Schedule of Meetings and Events

The Western New York Genealogical Society hosts a minimum of four member meetings a year. These meetings are scheduled for the third Saturday of the month during March, April, May, September, October and November (unless special opportunities and/or conflicts arise). Locations may vary, so please remember to consult the published event descriptions. Additional paid trips, workshops and activities may be offered during the year.

As an added benefit, copies of handouts and presentation materials as well as videorecordings are shared with our members whenever possible.

2017 Scheduled WNYGS Meetings and Events


Sat., March 18, 2017 - Genealogy 101 with Librarian Rhonda Konig
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Central Branch, Buffalo, New York

Sat., April 22, 2017 - Spotlight on Orleans County Research
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Central Branch, Buffalo, New York

  • Part I: Understanding the Orleans County Department of History with County Historian Matthew Ballard
  • Part II: Family Farming in Orleans County with Local Genealogist and Author Holly Ricci-Canham

    Sat., May 20, 2017 - Irish Research Techniques & Heritage Discovery Center Resources
    Heritage Discovery Center, 100 Lee Street, Buffalo, NY 14210

    Western New York Genealogy Conference

  • Friday, October 6, 2017
    > Optional pre-conference repository visits and tours
    > Locations to be Announced

  • Saturday, October 7, 2017
    > Full day conference with presentations by Dr. Blaine Bettinger, D. Joshua Taylor, Jane Wilcox, and other local genealogy experts
    > Embassy Suites, Buffalo, New York


    Sat., Nov 18, 2017 - Library of Congress: Veterans History Project Interviewer Training
    Location to be announced

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    Previous Meetings - 2009-2016

    Click here for an extended list of prior WNYGS meetings and events.

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    Last updated: February 1, 2017