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== Erie County New York Historical Facts ==
==== Description ====
The County was named for Lake Erie. The County is located in the west area of the state.
<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Erie, New York" in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erie_County,_New_York'' accessed 19 Nov 2018 </ref>
=== Erie County, New York Record Dates ===
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| colspan="7" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Erie County, New York. Page 488-493 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 490-492.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Erie County, New York Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Erie County, New York Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Erie County, New York Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Erie County, New York Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Erie County, New York Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Erie County, New York Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Erie County, New York Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1880
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1809
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1880
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1809
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1810
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1663
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1880. General compliance for births by 1915 and deaths by 1890.</center>
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=== Parent County ===
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Created 2 April 1821 from [[Niagara County, New York Genealogy|Niagara]] County.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 489. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
=== Neighboring Counties ===
[[Cattaraugus County, New York Genealogy|Cattaraugus]]{{·}} [[Chautauqua County, New York Genealogy|Chautauqua]]{{·}} [[Genesee County, New York Genealogy|Genesee]]{{·}} [[Niagara County, New York Genealogy|Niagara]]{{·}} [[Wyoming County, New York Genealogy|Wyoming]]{{·}} '''''Ontario Canada counties:''''' [[Welland County, Ontario|Welland]]{{·}} Lake Erie<ref>''Handybook'', 478.</ref>
=== Boundary Changes ===
For animated maps illustrating New York County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/newyork/ "Rotating Formation New York County Boundary Maps"] (1683-1915) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
=== Record Loss ===
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
== Erie County New York Genealogy Resources ==
=== Bible Records ===
:*'''1581–1917''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4615 ''New York, Family Bible Records''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. Database is a collection of genealogically important records taken from the Bibles of colony and state residents. Reveals the Bible's original owner, brief record of descendants,and a particular event such as birth or marriage as recorded in Bible.<br>
=== Biography ===
=== Business Records and Commerce ===
=== Cemeteries ===
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''Online Grave Transcripts''' | width="31%" bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''Published Grave Transcripts''' | bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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| [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]* | {{FHL|445457|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}* | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/New-York/Erie-County?id=county_1992 Findagrave.com]*
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| [http://www.interment.net/us/ny/erie.htm Interment.net]* | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Erie+County%2C+New+York+Cemeteries&qt=results_page WorldCat]* | [http://usgwtombstones.org/newyork/erie.htm Tombstone Project]*
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| [http://www.onentofl.com/tcsnyerie.html Cemetery Site]* | &nbsp; | [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]*
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| [http://www.newyorkgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=1 New York Gravestones]* | &nbsp; | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22470&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&stateAbbv=NY&stateName=new_york epodunk]*
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| [https://newyorkgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=15 NYGenWeb]* | &nbsp; | [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]*
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| [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]* | &nbsp; |
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| [http://www.namesinstone.com/Search.aspx Names in Stone]* | &nbsp; | &nbsp;
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| [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/NY/Erie Linkpendium]* | &nbsp; | &nbsp;
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| [http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/New-York/Erie/Default.aspx Ancestry]* | &nbsp; | &nbsp;
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| colspan="3" | &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;*See the [[New York Cemeteries#Online_Resources|New York Cemeteries]] page for details about each site.
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
*[http://wnyroots.tripod.com/index-2.html Erie County, New York Online Cemetery Listings]
=== Census ===
For information and tips on using and accessing online census records, see [[New York Census]].
==== Federal ====
{{NYFedMortalitySch}}
*The 1890 Census is lost. For a substitute, see [[Erie County, New York#Directories|directories]].<br>
==== State ====
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| Ancestry.com | align="center" | - | align="center" | - | align="center" | - | align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7181 Yes] | align="center" | - | align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7250 Yes] | align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3212 Yes] | align="center" | - | align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2703 Yes] | align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2704 Yes]
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| nowrap="nowrap" | New York State Library Film | align="center" | - | align="center" | - | align="center" | - | align="center" | [http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/genealogy/nyscens.htm Yes] | align="center" | [http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/genealogy/nyscens.htm Yes] | align="center" | [http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/genealogy/nyscens.htm Yes] | align="center" | [http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/genealogy/nyscens.htm Yes] | align="center" | [http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/genealogy/nyscens.htm Yes] | align="center" | [http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/genealogy/nyscens.htm Yes] | align="center" | [http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/genealogy/nyscens.htm Yes]
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=== &nbsp;Church Records ===
{{NYChurch}}<br>
==== Catholic ====
*Ann Mensch's [http://localcatholic.webs.com/newyork.htm Local Catholic Church and Family History &amp; Genealogical Research Guide] is a free online resource that identifies the parishes of Erie County, years parishes were created, contact information, as well as links to online records and research tips. Erie County parishes fall under the jurisdiction of the [[New York Church Records#Roman_Catholic|Diocese of Buffalo]].
