Central New York Genealogical Society
Central New York Genealogical Society Image: Johnson Family

Our Roots Run Deep

The Central New York Genealogical Society (CNYGS) was formed in 1961 for the purpose of preserving, publishing and sharing genealogical information and resources. Towards that end, it has published Tree Talks, a highly respected, 64-page quarterly. Tree Talks is a valuable source of information on tens of thousands of people who lived in upstate New York. Each issue contains abstracts of significant records from upstate New York counties and is fully indexed, annually. Members engage in record-preservation projects to record, preserve, and report information for future researchers.
During its six meetings held from March through May and September through November, the Society sponsors experienced genealogists to share their expert knowledge on the research and publication of ancestral information, and to educate in the professional standards of genealogy. Workshops and seminars are held occasionally, to assist beginners with their research. All meetings are open to the public for a small donation.
In addition to our regular full and half day meetings, the Central New York Genealogical Society's Genealogy Interest Group (GIG) meets regularly at the Salina Library at 100 Belmont Street in Mattydale, N.Y. GIG aims to foster an interest in family history and genealogy; provide a regular discussion forum for members; provide information on sources and use technology whenever it will help us to be successful. New and experienced researchers are welcome to attend all of our meetings. Also, the DNA Interest Group meets regularly on this fascinating topic.
The Central New York Genealogical Society also maintains a Facebook page and a blog, where members can share research topics and learn more about our Society. "Like Us" on Facebook, or follow our blog to receive updates! Members also receive the Society's bi-monthly e-newsletter, CNYGS E-News, written by newspaper columnist and Society member, Sheila Byrnes, and may choose to participate in our society's Ancestor Surname Project or have their queries published.
The Board of the CNYGS would like to publicly thank the William G. Pomeroy Foundation for their past and continued support of our organization.