2020 Family History Conference
Now Virtual

We’re almost ready with part two of the NGS Virtual Family History Conference, NGS 2020 On-Demand! Sessions from NGS 2020 Live! will be included in all on-demand packages available for purchase beginning in June at PlaybackNGS.com.

Due to the continued spread of COVID-19 across the nation, and out of concern for the health and safety of our attendees and staff, the National Genealogical Society (NGS) 2020 Family History Conference will now be online only.

Virtual 2020 Family History Conference FAQs

The conference has not been canceled but instead will be presented virtually. No sessions will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah.

If you were already registered for the full event in Salt Lake City, your registration will automatically be converted to registration for the virtual events.

You will still have options to upgrade, downgrade, or cancel your registration. Please follow the instructions on this website to modify your registration. See the “Already Registered” section above.

NGS will honor any cancellation requests submitted by 11:59 pm EDT on 15 May 2020 with a full refund. No cancellations will be processed after that time.

If you registered for a single-day registration, a pre-conference tour, the BCG Education Fund Workshop, Librarians’ Day, any luncheons, the NGS Banquet, or the UGA Host Event, your fees will automatically be refunded as soon as possible.

Please allow 3-4 weeks to allow us to process your refund and for your credit card company to apply any credit back to your card. If you paid by check, please allow the same 3-4 weeks to process your refund.

All registrants will receive information from our streaming services company Playback Now with information on how to test their streaming connection, and how to access the content on 20 May 2020. In addition, all registrants will receive information on how to access the on-demand content starting 1 July 2020.

Also, keep an eye on this website for more details on how to access the content. We will post information as soon as it’s available.

Playback Now will contact you in June to submit the sessions you select for your On-Demand lectures.

All copyrights belong to the presenters and you must request permission from them in order to use their information. Any information, materials, data, images, or other copyrighted material cannot be used or reproduced without permission. To request permission to use materials, please email [email protected] and we will forward the request to the presenter.

All registered attendees will have access to view NGS 2020 Live! on 20 May via webcasting. The sessions will be pre-recorded to avoid technical problems. The webcast will start at 11:00 am EDT (see NGS 2020 Live! for more information on the schedule).

Each presenter will participate throughout the first 45-50 minutes of their session in an online “chat” with attendees. Immediately following the end of the presentation, a 10- to 15-minute moderated Q&A will give attendees the chance to learn even more from the presenters.

Beginning on 1 July, registered attendees will also be able to stream their additional webinars on-demand, along with the featured presentations from the NGS 2020 Live! event.

A complete list of conference hotels with instructions for canceling your reservations is listed on this page Hotel Accommodations.

Questions? Contact our team.

Do you have questions about a new or existing registration. Contact our staff with questions about the virtual event, cancellations or event logistics.