Sacramento 2022 Program is Now Available!

January 10th, 2022 by Roger Prince

Sacramento 2022 Program is Now Available!

The program for the National Genealogical Society’s 2022 Family History Conference is now available online as a downloadable brochure.

This year’s conference, to be held 24-28 May 2022 in Sacramento, California, is our first to offer both an in-person conference and online options. Importantly, it also focuses on America’s diverse heritage, building on the attention given this important issue at the 2019 Federation of Genealogical Societies conference in Washington, D.C.

The program, Our American Mosaic, will feature lecture tracks on African American, Asian and Pacific, Chinese American, European and Middle Eastern, Hispanic and Latin American, Jewish, and Native American genealogy. Gordon H. Chang, professor of history at Stanford University, will open the conference with a talk entitled, “The Chinese Who Built America’s Transcontinental Railroad.” Friday afternoon will feature a showing of the award-winning documentary FAR EAST DEEP SOUTH.

Lecture tracks will also cover thirty lectures on methodology, including Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) skill building presentations. Other tracks focus on DNA; eastern and western states; families including LGBTQIA+; immigration and migration; maps and records including the 1950 census; and technology and writing. To make participants’ selections easier, the lectures are tagged for beginners, intermediate learners, and advanced scholars.

In all, the conference will offer family historians and genealogists more than 165 in-person lectures and another fourteen lectures Online at Home; a family history Expo Hall; Focus on Societies; and the SLAM! Showcase of societies, libraries, archives, and museums. The California Genealogical Society, the local host society, has planned many tours, research opportunities, and social events. The week will also include sponsored luncheons and the NGS Banquet on Friday evening. Online at Home participants will also be able to visit our virtual Expo Hall and connect with each other during breakout sessions on the WHOVA platform.

The in-person conference will take place at the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center.  NGS has planned a number of special events with limited seating, so attendees should register on 18 January 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

To learn more about the special events, see the conference program.  Registration opens today by mail and is expected to open online on 18 January 2022.  For up-to-date information about the availability, amenities, and rates for conference hotels, visit the conference website.  Be sure to sign up for the NGS conference blog to receive conference news and announcements.


COVID-19 Policy and Regulations

Please be advised that NGS policy:

Additionally, NGS will adhere to any additional regulations issued by the California Department of Public Health and Sacramento County Order of the Health Officer.

All conference participants—including sponsors, guest speakers, lecturers, exhibitors, and conference attendees—will be required to comply with NGS policy and the laws, rules, regulations, orders, and ordinances required at the time of the conference to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19. NGS will apprise all participants of the required protocols and procedures in advance of the conference. NGS will continue to monitor the changing guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic and will update policies as needed.

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