Monthly Archives: August 2010

Proposed Bylaw Changes

The President’s Column in the current issue of our Newsletter discusses the rationale behind the proposed changes to our Bylaws.  I would like to add a personal comment to the discussion. I was elected Secretary for 2010 just a few … Continue reading

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Dallas Budget Town Hall Meeting

On August 12th, I attended my first ever Dallas City Council Budget Town Hall Meeting. This was a joint meeting organized for Angela Hunt’s District 14 and Sheffie Kadane’s District 9 constituents.  As you can imagine, the meeting room at … Continue reading

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FamilySearch Indexing Project

It should come as no surprise that FamilySearch has a lot of records. The numbers are impressive: 2.4 million rolls of microfilm, 1 million microfiche records, together representing an estimated 3 Billion records (a death certificate is one example of … Continue reading

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Ancestry Day in Knoxville

On the last day of the FGS (Saturday) Ancestry.com sponsored a Ancestry Day open to the public. Approximately 600 people showed up (FGS attendance was reported to be slightly more than 1000) to attend four one hour sessions on topics … Continue reading

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Our Military Heritage

On Thursday morning, Curt Witcher presented information about a website established by the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library to preserve the records and information that document the lives of our nation’s veterans. The ‘Our Military Heritage’ website … Continue reading

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WeRelate.org

One topic sure to generate a heated argument in a group of genealogists is whether or not to publish your family tree. I happen to belong to the ‘publish’ camp and have my tree available on RootsWeb. But that may … Continue reading

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Family Search Wiki

There is so much to learn about genealogy, and the more I learn the more I realize how little I actually do know. And while I am admitting faults here, my short term memory is not exactly great (and it … Continue reading

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Focus Group for Presidents of Genealogical Societies

The final session I attended was a focus group for Presidents of genealogical societies.  The group was appalled when I informed them of the dire consequences facing the Genealogy Department of the Dallas Central LIbrary if the proposed budget cuts … Continue reading

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Records Preservation and Access Committee

This morning I attended the session given by the Records Preservation and Access Committee (RPAC) of the FGS. The presenters were Fred Moss who is one of the state liasons for Texas and David Rencher who is the chairman of … Continue reading

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FGS Voice Newsletter

Partner society members can elect to receive the FGS Voice newsletter sent directly to their electronic inbox. Simply send an email to voice@fgs.org and you will receive an “opt in” email in return. This newsletter includes FGS activities, updates on … Continue reading

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