NGS Announces Plan to Live Stream Ten Lectures During May Family History Conference

By Ashlee Peck

2018 Family History Conference NGS Live Stream News

The National Genealogical Society (NGS) has announced plans to live stream ten lectures during its 2018 Family History Conference. Hosted in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the lectures will be given by nationally recognized speakers on some of the most popular topics in the field of genealogy.

The ten lectures will be divided into two tracks:

Thursday, 3 May 2018: Viewers will be able to stream five lectures from 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., including:

  • Reasonably Exhaustive Research of African American Ancestors who came out of Slavery—LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG®
  • The Price of Loyalism: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary War—Terry Koch-Bostic
  • The Y-DNA Test Should be Your Favorite—Diahan Southard
  • Your Cousins are Your Secret Weapon—Angie Bush
  • Native American DNA: Separating Fact from Fiction—Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD

Friday, 4 May 2018: Five BCG Skill-Building lectures will be live streamed from 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., including:

  • History, Records, and Context: Researching the Locations Your Ancestors Lived—Angela Packer McGhie, CG
  • Samuel Witter vs. Samuel Witter: Separating Same-Name Soldiers, War of 1812—Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGLSM, FASG, FNGS, FUGA
  • Using Indirect and Negative Evidence to Prove Unrecorded Events—Thomas Wright Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA
  • A Matter of Standards: DNA and the GPS—Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
  • Deeper Analysis: Techniques for Successful Problem Solving—Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL

Those registering for live streaming can sign up for a one day or a two day pass. Both NGS members and non-members are invited to sign-up for these live stream broadcasts. The lectures will be among more than 175 offered at the conference, 2−5 May 2018.

Registration for the live stream will close at midnight on May 2, 2018, for those wishing to watch the sessions in real time and as they happen. NGS will also offer all ten lectures as video recordings after the conference. Special value pricing for conference packages of video and audio recordings will be available for purchase only from 2-5 May.

Details about the live stream program, plus additional conference recordings, can be found on the PlaybackNGS Website.