Links of Interest to Wayne County Researchers
Local Historical Organizations and Historians:
Wayne County Historian's Office: go here to order family searches and request information
Museum of Wayne County History run by the Wayne County Historical Society
Wayne County Historical Society Facebook Page
Wayne County New York Genealogical Society - this organization does NOT handle genealogical research requests and directs you to the county historian's office for research assistance (see link above)
Butler Historical Preservation Society
Galen Historical Society
Historic Huron NY Facebook Page
Macedon Historical Society - is society still active? No contact info on the site.
North Rose Wolcott Community News Facebook Page
Heritage Square Museum - Town of Ontario
The Museums of Historic Palmyra
Sodus Bay Lighthouse & Museum Home Page
Walworth Historical Society and Museum - site not updated since summer 2013. Photos don't display.
Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society
Wolcott Historical Society
List of Wayne County Town & Villlage Historians
Sites of Local Interest:
Wayne County Off-line Sources
Wayne County Newspapers on Microfilm at the NYS Library in Albany
Wayne County Newspapers on Microfilm at other NYS Libraries
Darwina Michael's Finger Lakes Genealogy; mirror site of same
Village of Lyons Homepage
Palmyra NY General Information Website
Village of Newark Home Page
Town of Ontario Homepage
The Official Wayne County Fair Page
Historic Sodus Point
Official Town of Huron Homepage
Visitors Centers & Historic Sites of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The Hill Cumorah Pageant
Wayne County Life
Wayne County Life Facebook Page
The Political Graveyard of Wayne County
Existing Old Railroad Stations of Wayne County (type Wayne County into search bar)
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York, edited by George W. Cowles. Assisted by H. P. Smith and others. Published by Syracuse, N.Y., D. Mason, 1895. Read a facisimile of the original on line, or if you have the patience, bandwidth and hard drive space, download a .pdf.
Old Postcards of Wayne County, N.Y.
Several Vintage Postcards of Clyde
Clyde & Galen Historical Photos: from the C-S Public Library
Some General Wayne County History: a short description of early settlement on Richard Frisbie's Hope Farm Press site
Early Wolcott Jury List: link to Seneca County NY GenWeb
Wayne County-Related Personal Family History Web Sites are listed in the Family section.
General and Wayne County Military:
Where the Men Were Obtained: a county by county listing showing where NY State Civil War regiments were mustered.
Downloadable Rosters of all NYS Civil War Infantry Regiments: these are in .pdf form
New York State and the Civil War: great site!
Civil War Letters of Pvt. Manley Stacey of Co. D, 111th Infantry, a recruit from Lyons NY - this is a link to another site and will open in another window. Scroll down the right side for links to transcriptions of his 200+ individual letters, many mentioning local Wayne County soldiers who served with him. Be sure to click on each of the links at the top of this entry page to read more about Manley and the project: added 1/23/11
The Census of Pensioners for Military Service 1841 for Finger Lakes area: on Darwina's Finger Lakes Genealogy Page
Map of the Revolutionary War Military Tract: on the Seneca County NYGenWeb Site
Historical Marker Database
War of 1812 site: - covers all aspects of this conflict, with battles, causes, weapons and people. Not specifically Wayne but Wayne men were active in this war.
Fulton History: searchable database of Wayne County and other New York State historical newspapers, many from the 19th century!
Wayne County Historic Newspapers Search
Clyde Historical Newspapers from the C-S Public Library
Chronicling America - the Library of Congress online newspaper database
The Wayne Post : Check out what's happening in Wayne County today!
Times of Wayne County Online Newspaper: current county news
1895 Atlas of the United States Project
1895 Wayne County, New York Map: same as above but go right to Wayne map
The Burned-Over District: with links to 1810, 1820, and 1830 census indices and maps
Map of Wayne County in 1830: with links to 1830 census index
Map of U.S. Migration Patterns
U.S. Territorial and Other Historical Maps
Central New York Towns Map
Migration, One of Our Favorite Topics:
US Bureau of Land Management General Land Office: database and image access to more than two million federal land title records for the Eastern Public Land States, issued between 1820 and 1908; indexed both by the Patentee or Warrantee; images of the original certificates
1870 Census Search, by the Library of Michigan
Michigan GENDIS - MI Death Index
State of Michigan County Histories and Atlases - over 400 county atlases and history books viewable on line
Dept. of Michigan SUV Graves Registration Database Search
Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Records Search: about 260,000 land patent records
Early Roads and Migration Trails
University of Kansas Searchable Database of Books and Articles: not just Kansas. State histories, memoirs, etc. of the Heartland, that can help trace people back to where they came from - "Back East". These searchable online volumes are an excellent resource, containing the names of a horde of New Yorkers, often giving a helpful, chronological list of their successive, farflung residences. Unfortunately, the NYS town and county are not always specified, so there may be short bios of many more Wayne County people whom one could find using a surname search.
Other Useful Sites:
The New York State Historical Literature Collection: browse and read over 600 rare historical books and pamphlets about New York State topics
NY State Off-line Sources
Central New York Genealogical Society:
"Tree Talks," their quarterly publication, contains abstracted material from 48 central
NY counties, including Wayne. One issue each year contains an indexed transcription of an early NY County Census. There is also a Surname List of families members are researching.
NY State Archives
New York State Library's list of years of available NYS Census Records
NYS Newspaper Microfilm at the NYS Library
Newspaper Abstracts Project
Monroe County Early News: news articles from Monroe County newspapers; many articles about Wayne County residents.
SAMPUBCO: Will Testators Indexes, Naturalization Records Indexes and Census Indexes online. You can order copies of the original source documents for a fee. Read instructions carefully if using this service.
Obits Look-ups Volunteers: web site that allows people to volunteer for and request obituary lookups from all around the U.S., Canada, and internationally. The RootsWeb mailing list, OBIT-LOOKUPS-L, provides a way to make requests for locations that don't have volunteers listed on the web site.
Digitized copy of History of Wayne County New York 1789 - 1877. Philadelphia: Everts, Ensign & Everts. 1877.
Wayne Co. Fire Depts.:
Alton Fire Company Website
Fairville NY Volunteer Fire Department
Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department (Town of Ontario)
Lyons Fire Department Website
Lyons Fire Department Facebook page
Newark Fire Department Facebook page
North Rose Fire Department Website
North Rose Fire Department Facebook page
Pultneyville Fire and Water Rescue Facebook page
Red Creek Fire Department Website
Red Creek Protective Fire Company, Inc. Facebook page
Sodus Fire Rescue Facebook page
Sodus Center Fire Department Facebook page
South Macedon Fire and Rescue, Inc. Facebook page
Union Hill Fire Department
Union Hill Fire Department Facebook page
Williamson Fire Company #1 Website
Williamson Fire Company #1 Facebook page
Wolcott Volunteer Fire Department Website
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