What is the New York State Family History Conference? 

Every two years, researchers, genealogists, and all those interested in family history, gather for the New York State Family History Conference (or NYSFHC), the largest statewide family history event held in New York. Over the years we’ve travelled to Tarrytown and Syracuse, and this year we held our conference in Albany, with hundreds of other researchers joining us online.

What do I learn at the conference? 

Experts on New York, genealogy, family history, and various subject material teach the classes (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.

View the PDF brochure for the 2022 conference, detailing the sessions, speakers, and events at NYSFHC.

Who organizes the New York State Family History Conference? 

NYSFHC is organized and run by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 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. NYSFHC 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 can enjoy exclusive events, watch on-demand programs online, and get discounts to events like NYSFHC. Learn more about NYG&B membership.