2022 New York State Family History Conference:
Getting Back to New York

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B) welcomes proposals for the 2022 New York State Family History Conference (NYSFHC), 8–10 September 2022. Those interested may also submit proposals for the NYG&B’s ongoing webinar series. 

The NYG&B is specifically seeking lectures and webinars on New York records and repository research, methodology, BIPOC New Yorkers, New York case studies, writing and publishing, biographies, and the use of DNA in genealogy. Presentations on other topics will be considered. Examples in presentations are encouraged to have connections to New York.  

Length of presentations may be 50 minutes, plus 10 minutes for questions, or longer or shorter for conference on-demand sessions or webinars. A “short bite” on topics will be considered, especially in the webinar series. 

NYSFHC 2022 will feature an exciting combination of in-person and online events in September and October 2022.  

Topics of Interest

New York

  • Records 
  • Repository research 
  • Military  
  • History and geography 
  • Movements and migrations 
  • Repositories 
  • Stories of New Yorkers 

Cultures and People

  • African American 
  • Canadian 
  • Dutch 
  • English 
  • German 
  • Irish 
  • Italian 
  • Jewish 
  • Polish/other eastern European groups 
  • Puerto Rican 
  • Caribbean 
  • Hispanic origins 
  • Korean 
  • Japanese 
  • Chinese 
  • Middle Eastern 
  • Other world regions 


  • Case studies 
  • Genealogical Proof Standard  
  • Mapping 
  • Writing family history and biographies 

DNA and Genetic Genealogy

  • All levels


The compensation policy will be posted at nysfhc.org/speaker-comp. Speakers will be compensated when not representing an organization (please contact education@nygbs.org for specific details).

Requirements for Submissions

  • Presentation Title (80 character limit) 
  • Presentation Description (350 character limit) 
  • Share three things attendees will learn from your session 
  • Presentation Outline (optional) 
  • Headshot (300 x 300 px) 
  • Bio (200 character limit) 

Proposals can be submitted online. Click here to submit.

Deadline for submissions: October 25, 2021. 

Speakers who have not presented at an NYG&B event in the past are encouraged to introduce themselves (link to a video appreciated) by emailing education@nygbs.org. Speakers are encouraged to submit multiple proposals.