18 April 2019
16 April 2019
Online Pre-Registration for the NGS Conference
and All Ticketed Events Closes 19 April 2019
There are only a few days are left to pre-register online for the NGS Family History Conference in St. Charles, Missouri, 8‒11 May 2019. Pre-conference registration ends 19 April. On-site registration and check-in will be available beginning at 12:00 noon, 7 May, in the St. Charles Convention Center. For conference information and to register, go to https://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/register/http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/event-registration/.
Registration for all social meal events and pre-conference tours also closes on 19 April. Ticket purchases will not be available on-site at the conference for social meal events, workshops, or tours. Only a few spots remain for the St. Louis Research Trip and the Civil War Museum Tour. Seats are still available for meal events including the Friends of the Missouri State Archives lunch, the GSG-ISFHWE co-sponsored lunch, and the NGS lunch. There are also seats available in the pre-conference African American Seminar and the Librarians’ Day event.
Be sure to make your reservations now at https://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/register/. To add meals, tours, and pre-conference events to your current registration, log on to the NGS website, click on Store>My Account>Select View next to 2019 Conference>Select View Again>Select Add Sessions.
The conference, “Journey of Discovery,” will showcase more than 150 lectures featuring a variety of tracks and topics including ethnicity, genetics, immigration and migration, military, Missouri, religion, technology, and more. The program will include all levels of genealogical skills from basic to advanced, as well as four days of the Board for the Certification of Genealogists® (BCG) Skillbuilding lectures. The DNA track will feature eighteen presentations on genetic discoveries, science, and methodology.
The Family History Expo will feature more than seventy-five exhibitors and be open to the public Wednesday through Saturday. Check the website for a list of exhibitors and the accompanying floor plan. You do not want to miss this year’s exciting conference program. Register today!
Hope to see you soon in St. Charles!
12 April 2019
Mobile Conference App Now Available for the
NGS 2019 Family History Conference
Whether you plan to go to the NGS Conference or not, you may want to take a look at our free NGS Conference App. The Mobile Conference App for the National Genealogical Society (NGS) 2019 Family History Conference is now available. With thousands of family historians and genealogists attending more than 150 lectures, special programs, luncheons with guest speakers, and an expansive Family History Expo, the NGS Conference App will enable you to stay organized and on top of the latest information. If you have not yet registered for the conference, which is being held in St. Charles, Missouri, 8‒11 May 2019, visit https://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/register/.
If you cannot attend, the app is a good way to take a look at the fantastic program NGS has prepared and you can order our video or audio recordings from the PlaybackNGS website.
The free NGS Conference App is available for iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, and web-enabled devices. Go to the NGS Conference website to download the 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,” or “Exit to Show List”
- choose NGS 2019, and
- scroll down and tap download.
- stay organized with the Dashboard’s up-to-the-minute information
- notate every speaker, their lecture topics, and descriptions to plan your day, or perhaps you want to remember to order a recording for a session you miss
- find all conference information in one place with “About NGS 2019 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, #NGS2019GEN
- 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
- take and save notes
11 April 2019
08 April 2019
NGS to Live Stream Ten Genealogy Lectures
During its Family History Conference in May
On 9 May, three live stream lectures will focus on DNA’s role in supplementing genealogical research. Also on 9 May, two other talks will discuss ethnic research. The five selections on 10 May feature lectures by the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) that emphasize research, analysis, and problem-solving skills. NGS members and non-members across the United States and overseas, who are unable to attend the conference in person, are invited to sign-up for these live stream broadcasts.
Registrants for live stream can sign up for a one-day or a two-day pass.
Thursday, 9 May 2019: Viewers will be able to stream five lectures from 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. (CDT), including:
- The Fisherman Who Wanted to Marry the Executioner’s Daughter: Stories From German Marriage Sources—Warren Bittner, CG®
Friday, 10 May 2019: Five BCG Skillbuilding lectures will be live streamed from 8:00 a.m.
through 5:00 p.m. (CDT), including:
Registration for the live stream will close at midnight on 8 May 2019, to watch the sessions in real time and as they happen. NGS will offer all ten lectures as video recordings after the conference. Special value pricing for conference packages of video and audio recordings will be available for purchase only from 8─11 May. After 11 May, normal pricing will resume for video and audio packages. Live stream, conference specials, and post conference packages are available to order on the Conference Recordings page. All registrants of packages will receive an electronic version of the NGS 2019 Family History Conference syllabus.
Registrants will receive instructions for viewing the live stream about a week prior to the conference.
PRE-CONFERENCE & ON-SITE LIVE STREAM PASSES
*Delivered live; Access live streamed videos for one year through 11 May 2020
Reminder: If you are attending the 4-day event in St. Charles, online conference registration will close on 19 April 2019. Registration by mail must be postmarked by 19 April. Registration in person opens at noon on Tuesday, 7 May, at the St. Charles Convention Center.