Category Archives: Volunteers

Thank you Volunteers and Sponsors

Event such as the FGS 2014 Conference would not be possible without the many volunteers and sponsors who work tirelessly behind the scenes to bring everything together. To the volunteers from local co-hosts the San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society and the Texas State Genealogical Society to other volunteers from around the country – Thank you.

You can help us say thank you to our sponsors by visiting them in the Exhibit Hall. They have supported FGS in a number of ways and we are very grateful.

Visit FGS 2014 sponsors in the Exhibit Hall.

Visit FGS 2014 sponsors in the Exhibit Hall.

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FGS Welcomes Ambassadors

FGS Names Ambassadors for 2014 Conference

FGS Names Ambassadors for 2014 Conference

We are pleased to welcome the following Ambassadors to help spread the word about the FGS 2014 Conference in San Antonio, Texas, August 27-30.

You’ll find these bloggers, societies, writers and editors talking about FGS 2014 on Facebook, Twitter and other social media as well as on their blogs.

Check out their sites!

FGS 2014 Ambassadors include: – Caroline Pointer
ABT UNK – Amanda Pape
Ancestral Breezes – Jen Baldwin
Budding Genealogists – Claire Brisson Banks
Dennis Drummond – Dennis Drummond

Edmond Genealogy Society – Carolyn B. Leonard
Genealogy Traces – Judith Richards Shubert
Hanging From the Family Tree – Donna Peterson
Littleton Books – Chuck Livermore

Musings By Linda: Anamnesis – Linda Geiger
No Story Too Small – Amy Johnson Crow
Royal Genealogist – Ann Royal
The Ancestor Hunt – Kenneth R. Marks
The Social Media Guide for Ancestral Research – Claire Brisson Banks
The Who Hunter: On The Hunt – Rorey Cathcart
Tonia’s Roots – Tonia Kendrick
Writing is Easy – Carolyn Leonard
Your Roots Are Showing, Dearie! – Sir Leprechaun Rabbit

If you’re interested in becoming an FGS 2014 Ambassador, find out more at

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Call for Volunteers for FGS 2014 Conference

If you are planning to attend the FGS/SAGHS/TSGS 2014 Genealogy Conference in San Antonio, Texas, 27-30 August, and want to get more involved in the genealogical community, consider volunteering.  Volunteers help to make the conference a real success.

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, network with others, and give something back to the genealogical community. To show their appreciation, FGS will reimburse volunteers a portion of their registration fee after the conference (if registered at the early rate).

There are many ways to get involved and time slots are flexible and convenient. You may volunteer before or between educational sessions. Assignments are in one or more 4 hour shifts.

Registration: Volunteers will assist at the registration desk and with other associated responsibilities (Wednesday – Saturday during registration hours).

Hospitality/Information Desk: Volunteers will assist with welcoming attendees, providing directions and general information for the conference and convention center, as well as seeing to their general comfort. (Tuesday – Saturday hours beginning 30 minutes prior to registration hours).

Room Monitors: Monitors will report and assist with the needs of speakers and attendees in their room, check attendees for name badges, and survey needs in the room, etc. Volunteers will work in the assigned room for a minimum shift of the morning or afternoon sessions for that room (Wednesday – Saturday hours correspond to registration hours).

Exhibit Hall: Volunteers are needed to monitor access to the exhibit hall during non-public hours only – all day Wednesday (set-up day) and an hour or so Thursday – Saturday mornings. Exhibitors will have unique badges that allow them access before public hours. Volunteers will not be required during public hours.

Technology Troubleshooting: Volunteers will respond to room monitors and conference staff that have reports of technology needs in sessions, as well as other technology needs that arise (Wednesday – Saturday during session hours).

Contact: For more information on volunteering or to volunteer, contact the FGS Office, 1-888-347-1500 or or fill out our online volunteer form.



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