RGS Meetings

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

(see map)

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


CIG Meetings

Computer Iinterest Group (CIG) is for people interested in using home computers to help with their genealogical research. Meetings are held from 7:30 to 9:00 PM on the 2nd Thursday of each month, except July and August, in the

Rooms 2,3 and 4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
1400 Westfall Rd., Rochester, NY 14618. See map.

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.

Membership dues

The fee for CIG is $5 for RGS Members for the year. This money is used for program handouts, projection equipment, computer hardware and software.

DNA Interest Group

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.



Writers Group Meetings

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

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

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 Archives

RGS maintains files on past programs,including synopsis and info on speakers back to 1996. Click here to access.

CIG Archives

RGS maintains files on past programs,including synopsis and info on speakers back to 1995.Click here to access.

Meeting Cancelation?
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