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Capital District Genealogical Society

Town of Colonie Library is Closed To Meetings and In-Person Events Until Further Notice
Our October meeting will be held via Zoom

Registration for our October Zoom meeting will be open to members about the 1st of October. Invitations will be sent to members with a link to register. If the meeting is not filled to capacity with members it will be open to the general public approximately October 16, 2020.

Please see our Meeting and Events page for program and registration information.

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MEMBERS ONLY SECTION

We provide additional information to members in good standing (meaning you have paid your membership dues for the year). Extra content includes some meeting handouts  from our speakers and our internet research group,  also our Surname file (a work in progress). There are also videos of our Zoom meeting presentations. 


To access Members Only information you MUST  Sign Up first! You are being asked to sign up for access to the members only section, not for membership in the society (you can do that on the Membership page).  You will be asked for your name, email, and to create a password you will use to sign in to the members only page.  We check our records and if your dues are paid you will be sent an approval by e-mail.  Please be aware that passwords are case sensitive.


Please remember to log-out when you leave. Log  out is located both on the Home Page and on the Members Only page.


Information posted on our "members only" pages is not to be shared, copied, embedded or otherwise duplicated. No recordings, screenshots or captures of any kind (including screen recordings) are permitted without the express permission of our presenters and/or CDGS. Continuing to Log In signifies your agreement with this policy. 

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MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL CAMPAIGN


It is time to send in your renewal for 2021! An envelope was sent out with your August newsletter. If you did not receive the envelope you can still renew either on this website under Membership or by mail to the address above. It is still only $15.00 ($16.00 if you renew online using PayPal) to renew at this time.


Your membership dues allows us to continue our programs with excellent speakers and to provide members with a quarterly newsletter. Please renew your membership today!



REGISTRATION FOR THE OCTOBER MEETING


Registration for our OCTOBER  Zoom meeting "Tracing Ancestors on the Move: Migrations from New England To and Through New York" is currently open to members of the Capital District Genealogical Society only. There is a link to register on our "Members Only" page.  Watch here on October 16, 2020 when the registration link will be posted for the general public, until all available seats are taken.



 

NEW YORK STATE LIBRARY


The New York State Library is temporarily closed.


When it reopens, the New York State Library will most likely  be open Monday-Friday with restrictions. Plan your research accordingly.

          

                          







Newsletter Email


We have created an email account for newsletter submissions and questions. Please send articles to
cdgsnewsletter@gmail.com



Are You Moving?
If you are changing your address please let us know by emailing us at contactcdgs@gmail.com. Our newsletter, sent by bulk mail, will not be forwarded by the US Postal Service, so you must notify us directly.


We are excited to bring you our meetings, including speaker presentations, live, on Zoom.
You can get a free Zoom account at Zoom.com.



Speakers generally present for about an hour preceded by some announcements and “taking care of business” which generally lasts 10 – 15 minutes. Members of CDGS always get first chance at registering for the meetings, but there is usually some room left over so on the 16th of the month we open to allow non-members to register for the meeting. When the Colonie Town Library re-opens for meetings we will post in-person meeting information.


We have some great presentations coming up……. Take a look at the Meetings & Events tab for more information. But here is a sneak peek at some upcoming topics:


  • Tracing Ancestors on the Move: Migrations from New England To and Through New York.  The link to register for this presentation is now on our Meetings and Events page.
  • Medical History for Genealogists - While researching a family member, have you ever come across a disease in a death record you couldn't identify or wondered about whether your family was affected by an infamous epidemic?
  • Using Google Earth Pro in Genealogy Research (Members Only for this session & it will not be recorded thus not available in our "Members Only" section) - Come discover why Google Earth Pro is one of the best free genealogical tools available! 
  • NYS Archives Collections available through Ancestry (free to NYS Residents)