Genealogy Conference Comes To Westchester County
Tarrytown, NY – March 1, 2012 – The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) and Ancestry.com invite you to participate in New York Family History Day 2012, a day to discover and celebrate your family history. Join us for this exciting program on Saturday, March 17th from 9am to 4pm at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, New York.
Family History Day will include 12 classes to help you get started with your family history research or hone your research skills. Some of the classes we will be offering are Using AmericanAncestors.org, Using Ancestry.com, Online resources for Irish research, Uncovering your New York ancestors, Getting started in family history, and much more. You will also have an opportunity to register for a private one-on-one consultation with one of NEHGS’ expert staff.
“The staff here at NEHGS is excited to take our show on the road,” says Leah Walczak, NEHGS Director of Education and Programs. “We have so many members and supporters in New York and the surrounding areas—this will be a great way to share our expertise and resources with people outside New England.”
“This year’s event offers an excellent opportunity for everyone interested in discovering long-lost family stories in a fascinating array of records,” said Loretto (“Lou”) Szucs, Vice President of Community Relations for Ancestry.com. “With sessions to address many intriguing family history topics, we continue to live out our mission at Ancestry.com – to help people discover, preserve and share their family history.”
Full day registration is just $44, and includes free parking at the Westchester Marriott. All are invited to attend a welcoming reception on Friday, March 16th with pre-registration available. To learn more or to register, visit www.FamilyHistoryDay.com. For more information about Ancestry.com or NEHGS visitwww.Ancestry.com or www.AmericanAncestors.org.
Founded in 1845, New England Historic Genealogical Society is the country's leading resource for family history research. We help family historians expand their knowledge, skill, and understanding of their family and its place in history. The NEHGS research center, located at 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston, houses millions of books, journals, manuscripts, photographs, microfilms, documents, records, and other artifacts that date back more than four centuries. NEHGS staff includes some of the leading expert genealogists in the country, specializing in early American, Irish, English, Italian, Scottish, Atlantic and French Canadian, African American, Native American, and Jewish genealogy. Our award-winning website,www.AmericanAncestors.org, provides access to more than 135 million searchable names in 3,000 collections.
Ancestry.com Inc. (Nasdaq:ACOM) is the world's largest online family history resource, with more than 1.7 million paying subscribers. More than 8 billion records have been added to the site in the past 15 years. Ancestry users have created more than 31 million family trees containing over 4 billion profiles. In addition to its flagship site www.ancestry.com, Ancestry.com offers several localized Web sites designed to empower people to discover, preserve and share their family history.