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Western New York Genealogy Conference - 10/07/2017

Presented by the Western New York Genealogical Society (WNYGS) and the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society (NYG&B)

Saturday, October 7th, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Embassy Suites, 200 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14202

The Western New York Genealogical Society (WNYGS) and the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society (NYG&B) are pleased to host the Western New York Genealogy Conference, a full-day event celebrating Western New York as a unique place of shared history and community. Participants will:

  • Attend informative, insightful, and engaging presentations that discuss research methods and strategies, statewide and regional resources, and local genealogical projects
  • Network with other genealogists, historians, researchers, and genealogical society representatives
  • Participate in optional (pre and post) conference tours and events in and around Buffalo.

Designed for researchers of all experience levels, the two-track conference will include presentations by national experts Dr. Blaine Bettinger, D. Joshua Taylor, and Jane E. Wilcox among others. Scheduled lectures are:

  • Pathways from New England to New York [Taylor]
  • Early Probate in New York: From Colonial Dutch and English to Statehood [Wilcox]
  • A Tour of New York State Genealogical Research Repositories: The Best [Wilcox]
  • Understanding and Using Fulton History [Hogan]
  • Using Autosomal DNA to Explore Your Ancestry [Bettinger]
  • Saving and Sharing Local Records: Community Case Studies [Lavery and Paprocki]
  • The Future of Genealogy [Taylor]

Representatives from regional genealogical societies and repositories will also be on hand to provide information and answer questions throughout the day.

Ticket Price: Seating is limited, and advanced registration is required. Full-day registration costs $45 for WNYGS and NYG&B members and $55 for non-members.

Optional Weekend Events: As an added bonus, the Society has partnered with local sites for optional pre and post conference tours and activities. Available events include:

Friday, October 6, 2017 (Pre-Conference)

  • 2:00-4:00 p.m. Forest Lawn Cemetery and Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center (Buffalo, NY): "Archives Talk and Cemetery Trolley Tour" ($20)
  • 6:00-10:00 p.m. Buffalo & Erie County Public Library (Buffalo, NY): Grosvenor Room Research Lock-In - "Understanding Regional Genealogy Research Resources & Strategies" (Free)

Sunday, October 8, 2017 (Post-Conference)

  • 12:00-2:00 p.m. Buffalo History Museum (Buffalo, NY): "Resources Talk and Museum Tour" ($10)
  • 3:00-5:00 p.m. Hull Family Home & Homestead (Lancaster, NY): "Pioneer Homestead Tour and Talk" ($10)

All proceeds will benefit the hosting charitable organization. Interested individuals must register directly with the venue. (See WNYGS website for complete information).

Full event information including program descriptions, speaker bios, registration information, and hotel rates can be found on the Society’s website at

October 21, 2017 - AGS New York Chapter Meeting, Queens

Save the Date! The fall meeting of the NY Chapter of the Association for Gravestone Studies will take place on October 21st, 2017 at Prospect Cemetery in Queens, NY. The meeting will include talks on a variety of topics related to cemeteries and gravestone studies, as well as a tour of the cemetery by Cate Ludlam, President of the Prospect Cemetery Association.

More details will be announced; please email Chapter Chair Eva Bowerman at moc.liamg|52namrewobave#moc.liamg|52namrewobave to be added to our mailing list.

Navigating the Interfaces of 5 DNA Websites for Best Results - November 4, 2017

Presented by the DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island (DGGLI)

Saturday, November 4th, 2017
10:00 a.m. – noon
Patchogue-Medford Public Library, 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772

TV Researcher and Genealogy teacher Janeen Bjork will share her family's DNA experience with five different Genetic Genealogy sites (AncestryDNA, FamilyTreeDNA, 23andMe, MyHeritage and GEDmatch). Beginners will be introduced to the interfaces and tools available from each company with examples of the DNA test results of the Bjork family. There will also be case studies for more experienced participants to consider and discuss.

DGGLI's mission is to educate and inform about the use of DNA testing for genealogical purposes through its website and through meetings in the Long Island, New York, area.

This Calendar is sponsored by Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.

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