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Beginning in September 2016 the Rochester Genealogical Society will hold its monthly Thursday evening member meetings at a new location. We are moving because we will have access to technology that better meets our needs.

The new location is The Clover Center, 1101 Clover Street, 14610.  The Clover Center, formerly known as the Baptist Temple, is near the convergence of Clover Street, East Avenue, and Highland Avenue.  The best entrance to the Center is via the blue doors, which is closest to the Highland Avenue entrance.  CIG, DIG, and Writers Group will continue at their current locations.

Upcoming meetings:

RGS General Meeting
Thursday, 20 October 2016

Short Program:  Keeping Secrets or Not
Presented by:  Mike Warner (see more)

Long Program:  Diseases, Disasters, Distress: Bad for Your Ancestors, Good for Genealogy!
Presented by:  Lisa Alzo (see more)

Computer Interest Group Meeting
7:30 pm Thursday, 13 October 2016

Title: To be Announced

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
1400 Westfall Rd., (Change: Rooms 2,3,4)
Rochester, NY 14618

DNA Interest Group
6:00 - 7:15pm Thursday, 13 October 2016

To be Announced

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
1400 Westfall Rd., (Change: Rooms 2,3,4)
Rochester, NY 14618

For Sept through Dec 2016, Don and Janice are also offering a series of workshops  Sept 21 focus will be for those using FTDNA;   Sept 28 the focus will be on Ancestry.  Bring your computer to the workshop and any additional questions or concerns you have.

The Sept workshops will be at the Irondequoit Library at 1290 Titus Ave. from 10:00 to 12 AM. 

Writers Group
7:00 pm Thursday, October 2016

Irondequoit Public Library, Irondequoit Bay Room
1290 Titus Avenue
Irondequoit, NY 14617

President's Message:

The Rochester Genealogical Society is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to helping our members improve their research skills and broaden their enjoyment of family history. Our regular monthly meetings feature two presentations by experienced genealogists.

Our Computer Interest Group provides internet and computer-related presentations with a heavy dose of problem solving for hardware and software difficulties.

If you are writing your family history – or would like to – our Writers Group can provide support and inspiration.

Our Church Records Preservation Committee is deeply involved in rescuing local area records from oblivion.

Our DNA Interest Group helps members with the ever-evolving use of DNA for genealogical purposes.

Our Educators Committee provides speakers for local groups on request.

Our meetings are open to the public. We invite you to join us.

-Marilyn Privett