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News & Announcements

Read below for the latest information and updates from the Society.

Member Announcements

April 26, 2023: A Message from the WNYGS Website Team

Invitation & Instructions for Accessing the New Online Members Area 

For more than fifteen years, the Western New York Genealogical Society’s website has been a valuable tool for sharing information about our programs, projects, and resources. Now, after more than a year of planning and implementation, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new website [].


We encourage you to explore the site’s new look and expanded capabilities: 

  • Register online for upcoming programs and events.

  • Discover society resources available both online and in the June P. Zintz Memorial Library (located at the Central Branch of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library).

  • Use PayPal or check to purchase new memberships, renewals, and products through our online store

  • Support the society’s work with an online charitable donation.

  • Review volunteer opportunities for a variety of rewarding positions and projects.


Members can also sign up for the website’s new Members Area, which provides exclusive digital access to:

  • All current and past issues of our publications, the Journal and the Western New York Genealogist, for viewing or download.

  • Video recordings and handouts from past programs (by special arrangement with the speakers).

  • Digital indexes, collections, and record sets.  

  • Special member announcements and updates.


To request access:

Visit our website at and click on ‘Member Log in’ (located near the main site menu). Click ‘Sign Up’ and, when prompted, enter the email address associated with your society membership and your desired password. You will receive a confirmation email from the administrator once your request has been approved.  


We hope you enjoy these enhancements and find your membership a valuable resource in your research.



The WNYGS Website Team


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