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Membership has its Advantages!

Any person interested in family history and genealogical research is invited to join the Society. Members may attend our meetings at no charge, and receive four issues of Tree Talks, our renowned journal. The December issue of Tree Talks is usually formatted in two parts:

1)a complete transcription of a Census or other significant record from one county, with index, and

2) a subject and every-name index to the March, June and September issues.

Members with e-mail accounts also recieve the CNYGS E-News, a bi-monthly newsletter authored and edited by Sheila Byrnes. Sheila is an experienced genealogy author, teacher and presenter. She has written similar columns for The Post-Standard for 16 years, and for other publications including "New England Ancestors" and "Oswego County Genealogy Society's Newsletter." She is a member of several genealogical organizations and travels regularly to conferences and workshops which keeps her current and on the cutting edge of genealogy-related matters. She is also on the Board of the New York State Family History Conference, and is a co-administrator of the CNYGS blog.

A wide range of subject matter will be included such as, but not limited to:

  • current happenings in the genealogical world, such as the imminent release of the 1940 Census
  • changes in the Social Security Death Index policies
  • CNYGS schedule of meetings and other happenings, and, when possible, the summary of programs after the fact
  • Genealogy meetings, conferences, workships, research trips in NYS, New England, U.S. and beyond
  • Announcements of local genealogical classes and events
  • Book and magazine reviews
  • Resources at the OCPL and other libraries
  • Specific research topics
  • Important information/records found useful in our own research
  • Technological ideas, thoughts, issues offered by our Tech Group
  • Questions and queries from readers
  • Case studies
  • and more...

Members may submit Queries of up to approximately 50 words, annually (which may be included with this membership form, if you wish, along with a listing of the Surnames and locations you are researching). Queries and Surnames will be posted on this web site.

Click here for membership form if paying by check.

Membership is for the calendar year.
2016 dues are as follows:

Single membership and Institutions - $30.
Family membership - $35.
International (& Canadian) membership - US $45.
Contributing membership - $43 minimum.

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Please note that we are a volunteer organization and it might take us a few days to confirm your membership. We do appreciate your patience!

Central New York Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 104, Colvin Station, Syracuse, New York 13205-0104
Contact us at: cnygs@yahoo.com

2016 Central New York Genealogical Society