July 2020

Check out this new website!!  Great information about Wayne County, with more to come:



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)

<Wayne County NY Historian>

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). 

Genealogy Clubs in Wayne County 
Available Through Local Libraries *

Walworth -  The Walworth Genealogy and Family History Group meets at the Walworth-Seely Library once a month September through June.  For more information or to be put on an e-mail notification list, contact  genealogywlny@aol.com.  However, a library staff member is available every Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. to give individual and group help on Ancestry.com.

Williamson - Hosts genealogy workshops in the spring and fall on genealogy related                                  topics. 

*  Information provided by library directors as of 3/16/2016.  Please contact these libraries for more information.


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.

To All  Members of the WCNYGS:

Due to the ongoing effects of the Coronavirus and "social distancing" recommendations to restrict the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the WCNYGS meetings held at the Newark-Arcadia Historical Society are  cancelled until further notice.  Also cancelled are the upcoming WCNYGS Executive Board meetings. The possible risk involved with our members being exposed to anyone carrying the COVID-19 virus is not worth the danger of anyone becoming sick. Please stay healthy and well, and we will stay in touch with you when WCNYGS can meet again.

BJ Reeves, President
Wayne County New York Genealogical Society

Monthly meetings of the Wayne County New York Genealogical Society! 

Newark-Arcadia Historical Society & Museum, 120 High Street, Newark, NY


                                   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.

The WCNYGS meets on the fourth Tuesday of each calendar month, January through November, 7:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m., at the Newark-Arcadia Historical Society & Museum, 120 High Street, Newark, NY. Individuals interested in genealogy and family history are welcome to attend meetings and programs.


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