FALLS CHURCH, VA, 10 JANUARY 2023—Registration is now open for the National Genealogical Society (NGS) 2023 Family History Conference, 31 May-3 June, in Richmond, Virginia, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.
Individuals may register either for the In-Person Conference or an Online at Home program. The in-person conference features three days of concentrated learning for everyone interested in family history from beginners to professional genealogists. The two-day Online at Home program consists of five, live streamed lectures per day on Friday and Saturday, 2–3 June. Everyone who registers for the in-person conference will receive complimentary access to Online at Home.
records and repositories in Virginia and neighboring states;
resources and techniques for researching African American, Jewish, Indigenous People, and other ethnic groups;
local and federal government records including military, tax, and land records;
the use of DNA to help determine relationships; and
methods to analyze and evaluate evidence featuring the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) Skillbuilding Track.
Descriptions of sessions, speakers, events, exhibitor and sponsor information, and more on the conference website now. Detailed information with the full conference schedule will be available as a PDF later in January.
Guest speakers include Christy S. Coleman, the executive director of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, and Meryl Frank, genealogist and author, who was appointed to the US Holocaust Memorial Council in 2022. Check the conference news page to learn about speakers, exhibitors, tours, social events, nearby research facilities, and things to do in Richmond.
NGS is committed to protecting the health and safety of attendees, speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, volunteers, and staff and has updated its COVID-19 policies for 2023.
Information about booking reservations at conference hotels will be sent in the registration confirmation email.
The early-bird, discounted registration fee for the in-person conference ends 31 March.