Rochester Genealogical Society

PO Box 10501
Rochester, NY 14610

Eric Vaughn -

Rochester Genealogical Society


The Rochester Genealogical Society began in 1938 when several people at a meeting of the Rochester Historical Society formed an informal group to preserve their family heritage. The Rochester Genealogical Society (RGS) became an independent organization in 1977. Since that time, RGS has experienced steady growth and currently has over 300 members worldwide. RGS sponsors regular educational activities, including special interest groups for DNA, technology, and writing, and encourages member-to-member support. Membership comprises people from all walks of life who freely offer help or guidance to other members whenever asked. The Church Records Preservation Committee was formed to assist churches and archives with the conservation of their non-replaceable records. The images were photographed or scanned, and the end product presents the records as they appear in their original form and order.

Rochester Genealogical Society is a member of the National Genealogical Society.

Rochester Genealogical Society is a member of the Rochester Regional Library Council.


Rochester Area Cemetery Records

Burial location records and maps for Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, New York from the 19th century through to the mid-20th century.

Rochester Area Church Records

A collection of church records from the German Evangelical Lutheran Church and Penfield United Methodist Church.

Rochester Area Historian's Holdings

A collection of card index finding aids to the Monroe County Mail Newspaper, Fairport Herald Newspaper, and the Town of Perington, New York records from the 19th century through to the mid-20th century.