The annual conference of the U.S. Federation of Genealogical Societies is still ten months away, but the sponsoring organization already has an active blog in place to provide information about the conference.
The conference will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, on August 30 through September 2, 2006, ending on Labor Day weekend. This conference promises to have more presentations than any other genealogy conference in history. The FGS conference blog already has articles about the conference hotel, a preview of some lecture topics, information about how to register online, and more.
You can read the blog in a normal web browser at http://fgsconference.blogspot.com. If you are using an RSS newsreader, also sometimes called a blog newsreader, point it to http://fgsconference.blogspot.com/atom.xml to automatically retrieve any new articles as they are published.
If you are not yet using an RSS newsreader, you might want to obtain one. Many RSS newsreaders are available free of charge, and they simplify your efforts to stay up to date on the latest information on the web. RSS newsreaders are especially useful to anyone using a dial-up connection as they can greatly save online time.
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