News Release - Discovering Your Roots

Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County

News Release


(October 13, 2010)- If you think about it, researching your family history is like solving a large jigsaw puzzle. Piece by piece the story comes together. Sometimes the pieces fall into place easily and often it doesn't make sense until two pieces match and then a third fits with the fourth. And sometimes it seems like you are working with one of those 1000 piece puzzles, all one color with no end in sight.

For the 2nd year on Saturday, October 16, 2010, at the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County 115 South Ave., The Rochester Genealogical Society (RGS) is teaming up with the Local History and Genealogy Division of the Rochester Public Library to bring resources together in one place for an all day genealogical event. Discovering Your Roots…..Solving the Puzzle of Your Family Tree is designed to help you find the missing pieces of your puzzle. Experienced RGS volunteers and library staff will be on hand to answer questions, brainstorm with you and help you navigate the resources available. While most of the information housed at the library is local, they also have volumes of material and databases that cover a wide variety of national and international topics. Even if your research takes you outside of Monroe County, we will try to give you tips on where to search for your elusive ancestors. Look in the hallways and within Local History for exhibits and demonstrations.

The Rochester Historical Society Museum, Archive and Research Center will be open special Saturday hours, featuring their “A Sampling from 150 Years of Collecting” exhibit as well as the Rochester Pioneer Registry. There is a charge of $3/person to view the museum and use their research center.