Prior Meetings and Events



2018

Sat., November 10, 2018 - Annual Society Elections with "Notes from Armageddon: Postcards, Propaganda, and the First World War" by Dr. Andrew D. Nicholls

Sat., October 6, 2018 - Webinar: "Using DNA Testing to Unlock Your Family History" with Tom Dreyer of the NEHGS

Sat., September 15, 2018"Welcome to the Research Room at the Livingston County Historian's Office" with County Historian Amie Alden

July 29-August 3, 2018 - Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh: Amherst, NY [Evening Lecture Series]

  • “DNA Test Results and GPS Bust Through Brick Walls: A Case Study” with Karen Stanbary, CG
  • “Scouring New York Records in Search of the Parents of William Dalton (1796-1836)” with Angela McGhie, CG
  • "Erie Canal Genealogy: The Peopling of Upstate New York and the Midwest" and "An Italian-German-French-Swiss American Boy’s Story: Genealogy in Buffalo in the 1960s" with John Colletta, Ph.D.

    Sat., May 12, 2018 - Grandpa's Invention: Genealogical Research with U.S. Patents

    Sat., April 21, 2018 - FIELD TRIP: Rochester Genealogical Society's Genealogy in Bloom - Day with Legal Genealogist Judy Russell [Pittsford, New York]

    Sat., March 24, 2018 - Breaking Old World: Finding Foreign Places of Birth in American Records

    Sat., March 17, 2018 - Webinar: Spotlight on Continuing Education Opportunities in Genealogy -“Your Personal Education Plan: Sifting through the Options” with Elissa Scalise Powell

    2017

    Sat., November 18, 2017 - Annual Society Meeting & Elections with Special “Our Military Story” Program

    Sat., October 7, 2017
    Western New York Genealogy Conference Logo- Buffalo, New York - October 7, 2017

    Sat., September 16, 2017 - Genealogy Workshop: Finding Passenger Lists 1620-1950s

    Sat., May 20, 2017 - "Members Only" Talk & Tour: Irish Research Techniques

    Sat., April 22, 2017 - Spotlight on Orleans County Research

    Sat., March 18, 2017 - Genealogy 101 with Librarian Rhonda Konig


    2016

    November 19, 2016 - Annual Elections with Buffalo East Side Industry and Daughters of the American Revolution

    October 22, 2016 - Members Only Outing: Understanding and Utilizing the City of Buffalo Inactive Records & Research Facility

    September 24, 2016 - WNYGS Fall Luncheon and Lecture: "Spotlight on Erie County" with Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs, Deputy County Clerk (Legal) Patricia Fulwiler, & Erie County Historian Douglas Kohler

    May 21, 2016 - Native American Genealogy in Western New York with Jack T. Ericson

    April 16, 2016 - Places, Faces, & Social Graces: Tips and Techniques for Researching New York Newspapers & Overview of Historic Mt. Calvary Cemetery

    March 19, 2016 - Understanding Historic Institutions for the Disabled in New York State

    2015

    November 21, 2015 - Researching House History with Cynthia Van Ness, Director of the Library and Archives, Buffalo History Museum and Rhonda Konig, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

    October 24, 2015 - Genealogical Research at the Genesee County History Department: Opportunities and Resources with County Historian Michael J. Eula, Ph.D.

    September 12, 2015 - WNYGS Fall Luncheon & Lecture: "The Write Stuff" and "Packrat or Genealogist" - Two Presentations by Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A., Author & International Family History Expert

    June 27, 2015 - Field Trip: The Historic Hull House: Window into Western New York Pioneer Life

    May 16, 2015 - Deeds and Land Records: Genealogical Goldmine with Genealogist James R. Lawson

    April 18, 2015 - Non-Profit Cemeteries in NYS: Understanding Oversight, Rights, and Responsibilities with Cynthia Craig, Investigator, NYS Department of State - Division of Cemeteries
    and HeritageQuest Update with Rhonda Konig, Librarian, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

    March 21, 2015 - Cross Border Cousins: An Introduction to Canadian Genealogy with Steven Fulton, UE, Chair of the Niagara Peninsula Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society

    2014


    November 15, 2014 - Researching Military History on the Internet
    October 11, 2014 - Chautauqua County Resources with County Historian Michelle Henry
    September 20, 2014 - 40th Anniversary Luncheon & Lecture: The Erie County Poorhouse Cemetery Project
    August 16, 2014 - The Future of Genealogy at Forest Lawn Cemetery: The Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center
    May 3, 2014 - WNYGS Meet-up: The 2014 Ontario Genealogical Society's Annual Conference
    April 12, 2014 - Understanding and Exploring Polish Genealogy in Western New York
    March 22, 2014 - Searching Resources for Your Immigrant Ancestors & Irish Naming Variations

    2013
    November 16, 2013 - Using DNA to Explore Your Ancestry
    November 9, 2013 - Print Your Own Family Tree
    October 26, 2013 - Buffalo's First Ward: A Conversation with Timothy Bohen
    October 12, 2013 - Print Your Own Family Tree
    September 21, 2013 - Genealogy at the Grosvenor Room
    May 18, 2013 - Understanding & Using Fulton History and Googling for Genealogy
    April 20, 2013 - Dating and Identifying old Photographs
    March 23, 2013 - A Tour of St. Louis Roman Catholic Church

    2012
    November 17, 2012 - Ancestry.com & Heritage Plus or Genealogy 101
    October 20, 2012 - Niagara County Genealogical Resources
    September 15, 2012 - New York State Censuses and the US 1940 Census.
    May 19, 2012 - Using Genetic Genealogy to Explore Your Ancestry
    April 21, 2012 - Civil War Diaries
    March 17, 2012 - Problem Solving Roundtable

    2011
    November 2011 - Italian Genealogy
    October 2011 - Medical Genealogy
    September 2011 - Saturday - Amherst Museum Tour
    April 2011 1 - Genealogy Software Review
    March 2011 - Beginning Genealogy

    2010
    November 2010 - The Lutheran Religion in Western New York
    October 2010 - Remains to be Seen & Heaven's Gates and Hell's Fires
    September 2010 - Antiques Roadshow
    July 2010 - Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
    May 2010 - Karpeles Library
    April 2010 - Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest
    March 2010 - History of Niagara County

    2009
    November 2009 - Computer School
    October 2009 - WNYGS 35th Anniversary Luncheon
    September 2009 - Antiques Roadshow
    July 2009 - African American Ancestry
    May 2009 - Native American Indian Research
    March 2009 - Italian Ancestry
    April 2009 - Eastern European History


    Last updated: Monday, January 28, 2019