Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS)
P.O. Box 200940
Austin, TX 78720-0940
This federation of a large number of state and local genealogical societies is an excellent source for locating genealogical and historical societies not covered in each state's section. FGS produces the quarterly FGS Forum, which is available by subscription and at a discount to all members of genealogical societies belonging to the FGS, which also sponsors annual national conferences where attendees can learn about research sources and methodology.
A current list of some genealogical and historical societies is included in Juliana Szucs Smith, comp. Ancestry Family Historian's Address Book, rev. ed. (Orem, Utah: Ancestry, 2003). In addition there are many libraries, public and private, throughout the country that have significant collections of genealogical material. Some of these are listed in Directory of American Libraries with Genealogy or Local History Collections, compiled by P. William Filby (Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 1988).