Niagara County Genealogical Society Resources

Several genealogical and historical societies and libraries are available to researchers in Niagara County. If you use any of these resources, or know of any others, your comments and contributions are welcome! Please send updates, additions or comments to niagara@unchi.org.

Niagara County Genealogical Research Library | Niagara County Historical Society | Historical Association and Society of Lewiston | Town of Porter Historical Society Research Museum | Town of Niagara Historical Society


Niagara County Genealogical Research Library

Niagara County Genealogical Society
215 Niagara Street
Lockport, New York 14094-2605
Phone: (716) 433-1033

The Niagara County Genealogical Library is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday between the hours of 1 pm and 5 pm. It is best to call first since it is staffed completely by volunteers.

Covers mainly New York State and Ontario. There is no charge for the use of the collection. Does not lend materials. Has a list of genealogists who will do research for a fee.

Reprints of an 1860 wall map of Niagara County are available for purchase.

Meetings: Last Wednesday of each month, 7 pm.


Niagara County Historical Society

215 Niagara Street
Lockport, New York 14094-2605

Executive Director: Melissa Dunlap

Museum Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 1-5 pm
January to April: Wednesday through Saturday, 1-5 pm


Historical Association and Society of Lewiston

Acting Curator: Dorothy Cunningham

Address: 469 Plain Street (PO Box 43)
Lewiston, NY 14092
Phone: (716) 754-4214
Hours: Wed. 1-4 pm

There is no charge for research but donations are gratefully accepted. Research is limited to the Town and Village of Lewiston, NY. This includes Dickersonville, Sanborn and part of Pekin.

On file are census records, cemetery records, county histories, files on some family names, some church memberships and some tax records as well as maps.


Town of Niagara Historical Society

9670 Lockport Road
Niagara Falls, NY 14304
(716) 297-1347

Hours: Sunday 2-5 pm, June to October.


Town of Porter Historical Society Research Museum

Address: Red Brick School House
240 Lockport Street
Youngstown, NY 14174

Phone: (716) 745-7203 by appointment.
Hours: Wednesday 2-4 pm, 7-9 pm

No fee.


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Document compiled by Maureen Higgins Seifert, Akron, New York, and revised January 2000.
Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000 Niagara County, NYGenWeb Project