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

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

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    Sat., May 20, 2017 - May Meeting & Field Trip: Irish Research Techniques & Heritage Discovery Center Resources
    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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    WESTERN NEW YORK GENEALOGY CONFERENCE

  • Saturday, October 7, 2017
    > Full day conference with presentations by Dr. Blaine Bettinger, D. Joshua Taylor, Jane Wilcox, and other local genealogy experts
    > Presented in partnership with the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
    > Embassy Suites, Buffalo, New York

  • Friday, October 6 and 8, 2017
    > Optional paid pre and post conference repository tours
    - Buffalo History Museum 10/8/2017 from 12:00-2:30 p.m.
    - Other Locations to be Announced

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    Sat., Nov 18, 2017 - Library of Congress: Veterans History Project Interviewer Training
    Buffalo History Museum, Buffalo, New York

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    Previous Meetings - 2009-2016

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

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    Last updated: March 1, 2017