Librarians' Day 2014

Join Librarians from across the nation at the Federation of Genealogical Societies 2014 Conference in San Antonio, Texas

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Marriott Hotel Riverwalk in San Antonio

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Program

David Rencher:  Preserve the Pensions - The Community Makes a Difference

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!!!

Craig Scott: Builiding a Core Genealogical Collection for Your Library

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.

Frank Faulkner: San Antonio Public Library Texana and Genealogy Collection

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.

James Harkins: Genealogy Research Sources Available at the Texas General Land Office

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 Librarian's Day is $10. E-mail any questions about Librarian's Day to librariansday@fgs.org. Of course, all librarians are invited to register for the entire educational conference and special events.