Schedule of Meetings and Events

The Western New York Genealogical Society hosts a minimum of four member meetings a year. These meetings are 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 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

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

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library


July 29-August 3, 2018
Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh: Week in Amherst, NY - Evening Lectures

Daeman College, Amherst, NY

In support of GRIP's offerings, WNYGS is excited to host the following lectures free and open to Institute attendees, Society members, and the general public:

  • Monday, July 30th - “DNA Test Results and GPS Bust Through Brick Walls: A Case Study” with Karen Stanbary, CG
  • Tuesday, July 31st - “Scouring New York Records in Search of the Parents of William Dalton (1796-1836)” with Angela McGhie, CG
  • Thursday, August 2, 2018 - “Erie Canal Genealogy” with John Colletta, Ph.D.


    Sat., September 15, 2018
    "Livingston County Research" with County Historian Amie Alden

    Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library


    Sat., October 13, 2018
    To Be Announced


    Sat., November 16, 2018
    To Be Announced

    Previous Meetings and Events - 2018

    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.

    Last updated: March 15, 2018