LINKS TO HELPFUL RESOURCES




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Links to other webpages which may be of help to you in your research.  If you have found links that would be of interest in researching Ontario County - or genealogy research in general - or have personal homepages with Ontario County references - email me and links will be posted.


 
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LIVINGSTON
MONROE
SENECA
STEUBEN
WAYNE
YATES

 

Ontario County

Finger Lakes Genealogy
Ontario County GenWeb Archives
Historical Records of Ontario County - link to Ontario County Archives;
Listing of addresses of Ontario County Town Clerks; for vital records information;
The David Dean Project - information on Ontario Co. Settlers from early 1800s to Wayne Co. Michigan from Troy D. Schmidt;
Directory for the Village of Geneva 1857-1858 - link;
Skivington Collection at University of Rochester Library
FIRST PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH OF PHELPS (1837) - link to information;
Listing of Post Offices and Postmaster - 1899 - Helpful to locate obscure localities that no longer exist
Historical Sketch of the 1st Presbyterian Church of Victor N. Y.
"The Old Mill" - Link to an interesting account of turn-of-the century life in Naples; principal families included are Grimes, Holcomb, Griswold, Johnson, Capron
Hemlock and Canadice Lakes


 


Personal Web Pages with Ontario County references


Linda Thompson - TRIBAL PAGES - Many Ontario County Families

Burr Cook's History and Genealogy site
featuring Ontario County History and Town
of Hopewell.

Family Bible records of the Longcor/Bennett families; resided in Hall, Town of Seneca

Descendants of James Adams and Sarah Dunn - This website follows the migration of the Descendants of JAMES ADAMS AND SARAH DUNN born New Jersey died and buried in Ontario County, New York.  His descendants lived in Ontario/Wayne Counties and migrated to Michigan and some to the Pacific Northwest. 

John A. Reed Family of Richmond, Ontario County NY.

The Maney Family of Seneca Castle and Geneva

Ralph Peeters has contributed a web page honoring Randolph R. Greco, killed in Germany WWII


 


Ontario County Libraries and Archives

Ontario County Archives
Pioneer Library System - coop library system serving public libraries in Livingston, Ontario, Wayne, and Wyoming counties;
Bloomfield Library
Bristol Library
Clifton Springs Library
Geneva Free Library
Gorham Free Library
Honeoye Library
Naples Library
Phelps Community Library
Shortsville Library
Victor Library
Wood Library - Canandaigua NY
Hobart and William Smith Library


 


Ontario County Historical Societies and Historians

Ontario County Historical Society
Geneva Historical Society
Phelps Community Historical Society - holdings;

Interesting history notes for Phelps NY:

Howe House - now Phelps Community Historical Society
Boy and Girl Statue
Ontario County Historian Site
Historians of Ontario County
Bristol Historian Archives
Town of Bristol
Clifton Springs Historical Society
East Bloomfield Historical Society

Genealogical Societies

Victor Genealogical Society



NYS Resources

New York State Library
New York State Library Genealogy Resources
New York State Department of Health - information re: vital records of New York State


 


GenWeb Links

NY GenWeb Archives


 


Genealogical Resources

LDS Search Site with Hundreds of Millions of Names
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites  - 10,000 links
Helm's Genealogy Toolbox
GENEALOGY BUFF: Surname research tool; searchable library of data files - obituaries, census, vital records, etc.
Big List of Genealogy Links - USA People Search

Maps:
New York Map SITE:  http://www.negenealogy.com/ny/ny_maps.htm
MAIN SITE: http://www.negenealogy.com

QR Scanner - Online Genealogy Resources; this link was suggested by a 5th grade student of Jennifer McVey. The students found it to be very helpful in working on a genealogy project. Thank you for this wonderful contribution.

Free Resources  -   Donated by Mary Dumelle
Searching for Genealogical Resources


 


Genealogy Societies

Ontario County Genealogical Society
National Genealogical Society
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
Central NY Genealogical Society



 


Government

National Archives in Washington, DC
Library of Congress


 


Miscellaneous

Migrations Project
DAR - describes several record series compiled compiled by New York State Chapters of
DAR and held by the New York State Library;
Library of Congress - Help page from Rootsweb for researching the Library of Congress;
Making of America - link to Cornell University collection;
Ontario County Poorhouse - Link
Some Civil War rosters from newspaper 1861-1862 - link
Link to free forms for organizing census data - Link


 


Books and Other Resources

The Christian History of Southern Canandaigua; Kevin Andrew Cotter
SK Publications

Heritage Books
HopeFarmPress
Kinship
Quintin Publications


 

I have an electronic file of vintage photos that were scanned and photographed in order to sell the albums in which they were stored.  Although the albums originated in Ontario County, some of the names were identified as being from other areas of NY state as well as other states.  All do have a link to families in the upstate area. 

I was raised in Naples and have strong ties to the area.  I recognize many of the surnames, but none are of my direct family tree.  I would be happy to share the photos if anyone asks.  Most of the photos are identified and have first and last names on them.  Looks like someone, who was very elderly, took the trouble to identify as many photos as she could.

Contact:  L. Cornish Haywood

Ainsworth
Akins
Bailey
Barber
Beeman
Blakeslee
Brown
Buck
Buckland
Bushnell
Case
Chaffee
Clark
Cortland
Dennison
Dexter
Douglas
Fowler
Gage
Haight
Hall
Hawkins
Heath
Hooey
Hooper
Howden
Kingsley
Klock
Langdon
Livingston
Madden
Meade
Near
Ostrander
Palen
Perry
Plumb
Potter
Powell
Pugh
Robert
Stanley
Tompkins
Tremblay
Tubbs
Walters
Walters
Westcott
White
Wood



Come visit Ontario County

Visit Finger Lakes
Ganondagan State Historic Site

Sonnenberg Gardens
Granger Homestead in Canandaigua
New York Wine and Culinary Center



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