The Rochester Genealogical Society meets monthly, except July, August, and December, on the third Thursday of the month.
The meetings are held in:
Fellowship Hall (blue door)
The Clover Center
1101 Clover Street, Rochester, NY 14610
The meetings start with a short program at 7:00 p.m., followed by a short business meeting and a break, and then a main program beginning at 8:00 p.m., ending about 9:00 p.m
March 16, 2017
Short Program: Getting Started with DNA
Presented by: Janice Peterson
Description: Janice Peterson will talk briefly about getting started with DNA and she will answer your questions about testing DNA. If you have been thinking about having your DNA tested, but are unsure where to begin, this talk is for you.
Long Program: Solutions for Missing or Scarce Records
Presented by: Tom Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS
Description: This is a previously recorded webinar presented at the Genealogical Council of Oregon’s Summer Genealogical Fest 30 July 2016. Attendees will learn strategies for overcoming research barriers caused by lost or destroyed records, poor record-keeping, or a simple lack of records.
Bio: Tom Jones is an award-winning genealogical researcher, writer, editor, and educator. He has co-edited the National Genealogical Society Quarterly since 2002, and he is the author of the textbook Mastering Genealogical Proof. He has been certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists since 1994. A professor emeritus at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., Tom teaches genealogical research methods at week-long genealogy institutes. He speaks at national, regional, and local seminars in the United States and internationally, and he writes frequently on genealogical evidence, proof, and problem solving.
Topics dicussed in our CIG meetings include reviewing genealogical software and web sites to using your digital camera in your research. Come with questions or share your solutions! Web sites are featured at each meeting that either help you maintain your home computer or help you with your research.
April 13, 2017
Title: Historical Newspaper Research
The purpose of the DNA interest group is to learn about the growing field of genetic genealogy and how to apply it towards your research. Genetic genealogy uses DNA testing in combination with traditional genealogical and historical records to infer the relationship between individuals.
Meeting are held from 6:00 - 7:15 PM on the 2nd Thursday of each month, except July and August.
April 13, 2017 6:00Program: Janice Peterson will talk briefly and answer your questions about testing DNA
March 22, 2017 10-12 Workshop at OGDEN Library
Don and Janice are also offering a series of workshops.
The purpose of the RGS Writers Group is to learn more about preserving, writing and presenting an interesting family history or biography and to provide support and encouragement for our fellow members. If you are interested in ways to preserve your family history and those wonderful family stories and traditions, the Writers Group is for you. This is a self-directed group that sets their own agenda based on what interests us. Often meeting topics are generated by our group discussion. We motivate and inspire one another by sharing our ideas and experiences.
Meetings are held from 7:00 to 9:00 PM on the 1st Thursday of each month, in the
We discuss different ways to share our family history including producing a book, web page, blog, a CD, scrapbook, etc. We discuss writing styles and structure, etc. and often talk about our own personal memories as a way to stimulate ideas for story content. If you think you can’t afford to publish, come and talk to us.
There is no cost to join. You simply have to be a RGS member and send an email to request Writers Group membership to join. This will add you to our email list so you receive meeting notices, homework assignments and notice of meeting cancelations,etc. We are not professional writers. We are regular folks who are not afraid to try.
RGS maintains files on past programs,including synopsis and info on speakers back to 1996. Click here to access.
RGS maintains files on past programs,including synopsis and info on speakers back to 1995.Click here to access.
Check the first page or the meetings page of this website.