NYSFHC@Home September 2021

Having had a love of family stories, joining the NYG&B to help others discover their family lore has been remarkably rewarding and worthwhile.

One of my role’s biggest responsibilities has been to make NYSFHC @ Home as accessible as possible for the community; an inclusive experience for all. Having an all-online New York State Family History Conference means that you can use the internet to meet people where they are. The NYG&B team wants to connect people to educational resources and to like-minded community members. Every on-demand session will be closed-captioned, and since access to the on-demand sessions spans September 1 to October 18, you will be able to learn at your own pace. Click here to view the full list of sessions.

Whether you are continuing your research in New York State or just starting, NYSFHC @ Home has something for you. Register early for best pricing! Click here to learn more and register.

NYSFHC @ Home participants will also be able to log in to our conference website and have the ability to:

  • Create and share (if desired) a profile including your research interests
  • Share research tips and stories with others in our conference forum
  • Browse a conference directory of other participants to connect with like-minded researchers
  • Create a custom schedule based on livestream sessions and other events you want to attend

Here are a few details about the conference

You can participate on the go or from the comfort of your couch—on tablets, computers, or phones with unlimited viewing between September 1 and October 18.

The 21 sessions are about three main topic areas, which are: New York’s People, Records and Resources, and Guides and Best Practices. Click here to view the full list of sessions.

Live sessions broadcast on September 25 will be livestreamed again on September 26, and will be available for on-demand viewing with the Q&As after they air. Mark your calendar for these dates! Need more information? Join our webinar.

Click here to learn more and register.

Wednesday, September 1

NYSFHC @ Home 2021 Plenary Session (Live)

NYSFHC @ Home 2021 online experience opens, all on-demand sessions available

Friday, September 10 Family History Fundamentals: New York and Beyond
Saturday, September 25 NYSFHC @ Home 2021 Live Sessions
Sunday, September 26

NYSFHC @ Home 2021 Live Sessions

Repeated from September 25 (sessions will also be available on-demand for later viewing)

Monday, October 18 Last day to watch on-demand sessions


Here are a few questions we have been asked about NYSFHC @ Home.

Where will I watch the sessions and participate in the conference?

The conference will take place on this website, www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org—you will log in using your NYG&B website username and password. If you do not already have one, you will have the chance to create one when you register for the conference.

What live events occur Saturday, September 25, and Sunday, September 26?

To ensure NYSFHC @ Home 2021 remains accessible to as many attendees as possible, livestream activities on Saturday, September 25, will be held again on Sunday, September 26 (with separate, live Q&As each day). Following the broadcast, recordings of these activities will be available on-demand through October 18.

What kind of device do I need to participate?

NYSFHC @ Home 2021 can be enjoyed from any device with an internet connection fast enough to stream video—mobile phones, tablets, and desktop computers are all viable options.

Will sessions include closed-captioning?

All on-demand and recorded sessions will include closed-captioning.

What about future NYSFHC events?

The full New York State Family History Conference will return in 2022 in Albany, New York.