Things to Know

Registration – Check In

Registration will be open Wednesday (12-6 pm); Thursday (7-11:30 am and 1:15-5 pm); Friday (7-11:30 am and 1:15-4:30 pm); and Saturday (7-11 am). Attendees, speakers, and exhibitors will receive a name badge and other registration material. Badges are required to attend workshops and hourly sessions.

Motorized Scooter Rental

Any individual who wishes to rent a motorized scooter must contact Promedica directly at 419-625-1256. All reservations need to be made with Promedica one month prior to the check-in at Kalahari Resort & Convention Center


Refunds on paid registrations will be issued up until March 20, 2020. A $35 administration fee will be charged. No refunds will be issued after March 20, 2020. All refunds must be requested in writing by a letter to OGS or by email to


Workshops have limited seating and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Admittance is purchased separately. To register for Wednesday workshops, an attendee must also be registered for at least a one-day conference registration Thurs-Sat. For workshops during the regular conference, the attendee must be registered for that day of conference. Example: a workshop is scheduled for Thursday morning. The attendee must have a least a one-day registration for Thursday and must pay the workshop fee in addition to the registration fee.


All meals are separate events. Attendees are encouraged to support our lineage societies by attending their banquets. Guests of registrants are welcome to attend any meals or special events at an additional cost. Vegetarian options are available, please request when registering.

Syllabus Purchase

Conference attendees will receive an e-mail providing the date and code to access a digital version of the syllabus prior to the conference. A printed syllabus will be available for purchase for $30. The syllabus is a compilation of the handouts of the sessions at conference.

Great Lakes Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG)

20 minute consultations will be offered on Thursday (30 Apr) and Friday (1 May) between 12 pm and 1 pm. To schedule a consultation, please contact Yolanda Lifter at: