Schedule of Meetings and Events

The Western New York Genealogical Society hosts a minimum of four member meetings a year. These meetings are generally scheduled for the third Saturday of the month during March, April, May, September, October and November (unless special opportunities and/or conflicts arise). Locations may vary, so please remember to consult the most current published event descriptions. Additional paid trips, workshops and activities may be offered during the year.

As an added benefit, copies of handouts and presentation materials as well as videorecordings are shared with our members whenever possible.

2018 Upcoming WNYGS Meetings and Events

July 29-August 3, 2018 - Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh: Week in Amherst, NY - Free Evening Lecture Series
Daemen College, Wick Center, 4380 Main Street, Amherst, NY 14226

  • Monday, July 30th 7:00 p.m. - “DNA Test Results and GPS Bust Through Brick Walls: A Case Study” with Karen Stanbary, CG

  • Tuesday, July 31st 7:00 p.m. - “Scouring New York Records in Search of the Parents of William Dalton (1796-1836)” with Angela McGhie, CG

  • Thursday, August 2, 2018 7:00 p.m. - "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., September 15, 2018
    "Welcome to the Research Room at the Livingston County Historian's Office" with County Historian Amie Alden

    Buffalo History Museum


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

    Webinar - Registration details to be announced


    Sat., November 10, 2018
    ANNUAL SOCIETY ELECTIONS with World War I Presentation by Dr. Andrew D. Nicholls
    Buffalo History Museum

    Previous Meetings and Events - 2018

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

    Buffalo & Erie County Public Library


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

    Church of Latter-Day Saints, 460 Kreag Road, Pittsford, New York


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

    Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library, Ring of Knowledge


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



    Previous Meetings - 2009-2017

    Click here for an extended list of prior WNYGS meetings and events.