Empire State Plaza Station

PO Box 2175

Albany, NY 12220-0175


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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 new year of interesting and informative programs at CDGS! 


**April 21, 2018** Note Date Change to Third Saturday of the month

CDGS Genealogical Research Day, 10 AM-4 PM

Volunteer members from the Capital District Genealogical Society will be available, in the Stedman Room, to help you one on one with your family research. We bring our computers, our experience, and our memberships in all those genealogy organizations.  

This is a good time to get started on your family tree or to get help on where to break that "brick wall".  Drop in any time during the day for assistance.

May 19, 2018  (Note this is the 3rd Saturday)

French-Canadian Resources

Margaret Lanoue, librarian at the Guilderland Public Library and founding member of La Fédération Franco-Américaine du New York, will share resources and techniques for researching French-Canadian ancestors. Learn how traveling can enhance your online and paper resources.

June 23 1:00 p.m.

Tour of the Albany County Hall of Records, 95 Tivoli Street, Albany

Join Deputy County Clerk, Craig Carlson for a tour of the historical and genealogical resources available at the Albany County Hall of Records. There are deeds, mortgages, church records, naturalizations, marriages, election records, wills, court records and much more. For more information:

For planning purposes, please email CDGS at https://www.capitaldistrictgenealogicalsociety.org

to let us know how many will be attending.

This meeting is limited to 50 attendees
Maps and directions will be available in May at our meeting and on the website.

Additional Genealogy Related Events in the Capital District

The Capital Region Jewish Genealogical Society (CRJGS) will present an “Introduction to Using DNA in Genealogy”. The meeting will take place Sunday April 22nd, 2018, from 10 am to noon at Congregation Gates of Heaven in Schenectady, NY.
The presentation, by Susan Kugler, will explain the benefits of using DNA to help build your family tree. Susan works with a group of “cousins” who manage over 150 DNA kits, and is co-administrator of a Facebook genealogy group of over 400 similarly-matched members helping each other to connect their trees.

The meeting is open to current and prospective members. Congregation Gates of Heaven is located at 852 Ashmore Ave, Schenectady. Entrance to the parking lot is on Eastern Parkway.

A CRJGS annual membership is $25 for an individual and $36 for a family. Please RSVP to crjgs1@gmail.com, or to request a membership form.