Clarence, Erie County, New York Genealogy

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Erie County
Town of Clarence


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Erie County, New York History

Genealogical Resources: History of Clarence, NY


Archives, Libraries and Museums

Clarence Public Library
3 Town Place
Clarence, NY 14031
Phone: 716-741-2650

Grosvenor Room Genealogy
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library
Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 858-8900
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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: African-American Genealogy, Canadian Genealogy, German Genealogy, Irish Genealogy, Italian Genealogy, Jewish Genealogy, Native American Genealogy, and Polish Genealogy.


Clarence Historical Society
10465 Main Street
Clarence, NY 14031
Phone: 716-759-8575
Genealogy Department
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Phone: 716-759-0997[1]

Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society
25 Nottingham Court
Buffalo, NY 14216
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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.

Town Clerk

Nancy C. Metzger, Clerk
Town Hall, 1 Town Place
Clarence, NY 14031
Phone: 716-741-8938
Fax: FAX: 716-407-2190

Town Historian

Town of Clarence, Historian
Clarence Town Hall, 1 Town Place
Clarence, NY 14031
Phone: 716-759-1118

Town Records

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Clarence, Erie County, New York Genealogy 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


  1. Erie County, New York Town Historians, Historical Societies and Historical Museums, Updated: 20 October 2004, (accessed 15 December 2011).