Social Meal Events

December 13th, 2019 by Erin Shifflett

When planning your daily schedule at the conference, make sure to take advantage of the excellent topics being offered at our luncheons. Some attendees may not realize the value of a sponsored luncheon where some of our most skilled genealogists give great advice while you comfortably sit back and enjoy lunch. The NGS 2020 Family History Conference will provide a variety of social events, including meals and lectures featuring fifteen nationally recognized presenters and the chance to mingle with old and new friends. Experienced veterans know these sponsored events fill up fast! So, check Social Meal Events regarding presenters and topics and click Register Now well in advance for these popular events. An NGS account is required to register.

The presenters to choose from are as follows:

Pam Boyer Sayre, CG, FUGA, “The New York State of Mind”
Paul Woodbury, “Render Yourself Capable”
Roger P. Minert, PhD, AG, “Adventures in German Family History Research”
Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, “The Difference Between “Lectern” and “Podium”: Terms of the Trade”
David Ouimette, CG, CGL, “Exploring Archives Around the Globe”
Joseph Shumway, AG, “Adapting Your Business to the 2020 Client”
Stephen Valentine, “Connecting Families Past, Present and Future”

Billie Stone Fogarty, UGA Host Event: Evening-Off Broadway, 6-9 pm

Bonnie Belza “Solving the Hat Box Baby Mystery”
Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD, “Success Stories Using DNA”
Thomas Wright Jones, Phd, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS “Detecting and Disclosing Family Scandals”

Steffani Raff, „Echoes of the Women Who Have Gone Before, Celebrating Women’s Suffrage” 6-8 pm

Angela Packer McGhie, CG, “Tactics Researching in Archives”
Val D. Greenwood, AG, FUGA, “Genealogy Now and Then”
David Lambert, “New Resources for Exploring Your Mayflower Ancestry

The social events are spread out during the conference week. All luncheons start at 12:15 pm.

• Four luncheons to choose from Wednesday, 20 May 2020.
• Three luncheons on Thursday, 21 May 2020, plus the UGA Host
Event: “Echoes of Broadway” featuring Dallyn Vail Bayles.
• Three luncheons on Friday, 22 May 2020, plus the NGS
Banquet: “Echoes of the Women Who Have Gone Before,
Celebrating Women’s Suffrage” presented by Steffani Raff at 7
pm. Seating is limited, so sign up early to ensure your
• And three more luncheons on Saturday: the Gen-Fed Alumni,
the NGS luncheon, and the NEHGS luncheon.

Plated lunches are all $31; the Friday Banquet is $50, and the UGA Host Event is $55. Register early since we expect the events to fill quickly.