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==== Archives, Libraries and Museums  ====
 
==== Archives, Libraries and Museums  ====
  
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| width="40%" valign="top" | [http://www.buffalolib.org/libraries/collections/genealogy/subjectguides.asp '''Grosvenor Room Genealogy''']<br>Buffalo and Erie County Public Library<br>Lafayette Square<br>Buffalo, NY 14203<br>(716) 858-8900<br>[http://www.buffalolib.org/ebranch/askus/ask.asp Email form] &#124; [http://grogenealogylocalhistory.wordpress.com/ blog]  
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| valign="top" width="40%" | [http://www.buffalolib.org/libraries/collections/genealogy/subjectguides.asp '''Grosvenor Room Genealogy''']<br>Buffalo and Erie County Public Library<br>Lafayette Square<br>Buffalo, NY 14203<br>(716) 858-8900<br>[http://www.buffalolib.org/ebranch/askus/ask.asp Email form] &#124; [http://grogenealogylocalhistory.wordpress.com/ blog]  
 
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'''Genealogical Resources''': Local histories, census records, church and cemetery records, city directories, ethnic and immigration research, African American research, published family histories, maps and atlases, military records and history, vital records, yearbooks and school records. The website includes dozens of guides for topics such as: [http://www.buffalolib.org/libraries/collections/genealogy/pdfs/SubjectGuides/AfAmGenealogy2010.pdf African-American Genealogy], [http://www.buffalolib.org/libraries/collections/genealogy/pdfs/SubjectGuides/CanadianGenealogy.pdf Canadian Genealogy], [http://www.buffalolib.org/libraries/collections/genealogy/pdfs/SubjectGuides/GermanGenealogy2011.pdf German Genealogy], [http://www.buffalolib.org/libraries/collections/genealogy/pdfs/SubjectGuides/IrishGenealogy2009.pdf Irish Genealogy], [http://www.buffalolib.org/libraries/collections/genealogy/pdfs/SubjectGuides/ItalianGenealogy2011.pdf Italian Genealogy], [http://www.buffalolib.org/libraries/collections/genealogy/pdfs/SubjectGuides/JewishGenealogy2009.pdf Jewish Genealogy], [http://www.buffalolib.org/libraries/collections/genealogy/pdfs/SubjectGuides/NativeGenealogy.pdf Native American Genealogy], and [http://www.buffalolib.org/libraries/collections/genealogy/pdfs/SubjectGuides/PolishGenealogy.pdf Polish Genealogy].  
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'''Genealogical Resources''': Local histories, census records, church and cemetery records, city directories, ethnic and immigration research, African American research, published family histories, maps and atlases, military records and history, vital records, yearbooks and school records. The website includes dozens of guides for topics such as: [http://www.buffalolib.org/libraries/collections/genealogy/pdfs/SubjectGuides/AfAmGenealogy2010.pdf African-American Genealogy], [http://www.buffalolib.org/libraries/collections/genealogy/pdfs/SubjectGuides/CanadianGenealogy.pdf Canadian Genealogy], [http://www.buffalolib.org/libraries/collections/genealogy/pdfs/SubjectGuides/GermanGenealogy2011.pdf German Genealogy], [http://www.buffalolib.org/libraries/collections/genealogy/pdfs/SubjectGuides/IrishGenealogy2009.pdf Irish Genealogy], [http://www.buffalolib.org/libraries/collections/genealogy/pdfs/SubjectGuides/ItalianGenealogy2011.pdf Italian Genealogy], [http://www.buffalolib.org/libraries/collections/genealogy/pdfs/SubjectGuides/JewishGenealogy2009.pdf Jewish Genealogy], [http://www.buffalolib.org/libraries/collections/genealogy/pdfs/SubjectGuides/NativeGenealogy.pdf Native American Genealogy], and [http://www.buffalolib.org/libraries/collections/genealogy/pdfs/SubjectGuides/PolishGenealogy.pdf Polish Genealogy].
  
