Expanding Possibilities on Your Genealogical Journey Learn New Skills and How to Solve Research Problems Every Registrant Can Access Every Lecture Through 15 August 2024 Catch all the lectures in the Whova app through 15 August 2024. Every lecture will be recorded and available for viewing whenever and wherever you wish. Learn more about the full conference program, individual topics, and expert presenters at NGS 2024 Virtual Family History Conference. Whether you are pulling together papers about your grandparents, have a basic working knowledge of family history research, or are trying to break through a brick wall to expand your family tree beyond the first hundred years, the NGS 2024 Virtual Family History Conference takes your research to the next level and expands your possibilities. From 16-18 May 2024, NGS offers exceptional learning opportunities for Individuals who are just beginning to explore their families’ histories Veteran researchers who are looking for new approaches and skills to help them discover the next generation of ancestors Professional genealogists who want to learn the latest in resources and artificial intelligence (AI) Societies and Organizations wishing to learn about new technologies for preserving records and marketing to their communities 16 May 2024 On Thursday, 16 May, genealogy organizations enjoy a full day of dedicated programming, including the popular SLAM! Idea Showcase. All registrants may also begin to explore the virtual Expo Hall and connect with our sponsors and exhibitors. Pre-conference workshops and virtual tours are also available on 16 May. 17-18 May 2024 On Friday and Saturday, 17-18 May, expert speakers among the best in the field will present fifty lectures with live questions and answers. Topics include Records: From the Obvious to the Not-So-Obvious Resources Learn about records that can lead to discoveries during lectures focused on church, court, census, newspaper, land, probate, and more record groups. Methodology: The Nuts and Bolts of Building a Family Tree, from Planning to Cluster Research, Proving Identity, Report Writing, and more The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) sponsors its annual skill-building track, and the BCG Education Fund hosts a pre-conference workshop (15 May; separate registration required). Artificial Intelligence: Applying the Newest Technology in Genealogy Writing and Analysis Presenters will clarify exactly what AI is and offer ideas on how it can be applied to analyzing land records, handwritten text recognition, and improving your written reports. You also can learn about the innovations FamilySearch offers through AI. DNA: Beyond the Basics to Advanced Tools DNA lectures will address using Y-DNA, advanced DNA tools, solving a research problem with Mitochondrial DNA, using shared matches, and more. Ethnic and LGBTQIA+ Research: New Paths and Sources for Research Discover new paths for research strategy and sources among ethnic groups, including African and Mexican ancestors, American Indigenous Tribes, Ashkenazi Jews, and Irish and German forebears, and in the LGBTQIA+ community. Keep checking this website for updates and new information as it becomes available.