AGS Fall Conference — Cyndi Ingle

The Arkansas Genealogical Society will hold its 2024 fall conference on Saturday, October 19th, starting at 9:00 am. Our speaker will be the internationally renowned Cyndi Ingle, creator of CyndisList.com. The conference will be a Zoom Webinar. You can attend from the comfort of your home or gather with others at one of the watch parties that will be held in many cities around Arkansas and other states.

If your club, library, or other organization would like to sponsor a watch party, contact us for details. It’s a great way to engage family history enthusiasts in your area.

Cyndi will give four presentations:

  • Cyndi’s List in Practice
  • Navigating Your Way Through FamilySearch
  • Newspaper Tools Online: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
  • Accessing Ancestry: The Roots, The Branches, and The Trees

Registration for the conference will open in early August.

Kitchen Round Table Talks

The Arkansas Genealogical Society is excited to announce the launch of a new Zoom forum called “Kitchen Round Table Talks.” Each month, we will select a genealogical topic or application to engage in a lively discussion among a group of participants online. To encourage participation, we limit the number of attendees, therefore, registration is required. In the event of a high demand for a specific topic, we can arrange an additional meeting to accommodate more participants.

We eagerly invite individuals to suggest topics of interest and encourage volunteers to lead discussions on subjects they are particularly passionate about. It is important to note that this initiative is a work in progress, and we anticipate making adjustments based on trial and error. Your participation and feedback are invaluable as we refine our approach.

See the latest list of topics and times: ArGenSoc.org/kitchen

Free Zoom Presentations

If you are the program chairperson of a local genealogical or historical society, AGS is now offering a new service crafted especially for you and your organization. It is a list of topics and AGS speakers who are available to share free selected genealogical lectures with your organization through an internet Zoom connection. These lectures cover a wide selection of Arkansas genealogy topics. For a list of the topics and additional information, click here. Check back periodically since new topics may be added.

Outreach Committee

AGS recognizes that there are some local clubs in the state that are struggling to survive due to the pandemic and other issues. We would like to help. If you are in such a club or know of one, please let us know by writing to outreach@argensoc.org.