Online conference registration ends at midnight CDT, Friday, August 2, 2019.

Mailed in registrations must be postmarked by July 29, 2019. Payments for online registrations that chose to mail a check must be postmarked by July 29, 2019.

Registrations will be accepted on-site at the Omni Shoreham Hotel starting Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at 3:00 p.m.

New this year: Register online even if you wish to pay by check. After completing the registration information, you will have a choice to pay online by credit card or mail in a check (by selecting "Pay Later" and "I will mail in a check."). Your registration will not be complete until payment is received. Payment must be received within two weeks from the date you registered to avoid cancellation of your registration.

Only use the FGS2019 Mail-in Registration Form if you cannot complete the registration form online. A mail-in application will be available soon.

Use the Add Conference Extras button if you have already registered for the conference and would like to purchase additional luncheons, workshops, events, or the printed syllabus.

Librarians' Day is a separate registration. If you wish to register for both Librarians' Day and the conference, please complete both registration forms.

Regular Registration Prices

Registrations processed online after midnight CDT on June 30, 2019, or postmarked after June 30, 2019:

$299 – Full Conference Registration including a digital conference syllabus and $10 in Vendor Bucks*

$145 – Single Day Registration

$290 –Two Day Registration

$49 – Student Registration (See details below for student rate eligibility.)

*Please note that luncheons, workshops, pre-conference activities, and events on Tuesday through Saturday and a printed syllabus are not included in registration prices and require advance ticket purchases. 

See the Conference Policies page for FGS cancellation policies. 

Student Registration Rate Eligibility

FGS offers a special conference registration rate of $49 for students of all ages attending elementary school through graduate school enrolled in an accredited public or private school, college, or university. Home-schooled elementary through high school students also qualify. Enrollment in continuing education or adult education classes does not meet student rate requirements.

This price includes a full four-day registration, a digital version of the conference syllabus, and $10 in Vendor Bucks. It does not include luncheons, workshops, pre-conference activities, events, or printed syllabus. Those items may be purchased at their full price.

Select the Student price when registering online; then email a copy of your current student ID issued by a public, private, or parochial institution to Home-schooled students who wish to take advantage of the rate should also email registration for ID substitution instructions.

Bring your student ID with you to pick up your registration materials at the conference.

On-site Registration Check-in Times

Tuesday, August 20: 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 21: 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 22: 7:00 a.m.-noon
Friday, August 23: 7:00 a.m.-noon
Saturday, August 24: 7:00 a.m.-noon


If you are planning to attend the FGS 2019 Conference, consider volunteering as well. Volunteers help to make the conference a real success! There are many ways to get involved and time slots are flexible and convenient. Assignments are in four-hour shifts.

Volunteers working a minimum of eight hours may receive a reimbursement of part of the advance registration cost after the conference. Check out the Volunteer page for details.

Special Needs Requirements

Registrants with special needs requirements as outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must notify FGS in writing of their special needs by 15 July 2019. Email requirements to or send them to Federation of Genealogical Societies, PO Box 200940, Austin, Texas 78720-0940.

See the Accessibility page for additional information.