Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Federation of Genealogical Societies and Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society ​A​nnounce FGS 2017 National C​o​nference

FGS 2017 To Be Held Aug 30—Sep 2 in Pittsburgh, PA with Local Co-host Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society

October 28, 2014 – Austin, TX. and Pittsburgh, PA. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) and local co-host Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society (WPGS) announce the FGS 2017 National Conference will be held August 30—September 2 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

“We couldn’t be happier to be visiting Pittsburgh for the 2017 FGS Conference,” says FGS President D. Joshua Taylor. “The city’s unique history and rich genealogical resources promise to deliver a memorable and enjoyable experience to the FGS Community.”

Pittsburgh will provide a historical backdrop for this four day genealogy event which includes three days of family history sessions for all skill levels, one full day dedicated to genealogy society management, the popular Society Showcase, and a full exhibit hall.

“The Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society is excited to be the local co-host for the 2017 FGS Conference to be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,” says WPGS President Debbie Kapp. “Our region is rich with genealogical information and this conference will be a remarkable opportunity for genealogical societies. Leaders and volunteers will find plenty of practical knowledge and inspiration for reaching out to their members. Individual researchers can connect with fellow genealogists while learning from top-notch teachers. We can't wait to showcase our city and extend hospitality to genealogists from across the U.S. and beyond.”

This announcement rounds out the upcoming FGS conferences through 2018 which include:
  •  FGS 2015 National Conference in Salt Lake City, UT
  •  FGS 2015 Alaska Cruise
  •  FGS 2015 Regional Conference in conjunction with the New York Family History Conference in Syracuse, NY
  •  FGS 2016 National Conference 40th Anniversary in
     Springfield, IL
  •  FGS 2018 National Conference in Ft. Wayne, IN

Currently, registration is open for the FGS 2015 National Conference “Connect.Explore.Refresh,” to be held concurrently with Rootstech February 11-14, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Register at https://www.fgsconference.org/. FGS is also booking cabins at https://www.fgsconference.org/cruise/ for its upcoming Alaska Cruise scheduled to set sail August 28, 2015

About the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS)

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) was founded in 1976 and represents the members of hundreds of genealogical societies. FGS links the genealogical community by helping genealogical societies and family history enthusiasts strengthen and grow through online resources, FGS FORUM magazine, and through its annual national conference which provides four days of excellent learning opportunities for both societies and family history enthusiasts. To learn more about FGS visit fgs.org. To learn more about the next FGS annual conference to be held in Salt Lake City, UT, visit fgsconference.org. Also, find FGS on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FGSgenealogy, on Twitter @FGSgenealogy and on the FGS Voice blog at http://voice.fgs.org.

About Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society (WPGS)

The Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization of amateur and professional family historians and genealogists dedicated to the study and preservation of family history. Since 1974, members of WPGS have helped trace family roots in Western Pennsylvania while preserving important local and regional records. The collection of the WPGS spans the early 1750s through the early part of the 20th century, in a variety of formats. Although it emphasizes the 26 counties of Western Pennsylvania, the WPGS Library also contains materials from the entire state of Pennsylvania, as well as surrounding states. To learn more about WPGS visit WPGS.org.