We the People: Alabama conference set for Labor Day weekend

Sharon Burns: The Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, co-sponsored by the Alabama Genealogical society, will be Aug. 29 to Sept. 1 in Birmingham, Ala.
BY SHARON BURNS sburns@opubco.com Published: July 9, 2012

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.”

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