The Rochester Genealogical Society and the Central Library of the Rochester Public Library are having a free genealogy seminar called “Discovering Your Roots” on Saturday, October 16th from 9:00 to 4:00. There will be be 11 lecture presentations which means that there will be two presentations given at a time for most of the day. Some presentations will be in the North Hall on the 3rd floor of the Rundel Building and the others will be in the Auditorium, also on the third floor. For full list of presentations go to the Rochester Genealogical Society website. Before you attend any of the presentations you should stop on the second floor and pick up a Welcome Folder. Also there will special exhibits and demonstrations from the Church Records Preservation Committee of RGS, The Landmark Society, Rochester Regional Library Council and the Rochester Historical Society (they are charging $3 for adult admission). There is free parking at the on street meters on Saturdays but the number of spaces is limited. The Court Street Parking Garage is next to the RPL Bausch and Lomb Building which is connect to the Rundel Building by a tunnel. There is a charge for parking in the garage.
If you are coming for the whole day, options for lunch are limited. There are vending machines on the first floor but they will probably be cleaned out early. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is across Court Street. Seeing the Local History and Genealogy Division doesn’t allow food or beverages, you might want to bring a book bag with a snack and beverage that you can eat in the vending area on the first floor or in the Auditorium on the third floor.
Some of last year’s presentations are available on the Library’s Channel on YouTube.
I’ll be there. Hopefully you will be there too.