Genealogy Event Set for Metropolitan Pavilion, 11/2
Family historians, beginner and experienced genealogists alike will gather in New York City on November 2 at The Genealogy Event. Sponsored by Ancestry.com, the event will be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
This event follows last year's highly successful inaugural show, which attracted close to 900 attendees. This year's show promises to be even more successful, covering a wide variety of topics.
Informational Sessions: Something for Everyone
The Genealogy Event will provide beginner genealogists with the information they need to get started on family research, while more experienced genealogists can brush up on current trends and techniques.
Attendees will be able to select from 36 separate informational sessions, conducted by leading experts on a variety of topics, including:
- Ancestry.com. Ancestry.com representatives will offer 12 sessions focused on search tips and tricks, building communities, Family Tree Maker, AncestryDNA, New York Records and Genealogy 101.
- DNA Research. In separate sessions, Judy G. Russell, a Certified Genealogist and attorney, and Bennett Greenspan, founder of Family Tree DNA, will help unwrap the mysteries of this growing area of scientific research and its impact on genealogy.
- Immigration Mysteries. Lou Szucs, Vice President of Community Relations for Ancestry.com and author of numerous books, including Ellis Island: Tracing Your Family Through America's Gateway, will explore immigration myths and mysteries.
- Local New York City and State Resources. Sachiko Clayton, manager of the Milstein Division of U.S. History at the New York Public Library, will provide a comprehensive overview of the resources available at the 42nd Street Library. Christopher Child, from the New England Historic Genealogical Society, will demonstrate how to interpret the information in the New York State census. Marcia Kirk, Curator at New York's Municipal Archives of the New York City Department of Records and Information Services, will explain how beginning genealogists can add depth to their research using the information housed at the New York City Department of Records and Information Services.
- Preservation of Documents and Photographs. Photo detective Maureen Taylor will demonstrate what one can learn from old photographs and provide guidance on the best way to preserve your memories.
- Writing Family Histories. Writers and editors Nancy and Biff Barnes will help you organize your materials to create a compelling narrative of your family for generations to come.
In addition to informational sessions, there will be one on one 15 minute free consultations with experts and 4 workshops focused on DNA and advanced techniques. Leading genealogy companies and organizations will be exhibiting on the show floor. Some of the exhibitors include: Ancestry.com, Family Tree Magazine, Family Tree DNA, findmypast.com, German Genealogy Group, Gesher Galicia, Irish Ancestry Research Centre, Irish Family History Forum, Maureen Taylor / The Photo Detective, the New England Historic and Genealogical Society, RumbleSoft, Inc., Shipindex.org, and The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.
For more information or to purchase tickets to The Genealogy Event, visit www.thegenealogyevent.com.