Orleans County, New York GenWeb Page


Towns & Villages

Vital Statistics



Census Records


Obits &
Looking Back



Family Histories

Newspaper Articles
& Lost & Found




Links &

OCG Society


Orleans Staff

Mailing List

In Memorial


Click on the mail graphic to go to the Orleans County Message Board.

Place your query here for births, wills, marriages, obits etc.
You can search only Orleans county or all the message boards.

In 1772 Tryon County was created. It covered the western and central part of New York State. In 1783, after the American Revolution, Tyron was renamed Montgomery County. In 1789 Ontario County was created from part of Montgomery County. In 1802 Genesee County took over the land west of the Genesee River. Orleans County was created from Genesee County on April 15, 1825. Orleans County is 23 miles across from east to west and 16 1/2 miles from north to south. It was only sparsely settled in the early 1800's but grew rapidly.

Orleans County is bordered by Lake Ontario to the north, Monroe County to the east, Genesee County to the south and Niagara County to the west.


Marjorie L. Schultz
July 1, 1927 - May 10, 2010

The Orleans Genweb site wouldn't have online Census records
if not for Marge.
Her work and dedication will never be forgotten.

Orleans County Clerk

Karen Lake-Maynard

Court House Square
Albion, New York 14411
(585) 589-5334

Orleans County Historian

Matthew R. Ballard, MLS

Central Hall
34 East Park Street
Albion, New York 14411
(585) 589-4174

LDS Family History Centers

Visit the Family Search Internet Genealogy Service for the Family History Center nearest you.

Orleans County
Towns and Villages

Town of Albion Town of Barre Town of Carlton Town of Clarendon Town of Gaines
Town of Kendall Town of Murray Town of Ridgeway Town of Shelby Town of Yates
Village of Albion Village of Medina Village of Holley Village of Lyndonville

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Orleans County Cemeteries


Cemetery Surname Index

Cemetery Photos

Orleans County Census Records

1830 Federal Census
1850 Federal Census
1855 NY State Census
1865 NY State Census
1875 NY State Census
1880 Federal Census
1890 NY Veterans Schedules
1892 NY State Census
1900 Federal Census
1915 NY State Census
1930 Federal Census

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Orleans County Mailing List

Please read and follow the instructions carefully

Send a message to NYORLEAN-L-request@rootsweb.ancestry.com

Enter the word "subscribe" (without the quotation " " marks)
in the BODY of the message
Be sure to turn off any signatures and/or tag lines.


1903 - Bell Telephone, Medina, NY

1905 - Bell Telephone, Medina, NY

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Orleans County - Lost & Found

Do you have old photos, birth, death or marriages certificates, obits, old funeral cards,
old bible records, etc that do not belong to your family?
Would you like to get them to the right family?
Place an ad here and maybe we can find that family.



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Orleans County Vital Statistics

1847 - 1850 Birth - Death - Marriage

Orleans County Births

Orleans County Marriages

Orleans County Deaths

Orleans County Military Records

SAR Cemetery listings

Civil War - Regimental Units
Civil War - 17th New York - Roster
Civil War - 17th New York - History
THE HURD ESSAY - 17th New York, LA, from a Soldier's View Point
Western NY in the Civil War
Civil War - Capt Bowen's Sharp Shooters
Civil War - Dr. Hartwell Carver Tompkins
Civil War Photos
1890 NY Civil War Veterans Schedules

WW II Veterans
WW II Honor Roll

WNY Korean War
Korean War Casualties - Orleans County

Books available: New York Regimental Units

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Researching Orleans County Surnames

A - F -- G - L -- M - R -- S - Z

Genealogy Links

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Orleans County Look-ups

The following is a list of Orleans County references and the e-mail addresses of those who have volunteered to do look-ups. Please contact Sharon Kerridge if you have any other Orleans County references and are willing to do look-ups.

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US & NY Genweb

This page is part of the USGenWeb Project. Modeled after the Kentucky GenWeb Project which was organized by a group of genealogists in March and April 1996, the idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In June 1996, it was decided to expand the project to include all states.

We strive to be as accurate as possible but concede that there may be some errors due to illegible copy, poor quality of stones, human error etc. We hope that this site is a help to researchers and used to help them gather information but is not to be considered the final word or source.

If you would like to contribute your data or create a county page within New York State, please contact Robert Sullivan, USGenWeb NY State Coordinator.

Visit the NY Genweb site.

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Orleans County Genweb Staff

Sharon A. Kerridge - Coordinator
Ocala, Marion Co., Florida

Bob Hales - HTML Specialist
Albion, Orleans Co., New York
Our Website

Stu VanOrden - Indexing & Graphics Specialist
Perkins, Payne Co., Oklahoma

Mary Stack - Obits Editor
Medina, Orleans Co., New York

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Copyright Sharon Kerridge 1996 - 2015