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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!

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 General Meeting
7:00 pm Thursday, 17 October 2019
The Clover Center (formerly known as The Baptist Temple),
1101 Clover Street, Rochester NY 14610

Short Program:  A Brief History of Scottish Tartans
Presented by:  Dr. Marian Henry (see more)

Long Program:  Searching U.S. Records for your Irish Ancestors
Presented by:  Dennis Hogan (see more)

Computer Interest Group
7:30 pm Thursday, 14 November 2019
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
6:00 pm Thursday, 14 November 2019
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Rooms 2,3 and 4
1400 Westfall Road, Rochester NY 14618

Program:  Why "Y" : Things to consider before taking a Y DNA test.
Presented by:  John Stewart (see more)

DNA Workshop
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Irondequoit Public Library, Irondequoit Bay Room #115
1290 Titus Avenue, Irondequoit NY 14617

Workshop:  To be Announced

Writer's Group
7:00 pm Thursday, 7 November 2019
Irondequoit Public Library,
1290 Titus Avenue, Irondequoit NY 14617

Board of Directors
6:45 pm Thursday, 24 October 2019
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