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.

Upcoming WNYGS Meetings and Events


September 24, 2016
WNYGS Fall Luncheon and Lecture: "Spotlight on Erie County"
with Erie County Deputy (Legal) Clerk Patricia Fulwiler and Erie County Historian Douglas Kohler
  • Full description and registration information to be posted shortly.

    October 22, 2016
    "Understanding and Utilizing the City of Buffalo Inactive Records & Research Facility"

    November 19, 2016
    Annual Society Elections and "Buffalo's East Side Industry" with archivist and author Shane E. Stephenson

    Previous Meetings - 2016


    Sat., May 21, 2016
    "Native American Genealogy in Western New York" with noted author and local historian Jack T. Ericson

    Sat., April 16, 2016
    "Places, Faces, & Social Graces: Tips and Techniques for Researching New York Newspapers" & "Overview of Historic Mt. Calvary Cemetery"

    Sat., March 19, 2016
    "Understanding Historic Institutions for the Disabled in New York State"

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    Previous Meetings - 2009-2015

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

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    Upcoming State and Regional Genealogical Conferences


    June 26 - July 1, 2016 - Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh: Session 1 [Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania]

    July 17-22, 2016 - Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh: Session 2 [Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania]

    September 15-17, 2016 - New York State Family History Conference [Syracuse, New York]

    October 1, 2016 - Erie Society for Genealogical Research Conference: "What’s in Your Closet? - Genealogy Research Strategies Beginners to Experts" [Erie, Pennsylvania]

    October 15, 2016 - Buffalo Family History Conference [Williamsville, New York]

    October 26-28, 2016 - The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society Workshop "Research in Albany" Workshop [Albany, New York]



    Last updated: July 15, 2016