Wednesday, October 19, 2005 - Education

FGS Conference Sees Bright Future

Thousands of genealogy experts and family history buffs enjoyed excellent presentations while learning about the latest tools and resources at the 2005 FGS Conference held September 7–10 (2005) in Salt Lake City, Utah. This year's theme, "Visions for the Future", highlighted many leading-edge trends and technologies that are improving genealogy. The annual conference was presented by the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the Utah Genealogical Association.

For those unable to attend, some of the presenters have agreed to have their presentations posted online. Just click on the name of the presentation you wish to download. Due to issues of ownership and proprietary information, some presentations may not be available for download. To view the presentations, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader or Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer.

Don't miss these three PDF presentations available at

FGS 2005 Keynote (pdf file - 819kb) Jay L. Verkler : FamilySearch

Societies Going Virtual (pdf file - 1.9mb) David E. Rencher : Genealogical Society of Utah

A Sneak Peak at the Near Future (pdf file - 6mb) David E. Rencher : Genealogical Society of Utah

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