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The Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society - BIGS

The Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society - BIGS The Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society is a community genealogy group for researchers working on their Buffalo, New York Irish heritage.

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Timeline photos
03/26/2022

Timeline photos

Virtual (Online) Confirmed or Confirmation Bias: Adding DNA Evidence
03/26/2022
Virtual (Online) Confirmed or Confirmation Bias: Adding DNA Evidence

Virtual (Online) Confirmed or Confirmation Bias: Adding DNA Evidence

In this genealogical case study, the speaker poses the question: Between documentation and DNA is there enough evidence to conclude that two women born in 1905 and 1918 descend from two brothers born circa 1822...

Today, Saturday, at 2 pm, online in Buffalo Library
03/26/2022
Virtual (Online) Confirmed or Confirmation Bias: Adding DNA Evidence

Today, Saturday, at 2 pm, online in Buffalo Library

In this genealogical case study, the speaker poses the question: Between documentation and DNA is there enough evidence to conclude that two women born in 1905 and 1918 descend from two brothers born circa 1822...

The Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society Gathering of the Clans is 46 days away - be sure to register and be eligible for ...
03/20/2022

The Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society Gathering of the Clans is 46 days away - be sure to register and be eligible for a slew of prizes such as this poster "Buffalo Irish" by Talia Ryan, season tickets to the Irish Classical Theatre, admission to the Southern California Geneaolgy Jamboree and more! https://bigswny.org/gathering-of-the-clans

03/19/2022

Introducing a brand new historical #VitalRecords website that is fast and easy to use. Now, you will be able to conduct #genealogical research online and download full color, high quality digitized records for FREE! Learn more: https://a860-historicalvitalrecords.nyc.gov/.

#research #familyhistory #records #history #familytree #HistoricalVitalRecords #newyork #nyc #nycarchives #nycrecords #genealogy

BIGS Founder Kevin O'Brien was honored with the Irish Heritage Award Saturday night.
03/07/2022

BIGS Founder Kevin O'Brien was honored with the Irish Heritage Award Saturday night.

03/06/2022

Register for free for our Gathering of the Clans Virtual meeting April 30, 2022.

03/06/2022

Register for free for our Gathering of the Clans Virtual meeting April 30, 2022.

Register for free for our Gathering of the Clans Virtual meeting April 30, 2022.
03/05/2022

Register for free for our Gathering of the Clans Virtual meeting April 30, 2022.

02/22/2022

The First Ward parade is Saturday, March 19th at noon. Any member of BIGS can march! Who's interested?

Dues for BIGS has increased this year with no discount for GAAA members.
01/23/2022

Dues for BIGS has increased this year with no discount for GAAA members.

11/28/2021

Artifact of the Week: Check out this Water-Front Pass #815027 that was recently donated to the museum. Issued to Alex McKensie employed by Rogers-Brown Iron, dated May 28, 1918. The pass was good at the Lackawanna Plant.
#history #artifactoftheweek #lackawanna #saturday #steelplantmuseum #plant #artifact

09/30/2021

THE GATHERING OF THE CLANS has been POSTPONED

09/29/2021

The 116th New York Infantry was organized at Camp Morgan in Buffalo, New York beginning July 14, 1862 and mustered in August 10 - September 3, 1862 for three-years service under the command of Colonel Edward Payson Chapin.

The regiment was attached to Emery's Brigade, VIII Corps, Baltimore, Maryland, Middle Department, to November 1862. Emery's Brigade, Banks' Louisiana Expedition, to December 1862. Sherman's Division, Department of the Gulf, to January 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, XIX Corps, Department of the Gulf, to February 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, XIX Corps, to July 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, XIX Corps, Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to March 1865. 1st Brigade, Dwight's 1st Division (Provisional), Army of the Shenandoah, to April 1865. 1st Brigade, Dwight's Division, Department of Washington, to June 1865.

The 116th New York Infantry mustered out of service June 8, 1865 and was discharged June 26, 1865 at Buffalo, New York. Recruits and veterans were transferred to the 90th New York Infantry.

Soldiers of the 116th that are interred at Concordia Cemetery:
Hugo Bieler/Bihler Co. I
John C. Blanck Co. G
John Erhardt Co. G
Abraham Johnson Co. E
Hugo F. Loepere Co. H
Gustave R. Sanders Co. G
William Schupbach Co. G

Learn more about the Civil War soldiers who are interred here at our event "Honor, Sacrifice and Courage: Erie County during the Civil War Featuring Wiedrich's Battery" at Historic Concordia Cemetery, 438 Walden Avenue, Buffalo NY 14211 on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 1pm. See you there!

09/28/2021

The Gathering of the Clans scheduled for Saturday October 2nd is being postponed. We will let you know the rescheduled date.

Photos from Your DNA Guide's post
09/22/2021

Photos from Your DNA Guide's post

FamilySearch Completes Digitization of Massive Microfilm Collection https://media.familysearch.org/familysearch-complete...
09/21/2021
FamilySearch Completes Digitization of Microfilm Collection

FamilySearch Completes Digitization of Massive Microfilm Collection https://media.familysearch.org/familysearch-completes-digitization-of-massive-microfilm-collection?fbclid=IwAR23GDRVzJb1R3p_Nm9eGnOZ-5jlPPD6yiHhtuDn4Lh-tmZpMW2X0QOE_RI

FamilySearch completes digitization of its 2.4 million rolls of microfilm of the world's historical genealogical records. The images contain over 11.5 billion names from 200+ countries. Find your ancestors in these free collections at FamilySearch.org.

Home | Buffalo Family History Fair
09/16/2021
Home | Buffalo Family History Fair

Home | Buffalo Family History Fair

Welcome to Buffalo Family History Fair.   Each year we host an event for our community to share classes on gathering your family history.   Topics are presented that will appeal and assist both novice and veteran genealogists.   Presenters include representatives from area Genealogical Societi...

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(716) 662-1164

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bigswny.org

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Did anyone see Kevin O'Brien and I on the news? I can't find it and would like to share it here on the page and website.
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STORM-CLOSING: The Family History Center located in the rear of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1424 Maple Road, Williamsville, NY will be closed tomorrow (2/3/2022) because of the expected storm. Stay safe everyone!
The Family History Center (located at 1424 Maple Rd, Williamsville) will be closed tonight (Thu 1/13/2022) due to Staffing Issues. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this late notice.
Annual meeting and elections this Saturday, January 15th at 10:30 AM. Members, check your email for your zoom link.
The Family History Center located in the rear of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1424 Maple Rd, Williamsville, NY will be closed this week on Wed 1/5 and Thu 1/6. We apologize for any inconvenience this late notice may cause. Stay safe everyone!
The Buffalo Family History Center (1424 Maple Rd, Williamsville, NY) will be closed for the Holidays from Frisay 12/17/2021 through Monday 1/3/2022. We will re-open with the following schedule on Tuesday 1/4/2022: Tue 10am-2pm Wed 10am-2pm Thu 6pm-9pm Sat 10am-2pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (call: 716-633-6217 to schedule.) Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! Happy Holidays.
Brigham Young University's (Provo, UT) Family History Library hosts free webinars:
The Buffalo Family History Center located at 1424 Maple Rd, Williamsville, NY will be closed all of Thanksgiving Week (11/22 thru 11/29). We will re-open on Tue 11/30 at 10am. We will also be closed on Sat 12/4/2021. Happy Thanksgiving and Safe Travels!