Society Journal

The Western New York Genealogical Society JOURNAL has been published quarterly for more than forty years without interruption. Issued June, September, December and March, each issue contains information relating to the eight counties of Western New York, including unpublished records, book reviews, Bible records, articles for the beginning and advanced genealogist, and notices informing readers of new developments in the field of genealogy.

Articles for Submission

We are always interested in material for the JOURNAL, especially those pertaining to Western New York research and resources. Records copied from little known primary sources are of prime importance. Outlines or articles on individual families generally cannot be published as they are of limited interest to our members. Material accepted for publication by another organization should not be submitted. It is not our intent to duplicate material printed elsewhere.

Article ideas should be submitted to Text (.doc) should follow Chicago Manual of Style (latest edition); footnotes should follow Elizabeth Shown Mills, Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace (Genealogical Publishing Company, Ind., 2007). Feature articles should be between 1,500 and 5,000 words. Images should be submitted separately and must meet copyright requirements.

Journal CDs

We offer electronic copies of the The Western New York Genealogical Society JOURNAL for sale. The searchable issues are available in three different CD collections:

  • Volumes 1 through 27 - June 1974 - March 2001
  • Volumes 28 through 32 - June 2001 - March 2006
  • Volumes 33 through 37 - June 2006 - March 2011

    Each CD costs $20.00 and includes postage and handling. Please make checks payable to "WNYGS" and mail to: WNYGS - CD Orders, P.O. Box 338, Hamburg, New York 14075-0338. Please remember to specify which CD(s) and the desired quantity.