The Holidays at SCHS

Festival of Trees
Dec 2 to Dec 17 • 10 am to 5 pm
at the Schenectady County Historical Society and the YWCA NorthEastern NY
Adults $6 • Under 12 free!

Celebrate the season as we fill our galleries with lighted fir trees! Decorated from classic to kooky Christmas styles, the trees glow with the enchantment of the holidays. Join us throughout December for a shimmering, festive season.

Consider supporting these two community organizations by sponsoring a tree! Register at

Discovering Your Family History

Both beginners and seasoned genealogists who wish to learn more should join
us for an intensive genealogy course. This course will focus on locating,
collecting, analyzing and assessing the value and accuracy of records that are
vital to genealogical research. Each topic will get into the fine details of
genealogical research which are often missed, even by practiced genealogists.

Judith Herbert, Certified Genealogist®, specializes in research, teaching, lecturing and
DIY instruction. Her geographical areas of expertise (for the purposes of client work), are
New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Judith began taking clients in 2009, is a
speaker at events throughout the northeastern U.S., and teaches genealogy courses to
students of all levels of experience. Visit her website at
The words Certified Genealogist and letters CG are registered
certification marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, used
under license by authorized associates following peer-reviewed
competency evaluations. Certificate No. 1063, expires 12 Aug 2020.

This class consists of eight, two-hour sessions held every Monday at 7 pm from January 8th to February 26th. The cost is $275 for this 8-session class.
Use the Paypal button below to sign up for this class.

Contact SCHS Librarian, Mike Maloney at or 518-374-0263 ext. 3 for more information.