NGS 2023 Conference Richmond Virginia


Save the Dates: 31 May – 3 June
NGS 2023 Family History Conference
Richmond, Virginia

Dear Charles,
Mark your calendars for the National Genealogical Society (NGS) 2023 Family History Conference, 31 May – 3 June, in Richmond, Virginia. The theme is Virginia: Deep Roots of a Nation.

Thanks to the more than 885 NGS members who answered our conference survey, the NGS Family History Conference promises to deliver the programming you’re looking for in 2023.

Pre-Conference Events and Official Opening: Wednesday, 31 May

Local Tours
Delegate Council Meeting
New Focus Program for Societies, Libraries, and Archives, including a luncheon and “Shout Out”
SLAM! Idea Showcase Reception
Official Start of Conference with Expo Hall Opening

Conference Program: 1 June – 3 June (Thursday through Saturday)
The program will include

BCG Skill Building
Virginia Track
Methodology
Latest DNA Tools
African American Research
Native Peoples Research
Jewish records, and more.

Special Bonus
The Library of Virginia has confirmed that it will extend its research hours from
9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday,1 June, and from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
on Saturday for its Archives Research Room. You may also want to visit Richmond’s other outstanding genealogical research facilities. Take advantage of NGS’s discounted hotel rates three days before and three days after the conference to research your Virginia ancestors.

Program/Registration/Hotels
The 2023 Family History Conference program will be available online approximately two weeks before we open conference registration. Check your email or the NGS Conference website for announcements about the program and registration. We will open hotel registrations at three downtown hotels—Richmond Marriott, Hilton, and Omni—after conference registration opens.

See You in Richmond!


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NGS Registration Extended

NGS Extends Deadline for Online Registration
for the

NGS 2022 Family History Conference Register Now
Dear ,

This year is proving to be a year of transition and for some a time of lingering uncertainty. Therefore, in response to requests from our members, the National Genealogical Society has extended its deadline to register online for its NGS 2022 Family History Conference.

Online registration for both the In-Person conference in Sacramento, California, and Online at Home will now close at 7:59 p.m. (ET) on 13 May 2022. However, we are only able to offer you a complete refund—no questions asked, minus a $50 service fee—until 1 May 2022.

It is also possible to register in person, on site at the conference, in the SAFE Conference Center in Sacramento, starting Tuesday 24 May through Saturday, 28 May. You may purchase admittance to the conference on a daily basis, or for the full conference.

More than 80 genealogists will present lectures at this year’s in-person conference. Participants will have the chance to meet and attend lectures by fantastic speakers such as Jay Fonkert, LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, Thomas W. Jones, Michael Lacopo, Janice Lovelace, Angela McGhie, Jill Morelli, Steve Morse, Nancy Peters, David Rencher, Judy Russell, Rick Sayre, Josh Taylor, Ari Wilkins, and others. We’re excited to have Stanford University professor Dr. Gordon H. Chang as our keynote speaker presenting his talk on The Chinese Who Built America’s Transcontinental Railroad. Dr. Gordon H. Chang Don’t miss this great opportunity to be back together again and network face-to-face with fellow family historians; share ideas and discuss your research; attend fascinating, educational lectures; and discover new products and services for genealogists in the Expo Hall. Check out the following links for up-to-date information about conference hotels, Visit Sacramento discounts, and COVID-19 policies and other rules. Also, be sure to sign up for the NGS conference blog to receive conference news and announcements. Online registration for the In-Person Conference as well as the Online at Home Conference ends at 7:59 p.m. (ET) on 13 May 2022. Register Now
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NGS 2022 Conference

