The following was written by Jane Knowles Lindsey, NGS Local Host Society Chair in Sacramento, California:
My excitement is mounting as the first, live, in-person national family history conference in three years draws near! In just over a month, genealogists from around the country will converge on Sacramento for the NGS 2022 Family History Conference. Imagine genealogists meeting one on one and in groups talking about genealogy 24/7 for almost a week, and no one ever gets that “glazed over” look. To me, that’s heaven.
As chair of the Local Host Committee, I see all the conference plans taking shape. I am especially excited about our Tuesday tours on May 24 and the two special evening events planned by the California Genealogical Society—A Taste of California on May 25 and the Back to the Fifties on May 26. It will be a thrill to see genealogists sharing their research, going to fantastic lectures, visiting experts in the Expo Hall, and having fun at our social events.
For me, the best part of any conference is the networking opportunities. We want everyone to feel welcome whether you are a veteran conference attendee or it is your first time! We hope everyone will enjoy the comradery of sharing a cup of coffee or dinner or luncheon with their fellow family historians. A great way to meet your fellow attendees is by volunteering a few hours of your time. Learn more about volunteering at the NGS 2022 Family History Conference.
I personally look forward to meeting everyone in Sacramento. Please come and say hello. If you have any questions before the conference, please feel free to email me. We have a special conference address for your questions, NGS2022@californiaancestors.org.
Online registration ends on May 13.
Jane Knowles Lindsey
California Genealogical Society, Local Host Chair
2022 NGS Family History Conference, Sacramento, California