I’m excited to be attending the 2019 National Genealogical Society conference, which is being held 8 to 11 May 2019 in St. Charles, Missouri, where I’ll get to choose from more than 135 different classes being offered. If you’re not able to make it, you have the option of watching ten of the classes via live stream (and, later, on demand).
The sessions being streamed are offered on Thursday, May 9 and Friday, May 10. Three of Thursday’s five sessions will focus on DNA’s role in supplementing genealogical research. The other two lectures streamed on Friday are on ethnic research. The five selections on Friday feature lectures by the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) that emphasize research, analysis, and problem-solving skills. For a complete list of the sessions being live streamed, go to the live stream page for the conference.
You can buy a one-day pass for either day for $95 or a two-day pass for $149. If you want to watch the sessions live, you must register by May 8. From May 9 to 11, you can purchase on-demand viewing of the ten sessions for that price. (After that, you can purchase a video pass for all ten but the price goes up to $249.) The sessions remain available to you to view, as many times as you’d like, for a year, until May 11, 2020.
Live stream registrants receive a copy of the electronic syllabus for the whole conference. For those registrants who miss the live broadcast, the session will be available on demand about 48 hours after the broadcast.
Audio recordings of all the sessions will also be available for purchase. See the video and audio recordings page for details and pricing. The price for audio recordings goes up by $100 after May 11. If you purchase the audio package, you can download the MP3s with no expiration. Both video and audio purchasers receive access to the electronic syllabus.
If you are attending the conference, the syllabus is now available for download. (Check your email for login details.) And if you’re going to the conference and would like to meet up and haven’t already told me, please comment below!