Federation of Genealogical Societies to host national convention in Springfield, Illinois

Springfield, Illinois is the destination this fall for the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ annual conference.

“Pathways to the Heartland” is the theme for this year’s event, which is Sept. 7-10 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center. There are more than 160 lectures covering a wide variety of genealogical topics.

Registration for the full conference is $185, postmarked by July 1 and $235 after that date.

Single day registration is $75 by July 1 and $99 after that date. There are a series of supplemental workshops for $15 each: Social History and Genealogy; Writing your Family History;  Swedish workshop; German workshop; Think Like a Targeted Marketer; Developing a Basic Research Plan and Windows on the Past: Dating Photographs.

There are 16 luncheons and special events, all available at an extra charge.

For more information or to register, go to the Federation’s website.

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