NGS Family History Conference Offers 10 Livestream Sessions

Five DNA Lectures and Five BCG Skillbuilding Lectures

Can’t make it to the 2017 NGS Conference in Raleigh? Want to experience sessions from the comfort of your home or view sessions again? You can register now at PlaybackNGS.com for two days of live streaming with a bonus of three months additional on-demand streaming access (until 13 August 2017). NGS has selected two key tracks—DNA and BCG Skillbuilding—and five important topics in each track to livestream. For Day One, the DNA track consists of five of the most skilled genetic genealogists in the U.S., presenting topics that will help you to understand how to apply DNA to your family history research. Day Two will feature five lectures in the BCG Skillbuilding track. Certified, expert genealogists will teach concepts and advise you on research methodology, and how to better analyze your findings to arrive at the right conclusions.

You can watch one track, DNA (5 sessions), and /or BCG Skillbuilding (5 sessions) or both tracks (10 sessions) as they happen live, and then replay them anytime for three months after the conference (until 13 August 2017). Visit PlaybackNGS.com to purchase all of the options NGS offers you for Live Streaming, or video and audio recordings of the conference.

The Live Streaming sessions take place 11–12 May 2017 in Raleigh, North Carolina, (Eastern Standard Time) at the NGS 2017 Family History Conference. Information on NGS member and non-member pricing can be reviewed below.

What is a Livestream?

When you purchase a livestream package you will receive a link and password where, at the prescribed time, you can login to view the sessions—LIVE and as they happen. These sessions will stream to your computer, tablet, or smartphone. (High-speed internet connection required.) Approximately 48 hours after the conclusion of the livestream, the video sessions will be available for streaming on-demand—just login and watch!

Pricing—Livestream plus On-Demand Streaming Access*

NGS Members—Login here to access your member discount code before purchasing. During checkout, you will be asked to enter your NGS Member discount code to receive the NGS Members’ price.

Questions?—If you have questions or problems, email it@ngsgenealogy.org

Livestream Packages
(Special discount pricing valid until midnight, 14 May 2017, EST. Sign-up by midnight, 10 May 2017 to view the sessions live on 11 and/or 12 May 2017.)
NGS Member Price Non-Member Price
One Day Pass – DNA
5 Sessions, Livestream + On-Demand Streaming Access*
$95.00 $115.00
One-Day Pass—BCG Skillbuilding
5 Sessions, Livestream + On-Demand Streaming Access*
$95.00 $115.00
Two-Day Pass—DNA + BCG Skillbuilding
10 Sessions, Livestream + On-Demand Streaming Access*
$150.00 $185.00

* Watch the sessions on-demand and stream them as many times as you wish until 13 August 2017 (3-months from end of conference).

Key Livestream Registration Dates:
Registration for the Livestream, to watch the sessions live and as they happen, will close at midnight, 10 May 2017.
The Livestream package discount pricing will continue to be available for purchase until midnight, 14 May 2017.
– After 14 May, the ten video sessions are available via the Video Pass package on the Conference Recording page.

Note: All packages include an electronic syllabus of the 2017 NGS Family History Conference.

NGS 2017 Livestream Sessions Schedule

Track One: DNA—Thursday, 11 May, 8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. (EST)

Time Session Presenter
8:00 a.m. T202—When You’re Not Who You Thought You Were
If Y-DNA testing identifies a totally different surname or ancestor than the expected one, what path leads to finding your own true biological identity?
Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA
9:30 a.m. T212—The Genetic Genealogy Revolution
DNA is now a mainstream source for the genealogist. It has revolutionized how genealogical research problems are approached and is inspiring a new generation of researchers.
Angie Bush, MS
11:00 a.m. T222—Using Third-Party Tools to Analyze Your Autosomal DNA
Learn about third-party tools that allow test-takers to learn even more about their genomic heritage, including admixture calculators and the identification of genetic cousins.
Blaine Bettinger, PhD
2:30 p.m. T242—DNA and the Hidden Half of the Family
Learn how the 21st century genealogist’s tool of DNA testing can shed light on women: the hidden members of our families.
Judy G. Russell, CG, CGL, JD
4:00 p.m. T252—Five Tips to Make Sense of Your DNA Testing
Overwhelmed with autosomal DNA? I can teach you 5 tips you can implement and understand today so you can find your ancestors tomorrow.
Diahan Lyn Southard

Note: In addition to the above, NGS will offer 12 additional sessions (audio only) on DNA available for purchase.


