About the New York State Family History Conference

Save the Date: 2024 New York State Family History Conference, September 20–21, 2024

This year's theme is "Connect at the Crossroads,” and you can attend the two-day conference online or in person at the Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse, New York, for a keynote talk, sessions, and more.

More updates and details will be posted here as they develop, including when registration opens, conference agenda and sessions, keynote speaker, and more.

The NYG&B is currently accepting presentation proposals for the conference through March 15, 2024. Learn more here.

What is the New York State Family History Conference? 

Researchers, genealogists, and all those interested in family history gather for the New York State Family History Conference, the largest statewide family history event held in New York. Over the years we’ve travelled to Tarrytown and Syracuse, and last year we held our conference in Albany, with hundreds of other researchers joining us online. Last year's conference featured in-person and virtual programming Nov. 2–4 as well as on-demand viewing of all 35 sessions.

What do I learn at the conference? 

Experts on New York, genealogy, family history, and various subject material teach the sessions. Many of these sessions cover advanced topics like DNA research and searching migratory records, but others can help you build your genealogy skills and get you ready to tackle some difficult situations in your research.

Who organizes the New York State Family History Conference?

The conference is organized and run by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B), a nonprofit organization based in New York City serving all parts of the State and region.

Our members are mostly from New York state but are also found around the country and world. This conference is the State’s largest event for family history and a place for all researchers to connect with others who share their interests, no matter how much experience you may have.

NYG&B members receive discounts to events like the New York State Family History Conference. Learn more about NYG&B membership.