Social Events & Workshops


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NGS 2016 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.

The sponsoring organization sponsors the speaker. Plated lunches are all $32; the NGS Banquet is $45; and the Florida State Genealogical Society social is $42. All are inclusive of taxes and tips.

SOLD OUT – Indicates that the social event spot is filled up. Please contact Courtney Holmes to be placed on a wait list.

Title Date Time Speakers
W131 Discovering the Memories of Your ancestors through FamilySearch ($)
Sponsored by FamilySearch
05-4- 2016 12:15 p.m. Michael J. Hall
W132 Walk This Way ($)
Sponsored by NIGRAA
05-4-2016 12:15 p.m. David McDonald, DMin, CG
W133 Etched in Stone? The H.L. Hunley’s British Connection Resolves Mysteries about this Storied Boat ($)
Sponsored by the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History
05-4-2016 12:15 p.m. Eric Stroschein
T231 Leaving a Lasting Footprint: Collaborate, Advocate, and Promote ($)
Sponsored by Association of Professional Genealogists
05-5-2016 12:15 p.m. J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUCA
T232 Lost Eyes, Whipping Posts, and Wife Swapping: Lessons from Yesteryear ($)
Sponsored by The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
05-5-2016 12:15 p.m. Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA
T233 To the Rescue: 10 Times a Local Society has Saved My Bacon ($)
Sponsored by Federation of Genealogical Societies
05-5-2016 12:15 p.m. D. Joshua Taylor, MLS
T261 Taste of Florida ($)
Sponsored by Florida State Genealogical Society
05-5-2016 6:00 p.m. Social
F303 Chromosome Mapping Workshop ($) – SOLD OUT 
Sponsored by Board for Certification of Genealogists
05-6-2016 8:00 a.m. Angie Bush
F331 Three Lawyers Walk into a Luncheon: Spilling the Goods on Copyright ($)
Sponsored by Board for Certification of Genealogists
05-6-2016 12:15 p.m. Donn Devine, JD, CG
Michael S. Ramage, JD, CC
Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
F332 Cultivating Your Genealogy ($)
Sponsored by Genealogical Speakers Guild and International Society of Family History Writers and Editors
05-6-2016 12:15 p.m. Dick Eastman
F333 Genetic Surprises, DNA and “Non-paternity” Events ($)
Sponsored by New England Historic Genealogical Society
05-6-2016 12:15 p.m. Christopher C. Child
F361 It Don’t Matter ($)
Sponsored by National Genealogical Society
05-6-2016 07:00 p.m. David E. Rencher, AG, CG. FIGRS, FUGA
S461 Youth Camp ($)
Sponsored by National Genealogical Society
05-7-2016 8:30 a.m.
S431 Light Bulbs and A-ha Moments: Tales of Learning and Understanding ($)
Sponsored by National Genealogical Society
05-7-2016 12:15 p.m. Michael Hait, CG
S432 Experiencing Georgia’s Land Lotteries ($)
Sponsored by Georgia Genealogical Society
05-7-2016 12:15 p.m. Susan Sloan