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

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

September 2023

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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