*Brief histories of local Catholic churches are available at [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ny/county/erie1/buffalo/rcparish.htm Buffalo Roman Catholic Parishes], courtesy: [http://www.nygenweb.net/ NYGenWeb].
==== Lutheran ====
:*'''1829-1933''' St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Eggertsville {{FHL|560863|item|disp=FHL film 1411839}} Records include list of pastors; births and baptisms 1844-1880, 1829-1865, 1880-1932; confirmations; communicants; marriages 1843-1932; deaths 1844-1933.
:*Records of Trinity Lutheran Church, Akron, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
==== Methodist Episcopal ====
:*'''1867-1948''' Methodist Episcopal Church. Williamsville and Bowmansville Charge {{FHL|190808|item|disp=FHL film 1378858}} Contains history of the church 1844-1946; record of probationers including a few deaths 1869-1925, 1930-1936; class record including deaths 1869-1909; alphabetical record of members in full connection including deaths 1873-1948; record of official members 1867-1889; baptisms 1869-1941; marriages 1869-1946; appendix with a few deaths 1881-1883, 1902-1904.
==== General ====
"Many Buffalo church records have been microfilmed and are available in the [https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/The_Grosvenor_Room_at_the_Buffalo_%26_Erie_County_Public_Library Special Collections Room ] at the main branch of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, the Research Library of the Buffalo History Museum, and from any local Family History Center."<ref>Buffalo, Erie County, New York Genealogy at http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ny/county/erie1/buffalo/buffalo.htm (accessed 17 November 2011).</ref>
[http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/eguides/lists/churchlist1.htm Cornell University's Study Center for Early Religious Life in Western New York] has an online guide to Erie County church records housed in their collection.
{{NYChurch2|Erie+county|455223}}
=== Court Records ===
{{NYCourts}}
=== Directories ===
*BuffaloResearch.com provides links to all known [http://www.buffaloresearch.com/onlinedirectories.html online directories for Buffalo, 1828-1923], plus a few for Erie County and other western New York locales.<br>
=== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ===
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
{{NY Maps Intro|Erie}}
{{NY Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{NY Erie County}}}}
=== Genealogy ===
*[http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.newyork.counties/mb.ashx Rootsweb message board ] for {{PAGENAME}} has many information threads about families that resided in that county. There is a search engine that allows you to search by surname and topic.* [http://www.forest-lawn.com/genealogy/margaret-l-wendt-archive-resource-center Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center] at Forest Lawn houses 1.2 million historic documents comprising Western New York's most comprehensive family archives. 'Locate a loved one' page allows for search by name.
=== History ===
*[http://www.buffaloresearch.com/index.html BuffaloResearch.com] - How to Research Buffalo, New York, Ancestors, Buildings, Companies, and more.
=== Immigration ===
:*Barnette, Mic. "Southerners in Erie County in 1850," ''The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record,'' Vol. 141, No. 4 (Oct. 2010):274-291. Digital version at [http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/public-elibrary New York Family History] ($); {{FHL|1181533|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 141}}.
:*'''1906-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|2299396|New York Book Indexes to Passenger Lists, 1906-1942}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
=== Land and Property ===
{{NYLand}}
'''Microforms'''
:*'''1808-1964''' Deed Records 1808-1927 {{FHL|228192|item|disp=FHL film 812644 (first of 807 films)}} - Index included: 1808-1964<br>
:*'''1808-1856''' Mortgage Records 1808-1856 {{FHL|234830|item|disp=FHL film 825615 (first of 57 films}} - Index included: years undetermined. <br>
{{NYLandB|1|2}}
:*'''1804-1824''' - Livsey, Karen E. ''Western New York Land Transactions, 1804-1824.'' Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49407 Ancestry] ($).
:*'''1825-1835''' - Livsey, Karen E. ''Western New York Land Transactions, 1825-1835''. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1996. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49408 Ancestry] ($).
