From basic and introductory instruction, to methodology and problem-solving techniques, ethnic research, migration and immigration, technology, and southern and western regional topics, the choice is yours to focus on your specific interests.
Orphan Trains to Texas
Between 1854 and 1929, over 250,000 orphans and unwanted children were taken out of New York City and given away at train stations across America. This seventy-six year experiment in child relocation is explored through a multi-media program presented by Alison Moore and Phil Lancaster. You will not want to miss this emotional journey, which tells the story of unsung heroes and ordinary people.
The Federation of Genealogical Societies invites librarians, archivists and other information professionals to attend Librarian's Day 2014. This event will be held at the Marriott Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio. Librarian's Day is sponsored by ProQuest. Learn more....
Focus on Societies
Sound Business Strategies = Strong Society Strategies
The FGS Focus on Societies Day will include a first ever half-day workshop to kick off the day. This general session will help all society delegates, members-at-large, and other interested parties understand that genealogical, business, and technical languages are not disparate, foreign languages. Rather than opposing one another, these discipline centric terms and principles can support and even stabilize their counteparts. Exhaustive genealogical research is simply due diligence in the same way that business plans are simply roadmaps, targets, or goals. In this half-day workshop participants will engage in:
- Understanding the need to plan sources of income/expenditures
- Understanding the cost of every GREAT idea
- Working through social media constructs
- Forecasting results based on plans
- Embracing the written plan
- Supporting your society and leaving it better than you found it!
Join David Rencher and Ed Donakey to develop a plan and tools for your society while having fun in the process. You will walk away with a workbook that includes worksheets, notes, and ideas that you can use to enhance and guide your society forward. David and Ed want to help you and will be at your disposal throughout the session!
You will leave the workshop with a better understanding of your society's circumstances with tools that you will know how to use. Take this time to break down barriers and understand the ease of incorporating proven mangement principles. In the same way that we understand our ancestry one person or artifact at a time, we strengthen our society one principle at a time.
We look forward to seeing and woking with you at the Society Day Workshop. Expect to learn and have fun!
We have a great line-up of speakers aready, but we are still finalizing the schedule. Please check back soon for full details.