 
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| width="40%" valign="top" | [http://library.buffalo.edu/libraries/units/archives/ '''University at Buffalo Archives''']<br>420 Capen Hall<br>Buffalo, NY 14260-1674<br>716-645-2916<br>Email: [mailto:lib-archives@buffalo.edu lib-archives@buffalo.edu]  
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| valign="top" width="40%" | [http://library.buffalo.edu/libraries/units/archives/ '''University at Buffalo Archives''']<br>420 Capen Hall<br>Buffalo, NY 14260-1674<br>716-645-2916<br>Email: [mailto:lib-archives@buffalo.edu lib-archives@buffalo.edu]  
 
| valign="top" | '''Genealogical Resources:'''
 
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| width="40%" valign="top" | [http://library.buffalostate.edu/archives/ '''Archives and Special Collections of Buffalo State College''']<br>E.H. Butler Library<br>1300 Elmwood Avenue<br>Buffalo, NY 14222<br>716-878-6300<br>Email: [mailto:library@buffalostate.edu library@buffalostate.edu]  
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| valign="top" width="40%" | [http://library.buffalostate.edu/archives/ '''Archives and Special Collections of Buffalo State College''']<br>E.H. Butler Library<br>1300 Elmwood Avenue<br>Buffalo, NY 14222<br>716-878-6300<br>Email: [mailto:library@buffalostate.edu library@buffalostate.edu]  
 
| valign="top" | '''Genealogical Resources:''' Private papers, Richard B. Morris Historical Papers (well-known historian).
 
| valign="top" | '''Genealogical Resources:''' Private papers, Richard B. Morris Historical Papers (well-known historian).
 
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| width="40%" valign="top" | [http://library.buffalo.edu/libraries/asl/guides/polish-room/ '''University at Buffalo Polish Room''']<br>Room 517, Lockwood Library<br>Buffalo, NY 14260-2200<br>Email: [mailto:library@buffalo.edu library@buffalo.edu]  
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| valign="top" width="40%" | [http://library.buffalo.edu/libraries/asl/guides/polish-room/ '''University at Buffalo Polish Room''']<br>Room 517, Lockwood Library<br>Buffalo, NY 14260-2200<br>Email: [mailto:library@buffalo.edu library@buffalo.edu]  
 
| valign="top" | '''Genealogical Resources:''' Guides to tracing Polish ancestry, Polish maps, Polish gazetteers, Polish coats of arms, Polish biographies.
 
| valign="top" | '''Genealogical Resources:''' Guides to tracing Polish ancestry, Polish maps, Polish gazetteers, Polish coats of arms, Polish biographies.
 
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| width="40%" valign="top" | [http://www.canisius.edu/archives/ '''Rev. J. Clayton Murray, S.J. Archives &amp; Special Collections''']<br>Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library<br>Canisius College, 2001 Main Street<br>Buffalo, NY 14208-1098<br>716-888-8406<br>Email: [mailto:delaneyk@canisius.edu delaneyk@canisius.edu]  
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| valign="top" width="40%" | [http://www.canisius.edu/archives/ '''Rev. J. Clayton Murray, S.J. Archives &amp; Special Collections''']<br>Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library<br>Canisius College, 2001 Main Street<br>Buffalo, NY 14208-1098<br>716-888-8406<br>Email: [mailto:delaneyk@canisius.edu delaneyk@canisius.edu]  
 
| valign="top" | '''Genealogical Resources:''' Obituaries, student newspapers.
 
| valign="top" | '''Genealogical Resources:''' Obituaries, student newspapers.
 
