Albany, NY  12220

ESP Station

CAPITAL   DISTRICT   GENEALOGICAL   SOCIETY

PO Box 2175


MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL CAMPAIGN



There are three ways to join CDGS or renew your membership.  


Use our system to login to your account and pay by check, PayPal, Credit Card, Google Pay, or Apple Pay. (Google Pay and Apple Pay starting 1/15/2022)



Print out a pdf of our membership form and pay by check, PayPal, or Credit Card



Complete an online form and pay using PayPal or Credit Card.

See our membership page for details and forms.


Effective 2022 our dues are $25.00 ($26.00 if you renew online using PayPal, credit card, Google Pay or Apple Pay).


Memberships expire the last day of the year (unless you have already renewed). Don't take a chance on missing the first newsletter of 2022 or being able to register for 2022 meeting presentations.  

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

Newsletter Email


We have created an email account for newsletter submissions and questions. Please send articles to.    newsletter@cdgsny.org


Are You Moving?
If you are changing your address either temporarily or permanently please make sure you log in to your account and change your address there (update my profile in the drop down menu on the right. We send our emails and newsletters to the information we have on file for you, so if it changes you must put those changes in the system. Our newsletter, sent by bulk mail, will not be forwarded by the US Postal Service, so if your address changes you will not get the newsletters unless you submit your new address.

Volunteer Opportunities


Recording Secretary - This is a Board of Governors position. Term of office is two years with a maximum of two terms. Duties include:

Taking notes at the Board and General Meetings. 

Write the minutes and note any additions or corrections for the next month's agenda (Agenda will be provided by the President of CDGS). Distribute the notes to the Board of Governors.

Produce a list of the Officers, Trustees and Committee Chairs with their email addresses and telephone numbers for distribution to the Board of Governors in January. 



Program Committee

Promote program development and assist in making contact with potential speakers and arranging presentations. Right now the presentations are via Zoom only, but in the future we anticipate in-person meetings with Zoom included.

We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit public charity. Your donations help us present speakers like those shown below:

If you are a member or have ever registered for a presentation you already have an account and need only create your login credentials.  You MUST have a free account to do most anything in CDGS. Login to your account to:

  • register for events like our monthly meetings
  • Join CDGS
  • Renew Your Membership
  • Enter our "Members Only" area
  • change your email, address, etc.

to learn how to do all the above, click on the how to button below.

When we resume public meetings we will be hosted by 
the Guilderland Public Library!