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 - Friday.

Please note new schedule for meetings:

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

April 22, 2017
Family History Research Day

Volunteers from the Capital District Genealogical Society will assist members and the public with genealogical questions. Do you have a brick wall you want to break or are you just getting started in Family History? Stop in between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM and we will help you!

May 20, 2017
Catskill: Gateway to Western New York
Sylvia Hasenkopf

Join Sylvia Hasenkopf, noted Hudson and Mohawk Valley historian, as she shares the story of the founding and growth of Catskill, NY, often seen as the gateway to western New York before the construction of the Erie Canal.

Sylvia is a professional genealogist and historian, whose recently published book, co-authored with Linda Cole Larsen for the Cairo Historical Society, "Cairo's Hometown Heroes, One Small Town's History of Patriotism and Sacrifice", is receiving rave reviews. She is a member of many historical societies as well as the Association of Professional Genealogists.

June 24, 2017
Loyalists in the Mohawk Valley
Suzanne Mackey

If your ancestors lived in the Mohawk Valley (Schoharie County or Montgomery County area), then they might have been, or perceived to be, Loyalists. The first "North American Civil War" was a very disruptive time - splitting families, many changing the spelling of their names to denote which side they were on, and most of the British sympathizers fled to Canada. Learn how to trace these settlers through research, both in New York Province and Canada.