Dunkirk, New York

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Church Records


Additional Resources:
Western New York Railroad Archive

Genealogical Resources: Dunkirk, New York. Gives a history of the communities that the Western New York railroads were involved with. Includes histories, pictures, maps.



Archives, Libraries and Museums

Dunkirk Free Library
536 central Ave.
Dunkirk, NY 14048
Phone: 716-366-2511
Fax: 716-366-2525
E-mail: dunkirklibrary@gmail.com

Dunkirk Historical Museum
513 Washington Avenue
Dunkirk, NY 14048-2522
(716) 366-3797
E-mail: contact@dunkirkhistoricalmuseum.org

Dunkirk Lighthouse & Veterans Park Museum
PO Box 69
1 Lighthouse Point Drive
Dunkirk, NY 14048
Phone: 716-366-5050
E-mail: dunkirklighthouse@gmail.com

Genealogical Resources: Displays of maritime and military history.


Chautauqua County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 404
Fredonia, NY 14063
The societes publication, The Chautauqua Genealogist, is published quarterly.

Chautauqua County Historical Society and McClurg Museum
P.O. Box 7
Westfield, NY 14787
Phone: 716-326-2977

Town Clerk

Dunkirk, City Clerk
342 Central Ave
Dunkirk, NY 14048
Phone: (716) 366-0452

Town of Dunkirk, Clerk
4737 Willow Road
Dunkirk, NY 14048
Phone: 716-366-3967
Fax: 716-366-3544
E-mail: townofdunkirk@adelphia.net

Town Historian

Robert Harris, City Historian
73 Otter Street
Dunkirk, NY 14048
Phone: 716 366-6352

Town Historian (Vacant)

Jewish Histories

  • Rubenstein, Joseph. The History of the Founding of Temple Beth El, Dunkirk, New York. The History of the Founding of Temple Beth El, Dunkirk, New York. Dunkirk, N.Y.?, 1987. Digital version at Ancestry ($).


  • Dunkirk Evening Observer. 1827-1950. Indexed and searchable at Ancestry ($).
  • Evening Observer. (Dunkirk, N.Y.). 1882-1885. Indexed and searchable at Ancestry ($).
  • Lake Shore Observer (Dunkirk, N.Y.). 1885. Indexed and searchable at Ancestry ($).
  • The Dunkirk Observer Journal. 1887-1889. Indexed and searchable at Ancestry ($).

City/Town Records

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Dunkirk, New York check:

  • Gordon L. Remington, New York Towns, Villages, and Cities: A Guide to Genealogical Sources (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002). American Ancestors online edition; At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974.7 D27r. Alphabetical list including date founded, if a town history exists, church and cemetery sources, and if a Civil War register (TCR) exists. The codes used under Church and Cemetery are defined in the link above the listing of towns, cities and villages.

Vital Records