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

December- No Meeting - Happy Holidays!

January 28, 2017

Land Records in New York State
Jim Folts, New York State Archives

Jim Folts is the head of Research Services at the New York State Archives. He will speak on land records in New York State and their use in genealogy.

February 25, 2017

Italian Genealogy and Heritage
Michael Cassara

Michael Cassara is a leading casting director for theatre and film. His work has been seen worldwide - providing casting services for over 400 musicals, plays and movies since 2003. Genealogical research, however, is his passion and he has been tracing his Italian, Irish and German ancestors for over 25 years. His genealogy blog,, chronicles his adventures in genealogy. He has presented at RootsTech, the largest family history event in the world.