Cyber Monday: $10 off event registration

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 9:30am

The NYG&B has a wide variety of events that will help you improve your research skills and make discoveries about your New York ancestors, and Cyber Monday is the best time to get your ticket! 

Take $10 off the price of registration for any of the below NYG&B events in 2018. Many of these events already have discounted early-bird rates for NYG&B members, so now is the chance to combine these two offers for the biggest possible savings. 

No need to enter a discount code - upon checkout, you will see $10 automatically deducted from the cost of registration. 


The Milstein Division of the NYPL is
one of the many world-class repositories
visited on this trip. 

Empire State Exploration

Monday, February 5, 2018 - Thursday, February 8, 2018

Empire State Exploration is an ideal setting for those just beginning their search and those seeking to answer longstanding New York research questions. 

Join New York’s largest genealogical society for four days of research in New York City as you uncover your New York ancestors. This experience focuses on tracing ancestors from across the entire state of New York, not just within the New York City area.

With a home base at the NYG&B headquarters, you will be steps away from the NYG&B’s statewide collections at the New York Public Library—and access to experts to guide you along your way. A personal, one-on-one consultation will enable you to begin your search immediately, with advice from an expert genealogist at the NYG&B offices.

In addition to social events, the program also includes topical lectures on tracing New York ancestors, using the Record, and other essential topics to help guide you throughout the week.

Early-bird registration discounts for NYG&B members end November 30!

Click here for a detailed schedule, more information, and a link to register.


Write it up! A Workshop for Family Historians (Syracuse, NY)

NYG&B member Shannon Greene 
recently published a piece of writing she
worked on at the 2017 seminar. 

Friday, March 16, 2018 - Saturday, March 17, 2018

Our incredibly popular writing seminar - taught by expert genealogical writer and editor, Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG - is back for 2018, and is heading up to Central New York!
Join us this March in Syracuse for a two-day seminar that will greatly improve your genealogical writing skills. Members of last year's seminar have had amazing writing success - our blog covered one such story earlier this month

Whether you are just beginning to write or have written reams but need to refine your work, this workshop is for you. This two-day hands-on workshop gives family historians practice in writing, experience in self-editing, and feedback on their writing samples. Topics focus on gearing up to write, writing processes, and structures and formats specific to genealogical writing.

Participants will bring a 500-word genealogical writing sample in an editable format. There is pre-reading and overnight homework. Each session will include at least one hands-on writing activity.

Early-bird registration discounts for NYG&B members end January 31!

Click here to learn more about the topics covered and a link to register.


New York State Family History Conference

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - Saturday, September 15, 2018

The New York State Family History Conference (NYSFHC) returns in 2018 with nationally-known speakers and a vibrant exhibit hall. Mark your calendar with the dates - you won’t want to miss this conference!

The 2018 conference will take place in Tarrytown, Westchester County, New York, and features two and a half days of lectures, workshops, and field trips, as well as a vibrant exhibit hall. We are busy putting the final touches on the NYSFHC 2018 program. Topics will include a variety of sessions covering New York records, research methodologies, DNA testing and genetic genealogy, online resources, case studies, and more.

Early-bird registration discounts are in effect!

Visit the conference website for more information and a link to register.


Shawn Purcell, of the NY State Library, teaches our Research
in Albany attendees about their unique pamphlet files.

Research in Albany Tour 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - Friday, November 2, 2018

Join the NYG&B for the annual Research in Albany Tour, featuring three days of assisted research and genealogical camaraderie with the people who know New York best. Participants complete a research questionnaire before the trip, and our expert consultants provide feedback on not only their questions, but how to focus the research itself.

The New York State Library and the Archives are both rich in material available nowhere else that pertains to people who have lived throughout New York State.

The Archives and the Library have few resources specific to New York City (most of those are held in New York City), but they do have important statewide collections that include city residents (military records, land grants/patents, etc.). The trip will be most productive for research subjects other than those in the New York City.

Early-bird discounts for NYG&B members are in effect! 

Click here for a detailed overview of the tour and a link to register.


About the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society

The NYG&B's Publications have won
back-to-back Awards of Excellence from
the National Genealogical Society 
in 2016 and 2017.

Since 1869, the NYG&B's mission has been to help our thousands of worldwide members discover their family's New York story, and there has never been a better time to join.

The cost of an Individual Annual Membership is less than six dollars a month, and includes the following benefits: 

  • Access to over 50 exclusive digital record sets covering the entire state of New York, including the fully searchable archives of The Record
  • A complimentary subscription to all of Findmypast's North American records, as well as U.K. and Irish Census records.
  • Access to hundreds of expert-authored Knowledge Base articles and webinars to help you navigate the tricky New York research landscape. 
  • Exclusive discounts and advanced access to conferences, seminars, workshops and lectures to learn more about researching people and places across New York State. 

To learn more or join us, please visit our member benefits page


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