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.

2017 Scheduled WNYGS Meetings and Events


Sat., April 22, 2017 - Spotlight on Orleans County Research
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Central Branch, Buffalo, New York

  • Understanding the Orleans County Department of History with County Historian Matthew Ballard
  • Family Farming in Orleans County with Local Genealogist and Author Holly Ricci-Canham

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    Sat., May 20, 2017 - "Members Only" Talk & Tour: Irish Research Techniques
    Presented in partnership with the Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society
    Heritage Discovery Center, 100 Lee Street, Buffalo, NY 14210

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    Sat., September 16, 2017 - Genealogy Workshop: Finding Passenger Lists 1620-1950s
    Presented in partnership with the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
    Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Central Branch, Buffalo, New York

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    Sat., October 7, 2017 - Western New York Genealogy Conference
    Presented in partnership with the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
    Embassy Suites, Buffalo, New York

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    Sat., November 18, 2017 - Focusing on Military Service & Annual Meeting
    Buffalo History Museum, Buffalo, New York

  • Annual Meeting and Society Elections
  • Lecture & Exhibit - “For Home & County” – Exploring the WNY Experience in World War I
  • Optional Workshop - Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project Interviewer Training

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    Previous Meetings - 2017


    Sat., March 18, 2017 - March Meeting: Genealogy 101 with Librarian Rhonda Konig
    Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Central Branch, Buffalo, New York

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    Previous Meetings - 2009-2016


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



    Last updated: March 30, 2017