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.
Interest groups meet 12 to 1PM.
Computer Resources Group meets 2:30PM.

Election of Officers - November

New York State Library:
The Capital District Genealogical Society maintains a genealogy support desk at the Library. This is operated by our volunteers who are on duty Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Please note new schedule for meetings:

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

August 27, 2016

Breaking Ground/Busting Walls
Pamela Vittorio

Breaking Ground/ Busting Walls is a workshop/presentation on how to us the “FAN” (Friends-Associates-Neighbors) and alternative resources to get to the next stage in your family history research. Pamela Vittorio demos strategies and tips for using major websites but also introduces some less familiar Internet resources to help you break ground on a new line of inquiry or break through a brick wall.

Pamela is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Dept of English Language Studies/Parsons School of Design at the New School University in NYC.She obtained a certificate in genealogical research from Boston University in spring 2015. Various memberships include NGS, NYG&B, and the Association of Professional Genealogists.

September 24, 2016

The Pieces Come Together At Last
Patricia Walsh

Patricia Walsh will discuss the urgency of her search for her birth family. Starting with very little solid information and legal roadblocks, her efforts were repaid in finding her half-sister. Pat and her sister Arlene will share their odyssey in this presentation. Steps taken to pursue the search will be explained.