P.O. Box 155 - Buffalo, NY 14209-0155
BGSAD began in 1996. Our goal is to assist members in developing their research skills and contribute to the genealogical community at large.
One of our major programs is Our Funeral Program Collection. Microfilmed copies of people affiliated with Buffalo or our members' relatives are available at the Merriweather Library, the Monroe Fordham Center at SUCB, and the Central Branch of the Library. The microfilming was made possible through the Afro-American Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier. We have microfilmed 3 volumes, approximately 7,000 programs and continue to collect funeral programs for our 4th volume.
Our group meets on the second Saturdays from 11 am - 1pm at the Merriweather Library every month except August and September (occasionally our June meeting falls during Juneteenth, so look for us at the Heritage Tent!)
Each year we sponsor a Computer Workshop that is open to the public. Join us to begin your ancestor search!
Here are some links to our first pages:
Our Schedule of Events (https://sites.rootsweb.com/~nybgsad/bgsadprograms.htm)
Our Surnames and Locations (https://sites.rootsweb.com/~nybgsad/bgsadsurnames.htm)
Here are some of our favorite websites:
The Afro-American Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier (http://www.aahanf.org)