The theme of the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, Aug. 29 to Sept. 1 in Birmingham, Ala., will be “Indians, Squatters, Settlers and Soldiers in the Old Southwest.”
Thursday, Friday and Saturday will focus on presentations to help genealogists with research challenges and provide instruction on useful techniques. Sessions for new genealogists will be provided throughout the conference.
The conference, sponsored by the Alabama Genealogical Society, will also feature “GenSpiration” sessions — an opportunity for attendees to gather and discuss topics of their choice. Groups will discuss a particular topic of interest that goes beyond sessions scheduled as part of the conference program.
For more information about the sessions, go to www.fgsconferenceblog.org/2012/06/are-you-relatively-new-genealogist.html.
Registration is $245. For program and registration information or to register online, go to www.fgs.org. The 16-page registration booklet is available at www.fgs.org/2012conference/pdf/2012RegistrationBrochure.pdf. The site also provides links to information posted on Facebook, Twitter and “Our Blog.”
The Edmond Genealogical Society will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Edmond Historical Museum, 431 S Boulevard. Nelda Brown will present “Interesting Characters at the Summit View Cemetery in Guthrie.”
For more information, call the Edmond Historical Society and Museum at 340-0078.
Jim Ike will present “The Records of the War of 1812” at the CCOKC Genealogy Group at 9 a.m. Saturday at the CCOKC Resource Center, 3000 United Founders Blvd, Suite 201.
Ike will discuss how the war affected our ancestors, the types of records available and where they can be located.
“The Master Genealogist” and “Legacy” genealogy database programs will be discussed at 11 a.m. For more information, email Jim Ike at email@example.com.
If you have a question, event, idea or an experience you wish to share, email Sharon Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org.