December 2017




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First Row (left to right): Willard, Ernest, Seneca, Robert, and Stacy Short, Irene Ketcham, Ray Mosher with Bill Mosher

Middle Row:  Otis Bird, Elsie and Allerton Melick, Mary and Theron and Anna Allerton, Edith Allen, Lucy Allerton, Ransom Short 

Back Row:  Alice Bird, Edna Short Fitch, Nettie Short, Mabel and Leonard Short, Gus and Florence Ketcham, Helen Allen, Edith Mosher

Photo provided courtesy of the Newark-Arcadia Historical Society and Museum.



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 -  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.

Upcoming Dates To Remember!

NO Meetings Scheduled for November or December 2017

    January 23, 2018 at 7 p.m. 

Bi-Annual Round Table
Theme:  "Family Treasure"

Bring a treasure and tell its story!

Upcoming Programs!

Check back for programs in 2018

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.