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

May 21, 2016
(Note that this is the third Saturday of the month)

Cemeteries and Family History: Alexis Graham and Bob Posson

Sitting at the computer or getting your hands dirty: cemeteries are a valuable tool for documenting genealogy lineage. Alexis will introduce us to the three most popular gravesite websites with a focus on Find a Grave. Bob will then take us through the steps of field research; you'll be surprised at the mysteries that can be solved and tender sentiments that can be uncovered in the reading and preserving of headstones for future generations.

June 25, 2016

Research Tour at the New York State Library
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Join us for a day of exploring the genealogical resources at the New York State Library and Archives. There are published genealogies, local histories, church records, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) records, United States and New York State Census records, newspapers on microfilm, city directories and much more. Orientation tours will be at 10am and 12:30pm. CDGS volunteers will be available for assistance.

For planning purposes, please send an email to
so we can get an accurate count. Free parking on Saturdays.