September Program - Annual Fall Luncheon & Lecture

WNYGS Fall Lunch Lecture

Spotlight on Erie County

Saturday, September 24, 2016
(Regularly scheduled meeting moved one week later to prevent conflicts with the New York State Family History Conference)

Michael's Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd, Hamburg, New York 14075

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Morning Lecture
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Buffet Lunch
12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Afternoon Lecture

> Open to the public.
> Seating is limited. Advance registration is required.

Join us as our special guests, Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs, Deputy County Clerk (Legal) Patricia Fulwiler, and Erie County Historian Douglas Kohler, offer information and insights on Erie County.

Morning Lecture: “Utilizing The Erie County Archives”

The County Clerk’s Office will provide a list of resources available on site for use in genealogical research, a guide explaining the location of the documents, and the types of information available in the records. In addition, she will briefly discuss processes in maintaining and obtaining the records for review and copying as well as some of the applicable laws relating to specific records.

Afternoon Lecture: “Top 10 Events in Erie County History”

From the distant past of the Holland Land Company to the triumph and tragedy of the Pan-American Exposition, our county's history is full of exaggerations and tall tales. County Historian Douglas Kohler will attempt to unravel the truths behind some of the greatest events that have defined who we are and how we got here.

The day's menu will feature:

  • Roast Beef Roulades
  • Baked Chicken
  • Sliced Pork Loin with Gravy
  • Hot Pasta with Red Sauce
  • Herb Roasted Potatoes
  • Green Salad
  • Pasta Salad
  • Rolls with Butter
  • Assorted Cookies and Brownies

    $22 for Members
    $25 for Guests and Non-Members

    Click here to download a PDF version of the program flyer.

    Please register online by visiting, our secure special event ticketing page. Credit card and checks accepted. For those without Internet access, please contact Jennifer Liber Raines at 716-550-2439. All registrations and payments must be received no later than September 16, 2016.

    Last updated: August 13, 2016