Richmond Memorial Library
Richmond Memorial Library

19 Ross Street
Batavia, New York 14020
(585) 343-9550



For a complete listing of the Richmond Library Catalog
 NIOGA Catalog - Niagara, Orleans & Genesee County

Genealogical Materials Available:

Local Material
* Denotes Microfilm

F. W. Beers:
    Gazetteer and Biographical Record of Genesee County NY, 1788-1890
    History of Wyoming County, 1841-1880

Fred Q. Bowman:
    10,000 Vital Records of Western New York, 1809-1850

Churches of Genesee and Wyoming Counties, 1897

LaVerne C. Cooley:
    Tombstone Inscriptions From the Abandoned Cemeteries & Farm Burials of
        Genesee County

J. H. Foley:
    Early Settlers of Western New York

J. H. French:
    Gazetteer of the State of New York, 1860

Genesee County Pioneer Association Record Book

Holland Land Company Records Pertaining to Genesee County*

Karen E. Livesey:
    Western New York Land Transactions, 1804-1824
    Western New York Land Transactions, 182-1835

Mary McCulley:
    History of Genesee County, New York 1890-1982

Ruth McEvey:
    History of the City of Batavia, 1915-1985

Safford E. North:
    Our County and Its People

Saul's Notes on Genesee County People

William Seaver:
    Historical Sketch of the Village of Batavia

Orsamus Turner:
    History of the Pioneer Settlement of Phelp's and Gorham's Purchase and
        Morris' Reserve
    Pioneer History of the Holland Purchase of Western New York

War Dead of Genesee County

Church Records

    Presbyterian Church, 1823-1939

    Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1884-1939
    First Baptist Church, 1834-1939
    First Methodist Episcopal Church, 1841-1939
    First Presbyterian Church, 1809-1939
    St. James Episcopal Church, 1813-1939
    St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 1849-1917*
    St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1874-1939

    St. Brigid's Roman Catholic Church, 1871-1919*
    Stone Church, 1828-1842

    First Baptist Church, 1850-1911*
    First Presbyterian Church, 1812-1842
    St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 1854-1917*
    United Methodist Church, 1851-1891*

    United Church of Christ, 1817-1956*

    St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 1857-1922*

    St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church, 1848-1916*

    St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1841-1981*

Tax Records
Genesee County Assessment and Tax Rolls, 1838-1979*
    (excludes City of Batavia)
Federal Census Records

Genesee, Livingston and Wyoming Counties*

1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890 (Civil War Vets Only), 1900, 1910, 1920
(No Livingston County for 1900, 1910, 1920)
New York State Census Record

Genesee County*

1875, 1892, 1905, 1915, 1925

Index to New York and Federal Census Records

1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1890

Index to Genesee County Federal Census Records

1860, 1870, 1880


Republican Advocate, 1822-1876*
Spirit of the Times, 1830-1902*
Progressive Batavian, 1868-1897*
Batavia Daily News, 1878-Present*
Batavia Daily News Index, 1878-1992*
Batavia Times, 1902-1945*
    (Some issues are missing.  A few older newspapers have been indexed for
    births, marriages and deaths)
Family Genealogies

The library has many published family genealogies,
as well as a vast collection of files and notes on
individual families.

Cemetery Records

Batavia Cemetery, 1868-1989
Elmwood Cemetery (Batavia), 1872-1938
Grandview Cemetery (Batavia), 1906-1995
St. Joseph's Cemetery (Batavia), 1851-1904
Also available are early records of many Genesee County Cemeteries.

Directories, Etc.

Gazetteer and Business Director of Genesee County NY, 1869-1870
Directory of Persons, Firms, and Indians of Genesee County, 1890
Batavia City Directories, 1880*, 1883*, 1898*, 1900, 1915, 1919
Genesee County Directories:  1881, 1888* (Batavia, LeRoy, Oakfield Only), 1896
Wyoming County Directory, 1870
Telephone Directories for the Batavia Area, 1938-On
Yearbooks of Batavia High School from 1913


Genesee Helper
Historical Wyoming
New England Historical & Genealogical Register
New York Genealogical & Biographical Record
Tree Talks (Central NY Genealogical Society)
Western NY Genealogical Society Journal
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