Rochester Genealogical Society
and other Area Societies
The Rochester Genealogical Society is a little over 50 years old and currently has 330 members. The Society meets at the Asbury First United Methodist Church at 1050 East Avenue in Rochester on the third Tuesday of each month, September through June, except December. A genealogist or historian is usually on the program following a short business meeting which begins at 7:30 pm. At 7:00 pm, before the main meeting, there is a mini workshop for beginning genealogists. The public is welcome at all meetings.
Members receive a ten-page newsletter three times a year which contains western New York resource information, notices of events and meetings, member project reviews, research queries from correspondents, new members and their namelists. Dues are $10 a year for a household.
The RGS maintains a membership list and publishes each year a surname index of the names that members are researching. Inquiries received by mail are read at meetings or printed in the newsletter. For information or a list of professional researchers in the area please send SASE.
The Society sponsors a computer interest group which holds separate meetings. It started this year and already has 30 members.
The Rochester Genealogical Society has published Genealogical Guide to Monroe County, NY, 1985, 48p, $7 by mail, and Cemetery Record Holdings of Monroe Co., NY, 163 cemeteries, 49 p, $4.50 by mail. The Rochester Genealogical Society has a new address. It is P.O. Box 10501, Rochester, NY 14610.
Richard Halsey, membership chairman for the RGS, compiled this list of other area genealogy groups:
Central New York Gen. Society