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Westchester County
Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 518
White Plains, NY 10603-0518

Last Modified:September 10, 2014

Overview | Meetings & Programs | Publications (Newsletter,Journal) | Reference Material | Dues & Membership Application | Study Groups | Address | WCGS Board | WCGS Resources Links


Westchester County Genealogical Society (WCGS) was organized in September 1982 in Westchester County, New York to bring together people interested in tracing their ancestry. Here members can study methods of genealogical research and exchange information helpful in their search for family roots. Any person, whether amateur or professional, interested in genealogy or related topics is welcome to join WCGS.

WCGS members range from persons just beginning to organizing their family trees to persons possessing over 20 years of genealogical research experience. Our members have research interests in a majority of the United States as well as many foreign countries.

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Regular monthly meetings are normally held from 10 A.M. (9:30 A.M. social time) till noon on the second Saturday of each month from September through June, at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 600 Broadway (US9), Dobbs Ferry, NY (across from Mercy College). Entrance is on the lower level adjacent to the parking lot. If the meeting will be at a different location, it is noted below. Non-member guest donation for meeting attendance is $3.

Meeting cancellations, due to inclement weather, are announced on WHUD (100.7FM/Peekskill), WFAS (103.9FM/1230AM/White Plains), WRTN (93.5FM/New Rochelle) and WVOX (1460AM/New Rochelle).

Schedule of meeting dates for 2013-2014 and planned guest speakers:

Guest Speaker

Sep 13, 2014
Toni McKeen
Tips & Tricks on using Find-a-grave
Oct 11, 2014
Filomena Abys-Smith Share Your Memories - A Bit of Myself* at Irvington Public Library, 12 S Astor St, Irvington
Nov 8, 2014
Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer Getting the Most from an Obituary
Jan 10, 2015 Guy Fairstein Portrait of a Musical Russian Jewish Family
Feb 14, 2015 Francoise Lampe French Genealogy in France and in the French Province of Quebec
Mar 14, 2015 Patrick Raftery African-American Cemeteries of Westchester **Meeting at Westchester County Archives
Apr 11, 2015
Toni McKeen
The Immigrant Experience
May 9, 2015
Lance Ashworth Researching and Preserving the Fishkill Supply Depot
Jun 13, 2015 Philip Hayes Getting the Most out of Digital Newspapers Search
Past Programs

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Publications (Newsletter, Journal)

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Reference Material

WCGS maintains a growing collection of books and genealogical research material (periodicals are not available due to lack of space) at the Yorktown Family History Center, Route 134 (about ¾ mile east of the Taconic Parkway), in Yorktown, NY (1-914-941-9754). This is a non-circulating collection which is available for research during normal Family History Center hours.

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Study Groups

WCGS has informal study groups that meet to delve more deeply into genealogical areas that are of particular interest to individual members. These study groups offer opportunities for WCGS members to share research experiences, exchange information, address obstacles, and uncover ways to approach a genealogical "stone wall." Civil War, Dutch, English, Irish, Scottish, as well as a Beginner's study group are among those meeting on a regular basis.

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Annual Dues & Membership Application

For a copy of the WCGS membership application, please go to the Westchester County Genealogical Society membership application web page, and then use the print option of your web browser to obtain a printed copy.

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Westchester County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 518
White Plains, NY 10603-0518

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WCGS Board

Contacts for additional information.  Include WCGS in the subject line of your emails.

Non-members are requested to address correspondence to the Corresponding Secretary.

RESEARCH REQUESTS - Please send a donation of $15 (members) / $25 (non-members) if you like WCGS to perform research for you. You will be expected to pay for all photocopies of records, books, etc. Please send research requests to the Corresponding Secretary.

Board Members Name
President: Philomena Dunn
Sr. Vice President: Jerome Coleman
Corresponding Secretary: Kristin Liddle
Treasurer: John Iazzetti
Vice President (Publicity): Philomena Dunn
Vice President (Media Librarian): Nancy Augustowski
Vice President (Programs): John Iazzetti Deborah Gizzi Philomena Dunn Mary Hoar
Newsletter Editors Name
Editor: Jerome Coleman
Production Editor: Nancy Augustowski
Non-Board Jobs Name
Membership Coordinator: Jerome Coleman
Journal Editor: Jean Ann Lupinetti Nancy Augustowski
WebMaster: Philomena M. Dunn

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WCGS Genealogical Resources Links

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