I reached out to FGS about helping to spread the word about opportunities for genealogists to interact with what is happening at FGS 2016 from home. Their response was brief and to the point: "No live streaming." Well, that's not exactly true.
As you know, a good genealogist won't take "no" for an answer. Here are a few ways you can follow what's happening at FGS 2016 "Time Travel: Centuries of Memories" from August 31st - September 3rd.
Lisa Louise Cooke will be back with more "Genealogy Gems" at this year's conference and she's streaming four of her sessions LIVE on Periscope. You'll need to be a Twitter user or have the free Periscope app on your smart phone to participate. If you can't watch live, you'll still be able to watch the broadcast for 24 hours after the stream ends.
For details, visit her website at lisalouisecooke.com/FGS.
Lisa's live-streamed sessions (times are CDT):
10:00 AM – Organize Your Digital Date, Lisa Louise Cooke
1:15 PM – Getting Started in Genetic Genealogy, Diahan Southard
12:15 PM – mtDNA Success Secrets, Diahan Southard
1:15 PM – Easy Family History Videos, Lisa Louise Cooke
Your friend in genealogy is bringing the AmbushCAM to Springfield! "Ol' Myrt" has packed her bags ... and her microphone and camera ... and she'll be looking for some of our favorite faces in family history to interview on site. Look for videos coming soon to DearMYRTLE's YouTube page and while you're there check out some of her previous AmbushCAM clips and Hangouts.
One of the best ways to keep up with what's happening at FGS 2016 will be their Twitter account @FGSgenealogy and official hashtag #FGS2016. You don't even have to be a Twitter user to search the hashtag at Twitter (or use the embedded stream at the bottom of this post).
There will also be a host of attendees and presenters tweeting from the Prairie Capital Convention Center. Below are a few of my must-follow accounts for this exciting week:
@ancestryjourney - Jen Baldwin *speaker*
@lizl_genealogy - Liz Loveland (genealogist)
@lamacki88 - Laura M. (genealogist)
@GenProf - Michael J. Leclerc (genealogist)
@lisaalzo - Lisa Alzo *speaker*
@mansfieldml - Mike Mansfield (Director of Content Operations at MyHeritage)
@geni - setting up camp at booth #625
@CristaCowan - Crista Cowan *speaker*
@CeCeLMoore - CeCe Moore *speaker*
@legalgen - Judy G. Russell *speaker*
@DNAdiahan - Diahan Southard (she'll be talking DNA at the Genealogy Gems booth)
@HVSresearch - Helen V. Smith (genealogist)
@DLGenealogist - David Allen Lambert (Chief Genealogist at NEHGS, Extreme Genes radio personality)