Registration 2017

Advance on-line registration closes at midnight EDT, Monday, August 21, 2017. Advance mailed-in registrations should be postmarked by August 12, 2017 to ensure they arrive by August 21. 

Librarians' Day is a separate registration. If you wish to register for both Librarians' Day and the conference, please complete both forms. 
Use the Add Extras button if you have already registered for the conference and would like to purchase additional luncheons, workshops, events, or the printed syllabus.

If you wish to register offine, download and print the registration form and mail it to: FGS 2017 Conference, PO Box 200940, Austin, TX 78720-0940. Please note there will be a delay in processing mailed applications and tickets for luncheons, workshops, and events may sell out during that time. 

Registration Prices

Registration online AFTER 5:00 p.m. CDT on July 1, 2017 or postmarked AFTER July 1, 2017:

  • Full Conference Registration: $270  (Wed. through Sat.) *Advance full conference registrations include a special lunch on Friday in the exhibit hall and $10 in Vendor Bucks. Walk-in full conference registrations will not include the Friday lunch but will include $10 in Vendor Bucks.
  • Single Day: $109
  • Two Days $218

Please note that luncheons, special events, and workshops are not included in registration prices.

Student Rate

FGS offers a special conference registration rate of $49 for students of all ages attending elementary school through graduate school. This price includes full four-day registration, a special lunch on Friday in the exhibit hall, and $10 in Vendor Bucks. It does not include luncheons, special events, and workshops. 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 Students using the mail-in registration form should mail a copy of their student ID with the form. Bring your student ID with you to pick up your registration materials at the conference. Home-schooled students who wish to take advantage of the rate should email for details.

On-site registration hours:

Tuesday 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday 7 a.m.- 11:a.m. & 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
Saturday 7:30 a.m.-10 a.m.


If you are planning to attend the FGS 2017 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. You may volunteer before or between educational sessions. Assignments are in one or more four-hour shifts. Volunteers receive a reimbursement of part of their early-bird registration after the conference. Check out the Volunteer page for details. 

Special 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 July 15, 2017. Send requirements to Federation of Genealogical Societies, PO Box 200940, Austin, Texas 78720-0940 or email FGS at Information about accessibility is available on the Pittsburgh page.