The 2020 New York State Family History Conference will take place in Albany, NY

New York's Only Statewide Genealogy Conference

2020 NYSFHC registration will open in 2019.

If you're trying to find more New York State ancestors, come in 2020 to learn how!


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Here are highlights from the 2018 NYSFHC

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

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.

Researchers attended more than just the 45 expert-led sessions – they browsed a vibrant exhibit hall, attended pre-conference workshops, and lunches, dinners, and receptions where they connected with fellow genealogy researchers with an interest in New York State families.


NYSFHC 2018 Conference Classes

Click here to see all 45 sessions organized by category. Attendees chose 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!