Richard “Dick” Hillenbrand of the Syracuse area has been an avid historical and genealogical researcher since the 1960’s.  He served on the Board of Directors of the Onondaga Historical Association for twenty years and also has served on the Board of the Central New York Genealogical Society. 

He has lectured and given genealogical programs for several New York State based genealogical and historical societies, church groups, and community service clubs and has taught Basic Genealogical Research courses for the Adult Continuing Education system.

Dick has been using computers for genealogical purposes since 1979 and has a background in the use of computers for industrial automation systems.

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The following are programs that Dick will be presenting in the year 2008:

New York State Archives of Albany, NY. Genealogy Seminar,

New York State United Teachers Retirees of Central New York.
March 2008: “Setting the Hook”.  (Basic Genealogy Starter Lecture) (completed)

Central New York Genealogical Society (CNYGS)
May meeting: “Brick Wall Battering Rams”

Capital District Genealogical Society, (CDGS) Albany, NY.,
2008, Program: “Brick Wall Battering Rams”

(Other dates still available for group lectures.)

If your group would like a talk tailored to a specific subject or theme, please contact me and we will accommodate.  One of the most popular talks is “Internet Genealogy”.  (The latest up to the minute websites and tools are described in detail.)

Dick operates the popular website: Upstate New York Genealogy at www.unyg.com <http://www.unyg.com> and also has an award winning Blog site.

Dick Hillenbrand Email: nygenes at gmail dot com.



Programs, Lectures, Conferences that Dick Hillenbrand has presented.

Onondaga Historical Association;
Several Presentations, 1960's through the 1980's.
Syracuse Area Bottle Collecting History, Bottlers & Breweries, Syracuse & Onondaga
County Tokens, Buttons & Badges. American Presidential Campaign Memorabilia.
Onondaga County Photographs and Photographers from the Collection of the Onondaga
Historical Association.

Central New York Genealogical Society;
Several presentations, 1980's through the 1990's.
Onondaga County Research, Resources at the Onondaga Historical Association, Joint
Q&A Panel Program, Basic Genealogy Research.

Madison County Historical Society;
1987, Program on Genealogical and Historical Research in Onondaga County and the
Onondaga Historical Association.

Central New York Antique Dealers Association;
1987, Historical and Genealogical Research in Onondaga County.

Continuing Education Series, Adult Education, West Genesee High School, Genealogy Classes;
1987 & 1988, Six Weeks Program of Basic Genealogical Research.

Marcellus Methodist Church, Genealogy Course;
1987, Six Weeks Program of Basic Genealogical Research.

Capital District Genealogical Society, Albany, NY.,
1987, Program on Methodist Church Records in New York State.
2006, Program on Internet Genealogy and our website, www.unyg.com
2007, Program on Families of the Old Cambridge District.

Franklin Family History Conference - Franklin, MA
April 2007 - Two lectures: Genealogical Research in Upstate New York, and Genealogical Research at the New York State Library and Archives.

North Eastern New York Genealogical Society;
1987, Program on the Families of the Old Cambridge District, of South East Washington
County, New York.
2006, Program on the Families of the Old Cambridge District.

Heritage Hunters, Saratoga Springs.
2007 Program on Families of the Old Cambridge District.

Central New York PC Users Group;
1980’s & 1990’s, several published articles and programs on genealogy.

New York State Archives of Albany, NY. Genealogy Seminar,
2003, day long event, Syracuse, NY. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
(LDS,) Liverpool, NY. Program on Internet Genealogy.
2006, Program on Internet Genealogy and our website, www.unyg.com

Onondaga County Public Library, Syracuse, NY.,
September, 2004, two programs on the events of the rescue and recovery efforts at the
World Trade Center Disaster, of September 11, 2001.

Orange County Genealogical Society, (OCGS) Genealogy Seminar, Goshen, NY.
2006, Program on Internet Genealogy and our website, www.unyg.com

Various, Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis, Local Historical Societies, Volunteer Fire Departments, Church groups, at least three dozen programs, 1990’s through 2005, various subjects.