Upcoming Events

RGS Writers Group

Do you want to preserve your family history in an engaging and interesting manner but aren't sure where to start?  Join your fellow family historians for lively discussions and thoughtful critiques. We meet via Zoom on the first Thursday of ever... Read More

DNA Interest Group Meeting...Forensic Genetic Genealogy - a Game Changer for Cold Case Work

Special Guest Presenter: Dr. Colleen Fitzpatrick
Internationally recognized forensic genealogist
Co-Founder and former Co-Executive Director of the DNA Doe Project (2017-2020)
First to use forensic genetic genealogy to generate i... Read More

Family Finders Genealogy Club (Hosted by the Rochester Public Library, Local History & Genealogy Division)

A Monthly Genealogy Club facilitated by John D. Caulfield

Presented in partnership with the Rochester Genealogical Society

Are you a fan of family history? Do you wonder who your ancestors were and how you can learn more... Read More

March RGS General Meeting - Incorporating Oral History into Your Research

Presenter: Ari Wilkins, Genealogist Lecturer 

Oral history can dramatically enhance your genealogical research. Not only can it provide you with names, dates of life events, and places, these narratives can reveal motives for migr... Read More

DNA Help Sessions

Registration is required for DNA Sessions. Please register and complete the short registration form and if you have any questions, please email DNA@nyrgs.org. 

DNA Help Sessions are designed to assist individuals and/or small... Read More

Intro to Genealogy Part III - Life Stories

The third session, Life Stories, will look at a number of other types of records or databases that will fill in your ancestors’ life stories. What happened to them? What was their life like? How did world events affect them?

We w... Read More

RGS Writers Group

Do you want to preserve your family history in an engaging and interesting manner but aren't sure where to start?  Join your fellow family historians for lively discussions and thoughtful critiques. We meet via Zoom on the first Thursday of ever... Read More

TIG Meeting - Overview of Family Tree Magazine's 101 Best Genealogy Websites List with Nancy Cowan

Each year, Family Tree Magazine puts together a list of the 101 Best Genealogy Websites. Many websites appear on the list year after year. During this program, we will be concentrating on the sites that are NEW to the list this year.

N... Read More

DNA Help Sessions

Registration is required for DNA Sessions. Please register and complete the short registration form and if you have any questions, please email DNA@nyrgs.org. 

DNA Help Sessions are designed to assist individuals and/or small... Read More