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Buffalo Irish Genealogy Society Presents 2022 Gathering of the Clans

Saturday April 30, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. via Zoom

Could there be a better day to take an interest in the history of the Irish in Buffalo? For anyone who is “bleeding green” and knows it’s St. Patrick’s Day, not St. Patrick’s Day, we have a virtual event for you.

The Buffalo Irish Genealogy Society (BIGS) will hold its annual Clan Gathering virtually this year, via Zoom. Those wishing to participate in the event, which aims to promote Buffalo’s Irish heritage, while “spark interest in their family history,” can register at

People of Irish descent, with rare photos and documents, family histories, fascinating genealogy, etc., with roots in Buffalo will be particularly interested in this event. The gathering is free and open to all, but registration is required.

The event will include a keynote presentation by William Jenkins, PhD., Author of the book The Irish in Buffalo and Toronto 1867-1916 Between raid and rebellion. There will also be presentations by local historians Ed Patton and Tim O’Connor, as well as local Irish genealogy experts Diane Blaser, Nancy Koester and Donna Shine (who will answer questions from members). Anyone looking for information on contributing a presentation or viewing the event schedule can click here.

Several items will be distributed to participants. Prizes include Buffalo Irish Classical Theater tickets, $190 Southern California Genealogy Jamboree registration, original artwork celebrating Buffalo’s Irish heritage by western artist and educator of New York, Talia Ryan, a copy of William Jenkins’ award-winning book, “The Irish in Buffalo and Toronto 1867-1916 Between Raid and Rebellion” published by McGill-Queen’s University Press, and an annual membership to BIGS.

Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society (BIGS) 100 Lee St., Buffalo, New York 14210