NYG&B on the road: Where we'll be outside of New York

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:45am

There are members of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society all over America - we know better than anyone that not just New Yorkers have New York roots! 

We offer a lot to our members in far-away states, like webinars, digital records, and research services like records retrieval and remote consultations. But it's always great to connect in person, so we're hoping to shake your hand at an event soon! 

We just got back from a great RootsTech 2018 conference, and were thrilled to see so many of our members from Salt Lake City and beyond. 

We'll soon be in Connecticut, Michigan, Indiana, Virginia, and California - read on to see where to find us in each state.


Westport, Connecticut

Book Talk: Hidden History of Colonial Greenwich: 7:00 pm, Tuesday, March 20

Join us in Westport, Connecticut to hear NYG&B Board of Trustees member Missy Wolfe discuss her new book, Hidden History of Colonial Greenwich.

The town of Greenwich, CT was Dutch at first, not English, as most histories proclaim. 

Missy Wolfe’s unearthing of the town’s 1600s struggles and its incarnation as the Greenwich Plantation offers researchers rich lessons in historical research, resources and its oh-so-satisfying rewards.

This event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required. Visit the event page for more information and a link to register. 


Los Angeles, California

Reception for NYG&B members and friends: April 12, 2018

We'll be on the West Coast in April, hoping to see all of our members and friends from Southern California.

We invite you to join us for a reception in the Los Angeles area to connect with our staff in person, as well as other like-minded genealogy enthusiasts! 

Please contact NYG&B Director of Membership and Development Jennifer Davis at [email protected] for more information.


Grand Rapids, Michigan

National Genealogical Society 2018 Conference: May 2 - 5, 2018

The NYG&B will be at Paths to Your Past, the NGS 2018 Family History Conference this May. We will have a booth in the exhibit hall and would love to connect with our local Michigan members and anyone who has traveled to the conference. 

We will also be sponsoring a number of lectures on topics covering all of New York State. Aside from the New York State Family History Conference, our sponsored lectures at NGS are one of the best chances all year to get an intensive series of New York focused lectures. 

Titles include:

  • Colonial Research: New York and Dutch
  • Trace Your 18th and 19th Century Midwest Ancestors Back to New York
  • Three Keys to New York: State Censuses, NY Public Library, and NYG&B’s Vast Collections
  • Finding Their Routes: Travelers and Boatmen on the North American Canals
  • Afloat or Ashore: Tracing and Tracking Erie Canal Workers, 1817–1918

If you're interested, you can learn more about these lectures or review the entire NGS program. We hope to see you there! 


Richmond, Virginia

Virginia Museum of History and Culture: 3:00 pm Saturday, June 23, 2018 

We're excited to be hosting an educational event at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture in Richmond and hope to see our many members located in Old Dominion. 

NYG&B President D. Joshua Taylor will be speaking on World War I records and strategies to discover the story of your ancestors who participated in the Great War. 

Please contact NYG&B Director of Membership and Development Jennifer Davis at [email protected] for more information.


Fort Wayne, Indiana

Federation of Genealogical Societies 2018 Conference: August 22 - 25, 2018

The NYG&B will be at the FGS 2018 National Conference - we're sponsoring a luncheon and will have a booth to connect with members. 

This year's conference is especially appealing because its location gives researchers easy access to the Allen County Public Library, which houses one of the largest collections of genealogical material in the country. 

Our sponsored luncheon will feature The Genetic Genealogist, Blaine Bettinger delivering a talk titled "The Science Fiction Future of Genetic Genealogy."

You will learn how companies are using DNA and genealogies to reconstruct the genomes of ancestors, and Blaine will explore the future possibilities of creating family trees based solely on DNA test results. 

Visit the FGS website for more information. 


New York State Family History Conference 

Tarrytown, New York: September 13 - 15, 2018

If you can't connect with us at any of the above locations, don't forget about the upcoming New York State Family History Conference (NYSFHC) this September! 

NYSFHC is the only statewide genealogy conference in New York and only occurs once every two years. We're finalizing a fantastic three-day program filled with lectures for all levels of family history researchers. 

Tarrytown is a short train ride away from New York City, which allows attendees easy access to the city's world-class repositories, which have records related to families from all over New York State, not just New York City. Discounted early-bird rates are still in effect!


We hope to see you in person soon! To see all of the upcoming events at our offices in New York, as well as upcoming webinars, visit our events calendar.


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