Workshops

Discover the crafts and culture of Upstate New York through hands-on workshops. Master a historic trade, make new friends, and take home your own handmade craft. Unless noted, workshops take place at Mabee Farm Historic Site. Pre-registration is always required. For more information please email director@schenectadyhistorical.org.


2019 Genealogy Workshops

Join us for two great genealogy workshops with Certified Genealogist Judith Herbert. We’re offering Discovering Your Family History which is a great intro to genealogy, but also has some extremely helpful information for people who are further along in their research. Genealogy 201: Military and Court Records is a more intermediate course that focuses on these underutilized records.  Check out some of the testimonials from former participants at Judith’s site: http://genealogyprof.com/client-testimonials/. Registration and more information for these courses are below.


Genealogy Workshops



Both beginners and intermediate genealogists should join us for this intensive genealogy course. Sessions will focus on locating, collecting and analyzing the value and accuracy of records vital to genealogical research. Each topic will explore the finer details of research, often missed by even practiced genealogists.

The course provides lecture, group and individual activities, short weekly assignments that are reviewed by the instructor and an optional field trip to the Family History Center in Loudonville. Contact our librarian at 518-274-0263 ext. 3 with any questions.

Please note that class will not be held on Wednesday, January 23.


Military and court records are some of most underutilized, valuable genealogical sources available. Intermediate genealogists should join us for this course, focused on using these records to solve difficult questions of relationship (parentage, spouse, children) and add biographical detail to the lives of your ancestors.

The course provides lecture, group and individual activities and short weekly assignments reviewed by the instructor (with personalized feedback provided).  Contact our librarian at 518-274-0263 ext. 3 with any questions.

Please note that class will not be held on Saturday, January 26.

Judith Herbert, CG®, Judith is a member of the Editorial Board of The Record, the quarterly journal of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B). She specializes in research in NY, CT, and MA from the colonial period to the early 20th century. Judith is a guest lecturer on a variety of genealogical topics and serves as mentor for the ProGen 38 Study Group. She lives in New York’s Capital District and has been taking client work since 2009.Visit her website at http://www.genealogyprof.com.

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