at FGS 2011 - Come Meet Us!

by Julie Hill

Posted on September 7, 2011

abe-lincoln.pngWe've arrived in Springfield, IL and are excited to be exhibiting this week at the FGS 2011 Conference. This city holds much historical significance, as the home to Abraham Lincoln for over twenty years leading up to his ascension to the White House in 1861. Not only are we looking forward to meeting lots of new folks, but also demoing what's new at, getting together with genealogy friends, and sitting in on some of the fantastic sessions lined up.

Setting up in the exhibit hall today we saw the conference begin to come alive, and we are eagerly anticipating what tomorrow has in store. You can find us at booths 621/720.

Last week we announced that the U.S. Federal Census is now available on We hope you stop by the booth to try this out yourself. In addition to the census, we've also added a number of new features, like an enhanced image viewer, and historical record collections including millions of vital records.

We'd love to show you all these things and more, so stop on by. We'll have several computers set-up for you to utilize.

In addition to what's new, we can show you the basics of starting a membership at Like how to begin your family tree, upload your GEDCOM, add family photos, and more. We would love to help you find new family connections, and succeed with your research!

Also, we're looking forward to watching one of our own, Anne Roach, speak in several sessions this weekend. We encourage you to attend as well, she has a ton of interesting insights to share.

Last but not least, we will be distributing several three month memberships to as door prizes at the conference. To enter, come by our booths 621/720 and drop off a ticket. We'll draw the winners at random, and notify you if you've won.

To all attending this weekend, we hope to see you at booths 621/720. If you're sitting this one out then keep an eye on our blog - we'll post conference updates throughout the week. Cheers!

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