We hope that by providing a brief description of recent meetings of our society you will gain an insight to our organization. If any of the presentations are of interest to you and you wish more information please contact us.



Saturday January 21, 2017 at 1pm

The Niagara County Genealogical Society Presented the program "Beginning Genealogy." NCGS Board Chairman Shelley Richards spoke on how to get started. This program was a help to both beginners and experienced researchers alike. Richards taught the basic tools of genealogy, covering such topics as newspapers, birth and death certificates, web sites, church records, census records and much, much more. She also showed how to fill out all the different charts that genealogists use.

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Saturday February 25, 2017 at 1pm

For genealogists, census records are an essential and invaluable source for geographically locating their family over time, as well as for pointing to other original, primary records for additional information.
Craig Bacon, Deputy Niagara County Historian, joined us to provide an insight into these records. A lifelong resident of Lockport, Craig has always been interested in history and family genealogy. He is a relentless detective when it comes to family mysteries. He is also an aspiring writer and playwright.
This program is essential for those who wish to improve their understanding of census records of all types and to hone their skills in working effectively with these important resources.

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Wednesday March 29, 2017 at 7pm

Who Will Tell Your Story? St. Patrick’s Cemetery was the topic of a presentation sponsored by the Niagara County Genealogical Society and featured author Shelley Richards. Ms. Richards highlighted some of the history of the cemetery, shared new historical findings and interesting facts, and told delightful stories of “residents” of the cemetery from her Volume I book (available to purchase). Attenders heard about new biographies being planned for Volume II. Old Cemetery maps and a map of the new section – Section C - currently being readied for interments, were on display. Ms. Richards is still looking for family members to submit biographies for publication in Volume II. For more information you can reach Ms. Richards at genealogy@allsaintslockport.org.

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Wednesday April 26, 2017 at 7pm

The Niagara County Genealogical Society hosted the free program "Organizing Your Genealogy."

Did you turn your calendar to a new year and vow to get your genealogy papers and files organized this year? Michelle Ann Kratts taught the key principles and basic strategies for organizing our genealogy research.

Michelle Ann Kratts is a former Niagara Falls City Historian, a local history and Adult Services Librarian at the Lewiston Public Library and has written, edited or contributed to several books of local interest including: "The Missed: Tales of Spirit and Tragic End at Niagara", "Haunted: True Tales of Niagara", "Anna Edson Taylor, the Queen of Oakwood", "Angels on the Battlefield: Niagara’s Civil War Past", "The Italians of Niagara Falls" (Vols. I and II), "Buon Appetito: Niagara’s Early Italian-American Culinary Traditions", "From the Mouth of the Lower Niagara River" and most recently, "Niagara Falls in World War II".

Michelle holds degrees from Niagara University, the University of Toronto and the University of New York at Buffalo.

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