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MGC Receives National Recognition

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Every year, the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) holds a large national genealogical conference. The highlight of the conference for MGC this year was being awarded a Presidential Citation from D. Joshua Taylor, President of FGS, in recognition of our outstanding work in ensuring records access for genealogists! When our FGS delegate was called to the front of the huge hall to accept the award in front of all of her peers she was quite tickled and very proud.

MGC Booth in FGS 2013 ShowcaseMore than 1,500 genealogists gathered this year in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to learn, share, network and stock up on reading material! FGS members include genealogical societies, libraries, family societies, archives and companies, and all share the goal of studying the history of families. Regular ol' genealogists attended the conference in abundance and were not disappointed. MGC had a presence in the Exhibit Hall in the area known as Society Showcase, a small, village-like group of tables promoting smaller societies (as opposed to big companies like Ancestry.com and FamilySearch). Quite a few people stopped by the MGC table to talk about records access issues and take a chance on our wondrous door prize, which consisted of lots of goodies based on a Massachusetts theme, e.g. An 'R's ah fa losahs' tee shirt, some lobster bibs, Necco wafers, USS Constitution paperweight, 2 DVD War of 1812 set, antique postcard of Pilgrims, MGC mugs, and much more.

MGC thanks FGS for the opportunity to take our mission to the national level, and we are very grateful for the President's Citation in that it helps to promote our cause of keeping civil records open and accessible to all genealogical and historical researchers.

 

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Polly FitzGerald Kimmitt is a Board-certified genealogist specializing in Massachusetts research. She has been taking clients for sixteen years and researches a variety of topics from Mayflower lineages to locating townlands of Irish immigrants. She is a case worker under contract to the US Army on repatriation cases, helping to locate family members of servicemen missing or killed in previous conflicts. She currently serves as a director at Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), and editor of the FGS Voice Newsletter, and is past president of MGC. You can read her personal blog at http://pk-pollybog.blogspot.com.

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