Portland, New York

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Church Records


Additional Resources:

Chautaqua County, New York History

Genealogical Resources: History of Porland, NY


Archives, Libraries and Museums


Ahira Hall Memorial Library
37 West Main Street
PO Box Q
Brocton, NY 14716
Phone: 716-792-9418
Fax: 716-792-7334
E-mail: ahiramemlibrary@hotmail.com


Town of Portland Historical Museum
6224 E. Main St. (Route 20)
Portland, NY 14716
Phone: (716) 792-2454
Fax: (716) 792-9610


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
Moore Park
Rts 394 & 20 / Westfield, NY 14787
P.O. Box 7
Westfield, NY 14787
Phone: 716-326-2977
E-mail: mcclurg@fairpoint.net

Town Clerk

Town of Portland, Clerk
87 West Main Street
Brocton, NY 14716
Phone: 716-792-9614
Fax: 716-792-9610
E-mail: townclerk@town.portland.ny.us

Town Historian

Angela Valentin, Historian
147 Lake Ave.
Brocton, NY 14716
Phone: 716-792-9776
Email: historian_portland@stny.rr.com

Town Records

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Portland, 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