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.

Check out these helpful recordings of our Know Before You Go question and answer sessions held 7 March and 7 April 2022.

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

SAFE Credit Union Convention Center

Online at Home

27-28 May 2022

Whova Conference & Expo App*



Stream from 1 July thru 31 December 2022 (plus lifetime viewing on USB with “The Works”)

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** (“The Works”) lectures
Social events, Expo Hall, SLAM! Showcase Connection Sessions, Virtual Expo Hall, SLAM! Showcase
Stream to your computer at home

NGS Member Price


Non-Member Price



20 Session Package – $100
40 Session Package – $200
“The Works” 60** Session Package – $345
Includes the Conference Compendium*** Includes the Conference Compendium***
Handouts only for 20 or 40 packages. Compendium*** with “The Works”
Whova Conference & Expo App Access Whova Conference & Expo App Access
No access to Whova Conference & Expo App

*The Whova Conference & Expo App works on a cell phone, tablet, or personal computer. The app will provide the Online at Home sessions; a personalized calendar of events; the ability to share photos, start or join virtual meetups, and connect with other attendees; the opportunity to join community board discussions on various topics of genealogical interest; and much more.

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

***The Compendium will include the final program; handouts for all the In-Person and Online at Home sessions; index cross-referenced by speaker, session, and track; sponsors, exhibitors; and more.

In-Person registration, including all meals, social events, and tours, closes 13 May 2022 at 7:59 p.m. (ET). On-site conference registration will be available in Sacramento.

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 160 lectures from which to select your topics of interest, luncheons with speakers, an Expo Hall, and several evening social events. Attendees choose which 20 sessions to attend over 4 days in Sacramento. The program includes 18 BCG Skillbuilding sessions. Opportunity to visit the Expo Hall, to see genealogy friends face-to-face, make new friends, and share stories about our genealogy breakthroughs over the last two years. Contact other attendees through the Whova app and visit the virtual exhibitors. Full Compendium with handouts for all In-Person and Online at Home lectures. No streaming or on-demand included.

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 runs from Friday, 27 May, through Saturday, 28 May. See the Online at Home program, which includes the session schedule. Sessions include prerecorded lectures and LIVE questions and answers with the presenters. During the program, you can connect with others viewing from home and those attending in Sacramento, access to the virtual Expo Hall, and more. This program includes 10 lectures from the In-Person program; 5 of the presentations are unique lectures for Online at Home. View the conference using Whova; connect with others including those attending the In-Person conference; and visit virtual exhibitors. Receive the full Compendium with handouts for all Online at Home and In-Person lectures. You will have until 31 July 2022 to view the sessions for Online at Home again. No On-Demand lectures are included.

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.  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. Packages are available to purchase until 13 May 2022. In June you will select your sessions from 60 lectures that are a mix of 45 lectures given at the In-Person conference and Online at Home program, 5 sessions only available On-Demand, and 10 sponsored bonus sessions. Included in this lineup are 9 BCG Skillbuilding sessions. When you begin viewing the On-Demand sessions in July 2022, you will have the opportunity to view and download the PDF handout for each lecture you choose in your package of 20 or 40. You may view the lectures you select until 31 December 2022.

If you purchase either the In-Person or Online at Home program, you may also purchase “The Works” package. The Works includes all 60 On-Demand sessions. These sessions can be viewed On-Demand through 31 December 2022. Additionally, you will be mailed a USB flash drive with each session (lecture with slides) for lifetime viewing. The Works package also includes the full Compendium of handouts from the In-Person and Online at Home programs.

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

Online Registration Extended to 13 May 2022

Online registration ends on 13 May 2022 at 7:59 p.m. (ET). Registration sent by USPS must be postmarked by 13 May 2022.

Attendees may also register for tours, luncheons, and social events, until 13 May 2022 (or until events are fully booked). Space is limited for some events so register early.

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]