All active members should have gotten an email on November 22-23 with a link to the online voting site for the 2014-2015 FSGS Officers. If you did not receive the email, please log in and check your email address. Voting will be closed at midnight on November 30th, 2013.
2014 FSGS Annual Conference
The three-day conference will be held at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center in Gainesville, Florida on 28 - 30 March 2014.
More details COMING SOON!
FSGS Poolside Chats: A Genealogy Webinar Series
December 19 at 8:00 pm: Strategic Planning for Societies
Click here to register for the webinar
The Videos for most past webinars are now available. Log in and look for the FSGS Webinar link on the left under Members Log In
Check out the events going on around the state of Florida to celebrate the 500 year anniversary of Ponce de Leon's landing in Florida.
Log in and the link will be on the member benefits page on the left.
SUPPORT FSGS BY PURCHASING YOUR FLIP PAL SCANNER THROUGH FSGS!
CHECK FOR SPECIALS!
You MUST use this link in order for FSGS to get any benefit from your purchase. The link will take you to the Flip-Pal website and will not look any different from going directly there but there is a code in this link.
If you have never been to the FSGS website before, or haven't been recently, a lot has changed! Take a few minutes to explore and try out these features:
Our Members Only Section
is a must stop on our new website. This section provides our members with new tools and assistance in their genealogy. FSGS Members have been notified via email of the new FSGS website and have been sent login and password instructions. Click on the Members link in the left sidebar and enter your login and password on the page that is displayed to paticipate in these resources:
Surname Research - Anyone can access and search the surname list and contact the member that posted that surname, but only members can add surnames to to the list.
Members Forums - Want to find out about pre-statehood immigration routes into Florida? Looking for help with research sources in upstate New York? Need to find a copy of a county history that you saw mentioned somewhere? Harness the knowledge and research experience of your fellow FSGS members by posting the question in the Members Forums. While there are never any guarantees for success, asking a group of fellow researchers can often produce unexpected results. These entries can be viewed by anyone, but only members can create an entry or respond to one.
Research Tip: Census Surprises
Because they lack the level of detail found in the later censuses, too many genealogists see all of the pre 1850 U.S. Census reports as unworthy of the time spent studying them. That is a mistake - many contain valuable information that is often overlooked. Take the 1840 census, for example... (Read more...
Does your society have an event coming up? Have you come across an exciting new genealogy link, fascinating new book or interesting bit of genealogy news? Pass it along to our newsletter Editor Pam Treme
The Florida Genealogist
Every family has a story and we would like to help you tell yours. We are now accepting articles to be published in The Florida Genealogist. Writing and editing assistance is available. Please contact Editor Cori Downing