Dutchess County Genealogical Society

Meetings & Events

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When: Watch for our new schedule of Workshops and Member Sharing at the Family History Center in January,    February, April, June, August, October and December of 2019 and presentations at various historical venues in March, May, July, September and November of 2019.

Place:  Church of Jesus Christ, Latter Day Saints (LDS)
            204 Spackenkill Road
            Poughkeepsie, New York 12603

The LDS Church is located on Spackenkill Road, at the corner of Twin Hills Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie. It is about two miles east of Route 9 or about one mile west of Route 376.

If Spackenkill Schools are closed due to inclement weather, the meeting will be cancelled.

Genealogy Classes

When:  Selected Mondays
Time:   10:30AM to Noon
Place:  East Fishkill Community Library, Alley Room
            348 Route 376
            Hopewell Junction, NY 12533

You can check the East Fishkill Community Library web site  to see if we have classes scheduled by going to EFLibrary.org. Scroll down and look for the link on the right hand side that says "See Full Calendar".  Once there, enter "Genealogy" in the keyword box and click "Search".

Please register in advance for any class you will attend.

Also watch this page for classes beginning at the Pine Plains Free Library.


2019/2020 Calendar


Tuesday, February 19, 10AM -Noon



Church of Jesus Christ, Latter Day Saints (LDS) Library


204 Spackenkill Road
Poughkeepsie, New York 


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"Workshop and Member Share"

We will discuss how to use the resources of the FHL to research ancestors both near and far. There will be breakout groups to share brick wall problems and techniques to overcome them. Come for the workshop and stay to research if you like--the library is open on Tuesdays from 9am to 2pm. 

Librarian Mary Colbert and President Val LaRobardier will lead. 




Saturday, March 23, 1PM -3PM


Historic Tabor-Wing House

3128 NY-22, Dover Plains, NY 12522


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"Beginning Genealogy & Veteran Ancestor Research"

As a continuation of our focus on partnering with history and featuring the ongoing Dutchess County Year of the Veteran theme, his class will introduce basic genealogy web-based research techniques including finding and researching your veteran ancestors, with a special focus on World War I and American Revolutionary War ancestry. We will also include web sites for all the major wars.

We will have time for questions and socialization. Come out and meet your fellow ancestry sleuths! Light refreshments will be served.

New and existing members of the DCGS who pre-register for this meeting will receive a binder for class handouts with tips and sources.

The presenter will be Valerie LaRobardier, DCGS President, Town of Dover Co-Historian and professional genealogist.


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