The following announcement was written by the (U.S.) National Genealogical Society:
FALLS CHURCH, VA, 28 APRIL 2020—Registration is now open for the National Genealogical Society‘s Virtual Family History Conference starting with NGS 2020 Live! on 20 May, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (EDT). In addition, conference registrants will receive streaming access to your choice of up to 45 On-Demand! audio-video sessions from 1 July 2020 through 15 May 2021; an electronic copy of the conference syllabus; and an opportunity to win one of seventeen prizes on 20 May. Family historians may register for the conference on the NGS Conference website. Registration closes on 15 May 2020. If you were already registered to attend the event in Salt Lake City, your registration will automatically be transferred to the virtual event. For more details, visit the conference website.
NGS 2020 Live! will feature lectures by four of the most renowned genealogy scholars in America, including Thomas Wright Jones, PhD, CG®, FASG, FUGA, FNGS; Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGLSM; Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA; and Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD. Their lecture titles are, respectively, “Validating Unsourced Online Information”; “Breaker Boys and Spinner Girls: Child Labor Laws and Their Records”; “Turning Witnesses into Evidence”; and “What If? Learning About DNA Through Case Studies.” An online chat will take place during each session as well as a short Q&A after each session facilitated by Ann Staley, CG, CGL.