36th International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences (Boston, 2024)

This will be the first time the International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences has been held in the United States of America. It will take place in Boston between 24 and 27 September 2024.

The first Congress was held in 1929 and it is now held biannually. Two other Congresses have been organized in North America – in Ottawa in 1996 and in Quebec in 2008. The 2022 Congress was held in Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

The theme of the Congress is theme is Origins, Journeys, DestinationsHeritage and identity have long been shaped by the journeys people take. From the movement of various ethnic groups across Europe, to massive overseas migration to the Americas, to the formation of our modern cities and suburbs, the study of genealogy and heraldry allows us to trace the preservation, destruction, and creation of all kinds of cultural identities. The organisers aim to encourage exploration of the significance of journeys and migration in defining our diverse genealogical and heraldic inheritances and identities, whether in Europe, the Americas, or around the world. 

The website link is: https://www.americanancestors.org/icghs-2024.