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Meetings

Click on the meetings button to the left or here for information on upcoming meetings, meeting locations, and our extensive archives of past meetings.We look forward to seeing you!

New Place! New Day! New Time!

In September 2020, the Rochester Genealogical Society will hold its monthly Tuesday evening General Meetings at 6:30 pm, at the Irondequoit Public Library (IPL), 1290 Titus Avenue.  The IPL is on the northwest corner of Titus Avenue and Kings Highway. Easiest entrance to parking is off of Kings Highway. We will be meeting in Rooms #113, #114 and #115. There is a separate entrance to these rooms through the door to the right of the main entrance to the library, on the north side of the building.

Notice: Due to the ongoing pandemic we expect that we may have to continue meeting virtually on Zoom. The Irondequoit library has not let us know when they will be open for meetings, and some RGS members have concerns about the closeness of the seating. After the pandemic we will be in good shape, it is hoped.

Notice: The DNA Interest Group and the Computer Interest Group meet at the LDS church on Westfall Rd. That too is closed until further notice. We will let people know when and if in person meetings can continue. They most likely will be conducted online, if at all.

Upcoming meetings:


RGS General Meeting
8:00 pm Tuesday, 19 January 2021
Virtual Meeting,
from the comfort of your home, (link in Members Only)

Long Program:  To be Announced


DNA Interest Group
7:00 pm Tuesday, 8 December 2020
Virtual Meeting,
from the comfort of your home, (link in Members Only)

Program:  GEDmatch Tier 1 tools
Presented by:  Don Sigwalt (see more)


DNA Workshop
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Virtual Meeting,
from the comfort of your home, (link in Members Only)

:  To be Announced


Writer's Group
7:00 pm Thursday, 3 December 2020
Virtual Meeting,
from the comfort of your home, (link in Members Only)

:  To be Announced


Board of Directors
6:45 pm Monday, 8 February 2021
Virtual Meeting,
from the comfort of your home, (link in Members Only)

Agenda:  ONLINE via Zoom

 

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.

-Larry Naukam