Federation of Genealogical Societies 2011 Conference

Pathways to the Heartland - FGS 2011 Conference

6 11 September 2011

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86 speakers

  • Amy Crow, CG @amycrow Researcher, author, and editor. She is the webmaster for FGS. Amy is currently pursuing a MLIS degree at Kent State University.
  • DearMYRTLE @DearMYRTLE DearMYRTLE is the nom de plume of Pat Richley, a retired post-secondary software instructor.
  • Loretto D. Szucs FGS board member; author or editor of several books including The Source and They Became Americans.
  • Kris W. Rzepczynski, MLS, MA Michigan/Genealogy Coordinator at the Library of Michigan, Immediate Past-President of the Mid-Michigan Genealogical Society.
  • Geoffrey Morris Specializes in Swedish genealogy and has authored hundreds of pages to the Family Search Wiki.
  • Paul Milner A native of England and is the product review editor for the FGS FORUM, past FGS Board member, and current APG board member.
  • Rhonda R. McClure @mamabruin Director of Research Services at NEHGS, nationally recognized genealogist and lecturer on New England, celebrity research.
  • Thomas Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA Edits NGSQ, coordinates courses at IGHR and SLIG, and teaches modules at Boston University.
  • Jake Gehring Popular technology writer and lecturer and former president of the Association of Professional Genealogists.
  • Eric Curtis Basir @photografix A teacher and author of two books and "Ask the Retoucher," a column for genealogical publications.
  • Deborah Abbott, Ph.D. Lecturer and president of the African American Genealogical Society of Cleveland, Ohio.
  • David Rencher David Rencher, AG, CG, FIGRS, FUGA, is Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch and a former president of FGS.
  • Jean Wilcox Hibben, Ph.D., MA, CG @circlemending Retired college professor and the president of the Corona Genealogical Society and Southern California Chapter of the APG.
  • Tony Burroughs @tonygeneman
  • Kenyatta D. Berry @kenyattadb Vice-President of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and an experienced lawyer, genealogist, and researcher.
  • Paula Stuart-Warren, CG @paulastuartwarr Specializes in genealogical and historical research, lecturing, consulting, and writing.
  • Audrey Collins @AudreyCollins23 Records Specialist (family history) at the British National Archives, website editor, and contributor to Ancestors.
  • Lisa Alzo @lisaalzo Author of nine books and numerous magazine articles on genealogy and history, as well as the blog, The Accidental Genealogist.
  • David S. Ferriero @dferriero The tenth Archivist of the United States. He previously served as Andrew W. Mellon Director of the New York Public Libraries.
  • Linda Geiger, CG, CGL @lwgeiger Is a principal of RIGS Alliance workshops and an active historic researcher for the Trail of Tears Association.
  • D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS @DJoshuaTaylor Director of Education and Programs at NEHGS and a nationally recognized genealogical speaker, author, and researcher.
  • Robert Raymond @robertraymondut Content strategy analyst for FamilySearch. Robert is a popular speaker and the shadow writer for a top ten, award winning geneal
  • Dan Lawyer @eatslikeahuman Has been working for FamilySearch as a senior product manager since 2004.
  • Laura Prescott @lauraprescott Professional researcher, writer, and speaker. President of APG.

198 sessions

Day 1 Tuesday 6th September 2011

Day 2 Wednesday 7th September 2011

37 sessions presented by 86 speakers

Day 3 Thursday 8th September 2011

42 sessions presented by 86 speakers

Day 4 Friday 9th September 2011

54 sessions presented by 86 speakers

Day 5 Saturday 10th September 2011

60 sessions presented by 86 speakers

Day 6 Sunday 11th September 2011


52 known attendees

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  • Kathryn M. Doyle
  • Linda Swisher
  • California Genealogical Society & Library
  • Fran Jensen
  • Thomas MacEntee
  • Julie Cahill Tarr
  • ACoffin
  • Randy W Whited
  • Amy Crow
  • DearMYRTLE
  • Rhonda R. McClure
  • photografix
  • Jean Wilcox Hibben
  • Tony Burroughs
  • Kenyatta
  • Paula Stuart-Warren
  • Audrey Collins
  • Lisa Alzo
  • David Ferriero
  • Linda Geiger
  • D. Joshua Taylor
  • Julie Tarr
  • Robert Raymond
  • Dan Lawyer
  • Laura Prescott
  • Drew Smith
  • Anne Roach
  • George G. Morgan
  • J. Mark Lowe
  • Schelly Dardashti
  • Jennifer Holik
  • Ginger R Smith
  • Randy Seaver
  • Dick Eastman
  • Linda McCauley
  • Ancestry.com
  • Caroline Pointer
  • Diana Ritchie
  • Tina Lyons

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  • Amy Coffin @ACoffin

    Official Blogger

  • Amy Crow, CG @amycrow

    Program Committee, Webmaster

  • Carole McCarty

    Volunteer Chair

  • Caroline Pointer @FamilyStories

    Official Blogger

  • Cath Madden Trindle

    Conference Treasurer

  • D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS @DJoshuaTaylor

    National Conference Co-Chair, Program Committee

  • Dan Dixon

    Hospitality Chair

  • David Kent Coy

    Local Conference Co-Chair


    Official Blogger

  • Dick Eastman @dickeastman

    Official Blogger

  • Drew Smith, MLS @drewsmithtpa

    Publications Co-Chair

  • Gena Philibert Ortega

    Official Blogger

  • George G. Morgan @ahaseminarscom

    Publications Co-Chair

  • Ginger R Smith @smitty327

    Official Blogger

  • Gordon Erickson

    Onsite Exhibits

  • James Hollas

    Onsite Exhibits

  • Jane Haldeman


  • Janice Fristch

    Program Committee

  • Jean Jung

    Meals, Special Events

  • Jennifer Holik @jencoffeelover

    Official Blogger

  • Julie Tarr @juliemc77

    Local Publicity, Signage

  • Karen Heinrich

    Volunteer Chair

  • Kim Kaspryzyk

    Registration Chair

  • Linda McCauley @lfmccauley

    Official Blogger

  • Linda Swisher @LHSwish

    Local Publicity

  • Pat Oxley

    Exhibits Chair, National Sponsorships Chair

  • Paula Stuart-Warren, CG @paulastuartwarr

    National Conference Co-Chair, Regional Publicity Chair, Conference News Blog

  • Randy Seaver @rjseaver

    Official Blogger

  • Schelly Dardashti @tracingthetribe

    Official Blogger

  • Stephanie Carbonetti

    Local Sponsorships Chair

  • Sue Zacharias

    Conference Publications

  • Susan Kaufman

    FGS Ambassador, Librarian's Day Co-Chair

  • Susie Pope

    Local Conference Co-Chair

  • Thomas MacEntee @tmacentee

    National Publicity Chair

  • Timothy Pinnick

    Librarian' Day Co-Chair

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