{{NY FamilySearch Catalog Land|376119}}
=== Maps ===
*[http://www.mapofus.org/newyork/ Maps of New York (1683-1915)] *[http://www.buffaloresearch.com/maps.html BuffaloResearch.com Maps] - Over 200 online maps of Buffalo, Erie County, and Western New York *[http://rkn.buffalo.edu/imagePopup.cfm?Graphic=28 Map of Erie County Towns] - Regional Knowledge Network *[http://newyork.hometownlocator.com/maps/countymap,cfips,029,c,erie.cfm Outline of Erie County Over Google Map] - NY Home Town Locator
*[http://www.stonybrook.edu/libmap/westny.htm Map of Towns of 7 Western New York Counties apx 1825] - Downloadable JPEG - Stoneybrook University
=== Migration ===
[[Image:Catskill Turnpike.png|right|550px|Catskill Turnpike.png]]Migration routes for early European settlers to and from {{PAGENAME}} included:<ref>''Handybook'', 847-61.</ref><br><br>
*'''Lake Erie''' *[[Catskill Road]] 1750s from [[Springfield, Massachusetts]] to [[Catskill, New York]]<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_turnpikes_in_New_York List of turnpikes in New York] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' (accessed 6 November 2014).</ref> <ref name="AncramTpk">[ Ancram Turnpike] in ''Routes in the Northeastern United States: Historic Trails, Roads and Migration Routes'' (accessed 6 November 2014). The '''Ancram Turnpike''' went from Springield, MA to Catskill, NY; and was called the '''''Catskill Road'''''.</ref> <ref name="Morgan">Almira E Morgan, ''The Catskill Turnpike: A Wilderness Path'' (Ithaca, N.Y.: DeWitt Historical Society of Thompkins County, 1971), 5. [http://tcpl.org/local-history/documents/nys-cny/Catskill_Turnpike.pdf Online digital copy].</ref> <ref name="CatskillTpk">[https://web.archive.org/web/20171006001102/http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com:80/~tqpeiffer/Documents/Ancestral%20Migration%20Archives/American%20Migration%20Routes%20TOC.htm#_Index_of_Roads, Catskill Turnpike] in ''Routes in the Northeastern United States: Historic Trails, Roads and Migration Routes'' (accessed 6 November 2014). The '''Catskill Turnpike''' went west from Catskill, NY to Bath, NY; the east part was called the '''''Susquehanna Turnpike'''''.</ref> <ref>Huntting, 97-99.</ref> *'''''[[Catskill Turnpike]]&nbsp;''''' (aka '''Susquehannah Turnpike&nbsp;''') from Catskill, NY to Unadilla, NY; route travelled by Europeans by the 1750s; toll booths opened by 1804.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_turnpikes_in_New_York List of turnpikes in New York] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' (accessed 1 November 2014).</ref> <ref>Anastassia Zinke, [http://www.catskillmtn.org/guide-magazine/articles/2001-11-the-susquehanna-turnpike-and-america-s-frontier-history.html The Susquehanna Turnpike and America's Frontier History] in ''Catskill Mountain Foundation'' (accessed 1 November 2014).</ref> <ref>Joan Odess, [http://www.dcha-ny.org/turnpike.pdf The Susquehanna Turnpike] (pdf accessed 1 November 2014).</ref> *[[Erie Canal|'''Erie Canal''']], 1825 from [[Albany, New York]] to [[Buffalo, New York]]<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erie_Canal Erie Canal] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' (accessed 20 November 2014).</ref> *[[Great Genesee Road|'''Great Genesee Road''']], 1794<ref>Compare the more northerly route in ''Handybook'', 849, with the more southerly route described in Wikipedia contributors, "New York State Route 5" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_State_Route_5 (accessed 28 June 2011).</ref> from [[Utica, New York]] to [[Buffalo, New York]]<ref>''Handybook'', 849.</ref> *[[Lake Shore Path|Lake Shore Path]] 1792 from [[Buffalo, New York]] to [[Sandusky County, Ohio]]<ref>''Handybook'', 850.</ref> *[[Lehigh and Lackawanna Paths|'''Lehigh and Lackawanna Paths''']] 1766 from [[Unadilla, New York]] to [[Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]], that is, from the '''''[[Catskill Turnpike]]&nbsp;''''' to the '''''[[Great Valley Road]]'''''.<ref>''Handybook'', 850-51.</ref>
*[[Ulster and Delaware Turnpike]] 1802 from [[Salisbury, Connecticut]] to [[Bainbridge, New York]]
=== Military ===
==== Civil War ====
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932388|New York, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
