Empire State Plaza Station

PO Box 2175

Albany, NY 12220-0175

contact cdgs@gmail.com

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Capital District Genealogical Society


Regular Meetings:

Held at William K. Sanford Library

Town of Colonie

629 Albany Shaker Road

Loudonville, NY 12211

4th Saturday of month, except 3rd Saturday of month in May and November; no meeting in December.

All regular meetings begin at 1:00 PM.

Computer Resources Group meets 2:30 PM

Election of Officers - November

CDGS has a "sale" table set up during the meeting, bring any genealogy magazine, maps and/or books and put a price on them, it is 50/50, you get half of the sale, or you can donate your half to the society.

1:00 - 2:30  Meeting and Speaker

2:00 - 2:30  Refreshments with meet and mingle time (our speaker usually is

                       available for questions during this time)

2:30 - 3:30  Internet Resources Discussion

November 18, 2017

Susan R. Miller

New York Records Online, Including New Developments

New York has a reputation for being a genealogical challenge. We'll look at the resources that are foundational for New York, and then look at the online records and new developments making it easier.

Sue Miller is the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Director of Programs; editor of the NYG&B's magazine "The New York Researcher", a managing editor of the New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer, and has researched her New England and New York families for more than 20 years. 

December - no meeting

January 27, 2018

Keith Swaney

Military records are important genealogy research tools. Mr. Swaney will present information about WWI records available in the NYS Archives.

February 24, 2018

Anne Samson

Family memories 

Additional Events in the Capital District

Sponsored by the


County Historical Society

eight two-hour sessions held every Monday 1/8 - 2/26 at 7pm. Cost $275.00

"Both beginners and seasoned genealogists who wish to learn more should join us for an intensive genealogy course. This course will focus on locating, collecting, analyzing and assessing the value and accuracy of records that are vital to genealogical research. Each topic will get into the fine details of genealogical research which are often missed, even by practiced genealogists.

To sign up, contact SCHS Librarian Mike Maloney at 518-374-0263 ext. 3 or by email at librarian@schenectadyhistorical.org."