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Genesee County, New York
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Genesee County, New York Facts

When was Genesee County, NY Created?
Genesee County was created on March 30, 1802 from Ontario County.

What is the County Seat of Genesee County, NY?
The County Seat is located in Batavia and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Genesee County, NY?
Bordering Counties are Orleans CountyMonroe CountyLivingston CountyWyoming CountyErie CountyNiagara County.

Genesee County, NY Vital Records

Where can find Genesee County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Genesee 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 Genesee County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for New York Birth and Death CertificateMarriage and Divorce Certificate Application to mail.

Genesee County, NY Census Records

What Genesee County, NY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Genesee County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18101820183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

There are New York State censuses from 1880, 1892, 19051855186518751892190519151925. You can get free downloadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also New York Census Records Research Guide

Genesee County, NY Courthouse and Government Records

Genesee County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Genesee County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Genesee 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 Genesee 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 Courthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Genesee County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 15 Main Street, Batavia, NY 14021-0379
  • Genesee County Clerk
    • Phone: 585-344-2550 ext 2243
    • Land Records: 1803
    • Court Records: 1803
  • Genesee County Surrogate Court Clerk
    • Address: 1 West Main Street, PO Box 462, Batavia NY 14020-3199
    • Phone: 585-344-2550 ext 2237
    • Probate Records: 1805
  • Genesee County Historian
    • Address: History Department, Research Library & Records Management, Engine House, 3 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020
    • Phone: 585-344-2550 ext 2613
  • New York Wills, 1626-1836
  • BLM Land Records

Genesee County, NY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Genesee County, NY?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Genesee 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.

Genesee Co. NY Books, Newspapers & Publications

Genesee Co. NY Cemeteries & Church Records

Genesee Co. NY Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Genesee Co. NY General and History Websites

Genesee Co. NY Immigration & Naturalization

Genesee Co. NY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Genesee Co. NY Military Records