Registration 2015

Online Registration is CLOSED
On-site registration begins Tuesday at 3 p.m.

Download the FGS Syllabus

If you registered for FGS through this website, log in to your account to access the syllabus

If you registered for FGS through the RootsTech website, you must have an FGS conference account to access the syllabus. If you already created your FGS account, click here to login and access the syllabus. If you did not create an FGS account, email to get the syllabus. 

Conference Registration

Online registration ends at 10:00 p.m. MST, Monday, February 9, 2015. Please note that the Registration and Student Registration prices below are for the FGS conference only. To include RootsTech in your registration, you must select the RootsTech add-on pass in the registration process. Please also note that luncheons and special events are not included in the prices below.


  • FULL four day FGS conference registration (Wed. through Sat.) $189
  • Single Day  $89

The deadline for mail-in registrations must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, February 4, 2015. 

RootsTech Add-on Pass

  • FULL three day RootsTech conference pass (Thurs. through Sat.) $39

Student Registration (with valid ID)

  • FULL four day FGS conference pass (Wed. through Sat.) $39


Onsite check-in

Onsite check-in for pre-paid attendees and registration for walk-ins will take place at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Registration will be open during the conference as follows:

Tuesday 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.(FGS and Innovator Summit Only)
Wednesday 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (FGS and Innovator Summit Only)
-- 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.(All)
Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.(All)
Friday 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.(All)
Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.(All)

Student Rate

FGS welcomes the younger generation to FGS Conferences with a discounted student rate. Students of all ages with a current student ID, from elementary school to graduate school, attending public, private or parochial institutions can register for the full conference student rate of $39. When registering online, students should check "Student" next to their badge name. When this is checked, they have access to student pricing. Then, after registering, email a scan of their student ID to Or, students can mail a completed registration form with a check and a photocopy of their student ID to FGS2015 Conference, P.O. Box 200940, Austin, TX 78720-0940. 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.

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 January 15, 2015. Send requirements to Federation of Genealogical Societies, PO Box 200940, Austin, Texas 78720-0940 or email FGS at For your mobility device rental needs, contact 385-468-2228.


Each conference registrant will receive notice in late January that the conference syllabus of lecture handouts is online and ready to read. Registrants are urged to print the sections for lectures they plan to attend. If you prefer to have the full printed syllabus for you at the conference, you may order one when you register.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations will be accepted through January 15, 2015, and must be received in the FGS office by fax or e-mail by that date or postmarked by that date.
  • For cancellations received or postmarked by January 15, 2015, registrants will receive a full refund on all meal functions and the registration fee, minus a $50 non-refundable administration charge.
  • While refunds cannot be given for cancellations after January 15, 2015, registrants will still receive an electronic copy of the program syllabus.