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The Genealogy Event, in partnership with The National Archives at New York City (NARA at NYC) is taking place in New York City, October 17 & 18 at the Alexander Hamilton US Custom House, One Bowling Green. DNA Day, an added feature of The Genealogy Event is being held at India House, One Hanover Square on October 19. Across the three days attendees will benefit from over fifty genealogy and DNA focused talks, complimentary one on one consultations with genealogy experts, an exhibitor marketplace, a Friday night social event and research opportunities at the National Archives at New York City.

Partnership with the National Archives at New York City

BBNY Group, producers of The Genealogy Event formed a partnership with NARA at NYC that provides additional value to attendees in supporting research and educational opportunities. Across the two days, and at One Bowling Green, NARA at NYC will offer research and genealogy assistance to those interested in learning more about their resources. Trevor Plante, Chief, of Archives, DC will present two talks focused on the military records and the headstones and burials held at NARA. The National Archives and Records Administration is an independent Federal agency that preserves and shares with the public records that trace the story of our nation, government, and the American people. From the Declaration of Independence to accounts of ordinary Americans, the holdings of the National Archives directly touch the lives of millions of people. The National Archives carries out its mission through a nationwide network of archives, records centers, and Presidential Libraries, and online at Visit the archives in NYC on the 3rd floor, One Bowling Green, NY.

Over Fifty General and Advanced Talks

Attendees will benefit from educational opportunities to get started with building their family tree or enhance their knowledge to further their research. London based Elaine Collins of Findmypast, sponsor to the educational program, will be presenting two talks on Irish and British genealogy resources on each of Friday and Saturday. In addition Joe Buggy will highlight the resources available to those with Irish ancestors in New York City.

Additional presentations will focus on a wide range of topics inclusive of how to get started, civil war pensions, reading old documents, powerful technologies to use, online newspaper resources, digital recording tools, probate research, overcoming brick walls, name research, photo history, German Genealogy, Jewish Genealogy and more.

Exhibitor Marketplace

Representatives from Findmypast and Irish Family History Forum will demonstrate Irish and other resources as well as subscription and membership opportunities. Additional organizations such as Ancestry, Daughters of the American Revolution, Criminal Research Press, Family Sherlock, Family Tree DNA, Family Tree Magazine, Italian Genealogical Group, New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, The Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, JSTOR, The Photo Detective will provide the latest products and services in the genealogy industry.

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