Social Media Policy

Official hashtags – #NGS2021LIVE #NGS2021OnDemand #NGSDelegateCouncil #NGSFocusOnSocieties #NGSSLAM!

Except by specific prior written permission, NGS does not permit screen shots, photographs, audio, or video recording of lectures or sessions during any NGS virtual or in-person events. Presentations, including slides and syllabus material, are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced.

NGS contracts with an outside company to audio record and video record the lectures of speakers who provide their written consent.

NGS permits and encourages the use of social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and blogging to summarize, highlight, excerpt, review, critique, and promote the presented materials, syllabus materials, NGS 2021 Family History Conference events in general, provided that

  • copyright law is observed;
  • verbatim information is limited to a few quotes; and
  • the author or speaker is referenced and cited appropriately.

We encourage participants to:

  • follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@ngsgenealogy)
  • like us on Facebook (
  • subscribe to the NGS conference blog at
  • use the hashtags above on all social media posts
  • blog, post, and tweet about what you are hearing and seeing during NGS 2021 Family History Conference events (highlighting or commenting on, but not sharing in detail, any of the material presented)
  • suggest sessions to stream
  • chat about exhibitor products and services