November 2020 Annual Elections and Webinar


Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Webinar: Zoom Meeting ID and passcode provided to members via email.

Cost: Free to members.

Annual Society Meeting

The meeting and elections will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. and will be conducted via a zoom poll. All WNYGS members currently receiving updates from WNYGS will be sent information on how to log in [See page 53 of the September 2020 issue for the candidate slate and profiles.]


"Who was the Spouse of Edward Foster Jr. of Antwerp, Jefferson County, NY?"

The presentation addresses the resolution of conflicting evidence. Edward Foster, Jr. was born 6 April 1769 in Hardwick, MA. He was the son of Edward Foster, Sr. and Deborah Bangs. Edward died 30 Dec 1809 in Antwerp, Jefferson Co., NY and was buried in the Kinne Cemetery in Antwerp. He was married to either Louisa Gouldby or Visa Shurtleff depending on the source you examine. Resolution of this conflict likely would result in a successful application to the General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD).

About the Presenter: Bob Balistieri has been a member of WNYGS since 2010. He has been a Board Member since 2013, serving as a Director, Vice President, and appointed President in November 2019. He has been the Programming Chair since 2018, and also served as Chair of the Nomination Committee. Bob received a certificate from the Boston University Genealogical Research program in 2012 and completed the ProGen course in 2014. Bob has attended GRIP numerous times and has completed the Mayflower Advanced Researcher (Virtual) given by NEHGS this past summer. He has been researching his family since 2002.



Last updated: September 18, 2020