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A list of local libraries and archives with Polish resources is available online at the [http://www.polishunion.com/hspolish.html Polish-American Heritage in Buffalo and Erie County, New York] website.
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A list of local libraries and archives with Polish resources is available online at the [http://www.polishunion.com/hspolish.html Polish-American Heritage in Buffalo and Erie County, New York] website.  
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
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==== Societies  ====
 
==== Societies  ====
  
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| width="45%" valign="top" | '''[http://www.bechs.org/ Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society]'''<br>25 Nottingham Court<br>Buffalo, NY 14216<br>716-873-9644<br>[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Buffalo-and-Erie-County-Historical-Society/106056712767434 Facebook page]  
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| valign="top" width="45%" | '''[http://www.bechs.org/ Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society]'''<br>25 Nottingham Court<br>Buffalo, NY 14216<br>716-873-9644<br>[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Buffalo-and-Erie-County-Historical-Society/106056712767434 Facebook page]  
 
| valign="top" | '''Genealogical Resources''': Library, [http://www.bechs.org/library/genealogical_resources.pdf Guide to Genealogical Materials], city directories, church records (many Roman Catholic parishes), cemetery transcriptions, censuses, genealogy books, obituary index to Buffalo newspapers (1811-2001), private papers, [http://www.bechs.org/library/obitform.pdf obituary request form], published family histories, list of professional researchers for hire.<br>
 
| valign="top" | '''Genealogical Resources''': Library, [http://www.bechs.org/library/genealogical_resources.pdf Guide to Genealogical Materials], city directories, church records (many Roman Catholic parishes), cemetery transcriptions, censuses, genealogy books, obituary index to Buffalo newspapers (1811-2001), private papers, [http://www.bechs.org/library/obitform.pdf obituary request form], published family histories, list of professional researchers for hire.<br>
 
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| width="35%" valign="top" | [http://www.buffalolib.org/ '''Buffalo and Erie County Library''']<br>Lafayette Square<br>Buffalo, NY 14203<br>716-858-8900  
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| valign="top" width="35%" | [http://www.buffalolib.org/ '''Buffalo and Erie County Library''']<br>Lafayette Square<br>Buffalo, NY 14203<br>716-858-8900  
 
| valign="top" | '''Genealogical Resources''': [http://becplsubjectguides.pbworks.com/w/page/10282964/Genealogy Genealogy Subject Guide].
 
| valign="top" | '''Genealogical Resources''': [http://becplsubjectguides.pbworks.com/w/page/10282964/Genealogy Genealogy Subject Guide].
 
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| width="35%" valign="top" | [http://bigs.limewebs.com/ '''BIGS-Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society''']<br>Buffalo Irish Center<br>245 Abbott Rd<br>Buffalo, NY 14220<br>716-627-2417<br>Email: [mailto:EPatton@adelphia.net EPatton@adelphia.net]  
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| valign="top" width="35%" | [http://bigs.limewebs.com/ '''BIGS-Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society''']<br>Buffalo Irish Center<br>245 Abbott Rd<br>Buffalo, NY 14220<br>716-627-2417<br>Email: [mailto:EPatton@adelphia.net EPatton@adelphia.net]  
 
| valign="top" | '''Genealogical Resources''': [http://bigs.limewebs.com/library.html The GAAA Library Collection], Sons of Erin Indexing Project, Holy Cross Cemetery Records and Index, local history project.
 
| valign="top" | '''Genealogical Resources''': [http://bigs.limewebs.com/library.html The GAAA Library Collection], Sons of Erin Indexing Project, Holy Cross Cemetery Records and Index, local history project.
 
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| width="35%" valign="top" | [http://www.buffalolib.org/libraries/merriweather/index.asp '''William A. Miles Center for African and African-American Studies''']<br>Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Library<br>1324 Jefferson Avenue<br>Buffalo, NY 14208<br>716-883-4418  
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| valign="top" width="35%" | [http://www.buffalolib.org/libraries/merriweather/index.asp '''William A. Miles Center for African and African-American Studies''']<br>Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Library<br>1324 Jefferson Avenue<br>Buffalo, NY 14208<br>716-883-4418  
 
| valign="top" | '''Genealogical Resources''': Books on African-American topics, ''Schomburg Clipping File,'' books on African countries.
 
| valign="top" | '''Genealogical Resources''': Books on African-American topics, ''Schomburg Clipping File,'' books on African countries.
 
