Social Events

Social EventsNGS 2015 will feature a variety of social events to allow for attendees to socialize and connect with one another. Click on the titles of sessions listed below to learn more!

There is an additional cost to attend these events and space is limited, so sign up early to ensure your participation.

Plated lunches are all $21 inclusive of tax and tip. The sponsoring organization sponsors the speaker.

* SOLD OUT – Indicated that the social event spots are filled up. Please contact Courtney Holmes to be placed on a wait list.





W131 Professional Genealogy: Conduct, Courtesy, Common Sense, or Ethics? ($)
Sponsored by Association of Professional Genealogists
05-13-2014 12:15 p.m. Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG
W132 Closing Records in an Open Society ($) SOLD OUT
Sponsored by Friends of Missouri Archives
05-13-2015 12:15 p.m. David E. Rencher, AG, CG, FIGRS, FUGA
W133 The Rest of the Story ($) SOLD OUT
Sponsored by International Society of Family History Writers and Editors and Genealogical Speakers Guild
05-13-2015 12:15 p.m. Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
W162 St. Louis Genealogical Society Host Event Meet Us in St. Louis Buffet Dinner ($) SOLD OUT 05-13-2015 5:30 p.m.
T231 Then and Now: Changes in Methodologies and Sources ($)  SOLD OUT
Sponsored by Board for Certification of Genealogists
05-14-2015 12:15 p.m. Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL
Rick Sayre, CG, CGL
T232 Intuition and Genealogy Success: A Sixth Sense, Chance, Coincidence, or Serendipity? ($)  SOLD OUT
Sponsored by The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
05-14-2015 12:15 p.m. Terry Koch-Bostic
T233 Germans in the American Civil War ($)
Sponsored by Palatines to America
05-14-2015 12:15 p.m. Joseph Lieby
F331 FamilySearch Hinting: Making Difficult Research Easy and Accurate ($) SOLD OUT
Sponsored by FamilySearch
05-15-2015 12:15 p.m. Robert Kehrer
F332 Discover for Researching Your Ancestry in New England ($)
Sponsored by New England Historic Genealogical Society
05-15-2015 12:15 p.m. David Allen Lambert
F333 Lincoln Lives: 21st Century Access to Resources Documenting the Life and Times of Father Abraham ($)
Sponsored by Federation of Genealogical Societies
05-15-2015 12:15 p.m. Curt Witcher, MLS, FUGA, IGSF
F361 Why Great-Grandpa Shaved Off His Mustache: Tales of Our Ancestors and the Weather Description ($)
Sponsored by National Genealogical Society
05-15-2015 07:00 p.m. John Philip Colletta, PhD
S431 Have You Tested Your DNA? Is there a Non-Paternity Event in Your Family? ($)
Sponsored by National Genealogical Society
05-16-2015 12:15 p.m. Jan Alpert, FNGS, FUGA
S432 The Prizes of War: Pirates and Privateers in the National Archives ($) SOLD OUT
Sponsored by NIGRAA
05-16-2015 12:15 p.m. Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL


Questions? Contact NGS Registrar Courtney Holmes at or refer to FAQs.

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