Pre-Registration Closes Tomorrow 27 April For the NGS Conference and All Ticketed Events

ARLINGTON, VA, 26 APRIL 2017—Tomorrow is the last day to pre-register for the NGS Family History Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina, 10-13 May 2017. Pre-conference registration ends 27 April 2017. On-site registration and check-in will be available beginning at 12:00 noon, 9 May 2017, in the Raleigh Convention Center.

Your last chance to register for meals and social events also closes on 27 April 2017. Ticket purchases will not be available on-site at the conference for meals or social events. All tours and workshops are already sold out, plus several luncheons. For conference information and to register, go to

The conference program, Family History Lives Here, features more than 175 lectures from basic to advanced genealogical research, including eighteen presentations on DNA science and methodology. The BCG Skillbuilding lectures are always one of the most welcome and well-attended tracks. Finding records and effectively using them is the focus of fifty-seven lectures. Among the types of records discussed are a wide range of religious records, military and associated records, North Carolina and regional U.S. records, and African American and Native American records.

The Exhibit Hall bustles with excitement for four days as more than 80 genealogical vendors and societies display their latest goods and services. NGS exhibitors are counting down the days to meet genealogists in Raleigh and share their latest products and news of improvements they have worked on in the past year. They enjoy the opportunity to communicate one-on-one with genealogists, inspiring and educating them on how to achieve better and better research results.

Luncheons and the NGS Banquet

Participating organizations sponsor several meal events during the conference. Seats are still available for the NCGS Society Host Event “Pig Pickin," the NGS Banquet with guest speaker Stuart Watson, an award-winning investigative reporter, who used his investigative skills to find his birth mother, and some of the luncheons. Make your reservations now at

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To add to your current registration, log on at, click on My Account, select My Events, and then click to Add Sessions.

You do not want to miss this year’s exciting conference program!

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.