CGS_SealColor300-400x200.jpg NGS 2022 Logo.jpg The California Research Series: A golden genealogical opportunity at the NGS Conference in Sacramento
If you are beginning to prepare for the NGS 2022 Family History Conference in Sacramento, 24-28 May, you will be happy to know that you can register now for two new additions to the California Research Series, presented by the California Genealogical Society (CGS):
Untold Stories from the California Historical Society’s Collections (April 26, 4-5:30 p.m., PDT) Genealogical Resources at the National Archives at San Francisco (May 3, 3-4 p.m. PDT)
The online series is free. It is designed to aid conference attendees in researching their California ancestors by introducing them to genealogical repositories in Sacramento and San Francisco. 
The following presentations of the California Research Series have been recorded and are now available online (free). Center for Sacramento History Government Publications at California State Library Historical Resources at California State Library  Sutro Library – Genealogical Treasures The California Archives Special Collections at the Sacramento Public Library
The series will be available for viewing until the end of May on the CGS YouTube Channel 
Note: The deadline to register for both the In-Person conference and Online at Home has been extended to 13 May. Hotel reservations are currently available but filling up fast. On-site registration in Sacramento begins Monday, 23 May, 3-8 p.m.
Questions? Send an email to: ngs2022@californiaancestors.org
Quick Links: NGS Conference Brochure NGS Conference Registration NGS Conference Blog NGS on CGS website Hotel Reservations NGS Registrar Visit Sacramento Sign up to Volunteer at the Conference California Genealogical Society 2201 Broadway LL2 Oakland, CA 94612 510-663-1358 californiaancestors.org National Genealogical Society 6400 Arlington Blvd., Suite 810 Falls Church, VA 22042-2318 703-525-0050 ngsgenealogy.org Please feel free to forward this email to members of your organization and your newsletter editor!
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NGS Extends Deadline for Online Registration

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NGS Extends Deadline for Online Registration
for the

NGS 2022 Family History Conference Register Now
Dear ,

This year is proving to be a year of transition and for some a time of lingering uncertainty. Therefore, in response to requests from our members, the National Genealogical Society has extended its deadline to register online for its NGS 2022 Family History Conference.

Online registration for both the In-Person conference in Sacramento, California, and Online at Home will now close at 7:59 p.m. (ET) on 13 May 2022. However, we are only able to offer you a complete refund—no questions asked, minus a $50 service fee—until 1 May 2022.

It is also possible to register in person, on site at the conference, in the SAFE Conference Center in Sacramento, starting Tuesday 24 May through Saturday, 28 May. You may purchase admittance to the conference on a daily basis, or for the full conference.

More than 80 genealogists will present lectures at this year’s in-person conference. Participants will have the chance to meet and attend lectures by fantastic speakers such as Jay Fonkert, LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, Thomas W. Jones, Michael Lacopo, Janice Lovelace, Angela McGhie, Jill Morelli, Steve Morse, Nancy Peters, David Rencher, Judy Russell, Rick Sayre, Josh Taylor, Ari Wilkins, and others. We’re excited to have Stanford University professor Dr. Gordon H. Chang as our keynote speaker presenting his talk on The Chinese Who Built America’s Transcontinental Railroad. Dr. Gordon H. Chang Don’t miss this great opportunity to be back together again and network face-to-face with fellow family historians; share ideas and discuss your research; attend fascinating, educational lectures; and discover new products and services for genealogists in the Expo Hall. Check out the following links for up-to-date information about conference hotels, Visit Sacramento discounts, and COVID-19 policies and other rules. Also, be sure to sign up for the NGS conference blog to receive conference news and announcements. Online registration for the In-Person Conference as well as the Online at Home Conference ends at 7:59 p.m. (ET) on 13 May 2022. Register Now
Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society inspires, connects, and leads the family history community by fostering collaboration and best practices in advocacy, education, preservation, and research. We enable people, cultures, and organizations to discover the past and create a lasting legacy. The Falls Church, Virginia, based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian.

Tom Jones Speaking at NGS 2022 Family History Conference

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How NGS Conferences Shaped
Tom Jones as a Genealogist Dear , Tom Jones has helped so many of us become better genealogists. He has pushed us on how to think, research, evaluate, and write to create a meaningful and accurate family history. Tom has graced NGS with his support for decades, and he recently shared with us how our conferences helped shape him as a genealogist and a scholar.
 
“In thinking back on the earliest NGS conferences I attended,” Jones said, “I realized how much growth and enjoyment I got out of them. I have been attending NGS conferences since 1990. Without them, I would not be the genealogist I am today—not even close.
 
“In the lecture sessions, I learned how to implement genealogical research methods and reasoning, about which previously I had no clue … and which helped me advance my knowledge of my ancestors.
 
