Societies and Technology at FGS 2011

Federation of Genealogical Societies logoSince the recent RootsTech conference, a lot has been said about genealogical societies and their use (or non-use) of technology. Joan Miller has recapped Curt Witcher’s presentation at the Federation of Genealogical Societies luncheon on her blog. (Basically, societies must embrace technology or they’ve sealed their fate.)

The upcoming FGS conference in Springfield, Illinois (7-10 September) features a entire day devoted to society management topics. Several of this year’s society offerings address technology:

  • “21st Century Marketing Techniques for Genealogists/Genealogical Societies” ~ Thomas MacEntee
  • “Building an Effective Society Web Site” ~ Amy Johnson Crow
  • “Internet Collaborative Tools for Genealogical Societies” ~ Jane G. Halderman
  • “How to Manage a Large Genealogy Database Project” ~ Laura G. Prescott
  • “Engaging a New Generation of Genealogists” ~ D. Joshua Taylor
  • “Finally, a Society Website Anyone Can Manage” ~ Robert Raymond
  • “Printed vs. Online Publishing for Societies” ~ Donna M. Moughty
  • “Energize Your Society with an Indexing Project” ~ Jake Gehring

Join us in Springfield, Illinois for a great conference!

(Disclaimer: I am the FGS Webmaster and am a speaker at the 2011 FGS conference.)

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5 Responses to Societies and Technology at FGS 2011

  1. Roger Moffat says:

    I’m surely hoping to be there Tuesday night ready for those Wednesday sessions :-)

  2. Larry says:

    Hi Amy,
    Found you through Clue Wagon.
    I see you are speaking at FGS and your topic is Building an effective web site. Please take a look at our new website for the Illinois State Genealogical Society. We would welcome any comments you would share.
    http://www.ilgensoc.org
    We opened the new site Jan 15 and are in phase one. Our webmaster Thomas Mac Entee and the website committee have been doing a tremendous job.
    We at ISGS are very excited that FGS is coming to Springfield.
    Hope to see you there.

    • Amy says:

      I’d be happy to take a look at the ISGS website! Thomas and I have been working on a couple of things; I’ll be certain to send him my impressions of the site. See you in Springfield!