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New York's Only Statewide Genealogy Conference

The 2018 New York State Family History Conference features a program full of fascinating classes that will improve your research skills and teach you all about the most important online record sets and genealogy repositories.

If you're trying to find more New York State ancestors, this is the place to learn how! 

The conference features nationally-recognized experts in the field, who will equip you with the tools to make more discoveries in your family history research. 

Attendees look forward to more than just the 45 expert-led sessions - there is a vibrant exhibit hall, pre-conference tours and workshops, and lunches, dinners, and receptions where you can connect with fellow genealogy researchers with an interest in New York State families. 

Online registration is now closed. We have a very limited number of spots available on-site. If you haven't already registered, on-site registration opens at 12:00 pm on Thursday, September 13, 2018, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Tarrytown.


Why attend NYSFHC 2018?

  • 45 classes to choose from, on a wide variety of topics.
  • Learn from nationally-recognized genealogy experts, who will equip you with the tools to make more discoveries in your family history research. 
  • Explore our vibrant exhibit hall, where you can learn about the latest genealogy tools and services. 
  • Connect with like-minded researchers at conference receptions, lunches, and dinners.


NYSFHC 2018 Conference Classes

Click here to see all 45 sessions organized by category. Attendees will be able to choose from:

10 classes dedicated to New York State topics, including transportation and migration, ethnic communities of New York State, New York legal records, New York City research, & more!

10 sessions on DNA and Genetic Genealogy - the perfect place to learn to trace your their heritage with cutting-edge science and technology. Even DNA experts will learn something new. Click here for in-depth descriptions of all NYSFHC DNA classes. 

8 sessions about New York repositories and websites, including the New York State Archives, NYC Municipal Archives, Upstate repositories, and many essential online resources.

9 sessions teaching essential genealogy research methods, including documentation, drawing conclusions, writing up your family history, and more! 

8 sessions about other United States genealogy topics, including Roman Catholic records, genealogy and maps, New Jersey records, & more! 


Registration rates and policies

Registration includes a downloaded version of the syllabus and a copy on a flash drive, distributed at registration.  

  • NYG&B members: $195
  • NYG&B members Saturday-only: $99
  • Non-members: $215
  • Non-members Saturday-only: $129

Cancellation policy: Registration cancellations are subject to an administrative fee prior to 60 days before the conference. Cancellations 30 to 60 pays prior to the conference will received a 50% refund. No refunds within 30 days of the conference.



Additional events

 Aditional registration is required for:

  • Conference luncheons
  • Conference dinner
  • Pre-conference tours
  • Workshops