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.


This presentation is for all people who have said to themselves at one time or another that they wish they knew more about who their family was, but have not started the journey (or are just starting). We can help you find those people, help you record the information in an organized way and share tips & strategies for using local and online resources to get you started!

We want to stress you do NOT have to spend money on subscriptions to sites to get this information, or spend money for software. There are thousands of FREE resources and that is what we will concentrate on.

Niagara County Genealogical Society Board Chair, Shelley Richards was the presenter. Shelley has 20 years of experience researching her family and many other family's history in the Western NY community. She is also author of two books about St. Patrick's Cemetery in Lockport, NY.



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Saturday Febuary 23, 2019 at 1pm

Shelley Richards, our Board Chair, shared her research tricks when using fultonhistory.com.

This presentation focused on helping genealogists better utilize one of the most valuable free websites around for those researching New York State ancestors – fultonhistory.com.

This session helped participants maximize their time and success in finding those elusive obituaries, marriage announcements and general articles in more 830 New York State newspapers, as well as 400 from other states in the USA.

We reviewed the sections of the site and the quirks of using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software. Specifically, we focused on search techniques for key vital data including narrowing it down to specific towns and years, finding names that are historically misspelled and finding obituaries with little information.

Our participants came away with various “formulas” to try when searching for their ancestors. We briefly discussed how to capture and save the images for your records.

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