On-demand webinars—more than 85 outstanding lectures on a broad range of genealogical research topics for all family historians from beginners to advanced researchers—are now available for conference participants and for purchase at PlaybackNGS.

For a full list of sessions from the NGS 2021 Virtual Family History Conference, including the sessions from NGS Live!, download the Sessions Guide and find the bonus sessions in the green box. To see descriptions for webinars and speaker bios, download the Program Brochure.

Develop exceptional genealogy skills as you learn from expert conference speakers. View or listen on your computer or mobile device, from the comfort of your home or anywhere!

Video sessions are closed captioned.

Learn new techniques, resources, and strategies to sharpen your family history skills at the NGS 2021 Family History Conference.

The upcoming NGS 2021 Family History Conference will be held in Richmond, Virginia, and will offer the best and most expansive series of lectures to advance your research. Richmond is easily accessible and has several outstanding genealogical research facilities, including the Library of Virginia just a few blocks away.

The NGS Family History Conference, 19–22 May 2021, is your opportunity to choose from more than 175 lectures, presented by many nationally recognized speakers, explore an exhibit hall filled with a host of exhibitors, and network with fellow genealogists. With the merger of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) and NGS in the fall of 2020, NGS is excited to announce a new program called Focus on Societies which includes a full day of lectures, workshops, and panels on Tuesday, 18 May. Every NGS conference has a different theme with a new program top to bottom—so there is always more to learn and discover.

We hope that COVID-19 will not be a factor in May 2021; however, contingency plans will be in place for any eventuality and to ensure the health and safety of registrants, sponsors, exhibitors, and staff. We’re confident that we will have a strong and enriching program for everyone interested in family history research.

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Questions? Contact the NGS Registrar at [email protected].