Genealogy Day

Genealogy Day

Saturday, October 3 • 9 am – 4 pm

Our annual Genealogy Day is a great way for family history researchers — from beginners to experts — to learn more about where and how to find information, to share stories with other researchers, and to have time to use resources in our Grems-Doolittle Library.

Full Schedule:

    9:00 a.m.
    Doors open

    9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    Genealogical Research in the Albany County Hall of Records
    by Craig Carlson

    10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
    Breaking Through Genealogy Brick Walls
    by Lisa Dougherty

    11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    The Contractual Fabric of Life: Using Wills, Deeds, and Marital Records to Discover the Past in New York
    by John T. McGuire

    12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    Lunch break on your own

    1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
    An Overview of Genealogical Resources at the New York State Library
    by Stephanie Barrett

    2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Open Research Time in the Library

The Schenectady County Historical Society is wheelchair accessible, with off-street parking behind the building and overflow parking next door at the YWCA. For more information, please contact Michael Maloney, Librarian/Archivist, at 518-374-0263 x3 or