2020 FGS Family History Conference Now Virtual
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Ancestry® is a family and a community, even when we’re not together – which is why we are continuing to share resources and new ways for people to make family history discoveries from home.

As a long-term partner of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) and a sponsor of the annual FGS Family History Conference, we will be participating in the now all-virtual event, starting with FGS Live! on September 2, 2020, and continuing with on-demand lectures available starting September 15, 2020.

“We are so excited to offer the 2020 FGS Family History Conference in a safe, fun and virtual environment.”, said Faye Stallings, FGS President. “This will be the last FGS Conference before our merger with the National Genealogical Society, and we can’t thank Ancestry® enough for being a sponsor, partner and supporter over the years. We appreciate all they do to enable the genealogical community in our pursuit of ancestral research. And for this conference we especially appreciate their sharing of their talented staff to expand our research know-how.”

The virtual conference will include the latest genealogy news in presentations, with some sessions hosted by experts from Ancestry. The livestream sessions will be followed by a brief moderated Q&A to allow attendees to learn even more from Ancestry experts. Beginning on September 15, registered attendees will also be able to stream their additional webinars on-demand, along with the featured presentations from the FGS Live! event.


Streaming Live, starting September 2, 2020 at 11 am ET

12:35 – 1:35 pm ET – The Journey to “Roots Less Traveled” – Hosted by Jenn Utley, Director of Research with series host Faruq Tauheed. “Join us for a screening and behind the scenes peak of “Roots Less Traveled” a series co-produced by Ancestry®. ”


On Demand, available starting September 15, 2020

What’s New on Ancestry– Hosted by Crista Cowan
Getting the Most Out of Ancestry® – Hosted by Crista Cowan
ThruLines and other AncestryDNA Tools – Hosted by Crista Cowan
Fold3, Find A Grave & Newspapers – Hosted by Kathryn Davidson
Finding Stories:  Turning Names & Dates Into an Impactful Family History – Hosted by Juliana Szucs


For more information about the 2020 FGS Family History Conference and to register, visit https://fgs.org/annual-conference/.