Empire State Plaza Station

PO Box 2175

Albany, NY 12220-0175


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Capital District Genealogical Society

Town of Colonie Library is Closed To Meetings and In-Person Events.

Until Further Notice our meetings will be held via Zoom.

Registration for our January Zoom meeting will be open only to members of the Capital District Genealogical Society about the 1st of January. Invitations will be sent to members with a link to register. 

Please see our Meeting and Events page for program and registration information.



Contact Us



President:  Margaret Lanoue

Vice President: David DeWald

Treasurer:  Patricia Carey

Recording Secretary: Suzanne Mackey

Corresponding Secretary:  Elaine Smith


Thomas Amyot

Ellen Daniello

Andrea Kelly
Anne McEnaney

Megan O’Toole
Elaine Smith

Beth Snyder

Deb Wentz

Christopher White

Board of Governors

                      How to Join CDGS:

        You have three ways to join CDGS

  1. Complete the online form to the right or below and use PayPal to pay your dues.
  2. Download the printable membership form and send it in with your check or money order.
  3. Attend a meeting where you can complete the membership form, and pay your dues with cash, check, money order, or charge your credit card (We use SQUARE for our credit card transactions). 

   annual dues (January - December)

  • For calendar year 2021: Dues: $15.00 (if paid by check or cash) $16.00 if paid by PayPal or onsite credit card) annual dues (January - December)
  • For calendar year 2022 +: Dues: $25.00 (if paid by check or cash) $ $27.00 (if paid by PayPal or onsite credit card).

Membership benefits: Newsletters four times per year, guest speakers, workshops, and many more.  Members can post unlimited queries in our quarterly newsletter at no charge. See "Members Only" page to submit a query. 

Membership Application

Join the Capital District Genealogical society. Use PayPal to submit your dues.  $15.00 + $1.00 transaction fee = $16.00 through 2021, $25.00 + $2.00 transaction fee effective 2022. Please fill out the form below to use PayPal for CDGS.  If you are gifting a membership please complete the form with the recipients name/address, etc. and in the comment section please give us your name. We need your name so we can properly credit payment to the appropriate membership.


Membership: Michael Connelly

Newsletter: Melissia Mason

Mailing:William & Daphne Thompson

New York State Library Volunteers Coordinator: Terri Moran

Programs: Ellen Daniello and Tina Post

Publicity: Andrea Kelly


Computer Resources: David DeWald

Members can submit an unlimited number of queries to be published in the newsletter. Non-members can submit queries to be published in the newsletter for $3.00 per query.

To contact CDGS email us at: contactcdgs@cdgsny.org

or write to us at Capital District Genealogical Society

Empire State Plaza Station, PO Box 2175, Albany, NY  12220 - 0175.

Webmasters:  Terri Moran & Pat Carey