NGS 2020 Conference Salt Lake City

The National Genealogical Society will hold its annual Family History Conference, Echoes of Our Ancestors, in Salt Lake City, May 20-23, 2020.

Pre-registration is open until April 17, and there is an early-bird discount of $35 for registrations postmarked / submitted by March 17th. On-site registration will begin on Tuesday, May 19th.

There will also be special student pricing available for the conference. 

Registration is available by mail or online at: https://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/register/

Click Here for Conference Brochure

Thank you for your help with sharing this information.

Cheers!

Erin Pritchett
Host Committee Publicity Chair

Utah Genealogical Society/NGS 2020

FGS & NGS Plan to Merge

Today is a landmark day in the history of the Federation of Genealogical Societies. We are excited to tell you that this morning, at our national conference in Washington D. C., we announced our intent to merge with the National Genealogical Society.

The Federation was formed in 1976 in order to provide support to genealogical and historical societies. Key objectives during the past four decades have been to: promote the study of genealogy, stimulate the activities of state and local organizations, provide resources that enable genealogical organizations to succeed in pursuing their missions, advocate for the preservation of records. The intended merger with NGS will enhance our ability to support societies and offer services that will help strengthen them and help them to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing, technology-driven, volunteer-challenged environment.

You can read the full press release of the announcement on the FGS Voice blog.
  Preserve the Pensions Project You may be wondering how the merger will affect the Preserve the Pensions project. FGS launched the Preserve the Pensions project in 2010 and raised more than $3 million to digitize and make freely available the pension files from the War of 1812. Fundraising for the project was completed in 2016.

The Preserve the Pensions project will continue under its existing arrangements. FGS has an agreement with NARA for the preservation and digitization of the records and Ancestry is coordinating the digitization process. The funds for completing this project are set aside in restricted accounts.
  Conferences We also wanted to let you know that plans are still in place to hold our annual conference in Kansas City, Missouri, in 2020. Starting in 2021, the combined organization will hold one conference with four full days of genealogical lectures and a fifth day dedicated to society management topics.

I believe this merger will serve our members and the genealogical community by improving the support of both individuals and societies in the pursuit of genealogical excellence.

Sincerely,

Faye Stallings
FGS President