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?

Download Membership Registration - Renewal PDF file below, submit the filled form and check for $15 to :

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

2015 Membership Renewal is due in January. The NEW renewal form is available at the bottom of this page. Dues are only $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