This week more than 1100 people attended the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Conference, which began yesterday (September 3rd) and will be held until September 6th in Philadelphia.
The conference is featuring more than 110 speakers, including well-known genealogists and lecturers in the field such, as Kory L. Meyerink, Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak, Rick Crume, Elizabeth Shown Mills, Jana Sloan Broglin, and many more.
Historian Robert Selig gave the keynote address. Selig is a specialist on the role of French forces under the Comte de Rochambeau during the American Revolutionary War and currently serves as project historian to the National Park Service for the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail Project.
If you are in the Philadelphia area, swing by the FamilyLink.com booth in Exhibit Hall B, booths 711 and 713. Be sure to enter a drawing to win a free subscription or receive a discount on a WorldVitalRecords.com membership.
FGS was founded in 1976 and represents the members of more than 500 genealogical societies. Although online registration is closed, conference walk-ins are welcome! For additional information about the conference and events surrounding the conference visit the FGS Blog at http://www.fgsconference.org/blog/.