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


Sat., May 21, 2016
"Native American Genealogy in Western New York"

with noted author and local historian Jack T. Ericson

September 24, 2016
WNYGS Fall Luncheon and Lecture: "Spotlight on Erie County" featuring:
  • Patricia Fulwiler, Legal Deputy, Erie County Clerk's Office
  • Douglas Kohler, Erie County Historian

    October 22, 2016
    Save the Date

    November 19, 2016
    Save the Date and Annual Society Elections

    Previous Meetings - 2016


    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


  • September 15-17, 2016 - New York State Family History Conference [Syracuse, New York]
  • October 15, 2016 - Buffalo Family History Conference [Williamsville, New York]



    Last updated: May 1, 2016