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Genesee County, NY history

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We are happy to offer some items of genealogy and local history from Genesee County, NY -- one a CD-ROM with a collection of interesting material, while the others are a downloadable files.  We plan to offer additional Genesee County items soon, so please check back with us.


Now Available for Download

Genesee County chapter, from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860).   French's is considered authoritative for the period just before the Civil War.  Subsequent gazetteers -- including those that we republish -- made extensive use of the information in French's.  The following localities in Genesee County are mentioned in boldface in this chapter:  Alabama, Wheatsville, Smithville, Alexander, Brookville, Batavia, Bushville, Bergen, Bergen Corners, Wardville, Stone Church, North Bergen, West Bergen, East Bergen, Bethany, Bethany Center, East Bethany, Linden, West Bethany Mills, Canada, Byron, South Byron, Pumpkin Hill, Darien, Darien Center, Darien City, Elba, Pine Hill, Transit, Langstons Corners, Mills Corners, Daws Corners, Le Roy, Fort Hill, Oakfield, Caryville, Mechanicsville, Pavilion, Pavilion Center, Union Corners, Pembroke, East Pembroke, Richville, Longs Corners, Mogadore, Prospect Hill, Stafford, Morganville, and Roanoke.   9+ pages, PDF format, download now for $2.75.   

 Genesee County NY chapter from French's Gazetteer


Genesee County, in Mather and Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  This early gazetteer leaves a bit to be desired, even considering its relatively early year of publication.  Genesee County is covered -- barely -- and perhaps its mention and its place in the historical record of the county justifies its republication today.  In addition to the three pages devoted to Genesee County, we have included the section from Mather and Brockett regarding land grants and patents in the state.  3++ pages, in PDF format.  Download now for $1.75.

 Genesee County, in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of NYS (1848)


Noted Women of the Genesee Country by Mary Hotchkin Hoag (undated).  The Hotchkin name has been linked to study of upstate New York history since the publication of Hotchkin’s History of Western New York, which we re-published some time ago.  In this pamphlet, which appears to have been the text of a talk she gave to an unknown audience on some unspecified date, she holds forth on a frequently-neglected historical topic: the place of women in local history.  Given the limitation of being a speech (and not an article or monograph) and the expanse of the geographical area included in “Genesee Country” (which extended far beyond the borders of current-day Genesee County) she provides a very valuable introduction to the topic. 8+ pages, in PDF format, download now for $2.25.

 Noted Women of the Genesee Country


Charity in New York State in 1906: State Institutions.  This chapter from volume II of the Annual Report of the State Board of Charities for the year 1906 contains a section about the New York State School for the Blind, located in Batavia, Genesee County.  See our New York State Miscellany page for more information about this chapter.


CD-ROMs now available
The Genesee County Collection, a number of historical items from a variety of sources, but all of them are about Genesee County.  Lots of contents of interest to historians and genealogists!

See the Genesee County Collection page for more information.

See also: Hotchkin's History of Western New York State, available on CD-ROM.

See also:  relevant material in the NYS Canal Commissioners Report for 1878 available for download on our New York State Miscellany page.


Genesee County items currently awaiting publication:

More information about charity in 1906 in Genesee County is forthcoming.

After that?  Let us know about your interests!  Would you like to see some of the items on the Genesee County Collection CD-ROM offered as individual downloads?  Tell us!


Genesee County was separated from Ontario County in 1802.  You may also want to consult our Ontario County page for locations that may have been affected by this transaction.

Several counties were subsequently removed from Genesee County in whole or in part.  Please see our separate pages for the following counties:  Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming.


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