COVID-19: NGS Conference Updates

Learn new strategies, resources, and techniques to sharpen your family history skills at the NGS 2020 Family History Conference.

The upcoming NGS 2020 Family History Conference will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, and will offer the best and most expansive series of lectures to advance your research. Salt Lake City is easily accessible and has some of the best genealogical research resources in the US.

The NGS Family History Conference, 20–23 May 2020 is your opportunity to choose from more than 175 lectures presented by many nationally recognized speakers, explore an exhibit hall filled with more than 80 exhibitors, and network with more than 2,000 genealogists. Every NGS conference has a different theme with a new program top to bottom—so there is always more to learn and discover. Registration is now open.


There Are Many Benefits of Attending NGS Conferences:

  • Choose from more than 175 educational lectures from the basics to advanced.
  • Select subject areas you want to learn more about that include
    • how to build a family tree and organize your findings;
    • understanding the use of DNA and genetic genealogy;
    • immigration, naturalization, and passenger records;
    • how to accurately identify your ancestors;
    • census, religious, civil, court, and land records;
    • how to find family among the thousands of results in online databases;
    • building your skills for certification;
    • how to apply the Genealogical Proof Standard;
    • documentation and writing proof arguments;
    • military and ethnic research; and much more.
  • Attend hands-on workshops.
  • Share your experience with more than 2,000 fellow genealogists.
  • Explore the Family History Expo with 70+ genealogy vendors of family history products and services.
  • Sign up for pre-conference events and tours.
  • Learn from leading speakers in their field.
  • Get inspired with new ways to approach your research.
  • Attend a 3-day “Genealogy 101 Boot Camp” (limited to 30 attendees)

Discover Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Hilton Conference Hotel (Image Hilton Hotels and Resorts)
  • Salt Palace Convention Center (Image Visit Salt Lake)
  • Family History Library (Image Visit Salt Lake)
  • Downtown SLC (Image Visit Salt Lake)

2020 NGS Family History Conference—Echoes of our Ancestors

The echoes of our ancestors resonate within us. Their voices, beliefs, cultures, choices, experiences, and traditions still influence the people that we are today. We carry their physical traits in our DNA, display some of their talents, and carry forward their occupations, religions, and associations. The choices our ancestors made—including their decisions to migrate and where to settle—bring their heritage and sense of community forward. Each of their unique experiences shaped their lives and reverberate in us.

The study of family history gives greater meaning and dimension to our lives. As the prior generations fade from view, our research work illuminates the pale echoes of the past and brings our ancestors back to life for future generations.