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Breaking News The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) awarded the Rochester Genealogical Society with the 2017 Federation of Genealogical Societies Outstanding Society Technology Award. The award was given at the FGS's national conference in Pittsburgh, PA at the end of August. The Rochester Genealogical Society received this commendation for our use of web resources to educate other genealogists as well as working to archive genealogical records.


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!

The Rochester Genealogical Society holds its monthly Thursday evening General Meetings at 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 are closest to the Highland Avenue entrance.

Upcoming meetings:

RGS Special Event
8:30 am Saturday, 21 April 2018
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
460 Kreag Rd, Pittsford NY 14534

Genealogy in Bloom
Presented by:  Judy Russell (see more)

Computer Interest Group
7:30 pm Thursday, 10 May 2018
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Rooms 2,3 and 4
1400 Westfall Road, Rochester NY 14618

Program:  RGS's Facebook and Websites
Presented by:  Jim Paprocki

DNA Interest Group
6:00 pm Thursday, 10 May 2018
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 May 2018
Irondequoit Public Library, Densmore Creek Room #114
1290 Titus Avenue, Irondequoit NY 14617

Workshop:  DNA Workshop - Irondequoit Public Library
Presented by:  No speakers, it's a workshop! (see more)

Board of Directors
6:45 pm Monday, 16 July 2018
Irondequoit Public Library, Glen Haven Room #214
1290 Titus Avenue, Irondequoit NY 14617

Agenda:  Meeting


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