FGS 2012 Conference ~ Birmingham, Alabama

The FGS 2012 genealogy conference starts Thursday, 29 Aug 2012 in Birmingham, Alabama

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Even with a hurricane in the area, attendance will be high.  The conference program is full of what promises to be excellent presentations.  Attendees will only suffer from having too many great presentations occurring at the same time and having to make a choice between them.

See the conference program by clicking here.

As the conference progresses, it will be chronicled by a gaggle of well-known genealogy bloggers.  You know these folks already if you are at all active in the genealogy community.   Yes, I used the noun Gaggle to describe this group but only out of respect for them and for the fun they bring to any similar setting.  If you have a chance to ’flock’ to their blogger pit and listen to their ‘geneanoise’ and riotous conversations, you’ll see why the term applies and you’ll soon want to be a part of the group.

Follow their posts as they happen in this Google Reader bundle that was created by GeneaBloggers.

FamilySearch will have a full complement of representatives at the conference presenting, teaching and manning their booth in the Exhibitors Hall.familysearch_logo

If you see the familiar FamilySearch logo on their name tags and credentials, shake their hands and ask them what is NEW at FamilySearch.

An article on the FamilySearch Wiki covers the conference as well.

When you stop by the FamilySearch Booth, be sure to get your FGS Attendee pass stamped at the Demo Station for a chance to win an iPad.

As you follow the conference, be sure to follow and use the conference hashtag #FGS2012 on Twitter

Lastly but certainly not least, stop by the Alabama Genealogical Society booth and give them a warm ‘Thank You’ for hosting the conference and for all of the thousands of hours of work that have made it possible.  

As a cherry on on the top, be sure to ask them to point out Jane Colmenares.  Give her a hug for all of her work on the conference and for her work on the FamilySearch Wiki.  Jane and her team have created an example of excellence in the use of a wiki in genealogy with their Alabama and related articles on the FamilySearch Wiki.

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