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2017 NCGS Fall Conference – Registration Has Ended

October 28, 2017 8:25 am - 4:15 pm EDT


Tree ImageRegistration has ended for this year’s expanded fall event, offering a keynote lecture followed by four additional sessions, with two lectures to choose from each session. Learn research techniques to use in North Carolina’s “burned” counties, how to find records that breathe life into family history, methods and resources to successfully identify African American ancestors in the pre-Civil War South, World War I research methods and resources, how to use GEDmatch tools, and how DNA research helps prove ancestral connections.

The conference is being held at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center, 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, North Carolina. Please contact our administrator at info@ncgenealogy.org if you have questions about registering for the conference.

Your registration includes

  • a multi-track conference with two lectures to choose from during each session,
  • an exhibit hall showcasing local and regional vendors of books and other items of interest to genealogists,
  • a catered buffet luncheon, and
  • the 2017 NCGS awards presentation.

NCGS members receive a discount. To take advantage of NCGS member pricing, you may first join NCGS and sign in before purchasing a ticket. Purchase tickets by check or credit card below.

Our Speakers:

Dr. Deborah Abbott photo
Dr. Deborah Abbott
Craig R. Scott photo
Craig R. Scott

Deborah A. Abbott, PhD, is an instructor at the Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research (IGHR) and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) who specializes in African American research, methodology, and manuscript collections.

Craig R. Scott, CGSM, FUGA, is president and CEO of Heritage Books and coordinator of the Military Track at IGHR, SLIG, and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP).




Jeffrey L. Haines photo
Jeffrey L. Haines
Ginger Smith
Ginger Smith

Jeffrey L. Haines, CGSM, is president of the North Carolina Chapter of the Association for Professional Genealogists and author of the National Genealogical Society’s publication Research in the States: North Carolina.

Ginger Smith, MLS, owner of Your DNA Diva, is a Genetic Genealogist who specializes in genealogical research in the South and uses DNA testing to learn more about family history.




Doors open at 7:45 a.m.

Conference Schedule Table


Hotel information:

If you need accommodations, please visit the McKimmon Center website for a list of hotels and contact information.

General information:

Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required. We cannot accept walk-ins.

Refund policy: Full refund if request is received on or before 18 October 2017. A refund of the registration fee less $20 will be given for requests received between 18 October 2017 and 27 October 2017. No refunds for requests received the day of the workshop or later.

Any changes, including those due to inclement weather conditions, will be posted on the NCGS website.

Download 2017 NCGS Fall Conference flyer



October 28, 2017
8:25 am - 4:15 pm EDT
Event Category:


North Carolina Genealogical Society
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McKimmon Center
1101 Gorman Street
Raleigh, NC 27606 United States
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