Track Two: BCG Skillbuilding—Friday 12 May, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (EST)

Time Session Presenter
8:00 a.m. F301—One Dollar and Natural Love and Affection: Analyzing Deeds Deeply
This lecture goes beyond the obvious to explore the rich variety of evidence that deeds, mortgages, and other instruments offer regarding relationships and identity.
Michael Hait, CG
9:30 a.m. F311—Recreating your Ancestor’s Neighborhood
When researchers hit a brick wall, the advice is usually the same—consider the neighbors. But first, we have to find them.
Barbara Vines Little, CG, FNGS, FUGA, FVGS
11:00 a.m. F321—What’s the Evidence? How to Probe Documents Beyond the Obvious
Evidence is more than “facts” or words on paper. It’s both tangible and intangible, singular and collective, mental and emotional. This session demonstrates why.
Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA
2:30 p.m. F341—The Genealogical Proof Summary: What It Is and Is Not
Learn to logically organize and present your evidence to meet current standards. Improve and simplify this important step in the research process.
Gail Jackson Miller, CG
4:00 p.m. F351—Converting a Bunch of Information into a Credible Conclusion
Thorough research often yields disparate evidence items.Genealogists can organize the mixture, assess it as a whole, and convert the assemblage into a provable conclusion.
Thomas Wright Jones, CG, CGL, PhD, FASG, FUGS, FNGS

Note: In addition to the above, the BCG will offer 11 additional sessions (audio only) available for purchase.

The designations CG and CGL are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®. Accredited Genealogist and AG are certification marks of the International Commission for Accreditation of Professional Genealogists. Individuals are licensed to use the credential designations after meeting the competency standards of those organizations. FGBS designates fellows of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. FASG designates fellows of the American Society of Genealogists.

Important Livestream Registration and Copyright Information

Key Livestream Registration Dates:
Registration for the Livestream, to watch the sessions live and as they happen, will close at midnight, 10 May 2017.
The Livestream package discount pricing will continue to be available for purchase until midnight, 14 May 2017.
– After 14 May, the ten video sessions are available via the Video Pass package on the Conference Recording page.

All NGS Livestream packages include repeat video on-demand access through 13 August 2017. In addition, all registrants will receive an electronic version of the NGS 2017 Family History Conference Syllabus. All packages are discounted for NGS Members.

Are you attending the conference in Raleigh? Conference attendees may also benefit from purchasing the NGS recorded live streaming by registering for the one-day pass or two-day pass, which they will be able to view after they return home. By selecting different presentations while attending the conference, they can expand their overall conference experience. They will have three months following the conference to rewatch the live streaming sessions (through 13 August 2017).

Important Notice on Copyright and Rebroadcast Restrictions—All livestream, on-demand streaming, and recorded sessions are for personal use of the purchaser only. Sharing the broadcast or recordings is prohibited and risks infringing the copyright of the speaker(s). For this reason, all video recordings purchased are streamed on-demand to your computer or mobile device and cannot be downloaded. Downloaded audio files are for personal use of the purchaser only and cannot be duplicated, uploaded, or otherwise shared.

Cancellation Policy—All sales are final and cannot be cancelled.

Viewing a Livestream—When you purchase a livestream package you will receive a link and password where, at the prescribed time, you can login to view the sessions—LIVE and as they happen. These sessions will stream to your computer, tablet, or smartphone. (High-speed internet connection required.) Approximately 48 hours after the conclusion of the livestream, the video sessions will be available for streaming on-demand—just login and watch!

Schedule—Schedule and speakers are subject to change.