The National Genealogical Society has an annual multi-day conference each year.
The 2018 program is scheduled for May 2, 2018 through May 5, 2018 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The title of the 2018 conference is “Paths to Your Past”.
You certainly have plenty of time to peruse the material and make plans to attend this annual major genealogical event.
You can view the full-color 16 page registration brochure at their website by clicking on the following link at:
Especially take a look at the registration material in the above program guide. You can get discounts for early bird registration as well as even further discounts if you are a member of the National Genealogical Society and do early bird registration. You can also sign up for a 1-day series of programs only. Registration by March 20, 2018 will get you an early bird discount if you are a member of the society or not. Check out all of the registration costs as well as all of the costs if you will choose to participate in any of the special programs being offered by the society that generally occur in the evening.
Being a member of NGS AND doing early bird registration will get you the biggest discount on price overall.
Also just visit the main NGS website to take a look at much more information and material that they have at the site. There is much more information about this conference available through their main website. Browse their site and see what other great resources they may have available online that can help you in your own research efforts.
You can visit their main website at www.ngsgenealogy.org.
Look for the part of their main website at the top that says “Conferences and Events”.
Attending a national conference such as this is an eye-opening genealogical experience that I would recommend at least once in a lifetime for researchers. There are literally 180 informative hour-long programs that are scheduled during this program between 8 AM through 4 PM. There are even programs going on through the early evening if you can’t get enough information on genealogy from 8 AM until 4 PM!
This brochure is one that in the past I would have made a copy for distribution to our genealogy program participants. However, now that I am writing this blog, it is more appropriate to direct you to the National Genealogical Society website directly for you to take a look at their full 16 page color brochure they have put together.
The above link will take you directly to this 16 page incredible brochure.
Even if you do not go to this program or another one down the road, I always recommend that you should take a look at the variety of programs being offered. You may very well find a program with a great speaker that fits right in with your own research aspirations. You will then possibly have a contact to make with the speaker to see if they can help answer a question you may have on the genealogical topic of interest.
Also take a look at the long list of world-renowned genealogical speakers that are in the brochure.
These are the best of the best!
Your paths may cross with them through material they may have already published. Some may even be local to our own area. Some may very well be speakers we have had at our library offering some great genealogical programs for you to learn from!
Take a look through the brochure to gain a sense of magnitude of what a national genealogical conference looks like. It is amazing. These conference are often attended by anywhere from 1,200 to 1,500 fellow researchers. Vendors are also present selling their wares.
According to statistics provided to me from the NGS, the 2017 Conference in Raleigh, NC had 1,936 registered participants present at the conference plus an additional 268 participants that had registered for the live streaming programs. Total attendance near the 2,200 number. Pretty good turnout!
This conference can be nothing short of genealogy nirvana!
Check out the brochure. Check out the NGS Program. Try to attend one once in your life. You won’t be disappointed.
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