FGS 2018 Conference Luncheons

Where can you find food, friends, and genealogy all in one place?  At FGS conference luncheons, of course!
 
Whether you are attending the conference alone or with friends, you’ll have built-in lunch companions who share your interest in genealogy. Plus, each luncheon features a guest speaker so you can pack even more genealogy learning into your day.
 
This year’s conference offers one luncheon on Wednesday, three on Thursday and Friday, and two on Saturday. Tickets are $25 per luncheon. Advance ticket purchase is required.
 
Each luncheon is sponsored; however, you do not need to be a member of the sponsoring organization to attend.
 

Wednesday

W-102: Federation of Genealogical Societies Luncheon

Eyes Toward the Future

by FGS Leadership
Joint presentation by FGS Board Members and/or Committee Members. 

FGS Luncheon Menu

Breast of Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomato, Basil, Feta Cheese and Saffron Broth
Traditional Garden Salad
Tri-Color Roasted Potatoes
Seasonal Vegetable Medley
Rolls and Butter
Hilton Trio Sampler Dessert
Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaf Starbucks Coffee
Iced Tea

Thursday

T-210: Association of Professional Genealogists Luncheon

The Top Ten Things I Have Learned in Nearly Four Decades of Genealogical Research

by Michael D. Lacopo DVM
Join your speaker on a trip down Memory Lane and share his tales of serendipity, woe, discovery, and frustration… with a touch of humor. Put away your notebooks and prepare to nod in agreement at things only fellow genealogists would understand! Tickets $25 (advance purchase required)

T-211: Indiana Genealogical Society Luncheon

Capturing Cubbyholes: Scanning the Other Stuff

by Ron Darrah
This presentation will highlight the society's scanning project and the gems that have been preserved because of it.

T-212: FamilySearch Luncheon

Capturing the Records of the World: FamilySearch’s Process from Capture to Indexing 

by Greg Nelson
What is the process of capturing and publishing billions of records and images online each year at FamilySearch? In this presentation, Greg Nelson will discuss how FamilySearch goes from looking at archival inventories to publishing detailed indexes of those records.

Menu for all Thursday luncheons: 

Roasted Garlic Tomato Alfredo Florentine
Traditional Garden Salad
Rolls and Butter
Hilton Trio Sampler Dessert
Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaf Starbucks Coffee
Iced Tea

Friday

F-310: Board for Certification of Genealogists Luncheon

Ten Practical Lessons I Learned by Applying for Certification

by Angela Packer McGhie CG
Tips from both struggles and successes that are applicable to any genealogy project.

F-311: New England Historic Genealogical Society Luncheon

Finding Family Treasures: Digital Collections at AmericanAncestors.org

by David Allen Lambert
New England Historic Genealogical Society has been collecting one-of-a-kind family history manuscripts and artifacts since its founding in 1845. In collaboration with the Jewish Heritage Center at NEHGS, many of these unique items—including family papers, diaries, account books, and letters— are being digitized and made available on digitalcollections.americanancestors.org. Join Chief Genealogist David Allen Lambert for a glimpse of some of the invaluable treasures being made available online.

F-312: Genealogical Speakers Guild and The International Society of Family History Writers and Editors Luncheon

So You Think You Want to Become A Genealogical Speaker

by Margo Fariss Brewer
A slightly humorous but truthful look at a few key questions you need to ask yourself—and possibly your family—before committing

Menu for all Friday Luncheons.

Seasoned Chicken Breast with Prosciutto Ham and Baby Swiss Cheese on a Croissant
Kettle Chips and Pickle spear
Chocolate Brownies and Assorted Cookies
Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaf Starbucks Coffee
Iced Tea

Saturday

S-410: New York Genealogical & Biographical Society Luncheon

The Science Fiction Future of Genetic Genealogy

by Blaine Bettinger PhD, JD
Learn how companies are using DNA and genealogies to reconstruct the genomes of ancestors, and future possibilities of creating family trees based solely on DNA test results!

S-411: National Genealogical Society Luncheon\

Genealogy as a Journey of Discovery

by Patti Lee Hobbs CG, BA
Mountaintop experiences, tedious plodding steps, and unexpected turns and twists construct the genealogist's path as we make the exciting journey of discovery, learning not only about our ancestors but about ourselves too.

Menu for all Saturday luncheons: 

Breast of Chicken Breaded and Filled with Herb Butter
Traditional Garden Salad
Tri-Color Roasted Potatoes
Seasonal Vegetable Medley
Rolls and Butter
Hilton Trio Sampler Dessert
Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaf Starbucks Coffee
Iced Tea