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==== City Clerk  ====
 
==== City Clerk  ====
  
Gerald Chwalinski<ref name="petty">Elizabeth Petty Bentley, ''Genealogy Address Book'' (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2009), 401-405.</ref><br>City Hall, Niagara Square, Room 1308<br>Buffalo, NY 14202<br>716-851-5844<br>Email: [mailto:gchwalinski@city-buffalo.com gchwalinski@city-buffalo.com]
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Gerald Chwalinski<ref name="petty">Elizabeth Petty Bentley, ''Genealogy Address Book'' (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2009), 401-405.</ref><br>City Hall, Niagara Square, Room 1308<br>Buffalo, NY 14202<br>716-851-5844<br>Email: [mailto:gchwalinski@city-buffalo.com gchwalinski@city-buffalo.com]  
  
[http://www.city-buffalo.com/Home/City_Departments/City_Clerk/GenealogyRecordsandResources Genealogy Records and Resources] on the City of Buffalo government website explains how to order Buffalo birth, marriage, and death certificates.
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[http://www.city-buffalo.com/Home/City_Departments/City_Clerk/GenealogyRecordsandResources Genealogy Records and Resources] on the City of Buffalo government website explains how to order Buffalo birth, marriage, and death certificates.  
  
 
==== City Historian  ====
 
==== City Historian  ====
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:*'''1853''' - [http://www.archive.org/details/manualofnorthpre00nort 1853 Membership List, North Presbyterian Church, Buffalo, N.Y.], courtesy: [http://www.archive.org/ Internet Archive].<br>
 
:*'''1853''' - [http://www.archive.org/details/manualofnorthpre00nort 1853 Membership List, North Presbyterian Church, Buffalo, N.Y.], courtesy: [http://www.archive.org/ Internet Archive].<br>
  
:*'''1876?''' - [http://dunhamwilcox.net/ny/buffalo_presb_ch.htm Catalogue of Members of Church &amp; Congregation, Lafayette Street, Presbyterian Church of Buffalo, N.Y.], courtesy: [http://dunhamwilcox.net/ Dunham - Wilcox - Trott - Kirk].<br>  
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:*'''1876?''' - [http://dunhamwilcox.net/ny/buffalo_presb_ch.htm Catalogue of Members of Church &amp; Congregation, Lafayette Street, Presbyterian Church of Buffalo, N.Y.], courtesy: [http://dunhamwilcox.net/ Dunham - Wilcox - Trott - Kirk].<br>
 
:*[http://pgsnys.org/polish-priests-wny.php Early Polish Priests of Western New York] at [http://pgsnys.org/ Polish Genealogical Society of New York] - free; biographies.
 
:*[http://pgsnys.org/polish-priests-wny.php Early Polish Priests of Western New York] at [http://pgsnys.org/ Polish Genealogical Society of New York] - free; biographies.
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=== Newspapers  ===
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'''Online Digital Newspapers'''<br>
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:*[http://www.fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html Old Fulton Postcards] - Free searchable website which holds newspapers from upstate New York.
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:*''The Spectrum ''1950-1957 at ''[http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/blog/?p=1636 University at Buffalo] - Free.''
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:*''The Griffin ''1933-1948 Canisius College, Buffalo, NY at ''[http://www.canisius.edu/archives/about_griffin.asp Canisius College] - Free.''
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:*''Blasdell NY Frontier Herald ''1956-1966 at ''[http://www.fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html Old Fulton NY Post Cards] - Free.''
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:*''Buffalo NY Daily Courier ''1847-1888 at ''[http://www.fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html Old Fulton NY Post Cards] - Free.''
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:*''Buffalo NY Evening Courier and Republic ''1862-1884 at ''[http://www.fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html Old Fulton NY Post Cards] - Free.''
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:*''Buffalo NY Polish Weekly Review ''1929-1930 at ''[http://www.fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html Old Fulton NY Post Cards] - Free.''
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:*''Buffalo NY Morning Express ''1880-1924 at ''[http://www.fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html Old Fulton NY Post Cards] - Free.''
  
