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FGS Genealogy Conference 2010

The Federation of Genealogical Societies has just opened registration for the 2010 annual genealogy conference. It will be co-hosted by the East Tennessee Historical Society and the Kentucky Historical Society. It will be held in Knoxville, TN on August 18-21, 2010 (Wednesday-Saturday). The theme for this conference is “Rediscovering American’s First Frontier”. Genealogy conferences are a great educational tool, but also an awesome networking experience!

J. Mark Lowe and Kent Whitworth will be this year’s keynote speakers. . Mark Lowe is a full-time professional genealogist, author, and teacher who researches primarily in original records and manuscripts throughout the South. Mark has published articles in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, North Carolina Genealogical Society Quarterly, Genealogical Speakers Guild SPEAK!, The Longhunter, and other society publications. His weekly local history article appears in the Robertson County (Tennessee) Times. Kent Whitworth, a seventh-generation Kentuckian, joined the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) as executive director in January 2004. During his tenure, KHS has focused on enhanced branding and marketing efforts, aggressively grown the KHS collections, raised funds for the KHS Foundation endowment, and reinstated the Kentucky History-mobile. Prior to joining KHS, Kent served as the director of the East Tennessee Historical Society in Knoxville.

Are you an information service provider in a genealogical, local history, library, archive, or other society serving family history researchers? They would enjoy having you join the Federation of Genealogical Societies and ProQuest at the annual Librarians Day sponsored by ProQuest. This year they hope to offer, as in past years, information that those that assist the family history researcher can utilize professionally and personally. Join your fellow librarians on Wednesday, August 18, 2010, at 8:30am for a day that has been tailored specifically for you!

Banquets and special events will be offered during this conference. Here are some of the events you can look forward to:
Hotel and travel arrangements can be found here!
A FGS Conference News Blog has been set up to keep everyone informed on conference updates.

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