow the steps on the screen and add the meals or events to your existing registration.

I am not sure which lectures I will be attending. Do I have to select them now?
The primary reason we ask you to select the sessions you will attend is to help the individuals doing the space planning. Knowing how many people to expect for an individual lectures helps insure that the room is the right size.

What do I do when I arrive at the convention center?
Be sure to stop by registration when you arrive during posted hours. Here you will pick up your tote bag, name tag, meal and special event tickets, onsite guide with exhibit hall information and maps and other goodies. Registration is open on Tuesday from 3:00-7:00 p.m. and it opens on Wednesday morning at 7:00 a.m. For the complete registration schedule, visit: www.fgsconference.org/registration 

How do I locate where a lecture, workshop or luncheon is being held after I arrive at the conference?
When you pick up your registration materials, a Conference Guide will be included that lists the rooms each specific lecture is in along with a layout map. Another part of the booklet links vendors to their booth numbers and gives a layout map of the Exhibit Hall. Much of this information will be available on the conference website as well and accessible via the FGS mobile app. Details will be posted on the conference blog at www.fgsconference.org/blog just before the conference begins.

More FAQs can be found at  www.fgsconference.org/program/questions/.

See you in San Antonio!

 

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Spend Saturday August 30 at FGS 2014

Take a Day Trip to FGS 2014 in San Antonio on Saturday, August 30.

Take a Day Trip to FGS 2014 in San Antonio on Saturday, August 30.

Live in or near San Antonio and unable to attend the full FGS 2014 conference? Take a “Day Trip” to San Antonio to join the nation’s genealogists for lectures, exhibits and more to help further your family history research. To help make this possible, FGS and co-hosts, the Texas State Genealogical Society and the San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society, announce a “Saturday Only” registration rate of $49.

To learn more about the Saturday programs, download the conference brochure or visit the website at www.fgsconference.org/program then register online. Your Saturday registration gives you access to more than 35 lectures plus optional workshops and luncheons. While you’re there, visit the Exhibit Hall to see product demonstrations and presentations on one of the two stages or meet with vendors and exhibitors in their booths. Your on-site guide will have all the details!

Register now to be part of this exciting event.

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Early Bird Registration Ends July 1

FGS 2014 Early Bird registation ends July 1. Don't let time run out!

FGS 2014 Conference Early Bird registation ends July 1. Don’t let time run out!

The Early Bird Deadline to register for the FGS 2014 Conference is July 1! Register now and join the nation’s genealogists in San Antonio 27-30 August for “Gone to Texas.” Local hosts are the San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society (SAGHS) and the Texas State Genealogical Society (TSGS).

It’s not too late to take advantage of over 160 educational sessions on records, strategies, and tools for genealogists of all levels.

If you’ve already registered, you can still log in and add any of the sponsored luncheons or special events.

FGS has added hotel rooms at the Marriott Rivercenter near the convention center. To make hotel reservations, contact the hotel directly at 210-233-1000 and mention FGS.

Register online now!

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10 Days Left to Take Advantage of Early Bird Discount

Register now for FGS 2014 Conference in San Antonio and save!

Register now for FGS 2014 Conference in San Antonio and save!

The Early Bird Deadline to register for the FGS 2014 Conference is just 10 days away.  Register now and join the nation’s genealogists in San Antonio 27-30 August for “Gone to Texas.” Local hosts are the San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society (SAGHS) and the Texas State Genealogical Society (TSGS).

Some of the leading genealogists in the United States will present over 160 educational sessions on records, strategies, and tools for genealogists of all levels.

Ten different sponsored luncheons will provide opportunities for networking.

The Exhibit Hall will feature 30-minute demos and presentations in addition to vendors showcasing technology and resources to benefit genealogists as they research their family history and tell their stories.

Member Societies can promote their benefits in Society Showcase, a section of the exhibit hall especially designed for our members.

Special events take you to the Institute for Texan Cultures and La Villita for A Night in Old San Antonio.

Register now!

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Pay it forward!

Check out FGS 2014 video and then register online!

Check out FGS 2014 video and then register online!

The FGS 2014 Conference in San Antonio will be here before you know it. Have you registered? If not, register online today.

Then pay it forward by telling your friends you’ll be “Gone to Texas” August 27-30, 2014, to spend some quality time with a group of others as passionate about researching family history as you are! Ask them to meet you there. Take a look at what’s in store for you in San Antonio.

 

 

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Register by July 1 and save!

Early Bird Registration Deadline is July 1 for FGS 2014 in San Antonio - Register today and save!

Early Bird Registration Deadline is July 1 for FGS 2014 in San Antonio – Register today and save!

Early Bird Registration Deadline is July 1 for Genealogy Conference in San Antonio, Texas!

There’s still time to beat the early deadline for the FGS 2014 Conference in San Antonio.  Register now and save on your conference registration – register before 1 July. To see the full program and conference details, go to https://www.fgsconference.org/.

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FGS 2014 Conference Brochure Online

FGS provides a unique setting to interact, connect, and learn from many of the world’s genealogists. This year’s event in historic San Antonio promises to deliver an educational and enlightening experience unlike any other.

The conference program provides more than 150 conference programs and workshops on a wide array of topics, including those of local, regional, national and international importance.  The exhibit hall gives you a chance to explore the latest genealogical gadgets, books, and websites.

FGS2014_BookletCover_wbg1Take a look at the conference brochure for a complete list all of the sessions, speakers, workshops, and special events taking place in San Antonio.

Come to San Antonio and get involved!  Register

 

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