Why Attend NGS 2018?
Reap the Rewards of Attending the NGS Family History Conference

Researching your family tree is an exciting and rewarding experience. Yet, it can often be a solitary journey. After the initial interactions with extended families, genealogists and family historians find themselves—more often than not—quietly conducting research in libraries, court houses, state archives, cemeteries, or online. As fulfilling as your research can be, it also can be frustrating and just plain baffling.

Once a year the National Genealogical Society (NGS) gives family historians and genealogists the chance to:

  • Share their experiences with more than 2,000 fellow genealogists
  • Learn about additional resources that could aid their research
  • Develop greater skills in interpretation and documentation of source materials
  • Explore new avenues of research
  • Attend special events and lectures by some of the most renowned genealogists in the U.S and abroad

The NGS 2018 Family History Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, offers four exciting days of networking, learning, and socializing, including:

  • an exhibit hall featuring more than eighty genealogy vendors of family history products and services
  • pre-conference events and tours
  • hands-on workshops
  • 175+ sessions with a variety of topics featuring some of the nation’s best genealogy speakers

Who Should Attend?

Everyone is welcome from professional genealogists, family historians, hobbyists, and history buffs to those who are interested in researching and/or sharing their family’s history. Beginner, intermediate, and experienced researchers alike will find attending the conference is an excellent way to improve their research skills and build a network of colleagues within the genealogy field. While you are at the conference, be sure to stop by the NGS exhibit booth for one of several meet and greets with some of the most well-known authors in genealogy, and more!

Overview of the Exhibit Hall at the 2017 NGS Family HistoryConference in Raleigh, NC.

Questions? Contact NGS Registrar Courtney Holmes at registration@ngsgenealogy.org


2017 NGS Family History Conference—Thank You!