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ESP Station

Albany, NY 12220

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Calendar of Upcoming Genealogy Related Events

Some events are sponsored by CDGS and are so identified. Other events are sponsored by other organizations. (Click on the Calendar Image)

Upcoming Events
(see "Events" for a full list)
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It's time to renew your membership!  Our memberships last for a calendar year, so unless you have already renewed your membership will expire on December 31, 2023 (regardless of when you joined for 2023).

Renew for 2024 by 12/31/2023.  While our membership rate will remain the same $25 (Check) we are increasing the dues for online join or renewal by $1, from $26.00 to $27.00. This reflects the increase in transaction fees charged for online transactions. As of January 1, 2024 online memberships will cost $27.00. If you send us a check membership dues remain $25.00.

You can renew in the member portal for your account (if you are sending a check, for payment click on "pay later" or on this website (click on membership in the menu above) where you can use PayPal or print out a form to send us. 

Schenectady County Historical Society Festival of Trees

The Festival of Trees is a festive display of 90+ lighted fir trees, spread throughout the galleries of SCHS. Over 1,500 people visit the Festival throughout December, enjoying the enchantment of the holidays. CDGS will have a tree on display this year chronicling the home countries and immigrant groups who settled the Capital District over the centuries. We hope you will have an opportunity to visit our, and the many other, terrific displays.
When & Where:
The event is open to the public every day from December 2 to 23, 2023, daily 10am – 5 pm.
Admission is $6 for adults; kids under 12 are free.
The Festival of Trees fills the galleries at the Schenectady County Historical Society, 32 Washington Ave., Schenectady, NY.

We do not meet in the month of December.

Happy Holidays

from all of us at CDGS

January 27, 2024

Uncovering Live Stories from Death Records

Melanie McComb

February 24, 2024

Cousin Baiting & Cousin Stalking - Descendancy Research

Christine Cohen

March 23, 2024    

Pedigree Triangulation: Methodology for Genetic Genealogy

Diana Elder