The National Archives at New York City

Press Release
June 2014

The Genealogy Event Returns to New York City this Fall

Two-Day Event to Feature New Format, Location & Topics

(New York, NY, June 2 2014) The Genealogy Event is returning for a third year to New York City – but with a new venue and new format. The 2014 Event will be produced by the BBNY Group LLC, in partnership with the National Archives and Record Administration at New York City (NARA NYC).

This year’s event will take place Friday, October 17, and Saturday, October 18, 2014, at the historic Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, located at One Bowling Green, in lower Manhattan. This new location, convenient to all major New York City transportation, will also provide easy access to NARA's Research Center, as well as the adjacent Museum of the American Indian, Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, Fraunces Tavern Museum, the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Battery Park and the Wall Street Financial District.

New Format Designed for Genealogists from Beginner to Advanced Levels

This year's new format is designed to appeal to all levels of genealogists – from beginner to expert. More than 30 sessions across three concurrent tracks on both days will cover all areas of interest from the latest in DNA research to heritage focused sessions, segmented into general and advanced sessions. In addition, NARA NYC will be leading several sessions, as well as conducting tours of NARA’s Welcome and Research Center. An exhibitor marketplace will feature the latest products and services from the genealogy industry. An added feature at this year's The Genealogy Event will be several social events, where attendees can relax, share stories and get to know one another.

About the BBNY Group LLC

The BBNY Group, LLC was founded by Bridget Bray. BBNY Group has produced several genealogy events in New York and adds this summer in Ireland. Bray is a member of the Board of the New York Irish Center and founder of meetup.com’s Irish-British Genealogy Group, in New York City, which now has almost 300 members.

For more information about BBNY Group LLC and The Genealogy Event, visit: www.thegenealogyevent.com

About NARA NYC

The National Archives at New York City maintains the historically significant records of Federal agencies and courts in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, dating from 1685 to the present. It also holds select microfilm publications of the National Archives and provides access to a variety of online historical resources. Since 2012, NARA NYC has been headquartered at the historic, 107 year old Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, which is a designated National Historic Landmark and also listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

For more information about the National Archives at New York City, visit: www.archives.gov/nyc

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