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Join in Richmond, Virginia, at the National Genealogy Society 2014 Family History Conference for four days of family history learning and networking!NGS2014

NGS 2014 Family History Conference

Virginia: The First Frontier
7−10 May 2014
The Greater Richmond Convention Center and Richmond Marriott
Richmond, Virginia

Conference Sessions 

Register today to attend four full days of more than 175 lectures by the nation’s top genealogists. For full program details see the registration brochure at

Conference Highlights

Opening Session

Wednesday, 7 May, 8:00 a.m.

Librarian of Virginia and State Archivist Sandra Treadway will share what the Library of Virginia is doing to take a fresh look at all its traditional service models and its public spaces to create a more attractive, dynamic, easy-to-use, and customer-focused research and learning environment that is flexible enough to change and adapt over time.


Society Night

Wednesday, 7 May, 5:15 p.m.

Many Virginia genealogical and historical societies will be available to answer questions about local repositories and resources, discuss their group’s activities, and sell their publications.

NGS First-Timers’ Breakfast

Thursday, 8 May, 7:00 a.m.

Network and share conference tips and strategies with other first-time attendees, NGS officers, and the NGS board of directors.

NGS Banquet

Friday, 9 May, 7:00 p.m.

Join NGS in welcoming David E. Rencher, AG, CG, FIGRS, FUGA in “Celebrating Genealogical Credentials − The Accreditation and Certification Programs Turn 50!” sponsored by BCG and ICAPGen. Learn why the genealogical community’s efforts to raise the standards of excellence have benefitted ALL genealogists. Two organizations with one objective – research methodologies and standards we can trust.

NGS Luncheon

Saturday, 10 May, 12:15 p.m.

Join Patricia W. Potrzebowski, PhD, in “Vital Statistics Registrar and Genealogists: We Need to Talk!” What you need to know about the 2011 Revision of the Model Vital Statistics Act and how it may impact your access to vital records.


Pre-Conference Tours

Richmond Discoveries will be offering several tours on Monday, 5 May and Tuesday, 6 May 2014 prior to the National Genealogical Society 2014 Family History Conference in Richmond, Virginia. For more information, please see Richmond Area Tours.

Exhibit Hall (free to the public) 
Visit more than 75 vendors, who offer a variety of genealogy-related products, services, and memberships.

Exhibit hall hours are as follows:

  • Wednesday, 7 May, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, 8 May, 9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
  • Friday, 9 May, 9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 May, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Register today to attend the
NGS 2014 Family History Conference.
See you in Richmond!