The Genesee Area Genealogists is a social organization of people from
Genesee and Wyoming counties
as well as many others from around the country and the world
We meet on the third Tuesday each month (February through November)
at 7:00 pm in the Richmond Memorial Library at 19 Ross St., Batavia, New York.
We do not meet during December and January.
We welcome anyone who is interested in genealogy or family history.
Our fiscal year begins July 1.
Effective 1 July 2004, dues will be $10.00 per year
which includes a bi-monthly newsletter
and the right to submit your family names to the
GAG Surname Book and Web Page.
If an additional family member in the same household wishes
to join our group, the dues will be $5.00 for each additional individual.
If you would like to join the Genesee Area Genealogists,
simply print out the application
and follow the instructions located there.
Please include your name, address, phone number and e-mail address.
The Genesee Area Genealogists have been compiling a listing of the
that they are researching.
This listing has now been added to a web page located at
If you locate a surname that you are researching,
please contact the GAG Society with the surname as well as the
given name. Your query will then be forwarded to the appropriate member.
If you wish to add your own surnames to the web page,
you must become a member of the Genesee Area Genealogists.
See above for membership information.
19 Ross Street, Batavia NY 14020
Phone: (585) 343- 9550
Hours: Mon-Tues-Thurs 9-9
Closed Saturdays during Summer
Genesee County Historian
located in the "Old Enginehouse",
3 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020-2021
Phone: (585)344-2550 ext.2613
E-Mail: Genesee County Historian
Hours: Mon-Wed 9-4:30
Click here to see the items maintained here
Now available for viewing are 'Daily News' article headlines.
Simply click on the above link, enter the surname you are researching
and highlight NY: Genesee Co.: Batavia: Daily News. Hit search.
You will then be given a list of your surnames (if available).
Click on 'View/Add Notes' for the individual(s) you are researching.
If you find an article that you wish a copy of, you may purchase it
by following the listed instructions.
Unfortunately, the Holland Land Office Museum is not a research facility. However, they do work in conjunction with the Genesee County History Department in genealogy research.
The artifacts in the museum tells the story of the settlement of Genesee County and its people. Some of the documents about those people are stored at the County History Department. The original Holland Land Company records are in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The Reed Library at SUNY-Fredonia, Fredonia, New York, has copies of the Holland Land Company papers on microfilm. The collection of 202 reels of microfilm is available through inter-library loan by contacting: HOLLAND LAND COMPANY PROJECT DIRECTOR, REED LIBRARY, STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE AT FREDONIA, FREDONIA, NEW YORK 14063.
Information contained in these documents includes ledgers, cash books, and the non-payment of land contracts. It is helpful for researchers to first read about the Holland Land Company and to understand how their business affected the development of Western New York. Important rolls for finding settler's names are numbered 109-113 and contain references to date, land purchase, surface area, and amounts paid for the years 1804-1835.
If you would like to learn more about the history of Genesee County and the surrounding counties, please go to this page.
Following are some outstanding locations which will help you in your family search.
Towns of Genesee County
Founded: 17 April 1826
Vitals Began: b - 2 Mar 1882; m - 17 Jul 1882; d - 27 May 1882
Founded: 8 Jun 1812
Vitals Began: b - 30 Sep 1893; m - 11 Dec 1893; d - 27 Aug 1893
Founded: 30 Mar 1802
Vitals Began: b - 21 Jan 1882; m - 7 Jan 1882; d - 18 Feb 1882
(City): b/m/d - 5 Nov 1887
Founded: 2 Apr 1814
Vitals Began: b - 6 Jul 1883; m - 7 Dec 1883; d - 1 Jan 1883
Founded: 8 Jun 1812
Vitals Began: b - 16 Feb 1882; m - 15 Feb 1882; d - 9 Feb 1882
Founded: 4 Apr 1820
Vitals Began: b - 20 Jan 1882; m - 30 Mar 1882; d - 4 Jan 1882
Founded: 10 Feb 1882
Vitals Began: b - 26 Jan 1882; m - 11 Jan 1882; d - 23 May 1882
Founded: 14 Mar 1820
Vitals Began: b - 31 Jan 1882; m - 7 Jan 1882; d - 16 Mar 1882
Founded: 8 Jun 1812
Vitals Began: b - 22 Feb 1882; m - 15 Feb 1882; d - 11 Jan 1882
(Village): b - 15 Feb 1882; m - 26 Jan 1882; d - 19 Feb 1882
Founded: 11 Apr 1842
Vitals Began: b - 4 Jul 1885; m - 23 Sep 1882; d - 6 Mar 1892
Founded: 19 May 1842
Vitals Began: b - 30 Jan 1882; m - 13 Feb 1882; d - 23 Feb 1882
Founded: 8 Jun 1812
Vitals Began: b - 3 Apr 1882; m - 19 Apr 1882; d - 26 Apr 1882
Corfu Village: b - 27 Dec 1890; m - 3 Oct 1891; d - 6 Nov 1890
Founded: 24 Mar 1820
Vitals Began: b - 1 Feb 1882; m - 18 Jan 1882; d - 10 Jan 1882
Alexander Railroad Cemetery (Alexander)
East Bethany Cemetery (E. Bethany)
Evergreen Hills Cemetery (Pembroke/Corfu)
Grand View Cemetery (Batavia)
Indian Falls (Old German) Cemetery (Indian Falls)
Maple Lawn Cemetery (E. Bethany)
Maplewood Cemetery (Pavilion)
Mount Pleasant Cemetery (Alexander)
Reed Cemetery (Oakfield)
St. Joseph's Cemetery (Batavia)
Transit Road Cemetery (Bethany)
West Bethany Cemetery (W. Bethany)
Attica Center Cemetery (Attica)
Brainard Cemetery (Attica)
Dale Cemetery (Middlebury Township)
Forest Hills Cemetery (Attica)
Hatch Cemetery (Warsaw)
Pleasant View Cemetery (Dutch Flats)
St. Vincent's Cemetery (Attica)
Vernal Cemetery (Attica)
Warsaw Cemetery (Warsaw)
Warsaw Pioneer Cemetery (Warsaw)
West Middlebury Cemetery (Middlebury)
Wright Corners Cemetery (Wyoming)
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regarding our society,
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