We invite you to become a member of RGS. Whether you are just discovering who your great grandparents are or have found ten generations of ancestors; whether you are a novice researcher or an experienced genealogist - find the support you need with people who share your interests. You truly will make friends and find family.  Check out the benefits and membership levels below. Then simply click the New Member Link to complete the form and payment selection.

Membership Levels...

Membership Level

Membership Rate

  • RGS Individual /Joint
  • Student
  • Organization
  • Sustaining
  • Lifetime (one time fee)
  • Canadian Membership
  • Two-year Membership


  • A subscription to the quarterly newsletter "Hear Ye Hear Ye" sent via email.
  • Participation in our  DNA Interest Group (DIG), Technology Interest Group (TIG), and Writers Group.
  • Free admission to the annual Genealogy In Bloom event held each spring.
  • Access to our surname and members lists to find others researching the same family names, via the Members Only section of our website.

Member Spotlight

RGS Member Profile: Eric Vaughn      

Joined RGS in 2019

RGS President

I joined the Rochester Genealogical Society (RGS) to be part of a community interested in researching their ancestry and sharing research strengths and knowledge. RGS has a rich tradition of providing excellent programming and resources to assist its members for over 75 years. Programming is available to all research levels including those just starting to those with years of research experience. If you are not a member, I would encourage you to join today and share your genealogical experiences and knowledge with this amazing community.