“At NGS conferences, I learned about genealogical credentials and decided to pursue certification. And I regularly renew, which keeps me engaged in current practices in our field.
 
“I also learned about other genealogical societies at the national and state level and in counties where my ancestors lived. I joined several of them. It’s so important to learn from them too about the locale and variety of records that might exist for your ancestors.
 
“From NGS conference sponsors and exhibitors and their websites, I discovered countless genealogical products and publications and purchased many that increased my knowledge of genealogical sources and methods. And they helped me find records for my exact family! I still look forward to learning what’s new from the many companies that support genealogy.
 
“Maybe what I think about most fondly, as I book my hotel, prepare lectures, and get excited about arriving at the NGS conference, is the people. Over the decades, between sessions and at meals, I have interacted with people who shared my genealogical interests, answered my questions, and encouraged my activities.”
 
If you are still deciding about coming to the NGS Conference in Sacramento in May, we will be there to welcome you and will continue to make it the wonderful, lifelong learning experience Tom Jones gives us so much credit for.
 
California here we come! Register Now. Early Bird Rates End 18 March. Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, FASG, FUGA, FNGS
Jones is an award-winning genealogical author and researcher who began pursuing his family history in 1963. He co-edited the National Genealogical Society Quarterly for sixteen years. He teaches at genealogy conferences, seminars, and workshops locally, nationally, and internationally. Besides numerous articles in peer-reviewed genealogy journals, he wrote the textbooks Mastering Genealogical Documentation and Mastering Genealogical Proof and chapters for Advanced Genetic Genealogy and Professional Genealogy.

  Tom will be speaking In-Person in Sacramento on 25 May and Online at Home on 27 May


Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society inspires, connects, and leads the family history community by fostering collaboration and best practices in advocacy, education, preservation, and research. We enable people, cultures, and organizations to discover the past and create a lasting legacy. The Falls Church, Virginia, based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian.

NGS looking for Volunteers

NGS 2022 Logo.jpg Greetings, Genealogy Enthusiasts!
It feels like the New Year began just a few weeks ago – and yet, it’s March already! And, the NGS 2022 Family History Conference in Sacramento 24-28 May is only three months away!
As the “Local Host” for the Conference, the California Genealogical Society (CGS) hopes you have had a chance to peruse the Conference Brochure and select the lectures, events, and tours that interest you. Remember – the discounted “Early Bird Deadline” is March 18!
One of the duties of the Local Host is to provide Volunteers with a variety of jobs during the Conference, such as: stuffing attendee tote bags, room monitors, helping with check-in, volunteer room hosts, floaters, and vendor support (in the Expo Hall).
Think about volunteering for an hour or more while you are at the Conference. Not only will it help make the Conference successful, but it is a great way to meet fellow genealogy enthusiasts from all over the country.
Signing up is easy: Go to Invitation to Volunteer. When you click on this link it will take you to SignUp instructions to volunteer. It is easy to do and easy to make changes if needed. Please sign up for several spots – we have lots to fill. You don’t necessarily need to be a registered attendee. Think about spending a day volunteering to help us make the conference successful!
Questions? Send an email to ngs2022@californiaancestors.org CGS is looking forward to seeing you at the Conference!   Conference Quick Links: NGS 2022 Family History Conference NGS on CGS website Conference Hotel Reservations NGS 2022 Conference Blog California Genealogical Society 2201 Broadway LL2 Oakland, CA 94612 510-663-1358 californiaancestors.org National Genealogical Society 6400 Arlington Blvd., Suite 810 Falls Church, VA 22042-2318 703-525-0050 ngsgenealogy.org Please feel free to forward this email to members of your organization and your newsletter editor!
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NGS Early Bird Discount Ends Soon

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EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT ENDS 18 MARCH 
FOR NGS 2022 FAMILY HISTORY CONFERENCE IN SACRAMENTO Register Now
Dear :

Be sure to lock in your early-bird discount by 18 March for the NGS 2022 Family History Conference in Sacramento, California, 24-28 May.
 
Early-bird discounts are available to those who plan to attend the conference in person. After 18 March, the price of registration for NGS members will increase from $245 to $295 for all four days. Non-members will pay $345, up from $295.
 
