One of the major genealogy conferences each year is that of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, or FGS. This conference always attracts 1,500 to 2,000 attendees and features more than 200 presentations, lectures, luncheons and workshops. This year's conference will be held this week, September 3 through 6, in Philadelphia.
As in past conferences, this year's event features presentations about almost every conceivable genealogy-related topic: Italian, Irish, German, Czech, Slovak, Black American, and other ethnic groups; computers; DNA; Revolutionary War; and much more. (You can find a complete list at http://www.fgsconference.org/program.)