12 April 2018

2018 NGS Mobile Conference App Ready for Download


2018 NGS Mobile Conference App
Ready for Download 


Start planning your trip to Grand Rapids now.  It’s just three weeks away. Everything you need to plan a successful conference trip is at your fingertips using the NGS Conference App and your mobile device.

The Mobile Conference App for the National Genealogical Society (NGS) 2018 Family History Conference is designed to keep you informed. And the app is available for iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, and web-enabled devices. The conference will be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2‒5 May 2018. There is still time to register for the conference, visit https://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/register/

To download the free NGS Conference App, go to https://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/attend/mobile-app/. Or search your app store for NGS Family. 

If you already have the NGS mobile app on your phone from a past conference, 
  • go to settings within the app, 
  • tap “Exit to Conference,”  
  • choose NGS 2018, and 
  • tap download. 


Some of the convenient features on the app allow users to


  • stay organized with the Dashboard’s up-to-the-minute information;
  • find all conference information in one place with “About NGS 2018 Family History Conference”;
  • receive important real-time communications from NGS with Alerts;
  • follow and join in on the conference chatter with the built-in Twitter feed, #NGS2018GEN; 
  • sync your schedule across multiple devices;
  • locate sessions and exhibitors on the convention center’s maps;
  • connect, message, and share schedules with your colleagues through the Friends feature; 
  • link to syllabus material for each lecture, which will be available beginning in late April; and
  • take and save notes.


We encourage you to begin using the app now so you can improve your conference experience in Grand Rapids. You do not have to be registered for the conference to view all the events and lectures and use the app.  But time is running out.  Register online by 20 April, or after that date, register in person at the conference.

Hope to see you in Grand Rapids!




Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is dedicated to genealogical education, exemplary standards of research, and the preservation of genealogical records.  The Falls Church, Virginia, based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian, seeking excellence in publications, educational offerings, and guidance in research. It also offers many opportunities to interact with other genealogists.


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