CGS Host Mosaic

Local Host Society

The California Genealogical Society was asked to be the Local Host Society for the National Genealogical Society 2022 Family History Conference, to be held in Sacramento, May 25-28.  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this will be the first LIVE conference in three years. We are hoping you are as excited as we are to be a part of this!

Learn about the conference, volunteer opportunities and other news in the sections on this page. Questions? Need more information? Send an email to: [email protected].  And, watch this page for updates on the 2022 Conference as we get closer to May 2022!

Want to know more about CGS?  See our YouTube video – Who We Are.

Brochures and Information

See all the information from NGS about the conference, as well as our CGS Blog articles and eNews.

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NGS Brochures and Links

The National Genealogical Society conference brochure provides a great overview of the location, conference topics, events and more. Download it now and start planning your visit.

Future brochures will include more detail on topics, sessions and registration. Stay tuned.

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CGS Blog Articles and Newsletter

CGS will be providing updates for attendees to the conference and our members about the events we are hosting, volunteer opportunities and other information. Check back often for news and information.

CGS Blog

CGS eNews

Volunteer Committee

As the local host CGS is responsible for finding volunteers to fill each of the positions that will be needed during the NGS conference. As a volunteer, your role is to be a friendship ambassador as well as an aide to the hundreds of registrants. 

Being registered for the conference is not required. Anyone can volunteer and doing so will entitle you to visit the exhibit hall. There are several different positions that need to be filled. Here is a brief description of each.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Sign Up

Soon we will send out a link that members and allied organizations will be able to use to indicate what volunteer positions you are interested in. Look for that in the eNews, blog posts and on our website. Here are some of the opportunities available:

Registration: Check attendees in as they arrive and answer any questions.

Room Monitor: Check badges as attendees enter session rooms, assist speakers and conference attendees.

Ask-Me Volunteers: Welcome conference attendees, give directions, answer questions, help get people connected to wi-fi.

Tour and Workshop Assistant: Check registrations and assist tour leaders on the day before the conference. Assist Exhibitors during their half-hour product presentation.

Tote Bag Volunteers: Help prep and stuff tote bags that will be given out during registration.

CGS Booth: Sit at the CGS booth in the exhibit hall and answer questions.

Floaters: Be an all-purpose volunteer ready to fill in wherever needed.