{{NYCivilWarTownReg}}
<br>'''''Regiments.''''' Service men served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Erie County:<ref>Frederick Phisterer, ''New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed.'' (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912). [http://www.archive.org/details/newyorkinwarofre05phisrich Internet Archive digital copy]; {{WorldCat|11490201|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|647247|item|disp=FHL Film 1486494-96; Fiche 6083559-64; Book 974.7 M2p}}.</ref>
:- [[1st Battalion, New York Light Artillery|1st Battalion, New York Light Artillery]], Battery I. :- [[1st Battalion, New York Sharpshooters|1st Battalion, New York Sharpshooters]], 8th Company. :- [[1st Regiment, New York Light Artillery|1st Regiment, New York Light Artillery]], Battery I. :- [[2nd Regiment, New York Mounted Rifles|2nd Regiment, New York Mounted Rifles]], Companies A, C, D, E, H, K and M. :- [[8th Regiment, New York Cavalry|8th Regiment, New York Cavalry]], Company M, 2nd Companies I and L, 3rd Company K. :- [[9th Regiment, New York Infantry (New)|9th Regiment, New York Infantry (New)]] :- [[10th Regiment, New York Cavalry|10th Regiment, New York Cavalry]], Companies B, C, D, E, F, L and M. :- [[11th Regiment, New York Cavalry|11th Regiment, New York Cavalry]], Companies L and M. :- [[12th Regiment, New York Cavalry|12th Regiment, New York Cavalry]], Companies D, E, H, K, L and M. :- [[13th Regiment, New York Cavalry|13th Regiment, New York Cavalry]], Company I. :- [[14th Regiment, New York Cavalry|14th Regiment, New York Cavalry]], Companies H and I. :- [[16th Regiment, New York Cavalry|16th Regiment, New York Cavalry]], Companies B, C, D, E, G, H, I and L. :- [[18th Regiment, New York Cavalry|18th Regiment, New York Cavalry]], Company I. :- [[21st Regiment, New York Infantry|21st Regiment, New York Infantry]] :- [[23rd Regiment, New York Cavalry|23rd Regiment, New York Cavalry]], Company A. :- [[24th Regiment, New York Cavalry|24th Regiment, New York Cavalry]], Companies C, D, F, K and M. :- [[26th Regiment, New York Cavalry|26th Regiment, New York Cavalry]], Company K. :- [[33rd Regiment, New York Infantry|33rd Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company G. :- [[35th Regiment, New York Infantry|35th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company D. :- [[36th Regiment, New York Infantry|36th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company A. :- [[44th Regiment, New York Infantry|44th Regiment, New York Infantry]], two companies. :- [[49th Regiment, New York Infantry|49th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies B, D, E and F. :- [[64th Regiment, New York Infantry|64th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company A. :- [[69th Regiment, New York Infantry|69th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company K. :- [[78th Regiment, New York Infantry|78th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company E. :- [[93rd Regiment, New York Infantry|93rd Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company H. :- [[100th Regiment, New York Infantry|100th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies A, C, D, E, G, H, I and K. :- [[116th Regiment, New York Infantry|116th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and K. :- [[132nd Regiment, New York Infantry|132nd Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies D, G and H. :- [[151st Regiment, New York Infantry|151st Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company K. :- [[155th Regiment, New York Infantry|155th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies I and K. :- [[160th Regiment, New York Infantry|160th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company K. :- [[164th Regiment, New York Infantry|164th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies B, C and D. :- [[176th Regiment, New York Infantry|176th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies C, G and H. :- [[179th Regiment, New York Infantry|179th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies A, D, E, F and G.
:- [[194th Regiment, New York Infantry|194th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies G and I.
