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.

Save The Date: Upcoming WNYGS Meetings and Events for 2017


Sat., March 18, 2017

Sat., April 22, 2017
(moved one week later to accommodate Easter holiday and BIGS Annual Gathering of the Clans)

Sat., May 20, 2017

Friday, October 6 and Sat., October 7th, 2017
Western New York Genealogy Conference
Featuring Presentations by D. Joshua Taylor, Jane Wilcox, and other local experts as well as regional repository tours
Embassy Suites, Buffalo, New York

Sat., Nov 18, 2017


Previous Meetings - 2016


Sat., November 19, 2016
Annual Elections with "Buffalo East Side Industry" and Daughters of the American Revolution
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Branch, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, New York

Sat., October 22, 2016
Members Only Outing:
"Understanding and Utilizing the City of Buffalo Inactive Records & Research Facility"
City of Buffalo Inactive Records Facility, 85 River Rock Road, Suite 301, Buffalo, New York 14207

Sat., September 24, 2016
WNYGS Fall Luncheon and Lecture: "Spotlight on Erie County" with Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs, Deputy County Clerk (Legal) Patricia Fulwiler, & Erie County Historian Douglas Kohler
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Branch, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, New York

Sat., May 21, 2016
"Native American Genealogy in Western New York" with Jack T. Ericson
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Branch, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, New York

Sat., April 16, 2016
"Places, Faces, & Social Graces: Tips and Techniques for Researching New York Newspapers" & "Overview of Historic Mt. Calvary Cemetery"
Mt. Calvary Cemetery's Pine Lawn Chapel, 2951 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga, NY 14225

Sat., March 19, 2016
"Understanding Historic Institutions for the Disabled in New York State"
Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14226

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Previous Meetings - 2009-2015

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

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Last updated: December 1, 2016