Registration Opens for Bloggers and Members of the Media Attending 2017 NGS Family History Conference

Registration Opens for the National Genealogical Society's 2017 Family History Conference

ARLINGTON, VA, 8 MARCH 2017— Registration is now open to the press, social media writers, bloggers, radio show hosts, and other media to register for official media credentials for the National Genealogical Society (NGS) 2017 Family History Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina, 10-13 May 2017. The conference, one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious genealogy conferences, features more than 175 lectures. Topics include methodology, problem-solving, DNA and genealogical research, resources and research techniques for exploring your African American, Native American, female, German and Scots-Irish ancestors, and much, much more. As many as 2,000 genealogists and family historians will be on hand for the conference.

To apply to receive your media credentials, go to Registration is open through 21 March 2017. NGS will notify registrants their acceptance by 24 March 2017. For more information on the NGS Social Media Policy, see

Official media will be

  • permitted to use the official press and blogger logos
  • granted use of the press table at the conference
  • linked to the NGS Family History Conference blog

NGS appreciates the importance of media who regularly draw attention to records, research methods, tools, software, events, and other areas of genealogy. In recognition of the media’s contribution to the field of genealogy, NGS will award the person with the best coverage $100 and next best coverage $50 to use towards attendance at the 2018 Family History Conference.

Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is dedicated to genealogical education, exemplary standards of research, and the preservation of genealogical records. The Arlington, 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.