The Winter 2011 FGS Forum

If you get a chance, you should read the latest FGS Forum from the Federation of Genealogical Societies.

The magazine has had as its helm for 22 years Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, and with this issue she retires and is fêted. (Prior to her stint as Editor, Ms. Luebking spent 3 years as an Assistant Editor to Loretto Szucs, so it’s a true silver anniversary she is celebrating.) My hat’s off to Sandra, whom I have only met and chatted with in passing, but who is known in the community for her kindness, generosity, and the high quality of the FGS Forum.

Member societies receive copies of the FGS Forum, but individuals can also subscribe. There is currently a special on: One year for $15 or two years for $25. The Forum is always full of good articles and news. It’s always worthy of a read.

In addition to fulsome appreciation for Ms. Luebking on the occasion of her retirement, the Winter 2011 issue also includes:

  • Thomas MacEntee on “FGS 2011: Springfield, Illinois” — In addition to covering the event itself, Thomas describes local attractions and repositories genealogists might want to visit. He considers local broadly: Springfield, Chicago, yes, but folks may not have thought about St. Louis, Wisconsin, and Indiana. (I know, for example, that I will be finding a way to get to the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois.)
  • Margaret Cheney, a Trustee of the Ohio Genealogical Society on that Society’s library, which opened in July 2010.
  • An update on records preservation and access issues by Linda Caldwell McCleary.
  • Randy Seaver on why we shouldn’t get seduced by online resources.

The issue is rounded out by a series of book reviews by Paul Milner.

Take a look, and consider subscribing.

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