Fall Conference Frequently Asked Questions

I’m not a professional genealogist, is the NCGS Fall Conference a good fit for me?

The NCGS Fall Conference is a great fit for genealogists looking to hone their North Carolina research skills! Whether you are a self-taught researcher working towards adding branches to your family tree or a credentialed genealogist with a waitlist of clients, there is room for you. We guarantee you will leave with more knowledge and skills that will contribute to your future North Carolina research success.   

When and where is the NCGS Fall Conference?

The conference is November 1-2, 2019 and will be held at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center, 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC. We’re hoping for some nice fall weather, so you can enjoy learning at the conference AND some of the great local sites in Raleigh. For a couple of our local suggestions, read Conference Countdown #2.

How much does the conference cost?

Full two day registration costs $158 for members and $178 for non-members. Single-day (either Friday or Saturday) costs $104 for members and $124 for non-members. Seating is limited at the conference center, so pre-registration is required.

We are also excited to offer a Friday evening banquet featuring speaker, Randell Jones. The banquet costs $36 and requires a separate registration.

If you are traveling and need accommodations, please please visit the McKimmon Center website (https://mckimmoncenter.ncsu.edu/mctc/hotels/) for a list of hotels and contact information.

For more information about the cost of the conference please see NCGS Fall Conference.

Who is speaking?

Get excited for a weekend of learning from the experts! We’ll hear from an incredible lineup of speakers ranging from Roberta Estes, a founding pioneer in the field of genetic genealogy to David McCorkle, founder for nclandgrants.com, and Diane L. Richard, a seasoned North Carolina researcher and genealogy educator.  

To learn more about our all of our expert speakers, head to Conference Countdown #3 or download “2019 NCGS Full Speaker Bios.”

What should I bring with me?

  • Check the weather before you come, but be sure to bring layers. At the beginning of November, Raleigh’s average temperature ranges from 47°F to 66°F. 
  • Don’t forget your note-taking supplies. Whether you prefer a laptop, tablet, or traditional pen and paper, there will be plenty of important information you’ll want to write down and remember. 
  • Business cards. Conferences are a prime networking location and business cards will make connecting with other North Carolina researchers after the conference a piece of cake.