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Winner, 2017 Federation of Genealogical Societies Outstanding Society Technology Award.


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!

New Place! New Day! New Time!

In September 2020, the Rochester Genealogical Society will hold its monthly Tuesday evening General Meetings at 6:30 pm, at the Irondequoit Public Library (IPL), 1290 Titus Avenue.  The IPL is on the northwest corner of Titus Avenue and Kings Highway. Easiest entrance to parking is off of Kings Highway. We will be meeting in Rooms #113, #114 and #115. There is a separate entrance to these rooms through the door to the right of the main entrance to the library, on the north side of the building.

Upcoming meetings:

RGS General Meeting
7:00 pm Thursday, 18 June 2020
The Clover Center (formerly known as The Baptist Temple),
1101 Clover Street, Rochester NY 14610

Short Program:  To be Announced

Long Program:  To be Announced

Computer Interest Group
7:30 pm Thursday, 11 June 2020
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Rooms 2,3 and 4
1400 Westfall Road, Rochester NY 14618

Program:  To be Announced

DNA Interest Group
8:00 pm Thursday, 11 June 2020
Virtual Meeting,
from the comfort of your home, (link in Members Only)

Program:  Introduction to DNA Painter (via Zoom)
Presented by:  Don Sigwalt (see more)

DNA Workshop
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Irondequoit Public Library,
1290 Titus Avenue, Irondequoit NY 14617

:  To be Announced

Writer's Group
7:00 pm Thursday, 4 June 2020
Virtual Meeting,
from the comfort of your home, (link in Members Only)

(see more)

Board of Directors
6:45 pm Monday, 22 June 2020
To Be Determined,

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