All attendees will receive the Conference Compendium, which includes the program, syllabus, exhibitor information, and more, about two weeks before the conference begins in PDF format. Available exclusively to early-bird registrants is the option to purchase a USB of the Compendium for ten dollars.
 
If you need to cancel your registration for any reason prior to 18 April, you will receive a complete refund minus a $50 service fee.
 
If you are unable to attend the in-person conference, you may want to register for our Online at Home virtual conference, 27-28 May, or purchase a twenty or forty session On-Demand package of conference lectures.
 
To learn more, see the conference program, Our American Mosaic. You can also join us on Zoom 7 March 2022, at 8:30 p.m. ET for a live Questions & Answers session on all things conference! Register for the Zoom event here. We will have a panel of NGS staff and volunteers providing conference information – you will be able to get answers then and there. We are looking forward to meeting you and hearing your questions.

Registration for all conference options closes 18 April 2022.
 
For up-to-date information about conference hotels and COVID-19 policies and other rules, visit the conference website. Be sure to sign up for the NGS conference blog to receive conference news and announcements. Register Now
Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society inspires, connects, and leads the family history community by fostering collaboration and best practices in advocacy, education, preservation, and research. We enable people, cultures, and organizations to discover the past and create a lasting legacy. The Falls Church, Virginia, based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian.

NGS Conference

Registration Is Now Open for the
National Genealogical Society’s
2022 Family History Conference Program Dear Friends at Eastern Washington Genealogical Society,

Registration is now open for the NGS 2022 Family History Conference, Our American Mosaic, 24-28 May. This year NGS is offering registrants three ways to participate: In-Person in Sacramento, California, 24-28 May; Online at Home, 27-28 May; and On-Demand, 1 July through 31 December 2021. Please feel free to share this information with members of your organization in your newsletters, on your website, or via your own emails.


Stanford Historian
Gordon Chang
is Keynote Speaker
for NGS 2022 Family History Conference
Register Now This year’s conference celebrates America’s diverse heritage. The full program features more than 150 lectures and special programs In-Person, 15 lectures Online at Home, and 60 On-Demand. Details about On-Demand lectures will be available at a later date. To stay apprised of conference news, be sure to subscribe to our conference blog.
 
Discounted Early Bird registration ends 18 March. Online and postal registration closes 18 April.
 
If you are planning to register for our In-Person conference, be sure to review our COVID-19 Policy.
 
For registration assistance, contact registrar@ngsgenealogy.org. Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society inspires, connects, and leads the family history community by fostering collaboration and best practices in advocacy, education, preservation, and research. We enable people, cultures, and organizations to discover the past and create a lasting legacy. The Falls Church, Virginia, based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian.

Register 5 Members or Staff for only $100 Focus on Societies

Register 5 Members or Staff for only $100
Dear Friends at Washington State Genealogical Society,

We are so excited about this year’s virtual Focus on Societies program that we are offering societies a special group discount of more than 42% off the regular registration fee. Focus on Societies is virtual 21 May 2021.
 
Register five representatives by 12 May for Focus on Societies and you will pay only $20 per person. That’s $15 off the registration fee of $35 per person and a total discount of $75.

NGS is offering such a generous discount to insure that your officers and staff can attend all twelve lectures in three separate breakout sessions. Registrants also will be able to access the lectures on-demand in mid-June.
 
