Social Meal Events

The NGS 2018 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 $30; the NGS Banquet is $45, and the Exhibit Hall Barbecue and the WMGS Dessert at the President Gerald R. Ford Presidental Museum are $25. All are inclusive of taxes and tips.

Title Date Time Speakers
The Family Reunion… (W131)

Sponsored by Association of Professional Genealogists

2 May 2018 12:15 p.m. David McDonald, DMin, CG
No Place Called Home: Confessions of a Rolling Stone (W132)
Sponsored by Federation of Genealogical Societies
2 May 2018 12:15 p.m. Rorey Cathcart
Genealogical Mis-adventures from New York (W133)

Sponsored by New York Genealogical and Biographical Society

2 May 2018 12:15 p.m D. Joshua Taylor, MLS
And Then There’s My Museum Job…(T231)

Sponsored by Board for Certification of Genealogists

3 May 2018 12:15 p.m. Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens, CG
My Infamous Ancestors (T232)

Sponsored by Western Michigan Genealogical Society

3 May 2018 12:15 p.m. Tony Burroughs, FUGA
Manerva Barbee: A Most Determined Woman (T233)

Sponsored by Gen-Fed Alumni

3 May 2018 12:15 p.m. Liz Ross
WMGS Host Event (T270)

Enjoy dessert and coffee, view the museum’s galleries, and more, at the President Gerald R. Ford Museum.

3 May 2018 6:00 p.m. Social
NGS Barbecue in Exhibit Hall (F332)

Socialize with other genealogists by attending the ticketed barbecue luncheon buffet on Friday inside the Exhibit Hall.

4 May 2018 12:15 p.m. Social
NGS Banquet: Famous Storms and Shipwrecks of The Great Lakes (F370)

Sponsored by National Genealogical Society

4 May 2018 7:00 p.m. Ric Mixter
Good Migrations in the Midwest (S431)

Sponsored by National Genealogical Society

5 May 2018 12:15 p.m. Mary M. Tedesco
Bringing the Records of the World to You (S432)  SOLD OUT

Sponsored by FamilySearch

5 May 2018 12:15 p.m. Stephen J. Valentine
Paths to Your Past: Storytelling to Bring Us Together (S433)

Sponsored by Genealogical Speakers Guild and International Association for Family History Writers and Editors

5 May 2018 12:15 p.m. Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL