2nd Chance for FGS Conference Discount

Federation of Genealogical Societies logoAre you kicking yourself for not registering for the Federation of Genealogical Societies conference before the June 1 deadline for the early registration discount? Well, stop doing that, because you have a second chance — the deadline has been extended to June 21!

The FGS conference will be in Knoxville, Tennessee August 18-21. The program is extensive and the exhibit hall will have all sorts of good things. It’s shaping up to be a great conference!

Don’t pass up this opportunity to save $50 on the full (4-day) conference registration! Full details about the conference, including online registration, can be found at http://www.fgs.org/2010conference/

Student History Conference at OSU-Newark Today

I am soooooooo far behind in my blogging that I’ve neglected to mention something I’m very excited about: presenting at the Student History Conference at Ohio State University – Newark today! I’ll be presenting two papers. The first is “For the Benefit of the Private Soldiers: The History of the Grand Army of the Republic in Ohio,” which was my research paper for History 310 (Ohio History) last fall. The second paper is a portion of my senior honors thesis. I’m a bit nervous about that one as (1) so many of my friends have told me they’re going to that session and (2) I’ve had to use just different sections of the thesis because the whole thing it too long to present. I hope what I present makes sense!

If you happen to be in the area this morning, stop by the Reese Center on the OSU-N campus. There are 3 sessions: 9:00, 10:15, and 11:30. There are also two presentations this afternoon: one by a history prof at Denison talking about local history (yea!) and the other by an author talking about historical fiction.

Ohio Genealogical Society conference – save $ and register now

This year’s Ohio Genealogical Society conference will be held 2-4 April at the Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron. The schedule is filled with sessions covering topics such military research, Internet sources, software, publishing, migration, oral history, and historical fiction. I think my favorite title is Shirley Hodges’ session “Family Historian or Pack Rat?” I didn’t know there was a difference :)

Before March 15, full registration for OGS members is $115; for non-members, it is $153. The price goes up to $135 and $168 respectively after March 15.

You can download the booklet which contains the registration form at www.ogs.org/conference2009/OGSConferenceBooklet2009.pdf

FGS Conference registration deadline — Friday!

The deadline to register online or by phone for the Federation of Genealogical Societies 2008 Conference is this Friday, August 22 at 5:00pm CDT. After that, you will need to do a walk-in registration at the conference.

The conference is in Philadelphia, September 3-6. Details about the conference as well as online registration can be found at www.fgsconference.org.

See you in Philadelphia!

Ohio Genealogical Society 2008 conference

Yes, you read that right — the OGS 2008 Conference! I’m trying to figure out what happened to 2007 :-)

OGS will have its 2008 conference April 17-19 in Cincinnati. There are two “extra” sessions on Thursday, April 17, and full days of sessions on both Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19. The schedule looks very interesting, with a little (or a lot!) for everyone.

Check out the info on the OGS 2008 Conference at www.ogs.org/conference2008