Posted by on July 16, 2009 in News, Website

Join in Little Rock, Arkansas, at the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ Genealogy Conference for four days of family history, classes, exhibit halls and much, much more.  

2009 Federation of Genealogical Societies’ Genealogy Conference
September 2–5, 2009
Little Rock Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

 Free Track of Classes – Free to the Public
As part of the conference, is excited to offer a FREE track of five classes designed to help you get the most out of your membership. The free classes will be held on Saturday, September 5, from 8 am to 4:30 pm.

Class Schedule:

  • 8 am – Getting the Most out of Your Subscription – Discover how the historical records, tree–building tools, and search tools on can grow your tree. (Designed for beginning users of
  • 9:30 am – Best Strategies for Searching – Learn the best strategies for searching’s thousands of databases to get the most information about your ancestors. (Designed for beginning to intermediate users)
  • 11 am – What’s New on – Find out about the most recent content, website features, product enhancements, and much more. (Designed for beginning to advanced users)
  • 2 pm – Tapping into the and RootsWeb Community – Discover the tools on and RootsWeb that can help you find and communicate with other family historians. (Designed for beginning to advanced users)
  • 3:30 pm – Getting the Most from Family Tree Maker – Learn how Family Tree Maker can help you more effectively organize, manage, and share your family history. (Designed for beginning to intermediate users of Family Tree Maker)

We’d love to know if you’re coming, so we can make appropriate preparations. Let us know if you’ll be able to attend by RSVPing at this URL:

Conference Classes – Conference registration required to attend
Register today to attend the four full days of the conference, which includes more than 150 family history classes taught by more than 50 nationally known family history experts and professionals.

In addition, Tim Sullivan, CEO of, will be the conference’s keynote speaker. Titled “The Future of Our Past: Preserving Yesterday’s Records for Tomorrow’s Researchers,” Tim’s talk will discuss how technology has and is drastically changing the way we pursue our family history.

Register for the conference today.

Exhibit Hall – Free to the Public
Bring this email to the booth in the conference’s exhibit hall and receive a special thank–you gift. experts will be on hand to answer questions about the website. Sit in on demonstrations covering, Family Tree Maker, MyCanvas and more. And don’t miss special conference discounts on various products.

Ask the Expert — Juliana Smith, popular editor of the Ancestry Weekly Discovery newsletter (formerly the Ancestry Daily News) will be in the booth to answer your family history questions. Stop by the booth to sign up for a 10–minute, one–on–one time slot with Juliana.

The exhibit hall also features family history vendors from across the country. The exhibit hall is free to the public and is open:

  • Thursday, September 3 — 9:30am – 5:00pm
  • Friday, September 4 — 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday, September 5 — 9:00am – 5:00pm

Digitize Your Family Records – Free to the Public is excited to provide conference attendees the opportunity to scan their family records, for free, on a high–speed scanner. It’s a unique opportunity to become familiar, first–hand, with the record digitization process – as well as have your family history records digitized!

Details about Scanning

  • Conference attendees will be able to sign up for 15–minute scanning sessions.
  • imaging specialists will be operating the scanner
  • will be using a high–speed, loose–leaf scanner that will scan documents and photographs in full color
  • The scanner can scan about 200 family photographs or loose–leaf documents during a 15–minute session
  • Scanned images will be saved to flash drives (provided at no cost by and given to attendees for their own personal use. (Note: Scanned images will NOT be uploaded to the website by personnel.)
  • There is always a possibility that damage to older, more fragile documents may occur during the scanning process. urges patrons to use their best judgment when choosing documents to be scanned.


Register today to attend the
Federation of Genealogical Societies Genealogy Conference.

We hope to see you in Little Rock!



  1. Ellie

    I entered spouses in the order of marriage and now they are in a different order. How do I get them back to the way they should be

  2. John Igleburger

    We are unable to attend this meeting and would like to know if you are going to have another class like the one held on Sep 2 – 5, 2009 in Little Rock? We would very much like to attend; Tulsa, Kansas City or ?? Thank you.

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