Genealogy Conferences & Events
Here are dates and details for some of the largest and best-known genealogy conferences, tours, cruises, institutes and events coming up in 2013 and beyond, plus an event calendar for genealogy-related events world-wide including family reunions and local genealogical society conferences.
What is a Genealogy Conference Anyway?
Genealogy conferences are the frosting on the cake for many genealogists. Learn why you should put attending a genealogy conference on your "must do" list, along with tips for making the most of your experience and links to upcoming genealogy conferences and other events.
Why Should I Attend a Genealogy Conference?
Genealogy conferences are the frosting on the cake for many genealogists. Learn why you should put attending a genealogy conference on your "must do" list, along with tips for making the most of your experience and links to upcoming events.
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy
January 14–18, 2013
Salt Lake City, Utah
Known for its wide variety of genealogical offerings, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy offers a week of in-depth institute learning, plus the Family History Library right next door!
Unlock the Past History & Genealogy Cruise
February 10–19, 2013
Enjoy a relaxing 9 night cruise to the South Pacific, combined with a fascinating history and genealogy themed conference. Departing from Sydney on 10 February 2013, the cruise will visit the South Pacific islands New Caledonia and Fiji while you enjoy genealogy lectures and workshops from over a dozen international presenters.
RootsTech Family History & Technology Conference
March 21-23, 2013
Salt Lake City, Utah
This leading edge conference brings technologists together with genealogists so they can learn from each other and find solutions to the challenges they face in family history research today.
Ohio Genealogical Society Annual Conference
April 25–27, 2013
This three day genealogy conference in Ohio is one of the largest state genealogical events held in the U.S. Typically attended by 400-600 people each year.
NGS Conference in the States
May 8–11, 2013
Las Vegas, Nevada
The largest genealogy conference in the world is the National Genealogical Society's annual Conference in the States. Features lectures, hands-on computer labs, booths, and workshops.
Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
June 7–9, 2013
This annual conference sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society attracts nearly 1700 genealogists to Burbank, California for a weekend of education and fun. They also offer a number of free online webinars for those who can't attend the conference in person.
Samford Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research
June 9–14, 2013
The SIGHR offers a week of intensive genealogical study led by nationally prominent genealogical educators. A student may choose one of seven course tracks ranging from a course for beginners to courses for specialized topics.
Palatines to America National Conference
June 20–22, 2013
Albany, New York
Attend lectures and workshops on general genealogy research topics, as well as German-specific research at this annual conference and meeting.
National Institute on Genealogical Research
July 8–12, 2013
The Institute's annual program takes an in-depth look at federal records of genealogical value located primarily in the Washington, D.C. area. The program is geared to experienced researchers (genealogists, historians, librarians, archivists) and is not an introductory course in genealogy.
Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh
July 21–26, 2013
Six in-depth genealogical courses with levels ranging from intermediate to advanced are offered at this week long genealogical institute on the campus of LaRoche College north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
BYU Family History and Genealogy Conference
July 30 – August 2, 2013
The annual Brigham Young University genealogy conference offers more than 100 classes with topics geared toward beginner, intermediate and expert family historians.
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
August 4–9, 2013
This conference, sponsored by the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, offers a great line-up of speakers, special events, programs, tours and resources, all available for genealogists from beginner to expert.
Federation of Genealogical Societies National Conference
August 21–24, 2013
Fort Wayne, Indiana
The FGS conference is for genealogists of all levels of experience and spotlights management workshops for organizational leadership training, genealogical lectures by nationally recognized speakers and regional experts, and exhibitors providing access to genealogical materials and supplies.
Polish Genealogical Society of America Annual Conference
September 13–14, 2013
Enrich your knowledge of Polish genealogy techniques at this annual conference sponsored by the Polish Genealogical Society of America.
Legacy Genealogy Cruise 2013
September 22 – October 7, 2013
This two week cruise offers an educational and fun-filled voyage around through the Panama Canal, beginning in California, and ending in Florida. Sponsored by Legacy Family Tree Software, this genealogy cruise combines a fun vacation with lectures on genealogical research methods, tools, and technologies.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Offered by the International Society of British Genealogy and Family History, the annual British Institute offers a week-long course of study in Salt Lake City.
Celtic Quest Ireland Research Trip
October 5–19, 2013
Dublin & Belfast, Ireland
A unique research opportunity for the experienced and serious genealogist, the 2013 Celtic Quest Research Trip is headed to Ireland for two separate trips. The trip includes accommodation, daily Irish breakfast, lectures and professional onsite research assistance. Choose one week at either Dublin or Belfast, or join the group for the entire two week trip.
Australasian Congress on Genealogy & Heraldry
March 26–30, 2015
Held once every three years, the Australasian Genealogical Congress attracts over 1000 delegates from around the world for four days packed full of genealogical conference sessions, lectures and exhibits.
RootsTech Family History & Genealogy Conference
Relive the buzz, excitement, and cool exhibit hall innovations from the inaugural RootsTech Family History and Technology Conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2011.
Wholly Genes Genealogy Cruise 2012
September 16-23, 2012
The Wholly Genes Genealogy Cruise includes approximately 17 hours of genealogy and technology lectures that are completely software-neutral and presented by the preeminent experts in their fields, plus plenty of time to explore Alaska!