Sunday, February 1, 2009

Society Member to Present Workshops at National Conference

Itawamba Historical Society member Lori Thornton will be presenting four sessions at the upcoming 2009 National Conference sponsored by the Federation of Genealogical Societies. The theme of this year’s conference to be held in Little Rock, Arkansas is Passages in Time.

Thornton will be presenting Using Your Society’s Web Site, Academic Assets: College & University Resources for the Family Historian, Bringing Order to Small Genealogical & Historical Libraries, and Researching in the Magnolia State: Mississippi Resources during this four-day national conference. She will be among some of the nation’s leading genealogists presenting workshops.

The conference will be held at the Little Rock Statehouse Convention Center September 2-5. This is Thornton’s second FGS national conference where she has presented workshops. She presented workshops at the FGS national conference in Boston during 2006.

A native of Amory in neighboring Monroe County, Thornton has been a member of the Itawamba Historical Society for several years. In addition to the local society, she is a member of The National Genealogical Society, The New England Historic and Genealogical Society, The Virginia Genealogical Society, East Tennessee Historical Society, North Carolina Genealogical Society, and Association of Professional Genealogists.

Receiving her Masters of Library and Information Science degree at the University of Kentucky, she is a librarian and professor at Carson-Newman College in eastern Tennessee where she teaches information technology classes each semester and helps many patrons research their ancestry. She documents her family history, writes for publication, and speaks to various groups.

The Federation of Genealogical Societies was founded during 1976 and represents the members of more than 500 genealogical societies. For further information (including registration) about the conference, visit the conference website at

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