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 also 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.

Upcoming 2021 WNYGS Meetings and Events


Saturday, March 20, 2021
WNYGS Zoom Meeting: "DNA Testing for Genealogy" presented by Rhonda Hoffman

Saturday, April 24, 2021
WNYGS Zoom Meeting: "Trace Your Revolutionary Roots" presented by Bryna O'Sullivan

Save The Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Field Trip & Meet-Up: Rochester Genealogical Society's "Genealogy In Bloom" Conference featuring Mary Kircher Roddy, CG

Saturday, May 22, 2021
WNYGS Zoom Meeting: "Getting Acquainted with the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS)" presented by Jeanette Sheliga


Previous WNYGS Meetings and Events for 2020


CANCELED (COVID-19): Saturday, March 21, 2020
Genealogical Lineage Societies

CANCELED (COVID-19): Saturday, April 18, 2020
Field Trip & Meet-Up: "Genealogy In Bloom" featuring Mary Kircher Roddy, CG

CANCELED (COVID-19): Saturday, May 16, 2020
DNA Testing for Genealogy

2020 "Members Only" Webinar Series: Five Saturday Sessions with MyHeritage featuring Daniel Horowitz

  • 5/16/20 Planting a Family Tree Online on MyHeritage
  • 5/30/20 MyHeritage's Unique Technologies to Research Your Family
  • 6/13/20 MyHeritage's New Advanced Features and Technologies
  • 7/30/20 Families Reunited Thanks to Genetic Genealogy: True Stories
  • 8/1/20 PedigreeMap - An Interactive Map of Your Family History

    Saturday, August 22, 2020 (rescheduled from March)
    Member Webinar: Genealogical Lineage Societies

    Saturday, September 26, 2020
    Two-Part Member Webinar:

  • Death Is Not The End: An Introduction to New York State Wills, Probate, & Estate
  • Capturing Historical Data: Understanding & Using Transcriptions, Abstracts, and Indexes in Your Research

    Saturday, October 24, 2020
    WNYGS Member Program: Erie Canal Research with Pam Pamela J. Vittorio

    Saturday, November 21, 2020
    WNYGS Annual Business Meeting & Elections and "Who was the Spouse of Edward Foster Jr. of Antwerp, Jefferson County, NY?" with Robert Balistreri


    Past WNYGS Meetings and Events - 2009-2019


    Click here for an extended list of past meetings and events.