Society Night, Wednesday, 2 May 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

Center Concourse, Second Floor, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

(Updated March 23, 2018)

Society Night is a great way to meet and visit with representatives of state, local, ethnic, and historical societies from across Michigan and other states who will not have booths in the Exhibit Hall. Societies will be able to answer your questions about records and resources in their area, tell you about the benefits of membership in the society, and some will have publications available for purchase.

Center Concourse – Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

Society Night is Wednesday evening, 2 May 2018, between 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Center Concourse on the second floor, between DeVos Place and the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. You can stop by on your way back to your hotel or come by after an early dinner.

A final list of participants for Society Night will be posted a few weeks before the conference. As of today’s update (March 23) the current list includes 2 authors and 31 organizations:

Calhoun County Genealogical Society
Cornish American Heritage Society
DAR of Michigan
Detroit Society for Genealogical Research
Flint Genealogical Society
Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society
Grand Rapids Public Library
Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council
Hilary Harper, author
Huron County Genealogical Society
Huron Shores Genealogical Society
Ingham County Genealogical Society
Ionia County Genealogical Society
Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan
Jackson County Genealogical Society
Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society
Livingston County Genealogical Society
Michigan Genealogical Council
Michigan Society, Sons of the American Revolution
Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI)
Muskegon County Genealogical Society
Northville Genealogical Society
Oakland County Genealogical Society
Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan
Richard Hill, Author
Ridge Historical Consortium
The Genealogical Society of New Jersey
The Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County, MI
The Society of Mayflower Descendants in Michigan
Tri-River Historical Museum Network
Utah Genealogical Association
Virtual Genealogical Society – Michigan Chapter
Western Michigan Genealogical Society

Hilary Harper, author of Almost Home, and Richard Hill, author of Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets of My DNA, will also be at Society Night with copies of their books for sale.

If you are affiliated with a society and would like to have a table at Society Night, please register on the NGS conference website at

For a current list of NGS 2018 Family History Conference exhibitors, go to HERE