Westchester County Genealogical Society

Westchester County
Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 518
White Plains, NY 10603-0518

Last Updated: August 20, 2022

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Westchester County Genealogical Society (WCGS) was organized in September 1982 in Westchester County, New York to bring together people interested in tracing their ancestry. Here members can study methods of genealogical research and exchange information helpful in their search for family roots. Any person, whether amateur or professional, interested in genealogy or related topics is welcome to join WCGS.

WCGS members range from persons just beginning to organizing their family trees to persons possessing over 20 years of genealogical research experience. Our members have research interests in a majority of the United States as well as many foreign countries.

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Regular monthly meetings are normally held from 10 A.M. (9:30 A.M. networking / social time) till noon on the second Saturday of each month from September through June (no meeting in December), at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 600 Broadway (US9), Dobbs Ferry, NY (across from Mercy College). Entrance is on the lower level adjacent to the parking lot. If the meeting will be at a different location, it is noted below. Non-member guest donation for meeting attendance is $5.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 crisis, Meetings will be Virtual Meetings until further notice.This action has been taken to help protect our members, guests, and speakers. Despite our distance, hope our members and friends can come together online to encourage and support each other in pursuit of family history. Instructions for connecting online will be sent to members only. However, members can invite guests.

WCGS wish you and your families health and well-being throughout this period.

Schedule of meeting dates for 2022-2023 and planned guest speakers:

Guest Speaker

Sep 10, 2022
Melissa A. Johnson, CG Going Paperless: Digitizing Your Genealogical Research
Oct 8, 2022
Janeen Bjork My Go-To Websites for Genealogy
Nov 12, 2022 Susan Olsen Going to Woodlawn Cemetery & Beyond
Jan 14, 2023
Toni McKeen Visas, Passports, Alien Registration, & How to Request Documents
Feb 11, 2023 Judy Russell Don't Forget the Ladies
Mar 11, 2023
Susan Miller Practical Tips for Finding NYC Online Vital Records
Apr 8, 2023
Michelle Dowd Torosian House History
May 13, 2023
Marian Wood Researching Military Records & More on Fold3
Jun 10, 2023 Sarah O'Connor How to Clean A Gravestone

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Publications (Newsletter, Journal)

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Membership Application & Dues Information

For a copy of the WCGS membership application, please go to the Westchester County Genealogical Society membership application web page, and then use the print option of your web browser to obtain a printed copy.

Dues can be paid or renewed by sending a check to the address below or by using the PayPal link below. There is a slight adjustment to use PayPal. If you use PayPal, click on the drop-down menu on this page to select the appropriate category and then click Add to Cart. If new member, please mail or email the membership application. Email to Membership Coordinator. Thank you for your support.