It was just over a month ago when I introduced you to the Virtual Genealogical Society (you can read that here).

Now those behind the VGS are planning for 2019 already. They’re wanting to get a webinar schedule up, so they have put the call out for proposals. If webinar presenting is something you’d like to do read on, or if it’s something you’d like to watch make sure you’ve signed up as a member, and keep an eye out for future updates from the VGS team.

The Virtual Genealogical Society invites engaging and dynamic speakers to submit diverse proposals in all areas of genealogy for our 2019 monthly programs that are broadcast live via GoToWebinar.

Presenters are paid USD$100 for providing a 50-minute webinar followed by a 10-minute question-and-answer period, and an accompanying handout. Recorded webinars and handouts are stored behind the VGS member wall for 6 months following the live broadcast.

Presenters may submit a proposal for up to 4 webinars that are relevant to a worldwide audience in a single PDF via email to with the following information:
1. Broadcast day preference (Sunday at 1pm Eastern, Tuesday at 8pm Eastern, or Saturday at 11am
2. Webinar title
3. Webinar description
4. Webinar outline
5. Audience level (beginning, intermediate or advanced genealogists)
6. Presenter biography
7. List of presentations given during the last 12 months. List must include presentation date, title, description and audience (society meeting, conference, webinar, etc.)

□ Proposal sent before Friday, August 31, 2018 at 11:59pm Eastern
□ Proposal sent as single PDF emailed to
□ No more than 4 webinars included in proposal
□ Webinars are applicable to worldwide audience
□ All requested information (see numbers 1-7 above) included in proposal

Deadline for Submission – Friday, August 31, 2018 at 11:59pm US Eastern
Notification of Acceptance – before Friday, September 14, 2018 at 11:59pm US Eastern

Questions about the Virtual Genealogical Society or this Call for Proposals can be sent via email to