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Lancaster, Erie County, New York Genealogy

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Resources[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Additional Resources:

Erie County, New York History

Genealogical Resources: History of Lancaster, NY

Repositories[edit | edit source]

Archives, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

Lancaster Public Library
5466 Broadway
Lancaster, NY 14086
Phone: 716-683-1120

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.


Clark Street Museum
c/o Lancaster Historical Society
40 Clark Street
Lancaster, NY 14086
Phone: (716)681-7719

Societies[edit | edit source]

Lancaster Historical Society
40 Clark Street
Lancaster, NY 14086
Sunday 2 - 5 p.m.
Town historian: Sunday 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Phone: 716-681-7719

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]

Town of Lancaster, Clerk
Town Hall
21 Central Avenue
Lancaster, NY 14086
Phone: 716-683-9028

Village Clerk[edit | edit source]

Village of Lancaster, Clerk
Municipal Building
5423 Broadway
Lancaster NY 14086
Phone: 716-683-2105
Fax: 716-684-4830

Town Historian[edit | edit source]

Edward Mikula, Historian
Lancaster Town Hall
21 Central Avenue
Lancaster, NY 14086
Phone: 716-683-6529

Village Historian[edit | edit source]

Village of Lancaster, Historian[1]
Edward Mikula
88 Church Street
Lancaster, NY 14086

Town/Village Records[edit | edit source]

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Lancaster, 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).; 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. 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.

Places[edit | edit source]