At the NGS 2018 Family History Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the National Genealogical Society (NGS) presented awards that acknowledge and honor genealogical scholarship and service during the final evening’s banquet. Among them were the award recipients of the highly regarded Family Hist...

Western Michigan Genealogical Society Booth DeVos Grand Gallery Registration and Exhibit Hall Entrance Society Night Volunteers Who Made It All Possible! Tony Burroughs – Speaker Extraordinaire NGS Barbecue Lunch Grand Rapids was a wonderful conference and venue. Thanks to all the hard-working...

NGS Announces Two New Online Courses: African American Roots: A Historical Perspective and Federal Land Records African American Roots: A Historical Perspective introduces you to the uniqueness of searching for African American ancestors. A mixture of history and genealogy, it discusses the role...

The WESTERN MICHIGAN GENEALOGY SOCIETY in Booth 312 offers current and applicable books by a variety of authors and publishers. Also, charts, maps, research forms, Quik Sheets, and supplies for any level family researcher. Booth personnel will also be available for assistance with our databases. W...

Good News! NGS will release three Research in States guide books at its 2018 Family History Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2-5 May 2018. The latest books in this series are Research in Massachusetts, Research in Michigan (revised and updated), and Research in Rhode Island. These ...

DeVos Center Exterior, Grand Rapids, Michigan Aerial view of Grand Rapids Blue Bridge Curious about the history of Grand Rapids? Want to know more about the NGS 2018 Family History Conference host city? This brief history of Grand Rapids is a great place to start. https://www.grandrapidsmi.gov/Gover...

Booth 243 Where will your ancestors take you? Join Donna Shackle, the Expeditionary Genealogist, on a journey to trace the steps of your ancestors. Participate in guided archival research and cultural experiences customized to fit your needs with Shackle Genealogy. Shackle Genealogy offers a full r...

NGS is excited to announce the location of the 2020 Family History Conference. Want to be one of the first people to hear where it will be? Come and join us at the Opening Session, Wednesday, 2 May 2018, 8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m. in Grand Rapids.   ...

Booth 218 ResearchTies(tm) is a one-of-a-kind, online genealogy research log. Use the power of a computer to record goals, plan research, generate your “to do” lists, and upload digital documents or create online links. A multi-variable search engine will assist in locating any entry within sec...

The upcoming NGS 2018 Family History Conference will be the first national genealogical conference held in Michigan. If this is your first national conference, we have tips and suggestions for making your week go a little smoother – after all, we’ve been doing this for a long, long time...

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