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 does not handle genealogical research requests. Genealogical Research queries/inquiries are handled through the Office of the Wayne County New York Historian, 9 Pearl Street Suite 3, Lyons, NY 14489. <http://www.co.wayne.ny.us/departments/historian/historian.htm>.

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 and visit us at our website: http://www.wcnygs.com .

Interested in joining us?

Using the index on the left side of this page you can select the "Contact Us" label and on that page you can download the Application or Renewal document. It is available in both the Microsoft Word format (.doc) or the Adobe PDF format.

November Meeting of WCNYGS
Tuesday November
25, 20147:00 PM
at Newark-Arcadia Historical Society

Following the Business Meeting the program is:
Digital Genealogy & Communications
Presented by: Larry Naukam

2015 Membership Renewal is due in January. The NEW renewal form is available at the bottom of the "Contact Us" page of this website. Dues are $15 per year for individuals.

The WCNYGS website is <http://www.wcnygs.com >. 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.

Kickoff meeting of the Funeral Home Registry Preservation Committee