Town of Colonie
629 Albany Shaker Road
Loudonville, NY 12211
4th Saturday of month, except 5th Saturday in 2020 in May for the Conference and the 3rd Saturday of month in November; no meeting in December.
All regular meetings begin at 1:00 PM.
Computer Resources Group meets 3:00 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.
Our inventory is low at the moment so if you have any genealogical journals or books you would like to donate they would be appreciated.
We welcome you to a year of interesting and informative programs at CDGS!
1:00 - 2:30 Meeting and Speaker
During the presentation questions can be submitted using the chat feature on Zoom. Our speaker will address submitted questions at the end of the presentation.
2:30- 3:00Refreshments with meet and mingle time (our
speaker usually is usually available for questions during this time)
3:00 - 3:30 Internet Resources Discussion
July 25, 2020 via Zoom
Pieces of Me
Presented by Phyllis Budka
Cofounder and editor of “The Project to Discover Schenectady County’s Eastern European Roots" Newsletter
This will be a Zoom meeting. Invitations to attend will be published here after July 1, 2020.
August 22, 2020 Via Zoom
I Have a Civil War Ancestor... Now What?
Presented by Brian Rhinehart
Civil War soldiers often left a rich genealogical paper trail. Many of these records are tucked away at the National Archives in Washington DC. Learn what records are available for your ancestors only at the National Archives, what records are online already, and how to access all of them. These records may unlock some of the family stories that have been forgotten over time, as well as break down a brick wall or two! .
Brian Rhinehart, of Rhinehart Roots Genealogy, is a professional genealogist and speaker. He is a graduate of Boston University’s Certificate of Genealogy Research course, and was recently featured in Family Tree Magazine. He has attended various genealogy institutes and conferences, including the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (GenFed) in Washington DC. A direct descendant of six Civil War soldiers, Brian specializes in Civil War and War of 1812 records at the National Archives in Washington DC and has retrieved military files for hundreds of clients there.
This will be a Zoom meeting. Invitations will be sent out after August 1, 2020.
September 26, 2020 Via Zoom
“What’s in the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Archives?’
Presented by Jeffrey Urbin, F.D.R. Library and Museum Archive
October 24, 2020 Via Zoom
“ Tracing Ancestors on the Move:
Migrations from New England to and Through New York"
Presented by Kyle Hurst, NEHGS, “
November 22, 2020 - Via Zoom
“Medical History for Genealogists”
Presented by Anne Clothier, Brookside Museum, NY