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The conference lament

One really good thing about having both the Federation of Genealogical Societies 2015 Conference and RootsTech both going on side by side here in Salt Lake City this week is having lots of choices of sessions to attend.

FGS2015And one really bad thing about having both the Federation of Genealogical Societies 2015 Conference and RootsTech both going on side by side here in Salt Lake City this week is having lots of choices of sessions to attend.

Too many choices! And like everybody else The Legal Genealogist is lamenting the fact that there’s no way to be in two (or three or four) places at one time to take in all the sessions.

Even worse, of course, is the lament of all those who can’t be here in Salt Lake City: yes, there are some RootsTech sessions being livestreamed starting today (see here), but none of the FGS sessions are going out live — and there are just so many wonderful FGS sessions!

Now you can sit there and continue to lament… or you can pony up a ridiculously small amount of money per session and get a package of audio-recordings of more than 50 of the best sessions FGS has to offer.

You can get them on CD. You can get them on a flash drive. And you can access them online as well. The price tag: $249 for all of the recorded sessions… a grand total of less than $4.90 each. Note that the $249 price is a short-term price. After the conference, it’ll go up to $349 — so you don’t want to wait.

The link to place your order from Fleetwood Onsite, the recording company used by FGS, for the complete set of 2015 sessions is here.

So… if you sport for this, what will you get?

Here are just a few of the sessions already recorded or to be recorded before the conference ends on Saturday:

Cyndi Ingle
W-109 Find the Silver Lining In the Cloud
W-125 Tips for a Robust Society Web Site
T-222 Go West, Young Man: Online Resources for the Western United States

Thomas W. Jones
T-215 Problem Solving with Probate
F-304 New Standards or Old? Guidelines for Effective Research and Family Histories
F-314 Writing a Prize-Winning Family History

J. Mark Lowe
W-121 7 Sure Fire Ways to Involve Elroy Jetson (& others) in Your Genealogical Society
F-321 Finding the Migration Record and Stories of the Dust Bowl Disaster and Western Movement
S-402 Comparing Records With Vintage Tools and High Tech Resources

Judy G. Russell
W-116 The Ethical Genealogist
F-301 Gentlemen Judges: The Justices of the Peace
S-416 Martha Benschura: Enemy Alien

Craig R. Scott
T-204 Researching Your War of 1812 Ancestor
T-212 Civil War Medical Records
F-319 The Compiled Military Service Record

Paula Stuart-Warren
W-110 Your Society Can’t Afford To Do a Seminar? Here’s How!
T-218 The War Ended But Not The Records!
F-316 Railroads Beyond the Mississippi: History and Records

D. Joshua Taylor
W-108 New Kid on the Block: Embracing Your Society’s New Volunteers
W-128 Tradition and Technology: Finding Your Society’s Balance
T-208 Bridging the Gap: Tracing Families in the United States Between 1780 and 1830

And these are just some of the sessions you can get! There are sessions about specific record types, genealogical methodologies, technological aids, using DNA in genealogical research and so much more. For those thinking about pursuing certification from the Board for Certification of Genealogists, Elissa Scalise Powell and I will be presenting session F-312, Certification: Measuring Yourself Against Standards.

You can order any individual recording for $12, and the links to order those will appear on the Fleetwood website page for FGS 2015 as the recordings are available.

But all of them? All … for $249?

Talk about a deal…

And you don’t have to be in two places at one time.

Or even in Salt Lake City.

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