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

February 28, 2015

Conservation of Family Heirlooms

Samantha Couture will discuss conservation of books. She  is a Professional Associate of the American Institute of the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC). She has 17 years of experience in book conservation. Gwenn Spicer will discuss conserving textiles, paper and other objects. She is a Textile, Upholstery, Paper and Objects Conservator, and full-time principal of Spicer Art Conservation, LLC, and has 25 years of experience in this field.

March 28, 2015

Title: "Long Distance Genealogy"
Speaker: Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer, MLS

Program: "If you are here, and your ancestors were there, how do you access information about them without traveling?"
Ms. Crawford-Oppenheimer has a masters degree in library science and a graduate certificate in archives. She has been doing genealogical research since 1979 and a member of many societies. She has published a book and written many articles for genealogical magazines/newspapers. We look forward to her presentation.

April 25, 2015

Computer Look-Up Day

Bring your "brick wall" problems and other questions to the volunteers of CDGS. We will help you with computer look-ups and can help you get started on your family tree.