April 2017



The Hoeltzel family lived in the Newark area.  This postcard, printed in Sodus Point, belonged to the late Bob Hoeltzel, Arcadia Town Historian. 

According to an article in the Newark Union Gazette of July 23, 1910, this picture may have been of the third reunion of the Hoeltzel family held at the William Sucher home in Alton, NY.

Those individuals identified are:

Left Side of Table:  William Sucher, Edward Bremer, Aunt Liz, Mrs. Edward Bremer, Mrs. William Sucher and Maude Sucher.

Right Side of Table:  Minnie Hoeltzel is the 7th person in.  M. J. Flynn is near the end of the table.

Do you recognize any of the other faces?

Information provided courtesy of the Newark-Arcadia Historical Society and Museum and John Zornow.



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). 

Genealogy Clubs in Wayne County 
Available Through Local Libraries *

Walworth - Staff facilitated genealogy workshop every Wednesday from 2-4 p.m.               
                      Genealogy group meets Wednesdays from 12-2 p.m.

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.

Upcoming Dates To Remember!

    May 23, 2017 at 7 p.m.     

"Where in the World Do You Think You Are?"

Presented by Larry Naukam

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.


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.