Saturday, March 28, 2015

New York State Family History Conference Registration Open

New York State Family History Conference in September

Registration for the New York State Family History Conference, September 17-19 in Syracuse, New York, is now open at the conference website.

The Central New York Genealogical Society and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society are pleased to announce that our 2015 New York State Family History Conference has been chosen by the Federation of Genealogical Societies as one of their regional conferences. The Second New York State Family History Conference is increasing in size and duration and will feature three simultaneous lecture tracks and more exhibitors. The Federation of Genealogical Societies is sponsoring the first day of the conference. At present, other conference sponsors include the Capital District Genealogical, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the New York State Library and Archives and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation.

The 2015 NYSFHC Conference will be three days long and consist of three concurrent tracts, and will run from Thursday, September 17, 2015 through Saturday, September 19, 2015. We will also be scheduling a pre-conference research day. Thursday's programming will be organized and hosted by the Federation of Genealogical Societies. The Conference will be held at the Syracuse/Liverpool Holiday Inn, located at 441 Electronics Parkway, in Liverpool, N.Y.

The first day of the three-day event is a regional FGS conference featuring David Rencher, Josh Taylor, and Curt Witcher as lead speakers; the second and third days of the conference include both general and New York-focused tracks, and a full track on genetic genealogy.

Nationally known speakers include Henry Hoff (NEHGS); Josh Taylor (FindMyPast); Judy Russell (the Legal Genealogist); Thomas W. Jones; Eric Grundset (DAR); and Blaine Bettinger (the Genetic Genealogist). Conference sponsors include NEHGS; the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society; Findmypast; FamilySearch; the New York Public Library; the New York State Archives and Library; the Central New York Genealogical Society; the Capital District Genealogical Society; and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation. Early bird registration is available through May 31.

Members of the Central New York Genealogical Society, the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society will be eligible for discounted conference rates. We also encourage genealogical and historical societies to attend and are offering discounted exhibit space.

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