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Speaker: Kris W. Rzepczynski, MLS, MA

Kris W. Rzepczynski speaks at FGS 2014 Conference in San Antonio, August 27-30.

Hear Kris W. Rzepczynski at FGS 2014 Conference in San Antonio, August 27-30.

Kris Rzepczynski is a Senior Archivist at the Archives of Michigan, an FGS board member and past-president of Mid-Michigan Genealogical Society.  He holds a Masters in Library and Information Science from Wayne State University, a Master of Arts in History from Western Michigan University, and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Michigan.

Kris has presented at national, state, and local conferences, including the National Genealogical Society, Federation of Genealogical Societies, Ohio Genealogical Society, Public Library Association, Historical Society of Michigan, Michigan Library Association, and for dozens of local genealogical societies.  His memberships include the Association of Professional Genealogists, Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan, Historical Society of Michigan, Historical Society of Greater Lansing, and Michigan Library Association.

Whether you’re interested in records and resources, migration or ethnic origins, Kris has a session for you at this year’s conference.

T-235, Thursday, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Navigating the 1890 Gap with State Census Records
With the near-total loss of the 1890 Census, state census records can serve as an effective substitute. This program will focus on the available schedules from across the U.S.

F-305, Friday, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Big City Blues? Researching Urban Ancestors
Using case studies from Chicago, Detroit, and other cities, this program will explore successful strategies for researching ancestors in large urban centers across the U.S.

S-445, Saturday, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Headed North: Southern Migration to the Midwest
This session will explore the history of Southern migration to the Midwest, the people that settled there, and what records are available that help tell that story.

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Librarians’ Day

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Sponsor of FGS 2014 Librarians’ Day, Tuesday, August 26 – San Antonio

 

The Federation of Genealogical Societies and ProQuest invite librarians, archivists, and other information professionals to attend Librarians’ Day, Tuesday, August 26, 2014.

This event will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 200 East Market Street, San Antonio. The hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Topics and speakers include:

Preserve the Pensions – The Community Makes a Difference
David Rencher, AG, CG, FIGRS, FUGA

In celebration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812, the genealogical community is digitizing the pension records of 180,000 pensioners of the “Second Revolution.” This session shows the breadth and depth of the rich genealogical content of the images that are already available online for FREE!!!

Builiding a Core Genealogical Collection for Your Library
Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG

A written well thought out Genealogical Acquisitions Plan is the safety net of any library collection. Resources in time, space and money are always in short supply. A well-constructed Genealogical Acquisitions Plan can reduce decision making, eliminate non-essential overcrowding and reduce costs.

San Antonio Public Library Texana and Genealogy Collection
Frank Faulkner

The Texana and Genealogy collection acquires, preserves and offers access to research materials relating to San Antonio, Bexar County and Texas history, and North American and Hispanic genealogy. Home to historical books, periodicals, maps, newspaper clippings, city directories, census records and military records, these collections are some of the Library’s most valuable resources.

Genealogy Research Sources Available at the Texas General Land Office
James Harkins, MPA, CA

The General Land Office is home to 35.5 million documents and maps dating back to the year 1720. Within these records are the tales of tens-of-thousands of Texans who wished to own a piece of Texas land. James Harkins will explain the land grant process, and some of the interesting documents found at the GLO, and use his ten years of experience at the GLO to illustrate how genealogists can access these records to complete their own genealogical research.

Registration for Librarians’ Day is $10. To register, visit www.fgsconference.org. Click on Librarians’ Day and then select Register for Librarians’ Day. E-mail any questions concerning this event to librariansday@fgs.org.

 

 

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