NGS Family History Conferences

What is the NGS Family History Conference?

The National Genealogical Society Family History Conference is a premier annual event for family historians, professional genealogists, hobbyists, and history buffs. There are also special events planned for organizations: societies, libraries, archives, and museums. The conference typically takes place in a different US city each year in the month of May, with a new theme and a new program of lectures, sessions, workshops, luncheons, and events.

The upcoming NGS 2023 Family History Conference, Virginia: The Deep Roots of a Nation, will be held in Richmond, Virginia, 31 May–3 June 2023, and On-Demand July through December 2023. Attendees will have an opportunity to choose from new lectures for family history researchers at all levels by the nation’s premier genealogical speakers.

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Do You Want An Incredible Way to Kick-Start Your Genealogy Research? Reap the Rewards of Attending the NGS Family History Conference:

  • Choose from dozens of educational lectures from the basics to advanced.
  • Select subject areas you want to learn more about that include
    • how to build a family tree and organize your findings;
    • understanding the use of DNA and genetic genealogy;
    • immigration, naturalization, and passenger records;
    • how to accurately identify your ancestors;
    • census, religious, civil, court, and land records;
    • how to find family among the thousands of results in online databases;
    • building your skills for certification;
    • how to apply the Genealogical Proof Standard;
    • documentation and writing proof arguments;
    • military and ethnic research; and much more.
  • Share your experience with fellow genealogists.
  • Explore the Family History Expo with a host of genealogy vendors of family history products and services.
  • Learn from leading speakers in their field.
  • Get inspired with new ways to approach your research.

All this and more takes place at the National Genealogical Society’s annual Family History Conference. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or experienced researcher, you will find attending the conference is an excellent way to improve your research skills and build a network of colleagues within the genealogy field.

Learn more about the next NGS Family History Conference at conference.ngsgenealogy.org.

On-Demand Access for 2021 is now closed.

On-demand access to 2021 Virtual Family History Conference lectures ended 31 December 2021.

Missed Previous Conferences? Listen to Audio Recordings of Lectures.

If you would like to listen to lectures from past conferences, you can purchase access to hundreds of audio recordings of individual lectures or of an entire conference’s lectures.