Following are some bits of special
information that may be
of use to researchers in the Genesee County and surrounding areas:
RICHMOND MEMORIAL LIBRARY CATALOGThe catalog of holdings for the Richmond Memorial Library is available on the Internet. At this site, you can check the holdings for all public libraries in the Nioga Library System (Niagara, Orleans, and Genesee counties). The catalog for the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library is also available as well as the Monroe County Library System . Check these locations to see what is available before heading out on your research trips.
NEW YORK STATE NEWSPAPERS
The New York State Newspaper Project identifies, describes, preserves, and makes available to researchers the significant newspapers in all communities in New York State since the first publication in 1725. This project was commenced several years ago and inventories were taken of the holdings of libraries, historical societies, and other repositories that own copies of New York State newspapers. The site contains listings of newspapers that are held in repositories throughout the state as well as listings of the titles owned on microfilm by the New York State Library. Microfilm copies owned by the New York State Library are available on inter-library loan to your local public library.
FULL-TEXT NEW YORK BOOKS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET
The full-text of several New York State history books is available via the Internet. The Making of America collection, sponsored by Cornell University, is a digital library of primary sources in American social history. The Cornell University Library digital collection contains approximately 114 books and 24 journals encompassing nearly 900,000 pages. Some of the titles included in the collection are: History of the Pioneer Settlement of Phelps and Gorham's Purchase and Morris' Reserve by Orsamus Turner, History of Clarendon from 1810-1888 by David Copeland, several of Hamilton Child's directories for New York State counties, as well as many other local histories.
Beers' GAZETTEER AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF GENESEE COUNTY, NY 1788-1890
Beers' Gazetteer is one of the most used sources when researching in Genesee County. For many years, the book has been out of print and researchers desiring to purchase a copy of the title have had to rely on used book dealers. GOOD NEWS. The title is once again available. It can be purchased from Higginson Books for $40.00.