Join GeneaBloggers as an FGS Ambassador

FGS 2015

We just received the notice below about the FGS Ambassador program in conjunction with the upcoming Federation of Genealogical Societies 2015 Conference in Salt Lake City, 11-14 February 2015. This year, FGS 2015 will run in conjunction with RootsTech over the same dates.

If you are a member of GeneaBloggers, we urge you to join in the fun by being an FGS Ambassador! You don’t need to attend the conference – you can actually participate from home and help spread the word about the FGS 2015 events and about genealogy. This is also a good way for you to get your genealogy blog known to others who will be following FGS 2015.  Stay tuned for more information about FGS 2015 and the FGS Ambassador program.

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BECOME AN FGS AMBASSADOR

FGS Invites You to Participate

September 18, 2014 – Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) is pleased to announce an invitation for FGS Ambassadors. If you are a blogger, social media enthusiast, writer, editor, or in any way interested in spreading the word about the FGS 2015 Conference, FGS is looking for you.

The 2015 FGS Conference scheduled for February 11–14 in Salt Lake City, Utah, will be a one-time special event with RootsTech. FGS Ambassadors will blog, share, like, +1, and tweet to spread the news about this unique FGS conference to their friends, colleagues, and everyone interested in genealogy.

Benefits to FGS Ambassadors include:

  • Link to your blog, website, Twitter, or other social media accounts on the FGS 2015 Conference Ambassadors Page.
  • Potential to be guest blogger on the FGS Voice Blog.
  • Direct contact with the FGS 2015 Marketing Committee.
  • Advance notice of press releases and other important updates from the Conference Committee.
  • Participation in the FGS Ambassadors Facebook Group.
  • Meet-up with other Ambassadors at FGS 2015—group photo for FGS publicity.
  • Ambassador badge ribbon at the conference.

Having a genealogy blog or planning to attend the FGS 2015 conference are not requirements for participating.

Visit FGS Ambassadors at https://www.fgsconference.org/media-center/ambassadors/ to review the full guidelines for participating and to register as an FGS Ambassador. Please register by October 8, 2014.

About the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS)

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) was founded in 1976 and represents the members of hundreds of genealogical societies. FGS links the genealogical community by helping genealogical societies strengthen and grow through resources available online, FGS FORUM magazine (filled with articles for the family history community), and Society Strategy Series papers, covering topics about effectively operating a genealogical society. FGS also links the genealogical community through its annual conference — four days of excellent lectures, including one full day devoted to society management topics. To learn more visit http://www.fgs.org.

Follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/FGSgenealogy), Twitter (http://www.facebook.com/FGSgenealogy) and on our blog at (http://voice.fgs.org).

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©2014, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

GeneaBloggers at FGS 2014 Conference in San Antonio This Week

FGS 2014
Many members of GeneaBloggers – at least 40 – will gather with thousands of genealogists in San Antonio, Texas this week starting today to attend the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ 2014 Conference.

 GeneaBloggers Members – BEADS!

This year’s edition of GeneaBloggers beads – with cowboy hats and cacti – are generously sponsored by MyHeritage. If you’ve signed up with us and your blog is currently listed on GeneaBloggers.com, stop by Booth 601/603 in the FGS 2014 Exhibit Hall and pick up your set. And while you’re there make sure to thank MyHeritage for their support of GeneaBloggers!

Stop By and Say Howdy!

I’ll be there presenting four lectures plus an Exhibit Hall session beginning on Wednesday 28 August 2014 – I can’t wait to meet up with my genealogy colleagues and I look forward to making new genealogy friends. If you are at FGS 2014, please stop and say hello – when I’m not lecturing, you’ll find my in the Exhibit Hall talking with vendors and other attendees. For those of you unable to attend, follow the hashtag #fgs2014 on Twitter for the latest news (see the Twitter feed in the sidebar)!

©2014, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

Genealogy Blogging Beat – Tuesday 15 July 2014

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rij

The Dutch painter Rembrandt was born on 15 July 1606 at Leiden, Netherlands.


Today is Tuesday 15 July 2014, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Major League Baseball All Star Game, Rembrandt’s Birthday – Anniversary, and Saint Swithun’s Day.

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