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Livingston County, New York Facts

Livingston County

When was Livingston County, NY Created?
Livingston County was created on February 23, 1821 from Genesee County and Ontario County.

What is the County Seat of Livingston County, NY?
The County Seat is located in Geneseo and in addition the county government website is co.livingston.state.ny.us/

What counties are adjacent to Livingston County, NY?
Bordering Counties are Monroe County, Ontario County, Steuben County, Allegany County, Wyoming County, Genesee County.

Cities to be found in Livingston County consists of Geneseo. Villages include Avon, Caledonia, Dansville, Leicester, Lima, Livonia, Mount Morris, Nunda. Towns include Avon, Caledonia, Conesus, Geneseo, Groveland, Leicester, Lima, Livonia, Mount Morris, North Dansville, Nunda, Ossian, Portage, Sparta, Springwater, West Sparta, York.


Livingston County, NY Vital Records

Where can find Livingston County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Livingston County vital records can be found at the New York Department of Health which has copies of birth records after 1881 and death records after 1880, copies of marriage since 1881 and a Divorce records since 1847 . There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in New York for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Livingston County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for New York Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage and Divorce Certificate Application to mail.


Livingston County, NY Census Records

What Livingston County, NY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Livingston County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Livingston Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Livingston Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Livingston Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.

There are New York State censuses from 1880, 1892, 1905, 1855, 1865, 1875, 1892, 1905, 1915, 1925. You can get free downloadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also New York Census Records Research Guide


Livingston County, NY Courthouse and Government Records


Livingston County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Livingston County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Livingston County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in New York courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless New York residents. The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Livingston County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also New York Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Livingston County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 6 Court St, Rm 201, Geneseo, NY 14454
  • Livingston County Clerk
    • Phone: (585) 243-7010 (585) 335-1712 
    • Land Records: 1821
    • Court Records: 1821
  • Livingston County Surrogate Court Clerk
    • Address: 2 Court Street, Geneseo, NY 14454
    • Phone: (585) 243-7095
    • Probate Records: 1821
  • Livingston County Historian Has Books on local history, newspapers on microfilm (1824 - present), census and naturalization records, veteran's files, photographs, maps, genealogy files, cemetery surveys, and various other archival materials pertaining to the history of Livingston County.
    • Address: 5 Murray Hill Drive, Mt Morris 14510
    • Phone: Phone: (585)243-7955 or (585) 335-1730
  • New York Wills, 1626-1836
  • BLM Land Records

Livingston County, NY Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Livingston County, NY?
A list of Livingston County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide New York Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Livingston County, NY Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Livingston County, NY?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Livingston County. Most of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is simply a listing that has been compiled or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

Livingston Co. NY Books, Newspapers & Publications

Livingston Co. NY Cemeteries & Church Records

Livingston Co. NY Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Livingston Co. NY General and History Websites

Livingston Co. NY Immigration & Naturalization

Livingston Co. NY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Livingston Co. NY Military Records

Livingston Co. NY Schools & Directories

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