Early bird registration for NYSFHC
It’s always easy to see where The Legal Genealogist is speaking.
There’s a calendar on The Legal Genealogist‘s website, under the Lectures menu, with the Upcoming Lectures icon, that says when and where — like the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research in Georgia next week, and McHGenry County, Illinois, and Charleston, South Carolina, in July.
What isn’t always easy to see is how to save a little bit of money with some of these events… and we all know that genealogists love to save money.
So, in today’s New York State of mind, here’s a way to save $30 if you’re a member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society — and $20 if you’re not.
All you need to do is register before midnight tomorrow, Thursday, May 31, for the 2018 New York State Family History Conference (NYSFHC), to be held in Tarrytown on September 13-15.
It’s an early bird special rate on this conference, which has sold out every year it’s every been held, and with good reason. Take a gander at the presenters and topics:
Thursday, September 13:
• Mapping Your Ancestors, Frederick Wertz
• Developing Research Questions and Hypotheses; Planning an Exhaustive Search, Thomas W. Jones
• 30 Resources for Tracing New Englanders in New York, D. Joshua Taylor
• More than Just Names: Advanced US Census Research, Judy G. Russell
• Unlocking Roman Catholic Records on Findmypast, Jen Baldwin
• DNA Testing for Genealogy: The Basics, Janine Cloud
• A Tour of Upstate New York Genealogical Research Repositories: Some Gems, Jane E. Wilcox
• Lesser-Known Collections at the NYC Municipal Archives, Susan R. Miller
• Westchester County Archives, Jackie Graziano Interviewed by Meryl Schumacker
• Behind the Scenes of DNA Testing and Living DNA, David Nicholson and Katie Welka
Friday, September 14:
• Courting the Empire State: New York’s Early Court Records, Judy G. Russell
• Genealogy and Maps, Philip Sutton
• Solve Research Problems Using Surname Variants & Surname Mapping Tools, Terry Koch-Bostic
• Tracing Your European Ancestry, David Nicholson and Katie Welka
• Using Geo-Tech Tools to Answer New York Research Questions, Frederick Wertz
• Finding Your Own Jewish Roots, Lauren Orenstein
• New Jersey’s Early Land Records: Unprecedented Access to Colonial Sources, Joseph R. Klett
• DNA 101: From Taking the Test to Understanding the Results, Mike Mansfield
• Researching New York Dutch Families, Henry B. Hoff
• African-American Families in The Hills Community, 1830–1890s, Westchester County, NY, Edythe Ann Quinn
• Converting a Bunch of Information into a Credible Conclusion, Thomas W. Jones
• Are You Doing Everything to Identify Your DNA Matches? Blaine T. Bettinger
• Pre-1850 New York City Methodology, Meryl Schumacker
• New York State Archives Content Digitized by Ancestry.com, New York State Archives
• Writ in Stone: Cemeteries and Genealogy, Judy G. Russell
• Y-DNA and the Peopling of Europe, Jim Brewster
• Happily (N)ever After: Using Divorce Records, Michael Provard
• Using Ancestry.com’s Records Online, D. Joshua Taylor
• Genealogy Resources at the Center for Jewish History, J.D. Arden
• DNA and the Genealogical Proof Standard, Blaine T. Bettinger
Saturday, September 15:
• New York Records and Resources at FamilySearch.org, Cherie Bush
• Chancery Court Records Held at the New York State Archives, New York State Archives
• MyHeritage’s Powerful and Unique Technologies for Genealogy Discoveries, Mike Mansfield
• Shared Matches and Genetic Networks, Blaine T. Bettinger
• Outstanding Long Island Research Repositories and Resources, Terry Koch-Bostic
• Researching African Americans in Pre-Emancipation New York, Meryl Schumacker
• Genealogy in Context: Using History to Find (more than just) Family Facts, Susan Kriete
• The Science of Genetic Genealogy, David Nicholson and Katie Welka
• Navigating NYG&B Member Resources for New York Genealogy, Frederick Wertz and Susan R. Miller
• They Became American: Our Ancestor’s Naturalization, Jen Baldwin
• Documentation: The What, Why, Where, and How, Thomas W. Jones
• Writing Your Family History, Kyle Hurst
• Small Footprint, Big Apple: Researching Ancestors of Meager Means and even Less Fame in 18th Century NYC, Judith A. Herbert
• Turnpikes, Canals, and Railroads: Transportation and Migration in New York State, Karen Mauer Jones
• Uncharted Waters: Diving into the Holdings of the New York State Archives, Jane E. Wilcox
• Copyright Mythconceptions, Judy G. Russell
Conference registration is $165 for NYG&B members and $195 for non-members through midnight tomorrow night. At that point until registration fills up, it’s $195 for NYG&B members and $215 for non-members.
Hope to see you in Tarrytown!