NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was received from our friends at the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the announcement was made during the opening session of the FGS annual conference being held this week at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC.

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“In a historic move, the boards of the National Genealogical Society (NGS) and the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announced today their intent to merge. The two organizations, both non-profit leaders in the dynamic genealogy industry, will form one consolidated group that will continue to operate as the National Genealogical Society. Both boards approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) earlier this week and jointly announced the news at the Opening Session of the FGS Family History Conference in Washington, D.C. this morning.”

For more information, see the full announcement here: