Monday, August 19, 2013

#FGS2013 is Come

The Ancestry Insider is an FGS 2013 ambassadorThe Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) 2013 annual conference gets underway Wednesday this week in Fort Wayne, Indiana at the Grand Wayne Convention Center. If you are in the area, it is not too late to attend. Walk in registration begins today (Tuesday) at 3:00pm. If I understand correctly, a full Wednesday-to-Saturday registration costs 240 and a single-day costs $100.

Registration will be open:

  • Tuesday 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • Wednesday 7 a.m.-10 a.m. & 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
  • Thursday 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Friday 7:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
  • Saturday 7:30 a.m.-10 a.m.

Also, don’t forget the free exhibit hall.

“The exhibit hall at FGS 2013 will be filled with genealogy vendors and societies showcasing the latest software, books, maps, databases and gadgets,” according to Tina Lyons of the FGS Conference News Blog. Come see the latest and greatest and learn about special, conference pricing.

The Exhibit Hall hours are

  • Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

If you can’t make it during business hours, stop by on Thursday evening when the exhibits are open until 7:30pm.

A directory of exhibitors is available online as well as a map of the exhibition hall.

1 comment:

  1. You might want to check out RecordSeek.com and read about their "Booklet" that you can use to cite from outside sources. It saves all the copying and pasting that you described in your article. Once you drag the booklet up to your toolbar and drop it there it will say "Tree Connect". When I go into an outside genealogical website like Ancestry.com I bring up the image of a census record, etc., click on the Tree Connect on my toolbar, a "Sign In' for FamilySearch pops up, then a popup box with all the citation, URL, etc. appears already filled out. I just do a search for my ancestor with the PID # and attach it to his/her page. It is pretty slick. No copying and pasting.

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