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22 August 2019

The Merger of NGS and FGS

Announcement on the NGS web page, August 21

Breaking news: The Federation of Genealogical Societies and the National Genealogical Society have just announced their agreement to merge and to host a single, annual joint conference beginning in 2021.

Genealogist Amy Johnson Crow has put out a podcast and blog post in which she shares her thoughts on what the merger might mean for genealogical societies. As she points out, FGS and NGS have distinct missions: "NGS’s main mission is to promote genealogy scholarship and education—helping genealogists do better research. FGS’s main mission, on the other hand, is to help genealogy societies be better societies. Those missions complement each other, but they are not the same."

Read Amy's blog post or listen to the podcast HERE.

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