Lackawanna, Erie County, New York Genealogy

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New York
Erie County


Church Records

City Records

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Lackawanna, 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.


Archives, Libraries and Museums

Lackawanna Public Library
560 Ridge Road
Lackawanna, NY 14218
Phone: 716-823-0630
Fax: 716-827-1997

Genealogical Resources: Newspapers

Lackawanna, City of Steel Plant and Local History Museum
560 Ridge Road
Lackawanna, NY 14218
Phone: 716-823-0630
Fax: (716) 827-1997


Lackawanna Area Historical Association[1]
P.O. Box 64
Lackawanna, N.Y. 14218
Phone 716-822-5258

Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society
25 Nottingham Court
Buffalo, NY 14216
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.
Erie County Historical Federation
11 Danforth Street
Chektowaga, NY 14227
Facebook page[2]
Genealogical Resources: "Loosely organized group of local historical societies and appointed town historians of Erie County, acting as a liaison between groups and providing a speakers bureau."[2]
Western New York Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 338
Hamburg, N.Y. 14075-0338
Genealogical Resources: Surname list, locality list, 1865 Census index, journal, research library.

City Clerk

Jacqueline A. Caferro, Clerk
714 Ridge Road
Lackawanna, NY 14218
Phone: 716-827-6452

City Historian

Historian (Info N/A)

Vital Records


  1. Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Genealogist's Address Book: State and Local Resources, with Special Resources Including Ethnic and Religious Organizations, 6th ed. (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Pub., 2009), 404. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D24ben 2009.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Erie County, New York Town Historians, Historical Societies and Historical Museums, Updated: 20 October 2004, (accessed 15 December 2011).