National Genealogical Society

About NGS

The election of NGS officers and board members will be held at the annual meeting at the NGS 2018 Family History Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Saturday, 5 May 2018 at 5:15 p.m. in Grand Gallery AB at DeVos Place. The following positions are open for election this term:

Terms for officers run from 1 October 2018 through 30 September 2020:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

Terms for directors run from 1 October 2018 through 30 September 2022. Terms are staggered, with the following positions open in 2018:

  • Director, Region 1
  • Director, Region 2
  • Two Directors at Large

An image of the map showing the various areas is available on the NGS website at

The NGS Board is a working board. Board members spend on the average of twenty or more hours a month in a variety of activities. Each member is expected to either chair a committee or actively participate on one or more committees. Board members pay their expenses (travel, food and lodging) to the three board meetings held each year; one meeting is by teleconference. Board meetings are typically held at the annual conference (usually the day before the conference), and at the NGS headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia, and in Salt Lake City. Additional meetings are held as needed by conference call. Attendance at the annual conference is also expected. No person shall be eligible for office who is not a member of the Society in good standing when nominated.

Candidate biographies and pictures are posted on the NGS website at in early March.

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