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
:*'''1791-1980''' - {{RecordSearch|1999177|New York, County Naturalization Records, 1791-1980}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
:*'''1907-1966''' - {{RecordSearch|1854307|New York, Western District Naturalization Index, 1907-1966}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. <br>
=== Newspapers ===
{{NY Fulton}}
:*''Blasdell NY Frontier Herald ''1956-1966 :*''Buffalo NY Daily Courier ''1847-1888 :*''Buffalo NY Evening Courier and Republic ''1862-1884 :*''Buffalo NY Polish Weekly Review ''1929-1930 :*''Buffalo NY Morning Express ''1880-1924 :*''Hamburg NY Front Page ''1964-1979 :*''Hamburg NY Photo News ''1970-1976 :*''Hamburg NY Erie County Independent ''1875-1944
:*''Hamburg NY Sun ''1945-1988<br>
Other resources
:*''The Griffin ''1933-1948 Canisius College, Buffalo, NY at ''[http://www.canisius.edu/archives/about_griffin.asp Canisius College]&nbsp;''
:*''The Spectrum ''1950-1957 at ''[http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/blog/?p=1636 University at Buffalo]''
=== Obituaries ===
[http://www.buffaloresearch.com/obit.html BuffaloResearch.com ]has links and guides to multiple online and offline sources of obituaries and death notices.
=== Periodicals ===
=== Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc. ===
=== Probate Records ===
{{NYProbate}}<br>{{NYProbate petitions|Erie}}<br>The petitions for {{PAGENAME}} are also available on microfilm at the Family History Library and its centers:
*'''1629 - 1971''' {{RecordSearch|1920234|New York Probate Records 1629-1971}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
*'''1659 - 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8800 New York Wills and Probate Records 1659-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $ *'''1800-1929''' [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=094&Da=7 Abstracts of Wills, Administrations and Guardianships in NY State, 1787 - 1835] at [http://newyorkancestors.org/ New York Ancestors] ($); includes {{PAGENAME}}.<ref>About Abstracts of Wills, Admins. and Guardianships in NY State, 1787-1835 at New York Ancestors, accessed 8 December 2011, http://newyorkancestors.org/.</ref><br>
*'''1819-1865''' - [http://www.sampubco.com/lt/ny/nyerie01.htm SAMPUBCO] Browsable index of letters testamentary.<br>
*'''1866 - 1923''' {{RecordSearch|1466356|New York Kings County Estate Files 1866-1923}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
{{NYOnlineProbate}}
{{NY FamilySearch Catalog Probate|Erie+County|185219}}
=== Repositories ===
Cornell University, ''Guide to Historical Resources in Erie County, New York Repositories''. ([Ithaca, New York]: New York Historical Resources Center, Olin Library, Cornell University, 1983). {{WorldCat|10524669|disp=At various libraries}}; {{FHL|419282|item|disp=FHL Book 974.796 A3g}}. Includes index. Includes references to some family histories and genealogies. <br>
==== Archives, Libraries and Museums ====
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| width="40%" valign="top" | [http://www.buffalolib.org/content/grosvenor '''Grosvenor Room Genealogy''']<br>Buffalo and Erie County Public Library<br>Lafayette Square<br>Buffalo, NY 14203<br><span class="skype_c2c_print_container notranslate">(716) 858-8900</span><span dir="ltr" id="skype_c2c_container" class="skype_c2c_container notranslate" ><span dir="ltr"><span class="skype_c2c_highlighting_inactive_common" dir="ltr"><span class="skype_c2c_textarea_span" id="non_free_num_ui">[[Image:]]<span class="skype_c2c_text_span">(716) 858-8900</span><span class="skype_c2c_free_text_span"></span></span></span></span><br>[http://www.buffalolib.org/ebranch/askus/ask.asp Email form] &#124; [http://grogenealogylocalhistory.wordpress.com/ blog] | valign="top" |
'''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://www.wnygs.org/library.html '''Western New York Genealogical Society Library''']<br>Buffalo &amp; Erie County Public Library (Grosvenor Room)<br>1 Lafayette Square<br>Buffalo, NY 14203<br>[http://www.wnygs.org/contacts.html Contacts] | valign="top" | '''Genealogical Resources''': Atlases, gazetters, directories, histories, church records, cemetery records, vital index, censuses, compiled genealogies, immigrant lists, military records, and periodicals.
