As the local host society for the NGS 2023 Family History Conference in Richmond from 31 May to 3 June, the Virginia Genealogical Society (VGS) invites you to join us for an amazing variety of lectures and special events which emphasize the conference theme, “Virginia, Deep Roots of a Nation.” If you haven’t attended an NGS Family History Conference before, this is your opportunity to find out what going to a conference is really like. Come meet NGS and VGS board members and network with fellow genealogists. Come for a day—or several days! 

Volunteers are what make conferences successful. More than 700 volunteer hours are needed in a variety of positions. We hope you will take advantage of this unique opportunity to volunteer during the event. You do not have to be a member of VGS or NGS; nor do you have to register for the conference to volunteer.

Many positions are available, including conference bag prep, check-in, event ticket collectors, lecture room monitors, exhibit hall monitors, and tour escorts. And, don’t forget, if you sign up for the conference, you can attend lectures with nationally renowned genealogists!

Volunteering for NGS 2023 is also a wonderful opportunity for high school or college students interested in history and genealogy who want to add volunteer experience to their resumes. We will, with pleasure, sign a statement certifying the number of hours you volunteer. 

If you are interested in volunteering at NGS 2023, signup for the opportunity that interests you most at Signup Genius. Learn more about each opportunity on our NGS2023 Volunteer Page.

Our Volunteer Committee co-chairs are May Saxton and Birgitte Tessier. If you have any questions, please email

See you in Richmond!