Upcoming Events

RGS Writers Group monthly meeting

And now we're hybrid!  July will find some of us at the Irondequoit Library, room 213.  Or continue to join us from home.  RGS Members, please lo... ...Read More...

RGS Bi-Monthly DNA Interest Group Meeting- "Working with AncestryDNA results when you don't subscribe to Ancestry.com"

A case study in grouping, sorting and figuring out who your AncestryDNA matches are.  We'll look at the first steps to take after you have your AncestryDNA... ...Read More...

RGS Program Planning Meeting for 2022-23 (Hybrid Event)

The goal of the meeting will be to draft out a calendar of RGS program and events based on input from the RGS member survey for the 2022-23 membership year. If ... ...Read More...

RGS TIG Program- Part 2- Tips & Tricks for Taking Quality Photos During Your Genealogy Adventures

This event will have limited space, if interested in participating, please contact Eric Vaughn at techinterestgroup@nyrgs.org by Friday, July 15th.
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Welcome                                  updated 6/22/22

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. 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, if you are a member, you can still be participating in our Special Interest Groups. The DNA group will be meeting July 12th. A special "field trip" follow-up to the TIG photography meeting in June will be happening in July. And the Writer's Group continues to meet through the summer on the first Thursday of the month. Their July 7th meeting will be both on Zoom and in person at the Irondequoit Library. Details can be found in Upcoming Events.

Yearly memberships for most of us expire June 30th, so you'll be receiving an email renewal notice. Simply click on the embedded link to pay through PayPal or credit card, or send a check to RGS Membership at PO Box 10501, Rochester NY 14610. We appreciate your continued support. 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.

We emailed a survey to all our members. Please complete the survey by June 30th. We would love to get to know you better and understand how we can better serve your needs.