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 are shared with our members whenever possible.

Upcoming WNYGS Meetings and Events


April 18, 2015
Special Meeting featuring two free presentations by:
> Non-Profit Cemeteries in NYS: Understanding Oversight, Rights, and Responsibilities with Cynthia Craig, Investigator, NYS Department of State - Division of Cemeteries
> HeritageQuest Update with Rhonda Konig, Librarian, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

Plus...
- Guided Tour of Grosvenor Room in Celebration of "Love Your Library" Month
- Informational Tables by Other Regional Genealogical Societies

May 16, 2015
Utilizing Deeds and Land Records with Genealogist James Lawson

June 27, 2015
Optional Paid Field Trip: The Historic Hull House: A Window into Early Western New York Settler Life

September 12, 2015
Family History Expert Lisa Alzo

October 24, 2015
Repository Resources: Genesee County History Department with County Historian Michael J. Eula, Ph.D., J.D.

November 21, 2015
Researching House History with Cynthia Van Ness, MLS, Director of the Library and Archives, Buffalo History Museum

Previous Meetings


March 21, 2015
Cross Border Cousins: An Introduction to Canadian Genealogy with Steven Fulton, UE, Chair of the Niagara Peninsula Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society

Click here for a list of prior WNYGS meetings and events (2009-2014).


Outside Genealogical Travel Opportunities


April 27-30, 2015 - Fenton History Travelers: Research Trip to Allen County Public Library [Fort Wayne, Indiana]

October 29-31, 2015 - New York State Genealogical and Biographical Society: New York Archives Research Trip [Albany, New York]


State and Regional Genealogical Conferences


September 17-19, 2015 - New York State Family History Conference [Syracuse, New York]

October 17, 2015 - Buffalo Family History Conference [Williamsville, New York]



Last updated: Wednesday, April 5, 2015