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| width="40%" valign="top" | E. H. Butler Library<br>[http://library.buffalostate.edu/archives/ Arhives and Special Collections]<br>Buffalo State College<br>1300 Elmwood Avenue<br>Buffalo, NY 14222<br>Phone: <span class="skype_c2c_print_container notranslate">(716) 878-6300</span><span dir="ltr" id="skype_c2c_container" class="skype_c2c_container notranslate" ><span dir="ltr"><span class="skype_c2c_highlighting_inactive_common" dir="ltr"><span class="skype_c2c_textarea_span" id="non_free_num_ui">[[Image:]]<span class="skype_c2c_text_span">(716) 878-6300</span><span class="skype_c2c_free_text_span"> </span> </span></span></span><br>Archivist Phone: <span class="skype_c2c_print_container notranslate">(716) 878-6308</span><span dir="ltr" id="skype_c2c_container" class="skype_c2c_container notranslate" ><span dir="ltr"><span class="skype_c2c_highlighting_inactive_common" dir="ltr"><span class="skype_c2c_textarea_span" id="non_free_num_ui">[[Image:]]<span class="skype_c2c_text_span">(716) 878-6308</span><span class="skype_c2c_free_text_span"></span> </span></span></span><br>Fax: (716) 878-3134<br>E-mail: library@buffalostate.edu
| valign="top" | '''Genealogical Resources''': Besides College archive materials there is a collection of the "[http://library.buffalostate.edu/archives/butler.php Edward H. Butler Family Papers]" and the [http://library.buffalostate.edu/archives/reilly.php "Paul G. Reilly Indian Collection]" which involved treaties between various Indian nations and with the United States Government. Some of the documents (photocopies of the original) are as early as 1789. [http://library.buffalostate.edu/archives/ Collections]<br>
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| width="40%" valign="top" | Rev. J. Clayton Murray, S.J.<br>[http://www.canisius.edu/archives/default.asp Archives &amp; Special Collections]<br>Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library<br>Canisius College<br>2001 Main Street<br>Buffalo, NY 14208-1098<br>Phone: <span class="skype_c2c_print_container notranslate">716-888-8406</span><span dir="ltr" id="skype_c2c_container" class="skype_c2c_container notranslate" ><span dir="ltr"><span class="skype_c2c_highlighting_inactive_common" dir="ltr"><span class="skype_c2c_textarea_span" id="non_free_num_ui">[[Image:]]<span class="skype_c2c_text_span">716-888-8406</span><span class="skype_c2c_free_text_span"></span> </span></span></span><br>Fax: 716-888-2525<br>E-mail: delaneyk@canisius.edu
| valign="top" | '''Genealogical Resources''': Besides the College archive materials, there is a collection of medieval manuscripts, including early printed Bibles, the Joseph P. Desmond Collection of Irish literature, history and culture; and the history of the Jesuits. [http://www.canisius.edu/archives/special.asp Collections]<br>
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==== County Historian's Office ====
[http://www2.erie.gov/index.php?q=county-historian Erie County Historian]<br>Doug Kohler<br>95 Franklin Street, 16th Floor<br>Buffalo, NY 14202<br>716–858–8500<br>Email: doug.kohler@erie.gov.
==== Courthouses ====
The Erie County Clerk's office has marriage, divorce, court and land records. The Surrogate Court has probate records. For further information about where the records for Erie County are held, see the [[Erie County, New York Courthouse|Erie County Courthouse]] page.
==== Family History Centers ====
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
{{NYfhc|Buffalo}}
==== Societies ====[https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/FamilySearch_Affiliate_Libraries FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries] have privileges to limited-access FamilySearch databases. [https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/The_Grosvenor_Room_at_the_Buffalo_%26_Erie_County_Public_Library The Grosvenor Room at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library] is a FamilySearch Affiliate Library.
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| width="45%" valign="top" | '''[http://www.buffalohistory.org/Learn/Research-Library.aspx Buffalo History Museum]'''<br>1 Museum 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, city directories, [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zBGJO4vwwlF3OVOXphSMQL31UH8GcEc8PasvJA8aO1o/pub church records] (many Roman Catholic parishes), [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KRuDq49cAW_x4OSNX_FbqiXGKDwV9Ovzr3CF-JM6F2w/pub cemetery records,] censuses, [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ECLNI_ZqNAtv1WxFXQw6N8FlyGdTWQziZ-fAzwfvz3Y/pub newspapers], obituary index&nbsp; (1811-2001), [http://www.buffalohistory.org/docs/01be801d-98b3-432f-9277-b0c9a8e28aef.pdf obituary request form], private papers, published family histories, list of professional [http://tinyurl.com/BECHS001 researchers for hire].<br>
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| width="35%" valign="top" | [http://www.buffalolib.org/ '''Buffalo and Erie County Public Library''']<br>1 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].
