NEW YORK, NY, March 19, 2013 -- The Central New York Genealogical Society and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society are cosponsoring the first-ever statewide genealogical conference in New York. The two-day conference will be held on September 20 and 21 at the Holiday Inn & Conference Center Liverpool, just outside Syracuse, New York. Preconference research activities will be available on September 19. Attendees will have an opportunity to advance their skills in researching
New York families and to build general skills through 20 lectures in two parallel tracks; two luncheons and a dinner, all with riveting speakers; and exhibits by vendors and societies. The Conference Program and exhibitor information may be found on the Conference website, www.NYSFHC.org.
New York State poses numerous challenges for even the most experienced family history researcher. The New York State Family History Conference will break down research barriers and provide a forum that brings people together to share their research knowledge and problem-solving experiences and to collaborate on key research issues. Future conferences will be scheduled at regular intervals.The earlybird registration fee for the two-day Conference (excluding meals and printed syllabus) is $115 until July 1, after which it will be $140; members of the CNYGS or the NYG&B receive a $25 discount. Purchase tickets in the online store at www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org.
Conference speakers include the top names in New York genealogy: Blaine Bettinger, The Journal of Genetic Genealogy; Ruth Carr, New York Public Library (retired); Sachiko Clayton, New York Public Library; Laura Murphy DeGrazia, CG, NYG&B Record; Stefani Evans, CG, National Genealogical Society; James D. Folts, New York State Archives; Karen Mauer Green, CG, NYG&B Record; Eric Grundset, Library of the Daughters of the American Revolution; Terry Koch-Bostic, National Genealogical Society; Michael Leclerc, Mocavo; Joseph Lieby, Palatines to America German Genealogical Society; Maira Liriano, New York Public Library; Kathleen Roe, New York State Archives; Paula Stuart-Warren, CG; and D. Joshua Taylor, findmypast.com.
Sponsors of the conference include: findmypast.com, Mocavo, the National Genealogical Society, the New York Public Library, the Office of Cultural Education/New York State Education Department, and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation.
For more information on the host organizations, please visit their websites:
- The Central New York Genealogical Society www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycnygs.
- New York Genealogical and Biographical Society www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org.