Schedule of Meetings and Events

The Western New York Genealogical Society hosts a minimum of four member meetings a year. These meetings are generally 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 most current published event descriptions. Additional paid trips, workshops and activities may also 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.

Upcoming 2020 WNYGS Meetings and Events


Saturday, August 22, 2020 (rescheduled from March)
Member Webinar: Genealogical Lineage Societies

Saturday, September 26, 2020
Two-Part Member Webinar:

  • Death Is Not The End: An Introduction to New York State Wills, Probate, & Estate
  • Capturing Historical Data: Understanding & Using Transcriptions, Abstracts, and Indexes in Your Research

    Saturday, October 24, 2020
    WNYGS Member Program: Erie Canal Research with Pam Pamela J. Vittorio

    Saturday, November 21, 2020
    WNYGS Annual Business Meeting & Elections



    Previous WNYGS Meetings and Events for 2020


    CANCELED (COVID-19): Saturday, March 21, 2020
    Genealogical Lineage Societies

    CANCELED (COVID-19): Saturday, April 18, 2020
    Field Trip & Meet-Up: "Genealogy In Bloom" featuring Mary Kircher Roddy, CG

    CANCELED (COVID-19): Saturday, May 16, 2020
    DNA Testing for Genealogy

    2020 "Members Only" Webinar Series: Five Saturday Sessions with MyHeritage featuring Daniel Horowitz

  • 5/16/20 Planting a Family Tree Online on MyHeritage
  • 5/30/20 MyHeritage's Unique Technologies to Research Your Family
  • 6/13/20 MyHeritage's New Advanced Features and Technologies
  • 7/30/20 Families Reunited Thanks to Genetic Genealogy: True Stories
  • 8/1/20 PedigreeMap - An Interactive Map of Your Family History


    Past WNYGS Meetings and Events - 2009-2019


    Click here for an extended list of past meetings and events.