2019 Family History Conference Program Now Online

November 15th, 2018 by National Genealogical Society Blog Editor

The 2019 Family History Conference program is now available online and as a downloadable sixteen-page conference brochure. This year’s program, Journey of Discovery, features lecture tracks and topics including African American, English, French, German, Irish, and Scottish lectures. Other popular tracks include BCG Skillbuilding, eighteen DNA lectures, Immigration and Migration, Missouri, Military, Religion, Technology, and Tips and Techniques. In all, the conference will offer  more than 150 lectures, an array of social events, several workshops, and a family history expo with more than seventy exhibitors.

The program will begin with Judy G. Russell, JD, CG®, CGLSM, delivering the keynote address, “Journey of Discovery.” She will share tidbits about the Journey of Discovery of many people ranging from Marquette to Lewis and Clark, from Winny v. Whitesides to Dred Scott v. Sanford, from ancestors hiding in the pages of the Territorial Papers to clues lurking deep within our DNA. Americans are on their own journeys of discovery to find out who we are and where we come from.

Conference Registration opens on 1 December 2018. A number of special events have been planned with limited seating, so register on 1 December, or as soon as possible thereafter, if you plan to attend any of these events. Learn more about our special events in the  conference brochure and program. Early sign up is recommended for tickets to the NGS banquet featuring David Rencher, AG, CG®, FIGRS, FUGA, who will discuss our ancestors’ record preservation in “If Carved in Stone, Your Epitaph is Already Disappearing!”

Up-to-date information about the availability, amenities, and rates for conference hotels can be found on the conference website.  Be sure to sign up for the NGS conference blog so you do not miss conference news or announcements!

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