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.
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!
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March 2—4, 2023 — Salt Lake City, Utah, and Online at Home
Indiana Genealogical Society Annual Meeting & Conference
April 1, 2023 — Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana, plus ZOOM
Ohio Genealogical Society 2023 Conference
April 26—29, 2023 — Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, Sandusky, Ohio
St. Louis Genealogical Society 51st Annual Family History Conference: Explore Unique Pathways to Smash Brick Walls!
May 6, 2023 — Maryland Heights Community Center, Maryland Heights, Missouri, plus ZOOM
National Genealogical Society 2023 Family History Conference, Virginia: The Deep Roots of a Nation
May 31—June 3, 2023 — Greater Richmond Convention Center, Richmond, Virginia, plus Online at Home June 2—3, 2023
McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society 2023 Virtual Summer Conference
July 8, 2023
The Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research 2023 Virtual Institute
July 24—28, 2023
Fox Valley Genealogical Society 29th Fall Virtual Conference: TAKE CARE & SHARE: Organize and Archive Your Genealogy Materials
25th Annual Conference on Illinois History
October 5—6, 2023 — Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, Illinois
Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois Family Conference and Book Fair
St Clair County Genealogical Society’s Summer Seminar
Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) Fall Conference
October 28, 2023 — Heartland Community College, Normal, Illinois
Annual Quad Cities Genealogical Conference
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