Thursday, September 15, 2011

FGS Recognizes Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society for Unique Program Idea

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) conference in Springfield, Illinois on September 7-10 inaugurated a new feature this year called "Society Showcase". For a modest fee of $25, a genealogical society could display publications and promote activities at tables arranged along the periphery of the exhibit hall. 

Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society received a kind offer from Kathryn Doyle of the California Genealogical Society in Oakland to share their table.  We accepted and displayed our Divorce, Coroners and Women Entrepreneurs publications; the publications list; the Preserves; Family History Day and Spring Seminar flyers, and membership brochures. 
Pictured (l-r) Kathryn Doyle, Communications Director and
Jane Hufft, Nugget Editor from California Genealogical Society and
Denise Hibsch Richmond, Publicity Chairperson for Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society

Thursday, September 8th was Society Showcase night.  From 6pm to 8pm, we were at our assigned tables.  (click on photo to enlarge)  Attendees throughout the U.S. stopped by to chat and tell us about their California ancestors.  A few did not have any ancestors in California! (gasp!)  The exhibit hall was also buzzing that night because of several drawings at most exhibit booths for some pretty cool prizes.  I, alas, have yet to receive a call about my winning entry.  

During the evening, each society was asked to list their unique activities  in several categories including member benefits, programs, and fundraising.  The FGS Conference Committee reviewed all submissions and identified several "winning" ideas on the FGS Blog.  Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society was recognized in the "Program" category for its Blog Instructions, FAQs, etc.  Read the complete FGS Blog article. 
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Thank you again FGS, and Kathryn, we could not have achieved this without you!

posted by Denise Hibsch Richmond


  1. Congratulations on the FGS recognition.

  2. Thank you Amy. It was totally unexpected but much appreciated. Denise


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