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

December 2014

No Meeting Scheduled

January 24, 2015

Schenectady County Public Library Digital History Archives

Robert G. Sullivan is a librarian at Schenectady County Public Library and is the coordinator for genealogy and local history at the library.

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

Research Techniques: Long Distance, Original Resources, and More

Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer MLS is retired as librarian to the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. She has been involved in genealogy research since 1979. She has written several articles on genealogy as well as a book Long Distance Genealogy: Researching Your Family History from Home.