APG PMC Videos Now Available Online

Association of Professional Genealogists

[Editor’s Note: the following information was just received from Laura Prescott, APG President.]

The Association of Professional Genealogists has once again partnered with Family Search to produce videos of this year’s Professional Management Conference. The videos present five of the seven lectures from the 2010 PMC, which took place on August 17 at the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Topics and speakers include:

  • “A Key to Success: Your Online Presence” with D. Joshua Taylor
  • “Expand Your Revenue: Produce and Sell Your Lectures in Video Format” with Donna M. Moughty
  • “Niche Planning and Marketing” with Paula Stuart Warren
  • “Choosing the Best Continuing Education Opportunities” with Elissa Scalise Powell, CG
  • “Get Published in Magazines!” with Leslie Albrecht Huber

The videos are available on the APG website at http://www.apgen.org/publications/pmc_webcast.html and on Family Search at https://library.beta.familysearch.org/researchcourses.

©2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

FGS Forum Editor Position Available

FGS Forum

[Editor’s note: we received this information from FGS concerning the FGS Forum editor position.]


For Immediate Release
Austin, Texas – September 30, 2010

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) today announces that it is accepting applications for the position of editor of its electronic quarterly magazine, the FGS FORUM.

The Federation is a non-profit organization founded in 1976 for the purpose of helping genealogical and historical societies and family associations strengthen and grow. The FGSFORUM is an important publication that supports the organization’s mission. The magazine is accessible in PDF format by individual subscribers and by two officers of each FGS member organization.

Requests for details about the editor position are available via email. Requests should be sent to application@fgs.org. Applicants may then submit a detailed résumé for consideration, along with several examples of publications for which they have been responsible as editor. These should be sent electronically to application@fgs.org.

Submissions should be received no later than November 1, 2010.

©2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

FGS Re-launches Society Hall

Federation of Genealogical Societies

Some news from FGS during #fgs10 here in Knoxville! The Society Hall database is being re-launched.  Read the press release:


August 18, 2011
Knoxville, TN

The Federation of Genealogical Societies, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation headquartered in Austin, Texas, announces the re-launch today of the popular Society Hall at its website at www.fgs.org.

Society Hall is an informational database accessible on the Internet that can be used to locate FGS member organizations in the U.S. and abroad. This includes genealogical societies, historical societies, family associations, libraries, archives, and genealogical vendors serving the genealogical community. Thousands of people searching for information about these organizations visit Society Hall each month.

Every FGS Member society has a Society Hall listing at www.fgs.org/societyhall that it can edit and maintain.  With the re-launching of the service, FGS has updated Society Hall listings with details from its member database. There are many fields that can be used to promote information about your organization. In addition to name, address, telephone and email, a link can be added to the organization’s website. Membership benefits and dues can be listed, as can periodicals and publications, a calendar of events, services, and pioneer/certification programs.

Member societies can access the site to edit their listing’s content using an ID and password. FGS will be sending these to all Member Societies in good standing via email immediately following the conclusion of its 2010 Conference being held this week in Knoxville, Tennessee. In addition, the ID and password will become the access key to the Members Only area of the FGS website and other content there. FGS has developed the single ID and password scheme in response to members’ requests.

Ancestry.com previously hosted Society Hall at its FamilyHistory.com site. FGS has now taken over hosting responsibilities for Society Hall at its own website.

©2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee