Tuesday, March 22, 2016

CNYGS & NYG&B Announce Plans for the 2016 New York State Family History Conference

CNYGS & NYG&B Announce Plans for the 2016 New York State Family History Conference

March 16, 2016 – New York, NY

  • The New York State Family History Conference (NYSFHC) will be held September 15–17, 2016 in Syracuse, NY.
  • Now in its third year, the event will bring together hundreds of genealogists from across the United States to learn about their New York ancestry.
  • The 2016 conference offers new opportunities for those interested in New York family history as it will be held concurrently with the Association of Public Historians of New York State (APHNYS).

The Central New York Genealogical Society (CNYGS) and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B), co-sponsors of the New York State Family History Conference, are proud to announce plans for the 2016 conference, to be held September 17–19 in Syracuse, New York. This year, the event will run concurrently with the annual conference of the Association for Public Historians of New York State (APHNYS). As part of the concurrent conferences, attendees of the NYSFHC Conference will be welcome to attend APHNYS lectures and field trips, and APHNYS registrants will be welcomed to attend NYSFHC lectures.

The three-day conference will be held at the Holiday Inn & Conference Center Liverpool, just outside of Syracuse, New York and features more than 40 sessions, alongside a vibrant exhibitor hall.

Nationally-known speakers participating include Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, FASG; David E. Rencher, AG, CG, FIGRS, FUGA, Chief Genealogical Officer, FamilySearch; D. Joshua Taylor, President, of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society; James D. Folts, Ph.D., New York State Archives; Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., The Genetic Genealogist; Jim Ison, CG, FamilySearch.org; Jen Baldwin, Faindmypast.com; Karen Mauer Jones, CG, FGBS, editor of the NYG&B Record; Jen Baldwin, Findmypast; Terry Koch-Bostic, and Jane E. Wilcox who will each give lectures. The complete conference program, exhibitor information, and other details can be found on the conference website, www.nysfhc.org.

Exhibitors and sponsors of the 2016 conference include the Capital District [New York] Genealogical Society, FamilySearch, Family Tree DNA, Findmypast, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the New York State Archives, the New York State Library, and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation.

NYG&B and CNYGS members can attend the conference at discounted rates, $100 (early) and $125 (regular). Nonmembers can attend the conference for $125 (early bird) and $150 (regular). Early registration is open through May 30, 2016 and can be accessed at www.nysfhc.org.