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

September 27, 2014

Finding Thomas Garner: His Life and Legacy
Gwendolyn Love

Gwendolyn is a native of Albany and a graduate of SUNY at Albany and Syracuse University. She has resided in Maryland for 16 years where she was a Human Resources Consultant and a Mediator for the Maryland Commission on Human Relations. She  has recently relocated to her home town.

Prior to relocating to Albany she set out on an amazing journey to find her great-great grandfather, Thomas Garner, who served in the Civil War. Not only did she find Thomas  but other living relatives as well.

Gwendolyn's favorite quote  is "What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal. (Albert Pine)

October 25, 2014

A Potpourri of Genealogical Research Tools and A Hodgepodge of Lesser Known Gems
Steve Morse

Steve Morse, nationally known genealogical expert, returns to Albany to present two programs to our group. Steve is the creator of the One-Step Webpages which have made searching easier for genealogists all over the world.  He was born in New York City and currently resides in San Francisco.

We expect a large turnout for this meeting and due to limited space ask that you pre-register for the event at

November 22, 2014

German Ancestors
Henry Ehrlich

Mr. Ehrlich will speak on his German ancestors and his experiences in pre-war Germany  as a Jew and then as a 15 yr. old school boy in America.