Social Meal Events

The NGS 2020 Family History Conference will feature a variety of social events that include a meal and lecture. These provide great opportunities for attendees to socialize and connect with one another. Click on the titles of sessions listed below to learn more!

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There is an additional cost to attend these events and seating is limited, so sign up early to ensure your participation. The sponsoring organization hosts the speaker. Plated lunches are all $31; the NGS Banquet is $50, and the UGA Host Event is $55. All are inclusive of taxes and tips.

Title Date Time Speakers

The New York State of Mind… (W131)

Sponsored by New York Genealogical and Biographical Society

20 May 2020 12:15 p.m. Pam Boyer Sayre, CG, FUGA

Render Yourself Capable… (W132)

Sponsored by Association of Professional Genealogists

20 May 2020 12:15 p.m. Paul Woodbury

Adventures in German Family History… (W133)

Sponsored by Palatines to America

20 May 2020 12:15 p.m Roger Minert, PhD, AG

The Difference Between “Lectern” and… (W134)

Sponsored by Genealogical Speakers Guild

20 May 2020 12:15 p.m. Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD

Exploring Archives All Around the Globe (T231)

Sponsored by Board for Certification of Genealogists

21 May 2020 12:15 p.m. David Ouimette, CG, CGL

Adapting Your Business to the 2020 Client (T232)

Sponsored by ICAPGen

21 May 2020 12:15 p.m. Joseph Shumway, AG

Connecting Families Past, Present, and… (T233)

Sponsored by FamilySearch

21 May 2020 12:15 p.m. Stephen Valentine
UGA Host Event: Evening Off-Broadway (T264) 21 May 2020 6:00 p.m. Dallyn Bayles

Solving the Hat Box Baby Mystery… (F331)

Sponsored by the Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board

22 May 2020 12:15 p.m. Bonnie Belza

Success Stories Using DNA (F332)

Sponsored by Utah Genealogical Association

22 May 2020 12:15 p.m. Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD

Detecting and Disclosing Family Scandals… (F333)

Sponsored by Federation of Genealogical Societies

22 May 2020 12:15 p.m. Thomas Wright Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS

NGS Banquet: Echoes of the Women who…(F363)

Sponsored by National Genealogical Society

22 May 2020 7:00 p.m. Steffani Raff

Tactics for Researching in Archives (S431)

Sponsored by Gen-Fed Alumni Association

23 May 2020 12:15 p.m. Angela Packer McGhie, CG

Genealogy Then and Now (S432)

Sponsored by National Genealogical Society

23 May 2020 12:15 p.m. Val D. Greenwood, AG, FUGA

New Resources for Exploring Your…(S433)

Sponsored by New England Historic Genealogical Society

23 May 2020 12:15 p.m. David Lambert

Sold Out Events

Please use the form below to be added to the wait-list.

FamilySearch Lunch (W133)

StLGS Dinner (W170)

Palatines to America Lunch (T231)

NEHGS Lunch (S432)