May 2017 Program

“Members Only” Talk and Tour: Irish Research Techniques

Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017

Location: Heritage Discovery Center, 100 Lee Street, Buffalo, New York 14210

Program Schedule:

  • 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Gather & Welcome
  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. HDC Research Library Tour
  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch Break
  • 12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lectures
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Research Demonstrations
  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Q&A

    Cost: This program is free for WNYGS members. However, donations in support of the HDC/BIGS Railroad Employee Records Preservation Project will be gladly accepted on the day of the event.

    >>Click here to download a PDF version of the event flyer.

    Join us as we take our May meeting on the road for a special "members only" talk and tour at the Heritage Discovery Center in Buffalo, New York. In this special program hosted by the Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society, attendees will participate in a guided tour of the HDC Research Library and an afternoon of lectures and research demonstrations.

    The first lecture will highlight strategies, assets, and resources for research in Ireland. The second presentation will cover the growing use of DNA analysis in Irish genealogical research. The day will close with a digital demonstration of research techniques by BIGS team members.

    Attendees are encouraged to bring their research for assistance and evaluation by BIGS librarians and volunteers.


    Registration: Seating is limited. Advance registration is required. Members can register online by visiting For those without Internet access, please contact Jennifer Liber Raines at 716-550-2439 to reserve your seat. All registrations must be received no later than May 15, 2017.



    I noticed there will be a lunch break. What are my options?

    For this event, attendees will be allowed to bring a bagged lunch. The facility has a full kitchen and microwave on-site.

    For those wishing to grab a lunch, there are two convenient options nearby:

    > Ricota's Pizza - 206 Elk St., Buffalo, NY (corner of Elk and Smith). They offer take-out pizza and subs. They also deliver. (Copy of the menu will be available the day of the event.) (716) 823-3772

    > Parker's South Buffalo - 1216 South Park Ave, Buffalo, NY 14220. Family-run shop for fish 'n' chips, meat pies, imported beers & other British goods. (716) 823-7636

    Where do I park?

    The Heritage Discovery Center has its own private parking lot. Parking free and located next to the building.

    Last updated: April 20, 2017