28 March 2013

Federation of Genealogical Societies Partners with German Association

For Immediate Release
March 28, 2013
March 28, 2013 – Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces a new partnership with Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft genealogischer Verbände e. V. (DAGV), an umbrella organization of genealogical and heraldic associations in Germany, in order to further the exchange of ideas and information between genealogists and family historians across the globe.

Originally announced during the recent RootsTech 2013 conference in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, March 23, 2013, FGS and DAGV will work to “develop technical solutions to preserve and present records

27 March 2013

Minnesota State Archives acquisitions

The Minnesota State Archives continues to acquire records from around the state. This is a sampling of acquisitions over the last several months:
  • February 2013:  Olmsted County.  Common School District No. 95/1354 (Kalmar Township).  Clerk’s Book (dated 1882- 1887).  1 volume.
  • January 2013:  Ramsey County, St. Paul school records ( I.SD. No. 625), including a photograph of the Bryant Elementary Kitchen Kabinet Orchestra (K.K.O) dated ca. 1920s. Also,  records (dated

25 March 2013

Wisconsin Gene-A-Rama here I come!

I just finished two great seminar weekends. The first was March 16th with the Dallas Genealogical Society and on the 23d  with the Conejo Valley [CA] Genealogical Society. It's always tough to leave the places where I present the seminars and have spent time renewing old friendships and meeting new friends. It was even tougher for me because the weather in both these places was perfect and since Spring has been ignoring Minnesota, it was tough to leave the sunshine.

I hear that Spring is actually making baby steps toward Minnesota and Wisconsin and I am happy that I will be back in Wisconsin for Gene-A-Rama at the Plaza Hotel & Suites in Wausau on April 5 & 6. Wisconsin Genealogical Society events are always fun. I will be presenting four regular lectures:

04 March 2013

FGS 2013 Genealogy Conference Registration Opens

A great way to start Monday! The FGS 2013 conference website is now ready for conference registrations.

It is easy to use. The FGS webmaster has designed a secure step-by-step system for us. This is the place to register now and save $50.00 off the full registration price. You may also purchase tickets for luncheons, special events, a paper syllabus (every registrant receives an electronic version), subscription to FGS