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| width="35%" valign="top" | '''Erie County Historical Federation'''<br>11 Danforth Street<br>Chektowaga, NY 14227<br>[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Erie-County-Historical-Federation-ECHF/264344183151 Facebook page]<ref name="erie">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).</ref> | valign="top" | '''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."
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| width="35%" valign="top" | [http://www.wnygs.org/ '''Western New York Genealogical Society''']<br>P.O. Box 338<br>Hamburg, N.Y. 14075-0338 | valign="top" | '''Genealogical Resources''': Surname list, locality list, 1865 Census index, journal, research library.
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| width="35%" valign="top" | [http://cnygs.org/ '''Central New York Genealogical Society''']<ref>''Central New York Genealogical Society'' at http://cnygs.org/ (accessed 4 July 2018).</ref><br>Box 104, Calvin Station <br>Syracuse, New York 13205 <br>E-mail: [mailto:CNYGS@yahoo.com CNYSG@yahoo.com] | valign="top" | '''Genealogical Resources''': Member queries; surname research list; online resources; six meetings/year; publication: ''Tree Talks ''({{WorldCat|1585719|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|253012|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 B2t}}) quarterly with annual index.
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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.
=== Social Groups Online ===
:*[http://www.facebook.com/search/results.php?q=Lewis%20Historical&init=quick&tas=0.6579933515055042#!/pages/Buffalo-and-Erie-County-Historical-Society/106056712767434 Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society] - Facebook.<br>
:*[http://www.facebook.com/NewYorkGenealogy New York Genealogy Research Community] (FamilySearch on Facebook)<br>
=== Taxation ===
{{NYTwnRc}}
=== Vital Records ===
{{NY vitals}}
==== Birth ====
{{NYbirth}}
''Birth Substitutes''
:*'''1640–1962''' {{RecordSearch|1680842|New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index.<br>
:*See ''Town Clerks' Registers of Men who Served in the Civil War in {{PAGENAME}}'' in the Civil War section of [[{{PAGENAME}}#Military|Military]] for birth information.<br>
==== Marriage ====
{{NYmarriage|Erie|1878|April 1935}}<ref>Elizabeth Petty Bentley, ''County Courthouse Book'', 3rd ed. (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Pub., 2009), 203. {{WorldCat|328595204|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1651099|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D24bena 2009}}.</ref><br>
 
:*'''1639-1962''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=new%20york%2cny New York, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
:*'''1864-5, 1874-5''' See Marriage Schedule information in the State Census section of [[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]] for marriage information for 1864-5, and 1874-5.<br>
==== Divorce ====
{{NY Divorce}}
==== Death ====
{{NYdeath}}<br>
''Death Indexes''<br>
 
:*'''1824-1962''' - {{RecordSearch|2373798|New York, Church and Civil Deaths, 1824-1962}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
:*'''1880-1956''' - {{RecordSearch|2803479|New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
{{NY FamilySearch Catalog Vitals|374874|county=Erie}}
=== Voting Registers ===
== Erie County New York Places ==
{{Erie County, New York}}
== Erie County New York Genealogy Websites ==
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/newyork/erie-county/ Erie County, NY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] *[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116552830480687209686 New York Genealogy Network Community on Google+] *[https://www.facebook.com/groups/210302895672550/ New York Genealogy Network Group on Facebook] *[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ny/county/erie1/ The Erie County NYGenWeb Project], an member of [[NYGenWeb|The NYGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]. *[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ny/erie/erie.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Erie County. *[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ny/erie/erie.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Erie County. (Backup site) *[http://www.buffaloresearch.com/index.html BuffaloResearch.com] - Buffalo Genealogical Data *[http://wnyroots.tripod.com/ Erie County Links] - Erie County, New York Cemeteries Past and Present - More links than just cemeteries *[http://www.buffalolib.org/content/grosvenor/genealogy-collection Buffalo and Erie County Public Library], includes list of resources available on Buffalo and Erie County [http://www.buffalolib.org/sites/default/files/pdf/genealogy/subject-guides/Adoption%20Resources%20for%20Buffalo%20and%20Erie%20County%20updated%207-2014.pdf records helpful for adoption]
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/NY/Erie-County.htm Erie County Genealogy]
== Erie County New York Genealogy References ==
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