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Registration Open for 2018 NGS Family History Conference
Registration Opens Today for the 2018 NGS Family History Conference
Registration is now open for the National Genealogical Society’s fortieth annual family history conference, Paths to Your Past, which will be held 2–5 May 2018 at the DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. With more than 175 lectures given by nationally known speakers and subject matter experts on a broad array of topics, an exhibit hall, and more, it’s an event you won’t want to miss. To register on or after 1 December 2017, visit the NGS website and complete the online registration form.
Continuing NGS’s goal of providing quality educational opportunities to its participants, the lectures will cover a wide range of local, regional, and general genealogy topics that will help you
build a solid foundation for your family history,
fine-tune your research skills, and
refine your methodology.
This year’s conference offers participants an array of lectures that range from general genealogy to military research, ethnic and religious records, technology, and repositories. Discover Michigan’s expansive genealogical and archival repositories and learn about the wealth of family history resources throughout the Great Lakes region. The program also features a two-day African American track and a full conference DNA track. The online searchable program, as well as a PDF version, include an overview of the sessions, tours, pre-conference events, registration times, and rates as well as general conference and hotel details.
Register now and don’t forget to sign up for sponsored luncheons, tours and other social events. To register online, visit the NGS website and complete the registration form.
Attendees are urged to visit and sign up for the conference blog, which will feature tips on local and regional research facilities, things to do in and around Michigan, and updated information on hotel availability and local restaurants.
Hope to see you all in Grand Rapids! NGS Conference Committee
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.