Thursday, March 1, 2012

Genealogy Conference Comes To Westchester County

NEHGS and Ancestry.com Collaborate for Family History Day

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 visit www.Ancestry.com or www.AmericanAncestors.org.