Membership benefits:

  • Quarterly Newsletters - 16 page newsletter, mailed to you, that are full of stories, news, meeting presentation summaries, etc. Look at a sample newsletter here.

  • Access to the "Members Only" section of our website - this is where you will find posted videos and handouts from previous presentations ( available for at least 30 days ) and much more. We realize you are not all available on meeting Saturdays at 1 pm ET.
      • Zoom presentations

      • Zoom handouts

      • War records

      • Vital records

      • Research tips by country

      • Our 16 page newsletters, in .pdf form, for the last few years

      • and more

  • First opportunity to register for our Zoom meeting presentations - Members can register as of the 1st of the month, while non-members cannot register until the 16th, if space is still available.  Sometimes we have room and sometimes we have to create a waiting list. Why take that chance?

  • Members can post unlimited free queries in our newsletters.

  • Members have access to Special Interest Group participation.  Right now only members of CDGS can participate in a Writers' Workshop or Researching French Genealogy groups.

  • Members can request limited research assistance from our NYS Library Volunteers, free of charge.

To contact CDGS  email us at: or write to us at 

Capital District Genealogical Society

BO Box 2175

Empire State Plaza Station

Albany, NY 12220-0175.