Capital District Genealogical Society
Empire State Plaza Station
PO Box 2175
Albany, NY 12220-0175


Regular meetings:

Held at William K. Sanford
Town of Colonie Library
629 Albany Shaker Road
Loudonville, N.Y. 12211 [map]

4th Saturday of month, except 3rd Saturday of month in May; no meeting in December.

All regular meetings 1:00PM.
German group meets 12 to 1PM.
Computer group meets 2:30PM.

Election of Officers - November

New York State Library:
The Capital District Genealogical Society maintains, on a regular basis, a genealogy support desk at the Library. This is operated by our volunteers.

Please note new schedule for meetings:

12:00-1:00 Interest groups
1:00-2:30 Meeting and Speaker
2:30-3:30 Computer Group

April 26, 2014

Computer look-up Day

From 10 AM to 4 PM, volunteers from CDGS will help you with your research using computers. Bring your "Brick Wall" problems and we will try to solve them with you.

May 17, 2014

The Four Helderberg Hilltowns: Knox, Berne, Rensselaerville, and Westerlo

John Elberfeld

The Helderberg Hilltowns cover 40% of Albany County , yet comprise only 4% of the population. Berne, Knox, Rensselaerville, and Westerlo make up the western part of Albany County, a remote and rural area frequently unfamiliar to those living “below the hill.” The towns’ shared history and heritage are captured in Arcadia Publishing’s recent Images of America release, Helderberg Hilltowns, by Knox residents John Elberfeld and Jane McLean.

John K. Elberfeld and Jane B. McLean live in an 1830s farmhouse and serve on the board of the Knox Historical Society. Their research has taken them to all corners of the Helderbergs. The images in this volume were loaned by the Hilltown historical societies and local citizens, some who are descended from the earliest settlers.

June 28, 2014
Irish 101: Strategies for Finding Your Irish Place of Origin
Lisa Doherty

July 26, 2014
FamilySearch Website Update
Joan Parslow