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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
7:00 pm Thursday, 17 November 2016
The Clover Center (formerly known as The Baptist Temple),
1101 Clover Street, Rochester NY 14610

Short Program:  Making the Most of the RGS Facebook Group
Presented by:  Jim Paprocki (see more)

Long Program:  Making the Military Connection
Presented by:  Steve Clarke (see more)

Computer Interest Group
7:30 pm Thursday, 10 November 2016
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Rooms 2,3 and 4
1400 Westfall Road, Rochester NY 14618

Program:  Obitium
Presented by:  Robert Heinkel (see more)

DNA Interest Group
6:00 pm Thursday, 10 November 2016
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Rooms 2,3 and 4
1400 Westfall Road, Rochester NY 14618

Program:  To be Announced

DNA Workshop
10:00 am - 12:00 noon Wednesday, 9 November 2016
Irondequoit Public Library, Room #114
1290 Titus Avenue, Irondequoit NY 14617

(see more)

Board of Directors
6:00 pm Thursday, 27 October 2016
Irondequoit Public Library, Lake Ontario Room
1290 Titus Avenue, Irondequoit NY 14617

Agenda:  Brainstorming Meeting
(see more)

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