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Friday, October 26 through Saturday, October 27
Celebrating Our Ancestors – ISGS 2018 Fall Conference  (ISGS Events)
President Abraham Lincoln Springfield Hotel, Springfield, IL
ISGS will be Celebrating Our Ancestors, our 50th Anniversary & the State's Bicentennial during this fabulous event featuring award winning genealogical researcher, writer, editor and educator Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG®, CGLSM, FASG, FNGS, FUGA. Event registration and hotel reservations will open March 30, 2018.
For more details and up to the minute conference information, visit the 2018 Fall Conference page on our website!

Saturday, November 10
Naperville Public Library: Advanced Polish Genealogy Research  (ISGS Member Society Events)
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Nichols Library, Community Room, 200 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 60540
Featured Speaker:  Jason Kruski
For more details, visit

Tuesday, November 13
1918: The Prairie State "Over There" (Webinar)  (ISGS Webinars)
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

In addition to Illinois' bicentennial, 2018 also marks the centennial of the end of World War I. Illinois answered Uncle Sam's call and men and women from across the Prairie State served during World War I both in Europe and on the home front. Our presentator, Lisa Oberg, will highlight some of the ways the Great War changed Illinois and how to research your ancestors who may have served at home and abroad. In particular, utilizing social history resources to help enrich the story of Illinois' war contributions will be discussed.


Online Registration:

Tuesday, December 11
Some Followed the River, Some Took the Train: Finding Ancestors of the Great Migration (Webinar)  (ISGS Webinars)
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Hundreds of thousands of families left the south in the 1900s, headed north. Their destinations were Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, Milwaukee, and beyond. This workshop, presented by Angela Walton-Raji, looks at communities in the urban north and will illustrate how much can be learned about the county of origin in the south, bu studying the communities where they arrived.


Online Registration:

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 through Saturday, March 2, 2019
RootsTech 2019  (National Events)
Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT
The 2019 conference will feature learning opportunities for all ages and at all levels. Choose from over 300 breakout sessions with topics including DNA, records, methodology, social media, innovation, technology, family trees, photos, stories and many more! Registration is now open - register before Oct. 12 to take advantage of early bird pricing. Full details, including the 26 page RootsTech Conference Guide, are on their website:

NGS 2019 Family History Conferece –
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 through Saturday, May 11, 2019
NGS 2019 Family History Conferece – "Journey of Discovery"  (National Events)
St. Charles Convention Center, St. Charles, MO
The National Genealogical Society's 2019 conference includes more than 150 unique lectures on topics such as vital records and religious records, migration and immigration, U.S. census and military records, land records and maps, court records, ethnic resources, government documents, using DNA testing, technology for genealogy, Midwest regional topics, and much more. Conference registration begins Dec. 1, 2018 – you can also register for workshops, tours, meals, and other special conference events. Every conference attendee receives a digital syllabus of more than 600 pages that includes each handout provided for every lecture. There are a number of Conference Hotels and reservations are now being taken! For more info on the conference, registration, and conference hotels, click HERE.

Thursday, May 30, 2019 through Sunday, June 2, 2019
Southern California Genealogy Jamboree  (National Events)
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, Burban, CA
The 2019 conference marks SCGS' 50th birthday! This year's event features 100+ classes, special DNA workshops, mini-classes & demos, exhibit hall and show specials, and free expert advice for family historians and genealogists of all experience levels. Registration opens Jan. 7, 2019. For more information, visit their website –

International German Genealogy Conference
Saturday, June 15, 2019 through Monday, June 17, 2019
International German Genealogy Conference  (National Events)
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Sacramento, CA
Sacramento will host the 2nd International Conference of the International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP). More than 1000 people are expected to attend the 3 day conferece focusing on the history and genealogy of those throughout the world with German ancestry. Online registration opens on November 1. Visit the IGGP website for complete details –

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 through Sunday, June 30, 2019
Association for Gravestone Studies Conference  (National Events)
Gardner-Webb Univ., Boiling Springs, NC
AGS holds an annual conference every June. Held in a different location each year, the conference features lectures, demonstrations, exhibits, conservation and documentation workshops, classroom sessions, slide presentations, and guided cemetery tours. Registration for this event will open in Spring 2019. For more information, visit

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 through Saturday, August 24, 2019
Federation of Genealogical Societies  (National Events)
Washington, D.C.
FGS makes its first visit to the nation's capital with the National Archives, Library of Congress, DAR Library, and more a Metro ride away. Details on the conference and links for the conference hotels are not yet available – check their website to keep up-to-date on conference news: