Upcoming Events

DNA Workshop

DNA workshops are back!
When: Wednesday, August 17, 2022 (10 am – noon)
Where: Irondequoit Public Library, Room 115 "Irondequoit B... ...Read More...

RGS Writers Group monthly meeting

And now we're hybrid!  Please join us at the Irondequoit Public Library, Room 213.  Or continue to join us from home.  RGS Members, please log in... ...Read More...

RGS Bi-Monthly DNA Interest Group meeting

More details to be included soon!...Read More...

September General Meeting

The Short Program will be Second Vice President Eric Vaughn reviewing the new website and offering a Q and A on recent RGS activity.
The Long Program Wil... ...Read More...
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Welcome                                  updated 7/20/22

Larry Naukam, RGS President

Welcome to the Rochester Genealogical Society and our new website. RGS is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to helping members improve research skills and broaden their enjoyment of family history. We invite you to explore our new site and learn what we have to offer. Members can view a video on the RGS YouTube Channel, click on this link, to learn how to access the members only area.

It was a beautiful summer evening for our Tinker Homestead picinic and tour on June 21st. So wonderful to see and chat with so many RGS members in person! The Tinker family came to our area in 1812 and built their beautiful cobblestone home from 1828 to 1830. If you weren't able to join us, I encourage you to visit the museum and park in Henrietta.

Our program year runs from September to June, so this was our last general meeting until September. We will be announcing our meeting topic for our September 20th meeting soon. In the meantime, you can still participate in our Special Interest Groups.  Details can be found for all meeting in Upcoming Events.

Membership renewal notices went out July 1st via email if your membership expired June 30th. We appreciate your continued support. Simply click on the embedded link in the email to pay through PayPal or credit card, or send a check to RGS Membership at PO Box 10501, Rochester NY 14610. Not a member? We would love to have you join us. It's fun to be with more than 300 other members who share the same excitement, frustration, and curiosity when researching ancestors.