Member Meetings & Programs
The Western New York Genealogical Society hosts a minimum of six member meetings a year. These meetings are generally held on the third Saturday of the month during March, April, May, September, October and November (unless special opportunities or conflicts arise). Occasionally, bonus webinars, trips, and workshops may be offered during the year.
As a special benefit for members, videorecordings and digital handouts are made available whenever possible.
- Apr 15, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM EDTZoom MeetingFree for Society members and the general public.
- May 20, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM EDTZoom MeetingFree for Society members and the general public.
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Mar 18 2023: "Using Historical Literature to Explore Your Ancestors Lives" with Karen A. Fortin [MA]
Feb 18 2023: "Maps Galore: Finding & Using Online Maps from the Library of Congress" with Annette Burke Lyttle [MA]
Jan 21 2023: "Mysterious Codes: Passenger Manifests Letters and Numbers” with Christine Cohen [MA]
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Nov 19 2022: Annual Society Business Meeting & Elections and "Finding Your 19th Century Ancestors on Fold3: Is There a Better Way?”with Brian Rhinehart
Oct 8 2022: "Intro to U.S. Church Records: Why We Care Where Grandma Went to Church" with Sunny Morton [MA]
Sept 17 2022: "Courthouse Records of Western New York" with Jeanette Sheliga [MA]
Jul 12 2022: WNYGS Sponsored GRIP Webinar: “Reconstructing the Lives of Our Farming Ancestors” with Annette Burke Lyttle
May 18 2022: "Jewish Genealogy 101" with Lara Diamond
Apr 16 2022: "From Birth to Death: New York State Vital Records" with Rhonda Hoffman, Genealogy Specialist, B&ECPL [MA]
Mar 19 2022: "Ready for Release Day: Prepping for 1950 Census Research" with Amanda Perrine [MA]
Feb 19 2022: "Mysterious Relatives & How the Weather Affected Your Ancestors" with Ari Wilkins
Jan 19 2022: "Spotlight on Niagara County: A Panel Discussion" with the Niagara County Genealogical Society [MA]
Prior Programs (2019-2021)
Additional information on past member programs and trips here.
Member Program Photo Gallery
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