Many Americans can trace their indigenous, immigrant, indentured, and enslaved ancestors to Virginia. If you are researching ancestors who may have lived in Virginia, then be sure to register for the NGS 2023 Family History Conference in Richmond, Virginia, 31 May-3 June.

Items of interest for research in Virginia include:

Pre-conference tours to visit the American Civil War Museum, Jackson Ward Tour, Virginia Museum of History and Culture, Black History Museum and Cultural Center, and the Virginia State Capitol.

Lectures on research in Virginia and neighboring states presented by experts in the field, including Leslie Anderson, MSLS; Vic Dunn, CG; Eric Grundset, MLS; Connie Lapallo; Barbara Vines Little, CG, FNGS, FUGA, FVGS; David McCorkle, Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL; Craig Scott, CG, FUGA; and other excellent speakers.

Virginia Genealogical Society’s events—a luncheon on Thursday and a cocktail hour and dinner buffet on Friday evening.

Time to explore the Library of Virginia to find research guides, indexes, databases, and more. (The library will offer extended hours for research to conference participants on Thursday evening.)

See all the lectures on offer at the conference by going to the online event schedule at

Download the conference brochure and register now at

Registration is now open at