Librarians’ Day Sold Out

Sponsored by ProQuest, this all-day pre-conference event is for librarians and archivists who help family history researchers find their personal past. The program is free to these service providers who pre-register by 19 April 2019; attendance is limited.

St. Charles Convention Center

9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

8:30 A.M.


ProQuest will provide lunch for attendees who preregister.


NGS conference registration is not required; however, you must register for this pre-conference event.


Your Network of Research Facilities

Learn more about resources, outreach, and services offered by other libraries and archives that may benefit you and your customers. Topics will include federal and state repositories, FamilySearch, and public libraries. This free event for librarians who serve genealogists includes lunch, all sponsored by ProQuest.

John Dougan — State Archives Records: Your Primary Source for Genealogical Research

State archives provide unmatched access to death, birth, marriage, divorce, probate, land, tax, and military records. Learn how to get much more from these records.

David Rencher, AG, CG, FIGRS, FUGA — FamilySearch is Free and More than Just Records

Patrons and librarians may use FamilySearch for a variety of purposes. Research in records, information about sources and methodology, and building family trees—learn how!

Ari Wilkins — Destination Public Library

Explore the WPA Slave Narratives, the rich genealogical details provided by former slaves, and the research potential that the interviews offer.

Michael Hall, AG —“Utah Mike” and the Researchers of the “Tomes of NARA”

Come with “Utah Mike” as he uncovers the hidden genealogical gems that can only be found in the catacombs of the “Tomes of NARA”!

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