Social Media Policy

Official hashtags – #NGS2022GEN

Except by specific prior written permission, NGS does not permit screenshots, 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 encourages participants to connect with others using the Whova app and via the “chat” feature during Online at Home.

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 2022 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 (http://www.facebook.com/ngsgenealogy)
  • subscribe to the NGS conference blog at https://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/blog/
  • use the conference hashtag #NGS2022GEN on all social media posts
  • blog, post, and tweet about what you are hearing and seeing during NGS 2022 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 in the Expo Hall and in the Virtual Expo Hall on the Whova app
  • provide feedback to the NGS staff and the conference committee by participating in conference surveys.