West Seneca, Erie County, New York Genealogy

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Guide to West Seneca, Erie ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Additional Resources:

Town of West Seneca, New York

Genealogical Resources: Brief History of the Town of West Seneca

Erie County, New York History

Genealogical Resources: History of West Seneca, NY

Repositories[edit | edit source]

Archives, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

West Seneca Public Library
1300 Union Road
West Seneca, NY 14224
Phone: 716-674-2928

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.

West Seneca Historical Society Museum
919 Mill Rd
West Seneca, NY 14224
Phone: 716-674-4283[1]

Societies[edit | edit source]

West Seneca Historical Society
919 Mill Road
Mailing address: P.O. Box 2
West Seneca, NY 14224-3038
Phone: 716-674-4283[1]

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.
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.

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

Also Registrar of Vital Statistics

Town of West Seneca, Clerk
1250 Union Road, Room 212
West Seneca, NY 14224
Phone: 716-558-3215
Email: jfelser@twsny.org

Town Historian[edit | edit source]

Janet A. Harris[2]
West Seneca Historical Society
919 Mill Road
PO Box 2
West Seneca, NY 14224-3038
Phone: 716-674-4283

Town Records[edit | edit source]

To locate additional published and transcribed records for West Seneca, 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). Archive.org; 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[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 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).
  2. 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), 405. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D24ben 2009.

Places[edit | edit source]