Town of Gainesville, NY RootsWeb

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Thank you for visiting the Town of Gainesville "Roots Web" site.  The emphasis of this site is to provide data for genealogy research, especially names with dates of life events (births, baptisms, weddings and deaths), information that ties names together (obituaries that list other family members or weddings listing the bride's maiden name), or just general history that adds context to the names and dates.

The Town (or Township) of Gainesville, Wyoming County, in western New York State. 
It is bordered to the north by Warsaw, west by Wethersfield, south by Pike and east by Castile.  The Town encompasses the villages or settlements of Gainesville (village), Gainesville Center, Hardys, Newburgh, North Gainesville, Silver Springs (East Gainesville), and Rock Glen.   Gainesville is about 50 miles south-west of Rochester,
50 miles south-east of Buffalo, and 80 miles north-west of Corning.

The site was created in January 2004.  It is very much a work-in-progress, with some
sections fairly full (never complete), and others just set up as page structure yearning
for information.

  • Gainesville History - Added 2/14/04
    Basic history of Gainesville and its villages.
     
  • Maps - Updated 12/3/05
    Maps from various time periods, including a name index for 1888.
    Recent addition is transcribed 1870 Gazetteer by Childs
     
  • Cemeteries - Updated 8/8/04, added North Gainesville Cemetery
    Transcriptions of all cemeteries in Gainesville.
     
  • Churches - Updated 10/10/04, added Gainesville & North Gainesville United Methodist (Histories, Records, and Pictures)
    Silver Springs United Methodist Complete (Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals)

    Brief histories and church records for baptisms, weddings and burials.
     
  • Schools - Updated 1/2/05 - Letchworth Central History
    Gainesville Female Seminary, Silver Springs & Gainesville "High Schools"

    Would like to get records and pictures from various district schools.
     
  • Soldiers & Wars - Added 3/8/04 the list of Rev. War Soldiers, with additional information from land records, pension & service records, DAR and more.
    Names from 1812 added.

     
  • Businesses - Updated 10/10/04 - Added "Silver Springs Main Street",
    the stores & businesses on Main St. in early to mid 1900s.

     
  • Bibliography & Resources - Ongoing with other page updates.
     
  • Guest Book - Please sign in and give some feedback.
     
  • Wyoming County RootsWeb Page
     

 

 
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