Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Best Genealogy Publication You're (Probably) Not Reading

The fall 2012 issue of the Federation of Genealogical Societies FORUM came out yesterday. It's fabulous.

Here the highlights of this issue:

Records Access in a Post 9/11 World by David Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA, FIGRS

President's Message by Pat Oxley

Introducing the New FGS Website! by George Morgan

FGS 2013: A Great Opportunity to Research Your Ancestors by Tina Lyons

Member Society News by Lisa Alzo

Genealogy 2.0 by Randy Seaver

Family Associations by Christine Rose, CG, CGL, FASG

Genealogy Blogging by Amy Coffin

Records Preservation and Access Committee (RPAC) by Linda McCleary

Book Reviews by Paul Millner

That's quite a cast. I still can't believe I'm a part of it. I should add that Paul Millner reviewed 16 items in this issue. That's a lot of reading on his part.

Anyone can subscribe to the FGS Forum. You do not need to be a society officer or even a member. An annual subscription for the quarterly is $15. A two-year subscription is $25 and FGS recently offered a three-year subscription for $30. A subscription also includes access to previous digital issues starting with Winter 2011.

The FGS Forum is an all-digital publication. It is delivered in PDF format via email. It is slick, colorful and easy to read. The topics in this issue and others reflect a wide range of genealogy subjects, not just those concerned with genealogy societies. For example, Rencher's post-9/11 record access article is important to everyone who has ever requested a record for genealogy research.

Also, a hat tip to Paul Millner and his generous supply of book and product reviews. It's always exciting to read about new publications on the shelf.

Though I write for the Forum, FGS did not compensate me for this mention. I also pay for my own subscription. I just really enjoy reading the Forum and feel it's the best genealogy publication you're (probably) not reading.

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