There’s no doubt it is!
- I posted the other day about Internet Genealogy Magazine going all digital.
- The following tweet appeared on Friday.
THE Genealogy Show
Unfortunately, after careful consideration,
we have made the difficult decision to
forego the hosting of any shows in the |
year 2023. We understand that this news
may be disappointing, and we thank
everyone who has supported us by
speaking, attending and sponsoring our
Please know that we remain committed |
to providing exceptional experiences in
If you wish to help us with the possibility of
future shows, we would be extremely
grateful for any support you are able to
- I’m hearing that attendance at in-person conferences is way down from pre-pandemic times.
- Societies are finding attendance at hybrid events strongly favours online participation.
- Online presentations, many free, are providing all the “educational” opportunities many people want.
- For OGS, membership fee income increased in 2022 over 2021 by about six percent. Expenditures increased by seven percent. Without a large bequest, roughly equivalent to one year’s expenditures, the society would have shown a small annual operating deficit.
- BIFHSGO expenses in 2022 were similar to 2021, while a substantial conference surplus that year helped maintain total assets several times annual expenditures. A multi-year decline in membership continued.
- The Quebec Family History Society has gone mostly quiet. Aside from a two part Zoom session, How Do I Find My Ancestors in England and Wales? with Gary Schroder on 7 and 14 June, there have been no meetings and none scheduled.
and late-breaking from the US
- The (US) National Genealogical Society is merging with Genealogy ConferenceKeeper.org, Inc., and has acquired the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP).