Tech SIG currently is meeting just ahead of the monthly members meeting the second Wednesday of the month at the Salem Church branch library, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg, VA 22407. The group currently is looking at topics and issues related to the Family Tree Maker software program.
FRGS members are investigating forming an Irish SIG, and are looking for a member to lead the SIG. This group meets the first Monday of the month at Salem Church branch library, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg, VA 22407.
Leaders Needed for FRGS Special Interest Groups
Would you like to try your hand at leading an FRGS SIG? Special Interest Groups within genealogical societies exist for members to focus on topics that are specifically relevant to their individual areas of interest. SIGSs can pertain to nationality (German, Irish, British), geographic area (Virginia) and genealogical study focus (technology, methodology, family history writing).
SIGS typically meet monthly, but can meet quarterly if the group so decides. Meetings usually are quite informal, with question/answer and discussion sessions or a meeting focused on a particular topic. Occasionally, outside speakers are brought in. The SIG leader organizes and publicizes the meeting, recommends the format or topic for the meetings, and reports back to the general membership on SIG activities.
FRGS is looking for a new leader for the Irish, German and Central Virginia SIGs, as well as leaders for new SIGs. If you have a Special Interest that you’re passionate about and would like to look into creating and leading (or perhaps co-leading) one, email us at FRGSVA@gmail.com or talk to one of the Executive Council members at the next society meeting.