The conference web site promises, "Attendees will have an opportunity to advance their skills in researching New York State families and to build general skills. The two-day conference — scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 20-21, 2013 - includes twenty lectures in two parallel tracks; a Thursday evening reception; two luncheons and a dinner banquet, all with riveting speakers; and exhibits by vendors and societies."
Looking at the program, I note that some of the nation’s top experts in New York State and general genealogical research will speak, including:
- Paula Stuart-Warren, CG
- Joseph Lieby, EdD
- D. Joshua Taylor
- Ruth Carr
- Michael Leclerc
- Eric Grundset
This is the first time a New York State Family History Conference is being held, but it is not planned as a one-time event. The conference organizers expect the 2013 event to be the first in a series of regularly scheduled conferences focused on researching New York families.
The conference is being held at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center Syracuse/Liverpool, across the street from an exit on the New York State Thruway (I-90) and a short distance from I-81. It is also located 5 miles from Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) with flights provided by Air Canada, American Eagle, JetBlue, USAirways, Delta and United. The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the Airport.
If you are researching New York ancestry, I'd strongly suggest you plan to to spend September 20 and 21 at the New York Family History Conference.
You can learn a lot more in the conference's web site at http://www.nysfhc.org.