The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) is holding its 2013 conference in Fort Wayne, Indiana, from August 21st to 24th. There are over 20 talks on Midwest genealogy, religious groups, and record repositories. If you’re a snowbird summering in the Midwest and serious about genealogy, you’ll want to consider attending this convention.
Additional details about the talks are available at the Program Page. Events include “Journey Through the Generations with Our Veterans” at the Allen County Public Library, and the Exhibit Hall will have more booths than an Irishman has cousins. You can register online for $190 for the four-day conference; see the Registration Page. Special rates at convention hotels start at $119/night (Lodging).
The Genealogy Center of the Allen County Library in Fort Wayne has over a million books and microform sources. It’s open extra hours for the convention and will give you an opportunity to do genealogy yourself, as well as listen to others talk about it. The location of this year’s FGS convention adds greatly to its interest.
If you do decide to go, please let me or Darwin know; maybe you could report back to the club in the fall. I wish I could make it myself!