NY State Genealogy Conference in September

The Central New York Genealogical Society and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society announce their First New York State Family History Conference on September 20 and 21st. The information below is from the press release:

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. Pre-conference 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.

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 early-bird 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 on the NYGS website.

Conference speakers include the top names in New York genealogy: Blaine Bettinger “The Genetic Genealogist,” Ruth Carr formerly of New York Public Library; Sachiko Clayton of New York Public Library; Laura Murphy DeGrazia, CG, from NYG&B Record; Stefani Evans, CG, National Genealogical Society; James D. Folts of the New York State Archives; Karen Mauer Green, CG, of NYG&B Record; Eric Grundset from the Library of the Daughters of the American Revolution; Terry Koch-Bostic of the National Genealogical Society; Michael Leclerc of the Mocavo Genealogical Blog; Joseph Lieby of the Palatines to America German Genealogical Society; Maira Liriano of New York Public Library, Kathleen Roefrom the New York State Archives, Paula Stuart-Warren, CG; and D. Joshua Taylor from Find My Past.

Sponsors of the conference include: Find My Past, Mocavo, the National Genealogical Society, the New York Public Library, the New York State Archives Partnership Trust, and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation.

This really isn’t the first NY State Genealogical Conference. I attended one conference in the late 1980s in Albany that had major speakers and then there was one in 1990 in Rochester that didn’t make money and some speakers never got paid for attending. This is the first joint conference for CNYGS and NYGBS.

The 2013 New York State Family History Conference Program (PDF File) is already online so you can see the talks at the conference.

The conference hotel is only a half mile south of Thruway exit #37 so it is easy to get to.