Empire State Plaza Station

PO Box 2175

Albany, NY 12220-0175


Albany County

Columbia County

Fulton County

Greene County 

Montgomery County 

Rensselaer County

Saratoga County

Schenectady County

Schoharie County

Washington County

Counties Served

Capital District Genealogical Society


Regular Meetings:

Held at William K. Sanford Library

Town of Colonie

629 Albany Shaker Road

Loudonville, NY 12211

4th Saturday of month, except 3rd Saturday of month in May and November; no meeting in December.

All regular meetings begin at 1:00 PM.

Computer Resources Group meets 2:30 PM

Election of Officers - November

CDGS has a "sale" table set up during the meeting, bring any genealogy magazine, maps and/or books and put a price on them, it is 50/50, you get half of the sale, or you can donate your half to the society.

1:00 - 2:30  Meeting and Speaker

2:00 - 2:30  Refreshments with meet and mingle time (our

speaker usually is usually available for questions during this time)

2:30 - 3:30  Internet Resources Discussion

We welcome you to a year of interesting and informative programs at CDGS! 

*Alert* The library is undergoing renovations and entrance is temporarily through the side door (which they call the rear entrance). There is handicapped parking near that door. They keep that door open, so be aware that the Steadman room is colder than usual. Dress accordingly.

October 27, 2018

Tina Post

Patching Families Together Through Land Records

When genealogists hit brick walls it’s not fun. Land records can provide the clues necessary to put stymied research on track again.
This presentation will provide examples of how relationships can be gleaned using deeds, bounty lands and land grants. In addition, platting will be discussed as a means of creating more leads to investigate.

November 17, 2018

Members Sharing Stories and Heirlooms of their Holiday Memories

Members will share stories, heirlooms and collections representing their memories of holidays in the past. Bring in photos, recipes, ornaments and other items or stories. Member sharing meetings are always lots of fun and give a chance for us to reminisce!

December 2018

No Meeting! Enjoy your holidays and see you next year!

January 26, 2019

Kathy Sheehan

Rensselaer County Resources

Join Kathy Sheehan, Registrar at the Rensselaer County Historical Society and Rensselaer County & Troy City Historian for a lecture on the genealogy resources available at the historical society. Highlights will include the Rensselaer County Surrogate Court Records, the Matera Midwife records, poorhouse records, plus other hidden gems that are part of the collection at RCHS.

Additional Genealogy Related Events in the Capital District

Heritage Hunters Annual Conference
October 20, 2018
8:45 AM at the Town of Saratoga's Town Hall
12 Spring St., Schuylerville, NY
Speaker: Pamela Vittorio will present four workshops
Contact Pat Peck for information at patpeck2@verizon.net

   The National Archives is sponsoring a virtual genealogy fair!

   This means you can watch lectures on youtube or on the National

   Archive site for free. Watch live or catch up later.