NGS Family History Conferences

Genealogy Events Calendar

Date Event Location
26 - 31 July 2020 Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) 2020 Athens, Georgia

The Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) provides an educational forum for the discovery, critical evaluation, and use of genealogical sources and methodology through a week of intensive study led by nationally prominent genealogical educators. Students choose one course that lasts throughout the week. Topics range from a course for beginners to a variety of courses on specialized topics.

18 - 18 July 2020 Genealogy Boot Camp with Amy Johnson Crow, sponsored by ACGSI and The Genealogy Center Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Spend a Saturday in Fort Wayne improving your genealogy research skills.  Amy Johnson Crow will present four lectures about Research strategy and Brick Wall solutions.  There will be time after the Seminar for research at The Genealogy Center.  See our website for more information and registration:

17 - 20 June 2020 2020 National Conference Cincinnati, Ohio

Palatines to America National Conference Cincinnati, Ohio June 17-20, 2020 Wednesday, June 17, Key Essentials of German Genealogy Thursday, June 18, Tour of Over-the-Rhine DistrictFriday, June 19, Sessions with Daniel Jones:Record Types & Resources, Using Non-parish Registers, Swiss Research, & Using Geography in Research Saturday, June 20, Sessions with Dr. Michael D. Lacopo:German Immigrant Experience in 18th Century, Identifying German Origins, German Genealogy on the Internet, Overcome Brick Walls in Pennsylvania ResearchVendors, Exhibitors, Resource Room with “Ask the Experts”Full Conference Package for Members, $175, includes lectures, handouts, syllabus, Friday lunch Friday banquet, Saturday lunch.Additional information and Conference Registration at

20 - 23 May 2020 NGS 2020 Family History Conference Salt Lake City, Utah

Join thousands of family historians and genealogists in Salt Lake City, Utah, 20–23 May 2020, for the National Genealogical Society’s 42nd Annual Family History Conference. Choose from more than 175 lectures and special programs with a variety of topics to enhance your research techniques and fine-tune your analysis and problem-solving skills.

The conference provides a great opportunity to share your success stories and discuss roadblocks with fellow family history researchers. Sign up for social and pre-conference events. Explore the latest products, online resources, books, and demonstrations at the exhibitors’ booths and learn about NGS online courses and publications. Spread the news about the conference to friends, family, and colleagues.

18 - 20 May 2020 Genealogy 101 Boot Camp (NGS) Salt Lake City, UT

3-day Course Introducing the Major Record Groups, How to Analyze Them and How to Use Them

18 - 18 April 2020 Dallas Genealogical Society 2020 Spring Seminar Dallas, Texas

We are proud to present our first full-day seminar devoted to African American family research. Renowned expert Tony Burroughs FUGA will speak on Paths to Freedom: African American Research in the South. The event will be held at the downtown Dallas Public Library at 1515 Young St, Dallas, Texas 75201. For more information and registration, go to

18 - 18 April 2020 SCGS 28th Annual Spring Seminar with Judy G. Russell Santa Rosa, CA

Judy G. Russell – The Legal Genealogist

Back by popular demand, Judy is an internationally known genealogist with a law degree.  She helps folks understand the arcane legal concepts and terminology that are so very important to genealogists.

Scheduled Lectures:

Dowered or Bound Out: Records of Widows and Orphans; NARA Myth-Busters: Your Family IS in the Archives; Through the Golden Door: Immigration After the Civil War; After the Courthouse Burns: Rekindling Family History through DNA

Pre-Registration: $40 for Sonoma County Genealogical Society Members; $50 for Non-Members

Admission at the door: $60

15 - 15 February 2020 Finding Your French-Canadian Ancestors FAST In Quebec and US Records on the Internet Santa Rosa, California

The Sonoma County Genealogical Society Presents Claire E. Miller “Finding Your French-Canadian Ancestors FAST In Quebec and US Records on the Internet” When Claire Miller began her family history research in 1988, she knew only as far back as her French-Canadian great-grandfather. Using the internet in 2001 Claire was able to trace her lineage back to the immigrant ancestor who arrived in Montréal in 1699. This talk will demonstrate how you can build an impressive pedigree in very little time, while sitting in front of your computer. Saturday, February 15, 2020 Cypress Room 2060 West College Ave. Santa Rosa 95401 FREE Noon-2pm

05 February 2020 Family History Today: Jewish Students, Medical Globetrotters, and Persevering Women New York, New York

Date and Time: Wednesday, February 5, 6:30 PM

Location: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St., New York, NY 10011

At first, aspiring Jewish men from Galicia, Lithuania, and elsewhere ventured to Padua University to study medicine when other schools across Europe refused their admission. Then, from the end of the eighteenth century onward, Jews from Galicia attended Habsburg universities—from Lemberg/Lwów and Kraków, to Vienna, Pest and Prague. Many nineteenth-century Jewish medics influenced Galician life beyond their profession, advocating educational, religious and civic reforms. At the turn of the twentieth century, Jewish women were at the forefront of newly won access to university education, changing societal and family norms.

This presentation will take us across the countries and continents, with genealogical information illustrated by unique archival records, newspaper accounts, and maps. You don’t have to have medical practitioners among your ancestors to find this topic interesting and helpful in your family history research.

About the Speaker: Andrew Zalewski is a former professor of medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He is the vice president of Gesher Galicia, a non-profit organization devoted to genealogical and historical research on Galicia. Andrew Zalewski has also authored two books on Austrian Galicia: Galician Trails: The Forgotten Story of One Family and Galician Portraits: In Search of Jewish Roots.

An ASL interpreter may be made available if requested in advance.

Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 Center for Jewish History/Partner members, seniors, and students. Note: Our programs frequently sell out. It is highly recommended that you purchase tickets in advance.

This program is sponsored by the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute and Gesher Galicia. It is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

18 - 18 January 2020 SOS For A Photo Mess with Micki Jones Santa Rosa, CA

SOS For A Photo Mess with Micki JonesMs. Jones will present the Safeguard, Organize and Share method for organizing your photographs. After the wild fires that swept the North Bay, Ms. Jones knew that she had to learn to safeguard, organize and share her boxes of print photos that filled closets and the years of digital photos that were on a twelve-year-old hard drive. Ms. Jones realized she had a passion to help others curate their photo collections and started Journeys Photo Solutions. Saturday, January 18th Finley Center Cypress Room 2060 West College Ave.Santa Rosa 95401707-543-3737 Noon-2pm Noon-1pm group chat 1pm-2pm presentation