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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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