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The Ramapo Investigative Genetic Genealogy Conference (RIGG)


IGG Center

Ramapo College

505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, New Jersey 07430


Attendees at RIGG 2023 with Honorary Doctorate Recipient CeCe Moore.

Registration has now closed for RIGG 2024. We are counting down the days until we come together on campus this year!

BY POPULAR DEMAND: Virtual access to select recordings

RIGG 2024 is sold out – but if you can’t make it in person, fear not – you can still have a piece of the action! By popular demand, we will be offering virtual access to select recordings from RIGG 2024.

If you already have a ticket for RIGG in person, that’s great – these recordings are already included, plus the exclusive talks and networking events you’ll experience as an in-person attendee! Click here to purchase virtual access to select recordings.

Speakers and Schedule

The finalized schedule can be viewed here.

Pricing and Registration

RIGG Admission + Private Room – $475 (+27.75 fee collected by Stripe)

RIGG Admission (conference only) – $332 (+19.79 fee collected by Stripe)

Select Recordings (virtual only) – $109

**No refunds after April 30, 2024**

Professional Headshots at RIGG 2024

Professional headshots during RIGG will be provided by John O’Boyle photography. Sign up using this link to secure your spot. There is no additional charge for RIGG attendees and your headshot will be provided to you via email after the conference.


Logistics and FAQ


For those who wish to stay off campus, a block of rooms is available during RIGG at a special conference rate. Click here to book.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Mahwah

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Address: 225 Ramapo Valley Road Mahwah, New Jersey 07430

Phone: 1 201-529-4000

Hotel features:

Business center
Fitness center
Free breakfast
High-speed internet
Restaurant on-site

Fairfield Inn and Suites Mahwah is located 1 mile from the Ramapo College of New Jersey Campus.



Trustees Pavilion

Breakfast and lunch are available daily at the Trustees Pavilion. Breakfast is available from 7:30am on 6/29 and 6/30. Lunch is available at 12 noon on 6/29.

Opening Reception Dinner

A catered meal and full bar service will be provided at the opening reception on 6/28.

Keynote Reception Dinner

A catered meal and beer and wine will be provided at the Keynote Reception on 6/29.


Q: Who should go to RIGG?

RIGG is for anyone with an interest in Investigative Genetic Genealogy. Our primary audience is IGG practitioners, but our attendees also include law enforcement professionals, forensic scientists, attorneys, hobby genealogists and more.

Q: What airport should I fly into ahead of RIGG?

Ramapo College of New Jersey is in the greater NYC metropolitan area and is located near several regional airports including Newark (EWR), Kennedy Airport (JFK), LaGuardia Airport (LGA), White Plains (HPN), and Stewart Airport (SWF).

Q: How should I get to campus?

The Whova app, which will open 90 days prior to RIGG, contains message boards with various subjects including a rideshare message board. Public transportation options are available, but we recommend finding a rideshare with another RIGG attendee for ease of transportation!

Q: What should I bring with me to campus?

If you are staying on the Ramapo campus, remember that it’s college living – not a hotel! Your bed linens will be provided, but the rooms contain no toiletries. We also recommend bringing a packable towel as the towels provided with your linen are fairly small.

Q: Will a virtual option be offered for RIGG 2024?

At this time, there are no plans to offer a virtual attendance option for RIGG 2024.

Q: Will concurrent sessions be recorded for attendees?

With a few exceptions, presentations will be recorded at RIGG 2024. The sessions that will not be recorded will be indicated in the program distributed in person at RIGG.