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Federation of Genealogical Societies Debuts New Conference App

For Immediate Release
August 20, 2012

Offers Updated Information On FGS 2012 Conference

August 20, 2012 – Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces the debut of its free mobile application for the upcoming FGS 2012 Conference, Indians, Squatters, Settlers and Soldiers in the "Old Southwest" – to be held in Birmingham, Alabama 29 August to 1 September, 2012.

Based on the Guidebook app platform, the FGS 2012 Conference app provides smart phone and mobile device users with an easy way track all the exciting events and happenings at one of the largest genealogy events of the year.

With the FGS 2012 Conference app, users can:

  • Look up the entire FGS 2012 conference schedule including Librarians’ Day and Vendor Demonstrations.
  • Check on exhibitor information and locate those vendors to visit in the Exhibit Hall.
  • View Speaker biographies as well as session numbers.
  • Use maps of the venue including all floors of the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex.
  • View FGS 2012 Facebook page status updates and the FGS 2012 Twitter feed.
  • Create a personal schedule using the To Do List function.

Visit to learn more about accessing the FGS 2012 Conference app for iOS, Blackberry, Windows 7 and Android devices. Once the Guidebook application is loaded, search for “FGS” to load the FGS/AGS 2012 event.

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About the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS)

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) was founded in 1976 and represents the members of hundreds of genealogical societies. FGS links the genealogical community by helping genealogical societies strengthen and grow through resources available online, FGS Forum magazine (filled with articles pertaining to society management and genealogical news), and Society Strategy Series papers, covering topics about effectively operating a genealogical society. FGS also links the genealogical community through its annual conference -- four days of excellent lectures, including one full day devoted to society management topics. To learn more visit

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