Nancy Mettes of Damar Travel, the official NGS conference travel agent, will work with you to provide an economical travel plan. Tell Nancy you want to make your reservation for the 2018 NGS Family History Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and be sure to mention if you are a senior citizen. Contact: 800-999-6101 or [email protected].

By Air

The Richmond International Airport (RIC) is conveniently located less than ten miles from the Conference Center and hotels. The airport is serviced by major airlines including American, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, and United.

Shuttle Buses, Taxis, Uber, Lyft, and more are available. Additional ground transportation information can be found at

By Road

Located in downtown Richmond, the Greater Richmond Convention Center is easy to get to. The official conference hotel, the Richmond Marriott, and the Hilton Richmond Downtown are across the street from the convention center. Several other conference hotels are located less than a mile away with shuttle transportation available Tuesday through Saturday between the hotels and convention center. For various route directions, please see


The Greater Richmond Convention Center offers a parking deck located at the corner of Third and Marshall streets for $7. Overnight parking is available for $26. For directions, additional parking information, and maps, visit


The St. Charles Convention Center has 1,200 complimentary parking spaces available.

Getting Around

Walk to and from shopping, dining, and attractions, or easily drive, take a tax, Uber, or Lyft, or hop on the GRTC bus. For more information, download the visitor’s guide or visit

Questions? Contact NGS Registrar Courtney Holmes at [email protected] or refer to FAQs.