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The Genealogy Event – New York City, October 26 & 27, 2012

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[Editor’s note: I found out about The Genealogy Event after its organizer, genealogist Bridget Bray, followed me on Twitter.  Since then I’ve had many inquiries from members of the online genealogy community since genealogy events of this size in the New York metro area – let alone New York City – are rare.  See below for more details!]


“Uncover a Mystery, Discover your History” ™

THE GENEALOGY EVENT will be held October 26 & 27 2012 at the Metropolitan Pavilion, New York.  The ONLY event of its kind in 2012, THE GENEALOGY EVENT will feature a wide variety of exhibitors, sessions, one on one expert sessions plus much more!

Set in a city with a rich history, THE GENEALOGY EVENT will be a destination point during October’s Family History Month for those interested in genealogy and family history.

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  • Interested in Attending? Registration opens April 26 2012!
  • Interested in Exhibiting?  Early booking offers until April 30 2012!
  • Interested in Speaking? Request for speakers opens February 6 2012!

About the Organizer – Bridget Bray | BBNY Group LLC

It may be said that it began with an Irish great grandfather about whom nothing much was known.  Simply: he was born somewhere in Ireland, died in England and had one of the most common surnames in Ireland.  To further compound the challenge Bridget had to deal predominantly with dead people – and found they did not tend to speak up.  So armed with fierce determination and extraordinary impatience Bridget embarked on a journey: one that led to many discoveries, pay per views, subscriptions, trips, memberships, courses, conferences, friendships but most importantly a desire to be immersed in genealogy.

In 2009 she formed the New York Irish / British Genealogy Group.  This group – a membership network at various stages of experience – gather to share tips, stories, join in lectures and trips.

Then leveraging her 18 years of combined event management and business development experience and coupled with a passion for genealogy Bridget developed THE GENEALOGY EVENT.  The goal: to create a New York based genealogy event inspiring individuals of all ages to start or to continue researching their roots and family history.

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