[Wayne County NY Links]

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

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

Last Revision: 10/16/16
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