As in past years, FGS member societies can help publicize the FGS/ISGS 2011 conference through their newsletters, websites and other publications and also be eligible to win a registration for the FGS 2012 Conference in
. Birmingham, Alabama
At the FGS 2011
(http://www.fgs.org/2011conference/media) visitors can find resources including graphics, banner ads, articles and more for use in their society newsletters or publications as well as their websites and blogs. These items can also be obtained by sending a request to [email protected]. Media Center
To enter, FGS member societies can use the convenient Contest Entry Form (http://fgs2011media.weebly.com/contest-entry-form.html) for each publication appearance for each qualifying article or ad. All Contest entries must be submitted by on
15 August 2011 to be eligible for the drawing. The winner will be announced at the FGS/ISGS Conference in on Springfield, IL Wednesday, 7 September 2011 during the Focus on Societies Luncheon. The Contest winner information will be posted on the FGS website (http://www.fgs.org), FGS Voice blog (http://voice.fgs.org/) and newsletter, and in the FGS FORUM along with a link to the member society's website.
FGS/ISGS 2011 Conference
The FGS/ISGS 2011 Conference offers an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in researching their family history. Over 165 educational sessions and 13 luncheons are designed to balance the needs of ge
nealogists at all levels, exploring a variety of records, strategies, and other tools available to those interested in researching their family history.
Session sponsors include FamilySearch (offering extensive Focus on Societies, Migration and Immigration, and Technology tracks), Ancestry.com, the National Archives and Records Administration, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, New England Historic Ge
nealogical Society, Association of Professional Ge nealogists, Board for Certification of Ge nealogists, and others. In addition, the Ge nealogical Speakers Guild and ICAPGen will present their own tracks of sessions by their members.
Early-bird registration for the FGS/ISGS 2011 Conference is now available through
1 July 2011. (http://www.fgs.org/2011conference/registration/).
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