Description of Historians
Historians get paid hardly anything - some get $500 a year. Some get a little more, some get less.
There has been a lot of changes and there are more younger historians now, as the older ones gave up their positions. Because they are younger, they are still working regular jobs. Most of their source areas for information are only open 9-5, which happens to be the hours most people work their regular jobs.
Under the guidelines of New York State, they are responsible for researching their town's history, important events, historic structures, town founders, and people. They are responsible for researching their local people and the things they have done, but not their whole lineage. The lineage aspect, be it before the person or after, usually takes historians outside of their own town area. If a historian already has some information on a particular person that they have already researched, they will pass it along. But they are under no obligation to dig into that person's background, or into their traveling children's future on a genealogical level.
In closing let me say this. Every year they are suppose to fill out a report that is submitted to the State. NY says Historians are also to go to the schools, have walking tours, do a ton of research for educational booklets etc.
Some, however, also enjoy genealogy; even if it isn't part of their job, which is why they do it.
So if you correspond with a Historian, remember that this is only a part-time job for them and if they do not respond, it is not because they do not want to, but they just may not have the time. However, you will find in many instances they will help you all they can.
(Effective 22 October 2008 - Genesee County)
GENESEE COUNTY WYOMING COUNTY
Town of Alabama Town/Village of Arcade
Joseph Cassidy Jeff Mason
19 Lewiston Rd. 7783 County Line Rd.
Basom, NY 14010 Arcade, NY 14009
(585) 948-9287 Cell 985 813-2812 (585) 492-4742
Town/Village of Alexander Town of Attica
Kate Goodman Orma Welker
10290 Goodman Rd. 663 Creek Road
Alexander, NY 14005-9737 Attica, NY 14011
(585) 591-1204 (585) 591-0394
City of Batavia Town of Bennington
Larry D. Barnes Alma Jarish
55 River St. . 1784 Burrough Rd.
Batavia, NY 14020 Cowlesville, NY 14037
(585) 343-1481 (585) 591-0272
Email: JLBARNES4@verizon.net Email:
Town of Batavia Co-Historian Town/Village of Castile
Gale Conn-Wright Elizabeth N. Meacham
3833 W.. Main St. Rd. 17 E. Park Rd.
Batavia, NY 14020 Castile, NY 14427
(585) (585) 493-5370
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email:
Town of Batavia Co-Historian Town of Covington
Barb Toal Karen Milligan
3833 W. Main St. Rd. 1800 Peoria Rd.
Batavia, NY 14020 Pavilion, NY 14525
(585) 344-2458 (Home) (585) 584-3254
(595) 343-1729 (Town Hall) Email:
Town of Bergen Town of Eagle
Vera (Peggy) Denton Frank Noble
13 S. Lake Ave. 6591 Pearl St., Box 138
Bergen, NY 14416 Bliss, NY 14024
(585) 494-1121 (Town Hall) (585) 322-7337
(585) 494-1456 (Home) EMail:
Village of Bergen Town of Gainesville
F.Eileen"Tally" Almquist Stanley Rutherford
PO Box 417 4344 Gainesville Road
Bergen, NY 14416-0417 Silver Springs, NY 14550
(585) 494-1675 (585) 786-5603
Email: email@example.com Email:
Town of Bethany Town of Genesee Falls
Lee Hendershott Karen Quinn
5453 Ellicott St. Rd. 6658 Church Road.
E. Bethany, NY 14054 Portageville, NY 14536
(585) 344-1935 (585) 468-5296
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email:
Town of Bethany - Co-Historian Town of Java
Debbie Douglas Raymond Barber
10510 Bethany Center Rd 4846 Michigan Rd.
E. Bethany NY 14054 Arcade NY 14009
(585) 343-1399 (Town Hall) (585) 457-3079
E-Mail: tob-clerk@townof Bethany.com Email:
Town of Byron Town of Middlebury
Bob & Beth Wilson Doris Bannister
6451 Millpond Rd. 872 Academy St.
Byron, NY 14422 Wyoming, NY 14591
(585) 548-9008 (585) 495-6558
Email: Byron-Historian@Juno.com :Email:
Town of Darien Town of Orangeville
Elmer Heiman Richard Holbrook
10709 Allegany Road 3236 Buffalo Rd.
Darien Center, NY 14040 Varysburg, NY 14167
(585) 547-2294 (585) 535-7543
Email: Email: email@example.com
Town/Village Elba Town of Perry
Scott D. Benz Norma Spencer
4739 Watsib Rd, 6496 Oatka Rd.
Elba, NY 14058 Perry, NY 14530
(585) 757-2553 (585) 237-3581
Town of LeRoy Town of Pike
Irene Walters Lunamae Flint
9306 Summit Street Road 6496 Hardys Rd..
LeRoy, NY 14482-8904 Bliss, NY 14024
(585) 768-8376 (585) 322-7228
Email: IRWALTRS@CS.com Email:
Village of LeRoy Town of Sheldon
Lynne Belluscio Barbara Durfee
23 E. Main Street 2348 Route 98
LeRoy, NY 14482-1209 Varysburg, NY 14167
(585) 768-7433 (585) 535-7322
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
Town/Village of Oakfield Town of Warsaw
Steve Kruppenbacher Michael Hyjek
7587 Hutton Road 5422 Keeney Rd.
Oakfield, NY 14125 Warsaw, NY 14569
(585) 948-5627 (585) 786-8679
Email: krupp@Adishmail.net Email:
Town of Pavilion Town of Wethersfield
Virginia Rigoni Wilma Ikeler
9901 Roanoke Road 3593 Route 78
Pavilion, NY 14525-9784 Bliss, NY 14024
(585) 768-6095 (585) 322-9094
Town of Pembroke Co-Historians:
7905 Alleghany Road
Corfu, NY 14036-9724
Allan Starkweather, Co-Historian
66 W. Main St., Lot 38
Corfu, NY 14036
906 Akron Rd
Corfu, NY 14036
Town of Stafford
Robert Mullen Sr.
5655 Mullen Rd.
Stafford, NY 14143
(585) 343-6763, Cell (585) 300-3835
Tonawanda Indian Reservation Historical Club
c/o Gary Moses
P.O. Box 516
Basom, NY 14013-9706