Og has been busy with the 2008 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference that took place last week in Philadelphia. It was a blast, and to start off our coverage, we have a set of four interviews to share. That’s right, four! Og hopes you enjoy them as much as he did:
FGS Interview #1:
Dick Eastman interviews Tim Sullivan, CEO of The Generations Network, about Ancestry.com’s World Archives Project and its partnership with genealogical societies and individuals to help make historical record collections available to the public. You can visit http://ancestry.com/worldarchivesproject to learn more about the project.
FGS Interview #2:
Dick Eastman’s next interview is with Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak and they talk about the Unclaimed Persons initiative, including the recent RootsTelevision video and brand-new Unclaimed Persons website: www.unclaimedpersons.org. You should check it out and join the group of 350+ dedicated volunteers!
Dick also talks to Megan about an article she wrote for Ancestry Magazine about who would be the king or queen of America today if George Washington had been king. Now THAT is interesting!
FGS Interview #3:
This interview is with Brian Donovan of Eneclann, an Irish genealogy research and resource company. They discuss recent revelations about Barack Obama’s Irish Kearney relatives, including the fact that they were once wigmakers and heavily into Dublin politics. Want to know more about Eneclann? Visit www.eneclann.ie. For more information about Obama’s Irish roots, visit www.irishorigins.com.
FGS Interview #4:
And this week’s last FGS interview is with Melinde Lutz Sanborn, FASG. She talks to Dick Eastman about being a Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists and about a new genealogy certificate program available through Boston University. The program is ideal for anyone who wants to develop their knowledge and skills in conducting genealogy research. It’s a 14-week course and even provides hands-on training. You should check it out!
Stay tuned for more videos from FGS coming next week, and thanks for watching!
Og from RootsTelevision.com