California Dreaming! We are very excited for the NGS 2022 Family History Conference, 24-28 May 2022.

Join family historians and genealogists thrilled to be together again In-Person or Online at Home at the 44th National Genealogical Society Family History Conference, Our American Mosaic, 24–28 May 2022. Choose from lectures and special programs with an emphasis on researching the diverse cultures that have made California and the West thrive. The conference includes sessions on methodology, DNA, records and repositories, land, western research, and more, along with the ever-popular BCG Skillbuilding Track. Pre-conference events in Sacramento include the Delegate Council meeting, Focus on Societies, tours, and the BCG Education Fund Workshop. You can also choose or add On-Demand lectures available to stream to your computer from July through 31 December 2022.

Click the buttons below or see the menus for detailed information and online registration, or download the program and registration brochure for detailed information and to register by mail.

Keep checking this website for updates and new information as it becomes available.

This year you have three options to attend.

In-Person in Sacramento

24-28 May, 2022

Online at Home

27-28 May, 2022


Stream from 1 July thru 31 December 2022

Tours and other pre-conference events, 24 May
A great option if unable to travel
A great option if unable to travel. Choose On-Demand sessions only, or add to your In-Person or Online at Home registration
Attend up to 19 sessions, 25-28 May
Attend up to 10 sessions, 27-28 May
Packages of 20, 40, or 60* lectures
Social events, Expo Hall, SLAM! Showcase Connection Sessions, Virtual Expo Hall, SLAM! Showcase

*60 lectures only available if registered for In-Person or Online at Home.

1. Choose In-Person to join us at the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center in Sacramento, California.

The in-person conference provides pre-conference tours, research opportunities, more than 165 lectures from which to select your topics of interest, luncheons with speakers, an Expo Hall, and several evening social events.

Though we fervently hope that the COVID-19 pandemic will have subsided by May 2022, we do ask you to review our COVID-19 waiver and other rules on this website. Proof of vaccination (and booster if eligible per CDC guidelines) along with proof of ID is required.

2. Choose Online at Home to join us from the comfort of your home or office.

Online at Home is a two-day virtual program for those unable to attend in-person in 2022. Online at Home is Friday, 27 May, and Saturday, 28 May 2022. See the Online at Home program here which includes the session schedule. Sessions include pre-recorded lectures and LIVE questions and answers with the presenters. There are opportunities for you to connect with others viewing from home and those attending in Sacramento, access to the virtual Expo Hall, and more.

3. Choose On-Demand or add on-demand options to your In-Person or Online at Home registration for even more content.

Register Now or Later

On-Demand lectures are a great way to extend your learning. Sixty (60) of the lectures scheduled for Sacramento* will be included in On-Demand packages. You can choose from three packages of On-Demand lectures including a 20 or 40 session package (your choice of lectures from 60 available), or the “Works” which includes all 60 On-Demand sessions plus the speakers’ slides delivered on a USB

On-Demand 20 and 40 session packages are available for viewing from July through 31 December 2022. The “Works” gives you unlimited access via USB and is only available if you register for the Family History Conference in Sacramento or Online at Home.

*Please note that while the On-Demand sessions are the same content that will be presented in Sacramento, they are all pre-recorded.

Register by 18 March 2022 and Save

Discounted, early-bird conference registration runs through 18 March 2022. Register online using the links on this website, or print out the registration form on pages 29 and 30 of the PDF registration brochure, complete the form, and mail it to NGS at the address below.

Attendees may also register for tours, luncheons, and social events, until 18 April 2022 (or until events are fully booked).

Space is limited for some events so register early.

Online registration ends on 18 April 2022. Registration sent by USPS must be postmarked by 18 April 2022. On-site conference registration opens Monday, 23 May 2022, 3:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact the NGS Registrar at [email protected]