Communications to Members Finding Good Material for Society Newsletters Focused Learning and Collaboration: Special Interest Groups in Your Genealogical Society Website and Social Media Communications and Content Strategies for Societies Using Your Genealogical Society’s Email List to Nurture and Grow Your Society  Managing Events Society Management—Volunteer Motivations: Getting and Keeping Your Volunteers A Walk Among the Tombstones: Preparing for and Presenting a Cemetery Tour Event Management Intro for Local Genealogy Societies Grow Your Society with Quality Events  Going Virtual! Online Meetings: Helping Your Society Move into a Virtual World Don’t Reinvent the Wheel: Use the TxSGS Preservation Capture System for Your Society’s Digitization Going Virtual with the Next Generation: Involving Younger People in Virtual Meetings Digital Marketing for the Modern Society Jill Morelli’s opening talk on how challenges and lessons learned during the pandemic led to innovative ideas and new opportunities; Society Shout Out, when we’ll share the best ideas from societies and organizations; and Cheri Hudson Passey’s update on how NGS is supporting societies after its merger with FGS, including plans for new benefits and initiatives.  Your leadership team also will enjoy By the way, spread the word since this offer is available to all genealogical and historical societies. Membership in NGS is not required.
Register 5 Members of Staff for only $100
To learn more about the NGS 2021 Virtual Family History Conference’s week long events, 17-21 May, visit the conference website and
download a copy of the program brochure.
Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society inspires, connects, and leads the family history community by fostering collaboration and best practices in advocacy, education, preservation, and research. We enable people, cultures, and organizations to discover the past and create a lasting legacy. The Falls Church, Virginia, based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian.

Twelve Days to Register for NGS 2021 Live!

Twelve Days to Register for NGS 2021 Live!
Register Today! You have only twelve days left to register for the National Genealogical Society (NGS) 2021 Live! We can give you twelve great reasons to attend. Nineteen Sessions with live Q&A and later available on-demand presented by nationally recognized speakers including Barbara Vines Little, Thomas W. Jones, Elizabeth Shown Mills, and more.
  Exclusively for NGS Live!—A presentation by special guest speaker and award-winning author Dani Shapiro. Her talk, Family Secrets, will not be available later.
  Twenty-one, free On-Demand!, sponsored bonus sessions.
  A Conference Syllabus including more than 130 session handouts for future reference.
  Admittance to the NGS four-day Virtual Expo Hall, 18-21 May, with more than thirty exhibitors
  Free Access to Ancestry, 18-21 May, including Ancestry, Fold3, and Newspapers Publishers Extra. 
  Inclusion in drawings of terrific giveaways, including:  Five, Annual World Explorer memberships to Ancestry Five, Annual Fold3 subscriptions Five, Annual Newspapers.com Publisher’s Extra subscriptions Five, Ancestry DNA kits Three, One Year MyHeritage Complete Plans Two, MyHeritage DNA Kits Two, Free registrations for the NGS 2022 Family History Conference in Sacramento, CA Two, One-year NGS Memberships
  Free access on 18 May to the SLAM! Idea Showcase highlighting innovative projects and programs by societies, libraries, archives, and museums (SLAMs) around the United States.
  The first of fourteen BCG Skillbuilding Lectures. During Live! Craig R. Scott discusses establishing identity and kinship with military records. On-Demand features thirteen additional BCG sessions. 
  Ten lectures on DNA. Leading off our DNA session during Live! are Angie Bush and Crista Cowan, whose lectures are Leveraging Genetic Networks to Break Down Brick Walls and AncestryDNA: Putting Your DNA Results to Work to Further Your Research, respectively. Eight more sessions on DNA will be available on-demand.
  Eight sessions focused on African American genealogy. The Live! lectures feature Ric Murphy, The Story of Virginia: Arrival of the First Africans; and Janice Lovelace, Going Offline: Finding African American Resources. Another six sessions are included in On-Demand!  
  Thirteen sessions on the rich genealogical history of Virginia, America’s first permanent English colony. Four leading genealogists open up discussions during Live! They include:  Eric G. Grundset, Virginia’s Anglican/Episcopal Church Parishes and Their Surviving Records;  Judy G. Russell, Wilde Beasts, Sabbath Breakers, and Incorrigible Rogues: Early Virginia Laws;  Vic Dunn, Scotch Irish from Pennsylvania Through Virginia and the Carolinas; and Shelley  Viola Murphy, Virginia Burned Counties: So What? An additional nine lectures are included in the On-Demand Virginia track.
Additional On-Demand sessions are available in packages of twenty or forty sessions of your choice. 

These are just some of the highlights of NGS Live! Don’t miss out on a rich array of learning opportunities for every area of interest and every level of expertise in family history.
  Register Today!
Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society inspires, connects, and leads the family history community by fostering collaboration and best practices in advocacy, education, preservation, and research. We enable people, cultures, and organizations to discover the past and create a lasting legacy. The Falls Church, Virginia, based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian.