Genealogical Conferences

Take your genealogical research skills to the next level: attend a conference!

Attendees walk through the exhibition floor of the 2017 RootsTech Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah

Why Attend a Conference, Seminar, or Institute?

Do you want to take your genealogical research skills to the next level? Consider attending a regional or national genealogical conference! There are some wonderful genealogical conferences held around the country each year. Some are put on by genealogical societies, and some are put on by colleges. There are even some conferences you can get college credit for attending. If you are serious about becoming a better researcher and taking your family history work to the next level, breaking through those brick walls, you really need to attend a genealogical conference once in a while. You’ll sit in on seminars, meet vendors, connect with other genealogists, and much more. Whether you decide to go each year or only once, you should seriously consider attending.

Conferences List

We’ve put together a partial list of Genealogical Conferences in Illinois, the Midwest, and the United States. Wherever your niche family history interest lies, by subject or location, make your own search for upcoming conferences in that area!

RootsTech by FamilySearch

February 29—March 2, 2024 — Salt Lake City, Utah, and Online at Home

Indiana Genealogical Society Annual Meeting & Conference

April 19—20, 2024 — Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana, plus ZOOM

Ohio Genealogical Society Conference

April 10—13, 2024 — Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, Sandusky, Ohio

St. Louis Genealogical Society 52nd Annual Family History Conference

May 4, 2024 — Maryland Heights Community Center, Maryland Heights, Missouri, plus ZOOM

National Genealogical Society Family History Conference, Expanding Possibilities

May 16—18, 2024 — Online at Home

McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society Virtual Summer Conference

TBA 2024

The Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research Virtual Institute

July 21—26, 2024

Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois GENEASQUEST 2024

September 14, 2024

Fox Valley Genealogical Society 30th Fall Virtual Conference

September 28, 2024

26th Annual Conference on Illinois History

October 3—4, 2024 — Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, Illinois

Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois Family Conference and Book Fair

August 3, 2024 — John A. Logan College in Carterville, Illinois

St Clair County Genealogical Society’s Summer Seminar


Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) Fall Conference

October 26, 2024 — Joliet, Illinois

Annual Quad Cities Genealogical Conference


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