The Genealogy Event Packs a Lot of Family History Into One Day in NYC

By Diane Haddad

Are you lucky enough to be in the Big Apple this weekend? (I’m humming “Autumn in New York” right now.)

If so, you should definitely take some time out this Saturday, Nov. 2, to see what The Genealogy Event is all about. This family history show at New York City’s Metropolitan Pavilion is a day full of how-to sessions, expert consultations, and exhibits of resources and tools.

The 36 half-hour sessions and four 45-minute mini-workshops focus on a range of research topics, including searching, genetic genealogy, photo research, using maps, criminal ancestors, and others.

You also can register for a free 15-minute professional consultation in the Expert Lounge (so practice succinctly pitching your question—the longer you talk, the less your pro can talk).

And check out the resources of 27 exhibitors including Family Tree Magazine in booth 217. Pick up a free issue of the magazine (while they last) and say hi to our publisher Allison Dolan!

The Genealogy Event is open Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Appointments with experts begin at 10:15 a.m. and sessions begin at 11 a.m.

You can purchase an All-Day Pass at the door for $35 or online for $30 (plus a $1.50 online transaction fee). A Twilight Pass ($25 at the door, $20 plus $1.50 online) gets you in from 5:30 to 8 p.m.