Welcome to the Wayne County Family Section! Here you'll find original articles and family submissions sent in by your fellow researchers, and links to personal genealogy websites. If you'd like to contribute similar items, please contact any one of the two co-coordinators listed on the front page of the site.
Lists and Indexes of General Interest
Ancestral Sightings - From NYS Resourcess
Ancestral Sightings - From Out-of-state Resources
Wayne County Families & BiosEffective 4/6/08 Researchers requesting that their sites be posted on this list must provide a working reciprocal link to our website before your site is linked from this one.
The Hon. Nelson Ferris: and Ferris family documents
The Peirson Family: added 1/9/12
Original Research Projects
Found Family Fotos Pt. 1: photographs of local people that you'd like to reunite with a descendant or are donating to a historical society
Found Family Fotos Pt. 2: photographs of local people that you'd like to reunite with a descendant or are donating to a historical society
Found Family Fotos Pt. 3: photographs of local people that you'd like to reunite with a descendant or are donating to a historical society
Found Family Fotos Pt. 4: photographs of local people that you'd like to reunite with a descendant or are donating to a historical society
Found Family Fotos Pt. 5: photographs of local people that you'd like to reunite with a descendant or are donating to a historical society
Sherman/Case Family Treasures (photos of Bible records and quilts)
Letters, Special Items and Keepsakes
Newspaper Clippings and Collected Family Ephemera
Documents Docket: small documents of historical interest
The Coleman Clippings Part 1 - a collection of newspaper clippings about the Coleman Family and other families of Sodus and Newark
The Coleman Clippings Part 2 - excerpts from the February 14, 1906 Arcadian Weekly Gazette
The Coleman Clippings Part 3 - abstracts of Coleman Family legal documents & society notes
Wills and Deeds
Wayne County-Related Family History Web Sites
If your family history site has **predominantly** Wayne County NY content, and does not tax older computers, send us your URL and we'll take a look. Current listees - please let us know of changes in your website address.
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Descendants of James Adams and Sarah Dunn following the line of James Adams of Wayne Co. New York : excellent discussion about migration
Keith Armitage's ARMITAGE Family History Page: an early 19th Century Irish family of Seneca County NY and eastern Galen, Wayne County, NY.
Daniel L. Ashton's Home Page: with genealogical information on the ASHTON and PRATT families.
BAILLARGEON-OHMANN ANCESTORS: fabulous pictures of Lyons & Ohmann ancestry and more to come hopefully on Brundage & Hood
1895 Diary from Wolcott/Owasco/Phelps/Lyons NY: transcribed by Anne M. Cady
Patrick Denning of Newark NY: he was a member of President Lincoln's Body Guard. Site of David Holcomb.
DENNIS Family Genealogy: several generations lived in Zurich, Town of Arcadia, prior to moving to Michigan -- see the piece on Samuel Dennis's Bible -- and a few cousins, including Town of Rose Editor Frank Dennis, lived in Rose.
Susan M. Gates Davis's Genealogy Page - The Gates-Nichols portion of the website has genealogy of the DeCAN, BRUZIJN/BERZINE and DeVOIST families who were all from Wayne County. Also included are a few Bruijsschaards. These families all emigrated from Zeeland in the Netherlands to Wayne County, New York, and some later moved on to OttawaCounty in Michigan.
The Doyle's of Wayne County, NY: Dan says: I found your web site while looking for Sodus info on the web and thought you might like to see the link to my family tree site. I have not done much with it for a couple of years, because of work and family, but there is a lot of info from Sodus on it. My family immigrated to NY in the mid 1850's from Ireland and started farming here, my Dad was the last one to farm it on the family homestead on Boyd Rd. Mom and Dad sold the farm in 81 and have since passed away. My grandfather was on the board that built The Church of The Epiphany in Sodus nearly 80 years ago now.
Jim Groat's Groat Family Genealogy: including of R. P. Groat, a prominent Wayne County citizen
Sheila Hoffman's Central NY Area Families: including the Mead family from Wayne County
Genealogy of Onias HOPKINS and his wife Sarah WILLIAMS; one family's story of moving to Michigan
Kathy (SPARR) MOTT's Genealogy Page: family page of Volunteer Kathy Mott, including her Wayne County lines.
A Biography of William VREDENBURGH Revolutionary War Veteran and Three Generations of His Descendants: excellent research by Larry Mark Vredenbugh. Links back to Larry's huge Vredenburgh Family site. This site is fantastic, including the Seelye and Converse families!