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WCNYGS does not handle genealogical research requests.  

We do not have the materials or facilities for conducting 

genealogical research.  

Genealogical research queries/inquiries are handled through 

the Office of the Wayne County New York Historian.

Open by appointment only! (historian@co.wayne.ny.us)

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Don't forget to contact the town historians!

A list of current town historians is available on the Wayne County Historian's website (link above). 


Through the support of the Wayne County Historical organizations, a county-wide genealogical society, the Wayne County New York Genealogical Society (WCNYGS) was formed October 23, 2012, with forty-five charter members.

The Wayne County New York Genealogical Society (WCNYGS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to:

  • Educating its members and the community about proper genealogical research methods and source documentation;

  • Seeks to further the genealogical historical knowledge of its members and community; and,

  • Endeavors to preserving records of genealogical value and make them available to others.


WCNYGS Dues are now due for 2022-calendar year.  

Our next meeting: Newark Historical Society across from the library

Tues., March, 2022

7:00 – 8:45 p.m.

Cleaning Headstones and Power Cemetery Update        

David Bloom

 April 26, 2022
7:00 - 8:45 PM

Searching US Records for Your Immigrant Ancestors
Dennis Hogan

 May 24, 2022

7:00 - 8:45 PM
Deane's Story:  A World War II Research Case Study
Sara Greenleaf
June 28, 2022

7:00 - 8:45 PM
Election of Officers

What is Happening With the Wayne County clerk's Office Records
Mike Jankowski
Wayne County Clerk
July 26, 2022

7:00 - 8:45 PM
The Fox Sisters
Tracy Murphy
Aug 23, 2022

7:00 - 8:45 PM

Visiting the Family both here and overseas.

Tips, Tricks, and Experiences
Larry Naukaum
Sept 27, 2022

7:00 - 8:45 PM

Beginning Genealogy

How to Research Your Ancestors
Barbara Hill
President WCNYGS
 Oct 25, 2022

7:00 - 8:45 PM
Hidden Resources
Barbara Meeks

Nov 15, 2022

7:00 - 8:45 PM
Roundtable of Sharing

Genealogy Finds and Brick Walls




                                   Interested in joining us?

Download Membership Registration - Renewal PDF file found at the bottom of this page, submit the filled form and check for $15 to :

Wayne County New York Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 502
Newark, NY 14513-0502

Information on meeting dates & locations, program announcements and membership applications, etc., can be found & downloaded in PDF format. The WCNYGS Membership-year is January through December.


Membership in Wayne County New York Genealogical Society permits members' contributions to the society's newsletter and website.