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USGenWeb at FGS 2006


The USGenWeb Project is proud to announce that in celebration of our 10th Anniversary, USGenWeb will sponsor a track at the 2006 Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Conference. The conference will be held in Boston , Massachusetts , home to the oldest genealogical society in the United States and the local host for the 2006 conference - the New England Historic Genealogical Society, August 30-September 2, 2006.

Events for USGenWeb Members

  • Question and Answer Session with the USGenWeb Project
  • USGenWeb Booth (volunteers needed!)
  • Dinners, Tours, and MORE!
  • USGenWeb 10th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon (held at the FGS 2006 Conference)

    10 Years Later-The USGenWeb Project: A Valuable Research Resource
    Chuck Knuthson

    Chuck Knuthson is a professional genealogist who researches in California and the West. A retired police captain, he instructs college genealogy classes locally, and lectures at the local, state and national levels. He is President of the 1,300 member Sacramento German Genealogy Society and Treasurer for the Federation of Genealogical Societies. He has served as a volunteer USGenWeb County Coordinator for Sierra County, California since 1998. A graduate of NIGR, IGHR, and SLIG, he is a member of the National Genealogical Society, Association of Professional Genealogists, Genealogical Speakers Guild, and numerous other organizations.

USGenWeb-Sponsored Lectures

Over the course of four days, USGenWeb will sponsor twenty events at the 2006 FGS Conference! A full schedule of lectures and speakers will be posted in Fall 2005. However here is a "sneak peek" at the USGenWeb at FGS 2006 Track.....

Secrets of Easy Website Maintenance
Learn how to use basic server side, simple cascading style sheet codes, as well as ‘boilerplate’ paragraphs to simplify and streamline the creation and maintenance of web sites.

Putting Data Online: Getting it From Here to There
Learn tips and tricks for converting information from many sources, such as books, photographs, databases, and word processing files to web pages. Discover how to use scanning and optical character recognition (OCR) effectively.

Copyright and Privacy in a Digital World: What Genealogists Need to Know!
Can I Use That? Learn the basics of copyright rules and regulations for genealogists, while learning how to protect and preserve your own privacy and the privacy in others as you do genealogy in a Digital World!

Quick and Easy Webpage Creation for Genealogists
Building web pages should be fun not work. Genealogists want to spend their time doing and sharing research, not writing computer code. Learn to make web pages using Microsoft Word.

Hidden Treasures of USGenWeb
There are many special projects within the USGenWeb Project that are real gems – unusual, unique or just unbelievably comprehensive – and they are all free!

Successful Partnerships Between USGenWeb and Genealogical Societies
Learn how USGenWeb County Coordinators and members of local genealogical societies can work effectively together to make information available for online researchers while enhancing the society’s publication sales. When local societies work as partners with the USGenWeb county site, everyone benefits!

....AND MUCH MORE!

Members of the USGenWeb at FGS 2006 Team

D. Joshua Taylor, Chairman
Ellen Pack, Speaker Relations
Tina S. Vickery, Local Events/Booth Coordinator
Lela Evans, Publicity Coordinator
Shari Handley, Publication Coordinator

JOIN THE TEAM! If you would like to be a member of the team...please e-mail Josh@DJoshuaTaylor.com
Your help is needed and greatly appreciated!


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