 
=== Obituaries  ===
 
=== Obituaries  ===
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:*'''1935''' [http://nsampson.tripod.com/1935marriages.html 1935 Buffalo, NY Marriages] - free.<br>
 
:*'''1935''' [http://nsampson.tripod.com/1935marriages.html 1935 Buffalo, NY Marriages] - free.<br>
  
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=== Web Sites  ===
 
=== Web Sites  ===

Revision as of 20:06, 10 January 2012

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Cemeteries

LDS Cemetery Records

  • Vol. 1
  • page 41 - Frick Cemetery, Eggertsville (within the town of Amherst)
  • page 82 - Werkley Cemetery, near Sheridan Drive (Buffalo)
  • Because of boundary changes, Werkley Cemetery aka St. John's Cemetery is now located in Tonawanda, New York. Burials are listed on the following sites:

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums

Grosvenor Room Genealogy
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library
Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 858-8900
Email form | blog

Genealogical Resources: Local histories, census records, church and cemetery records, city directories, ethnic and immigration research, African American research, published family histories, maps and atlases, military records and history, vital records, yearbooks and school records. The website includes dozens of guides for topics such as: African-American Genealogy, Canadian Genealogy, German Genealogy, Irish Genealogy, Italian Genealogy, Jewish Genealogy, Native American Genealogy, and Polish Genealogy.

University at Buffalo Archives
420 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1674
716-645-2916
Email: lib-archives@buffalo.edu
Genealogical Resources:
Archives and Special Collections of Buffalo State College
E.H. Butler Library
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
716-878-6300
Email: library@buffalostate.edu
Genealogical Resources: Private papers, Richard B. Morris Historical Papers (well-known historian).
University at Buffalo Polish Room
Room 517, Lockwood Library
Buffalo, NY 14260-2200
Email: library@buffalo.edu
Genealogical Resources: Guides to tracing Polish ancestry, Polish maps, Polish gazetteers, Polish coats of arms, Polish biographies.
Rev. J. Clayton Murray, S.J. Archives & Special Collections
Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library
Canisius College, 2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208-1098
716-888-8406
Email: delaneyk@canisius.edu
Genealogical Resources: Obituaries, student newspapers.

A list of local libraries and archives with Polish resources is available online at the Polish-American Heritage in Buffalo and Erie County, New York website.

Family History Centers

Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

The main FHC for Buffalo, New York is the Buffalo New York Family History Center. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory.

Societies

Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society
25 Nottingham Court
Buffalo, NY 14216
716-873-9644
Facebook page
Genealogical Resources: Library, Guide to Genealogical Materials, city directories, church records (many Roman Catholic parishes), cemetery transcriptions, censuses, genealogy books, obituary index to Buffalo newspapers (1811-2001), private papers, obituary request form, published family histories, list of professional researchers for hire.
Buffalo and Erie County Library
Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY 14203
716-858-8900
Genealogical Resources: Genealogy Subject Guide.
BIGS-Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society
Buffalo Irish Center
245 Abbott Rd
Buffalo, NY 14220
716-627-2417
Email: EPatton@adelphia.net
Genealogical Resources: The GAAA Library Collection, Sons of Erin Indexing Project, Holy Cross Cemetery Records and Index, local history project.
William A. Miles Center for African and African-American Studies
Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Library
1324 Jefferson Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14208
716-883-4418
Genealogical Resources: Books on African-American topics, Schomburg Clipping File, books on African countries.

City Clerk

Gerald Chwalinski[1]
City Hall, Niagara Square, Room 1308
Buffalo, NY 14202
716-851-5844
Email: gchwalinski@city-buffalo.com

Genealogy Records and Resources on the City of Buffalo government website explains how to order Buffalo birth, marriage, and death certificates.

City Historian

Records Center
716-851-5431[2]

Church Records

Newspapers

Online Digital Newspapers

Obituaries

Vital Records


Web Sites

References

  1. Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Genealogy Address Book (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2009), 401-405.
  2. Erie County, New York Town Historians, Historical Societies and Historical Museums, Updated: 20 October 2004, http://wnyroots.tripod.com/index-historians.html (accessed 15 December 2011).