Westchester County Genealogical Society

Westchester County
Genealogical Society

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

Last Updated:July 25, 2020

Overview | Meetings & Programs | Publications (Newsletter,Journal) | Dues & Membership Application | Address | WCGS Board | WCGS Resources Links


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.

Back to top of page.


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. Instructions for connecting online will be sent to members only. However, members can invite guests. Meetings have been added for July and August in 2020. WCGS wish you and your families health and well-being throughout this period.

Schedule of meeting dates for 2019-2020 and planned guest speakers:

Guest Speaker

Sep 14, 2019
Janeen Bjork Using Newspapers to Track Your Family, Character by Character
Oct 12, 2019
Toni McKeen Naturalization and Women
Nov 9, 2019 Joseph Lieby Your Ancestors Paid Taxes Too!
Jan 11, 2020
WCGS Members Member Share / Member Exchange
Feb 8, 2020 Sara Lyons Davis U.S. Federal Census Held at the National Archives
Apr 11, 2020
Virtual Meeting Open Forum - Open Discussion *VIRTUAL
May 9, 2020
Susan R Miller NYC Municipal Archives Collections *VIRTUAL
Jun 13, 2020 Susan Olsen Before the Internet, How 19th Century Genealogists Put the Pieces Together *VIRTUAL
Jul 11, 2020 WCGS Members Websites - What New Ones? What has Changed? *EXTRA VIRTUAL MEETING
Aug 8, 2020 Colleen Fay 100th Anniversary of the Women's Vote *EXTRA VIRTUAL MEETING
Past Programs

Back to top of page.

Publications (Newsletter, Journal)

Back to top of page.

Annual Dues & Membership Application

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.

Back to top of page.


Westchester County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 518
White Plains, NY 10603-0518

Back to top of page.

WCGS Board

Contacts for additional information.  Include WCGS in the subject line of your emails.

Board Members Name
President: Philomena Dunn
Sr. Vice President: Jerome Coleman
Treasurer: Colleen Fay
Vice President (Publicity): Colleen Fay Philomena Dunn
Vice President (Programs): Deborah Gizzi Joe Nocerino Mary Hoar Philomena Dunn
Newsletter Editors Name
Editor: Jerome Coleman
Production Editor:
Non-Board Jobs Name
Membership Coordinator: Jerome Coleman
Journal Editor: Jean Ann Lupinetti
WebMaster: Philomena M. Dunn

Back to top of page.

WCGS Genealogical Resources Links

Back to top of page.

Overview | Meetings | Publications (Newsletter, Surname List, Journal) | Dues & Membership Application | Address | WCGS Board | WCGS Resources Links

WCGS is now on Facebook! Connect with WCGS and Tell Your Friends !!

webmaster (Philomena M. Dunn) © 1996-2020 Westchester County Genealogical Society

Our thanks to David Clarke, WCGS first WebMaster, who originally designed these pages. Thanks also to past webmaster, Mary S. Neff, who established WCGS on Rootsweb.

Westchester County Genealogical Society URL: https://sites.rootsweb.com/~nywcgs/

This site is generously
        by RootsWeb
Hosted by RootsWeb