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

September 12, 2015
Fall Luncheon & Lecture: Two Presentations by Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A., Author & International Family History Expert

October 24, 2015
Genealogical Research at the Genesee County History Department: Opportunities and Resources with County Historian Michael J. Eula, Ph.D., J.D.

November 21, 2015
Researching House History with Cynthia Van Ness, Director of the Library and Archives, Buffalo History Museum and Rhonda Konig, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

Previous Meetings and Field Trips- 2015

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

May 16, 2015
Deeds and Land Records: Genealogical Goldmine with Genealogist James R. Lawson

April 18, 2015

  • 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

    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

    Previous Meetings - 2009-2014

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

    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]

    Outside Genealogical Travel Opportunities

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

    Last updated: Tuesday, August 4, 2015