26 May, 2013
Speaker Spotlight: George G Morgan
Hello Everyone! I’m George G. Morgan from the Tampa Bay area in Florida, and I’m very excited to be speaking at the 2013 FGS Conference!
I am the president of Aha! Seminars, Inc., a seminar company that presents continuing education workshops for library consortia and genealogy lectures for societies. I’m a self-proclaimed ‘rabid genealogist’ who loves the thrill of the chase and learn something new about genealogy and my family every day. I’ve been working on my family’s genealogy since my Grandmother Morgan got me started in early 1962.
My lectures have been presented at local, state, national, and international conferences, on genealogy cruises, and I’ve also led genealogy research trips to England. Webinars are also part of my presentation portfolio these days, allowing me to reach and share information with many more genealogists.
I’m a productive writer, having written literally hundreds of articles for magazines, journals, newsletters, and columns for online sites in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and even Singapore! I’ve just finished writing my 11th book, Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques, with Drew Smith, and McGraw-Hill will publish it in September. Drew and I also produce The Genealogy Guys Podcast at http://genealogyguys.com, the longest running genealogical podcast, with thousands of listeners around the globe.
The FGS Conference really has something for every level of genealogist and almost every interest area. I was program chair for the 2003 FGS Conference in Orlando, Florida, and program co-chair for the 2011 Conference in Springfield, Illinois. I really understand what goes into a great genealogy conference, not just in the lecture sessions but also in the exciting exhibit hall and in the luncheons and social events. And add the Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library and you have all the ingredients for a world-class learning and research experience!
This is my fourth year as Vice President of Membership of FGS and can attest to the fact that we put a terrific amount of work into the Focus on Societies sessions on Wednesday at each conference. This year is no exception, and two my three lectures are part of the Focus on Societies track.
I look forward to meeting and sharing information and experiences with the attendees at this year’s FGS Conference. You can learn more about me, my company, and the podcast at http://ahaseminars.com. See you in Fort Wayne in August!
George G. Morgan’s sessions at FGS 2013:
W-121 – Harness the Power of Email in Your Society
Wednesday 3:30-4:30 PM
W-128 – The Shape of the 21st Century Genealogical Society
Wednesday 5:00-6:00 PM
F-347 – Locating and Accessing Published Genealogies Online
Friday 5:00-6:00 PM