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Regional & National Programs

Regional & National Conferences

May 16-18, 2024:

National Genealogical Society (NGS) Virtual Family History Conference

Virtual ($)

​Jun 23-28, 2024

Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP)

Virtual - Zoom ($)

Jul 14-19, 2024:

Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP)

Pittsburgh, PA ($)

Online Class

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Western New York Genealogy & History


Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System:

"My House Is Giving Me A Vibe" with Rhonda Hoffman

May 7, 2024, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

In-person program at Grand Island Memorial Library

Advanced registration is required. Call the library at 716-773-7124 to register.


Learn how to research your house's history to explore its potential for paranormal provoking events. This class will use the Central Library in a case study which will show how the library’s property history correlates with its ongoing paranormal phenomena.

Family History Day

May 18, 2024, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. EST

In- Person at Central Library, Buffalo, NY

The Grosvenor Room, the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library’s Special Collections Department is planning its 2nd annual Family History Day event on May 18th from 1:30-3:30 pm at the Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square.  This event is free and open to anyone interested in learning about organizations and resources that further genealogical research! Plans include presentations on Buffalo’s streets and utilizing local atlases in your family history research, a “Secrets of the Stacks” tour of the Central Library, a panel discussion and Q & A with local genealogists, tabling by local genealogy/ heritage organizations, and more.

"Jumpstart Your Genealogy" with Rhonda Hoffman

May 20, 2024, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

In-person program at Anna Reinstein Library

Advanced registration required. Call the library at (716) 892-8089 to register.


Jump-start your genealogy with this introduction to family history research. You will learn basic genealogy concepts, the types of records used, and an overview of the genealogy resources available through the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.

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