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 our September Zoom meeting "What's in the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Archives?" is now open to the public. There is limited space available, do don't wait too long to register. The link is:
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Sep 26, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
UPDATE ON NYSFHC
New York State Family History Conference
September 10-12, 2020
The New York State Family History Conference live-streamed events were held from September 10-12, 2020. The On-Demand lectures will be available to conference registrants until October 15, 2020.
The next New York State Family History Conference will be held at the Albany Hilton on September 8-10, 2022.
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.
FamilySearch has digitized millions of original pages from counties across the state of New York.The majority of these records include deeds and mortgages from various county offices covering a wide range of dates, none of which have been digitally indexed before.
Millions of names are waiting to be indexed as part of this project, and the NYG&B needs your help!
Volunteers from across the country can participate in this exciting project using FamilySearch’s indexing web-based indexing tool. Indexers will capture the name and date of recorded transactions and other information to allow for the eventually linkage of these records with original materials.
The Capital District is one of the areas now available for indexing.Go to: https://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/new-york-land-records-indexing for more information.
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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: