CentralCentral Library ofLibrary ofRochester andRochester andMonroe CountyMonroe CountyGenealogy andGenealogy andLocal History ResourcesLocal History Resources
An Overview of:An Overview of:• Local History andLocal History andGenealogy Room ResourcesGenealogy Room Resources• Retrieval Room ResourcesRetrieval Room Resources• Other library collectionsOther library collections
Local History and Genealogy –Local History and Genealogy –22ndndfloor, Rundel Buildingfloor, Rundel Building• Staff answers written, email and phoneStaff answers written, email and phonerequests as well as walk-ins.requests as well as walk-ins.• Will provide reference and referral, canWill provide reference and referral, canNOT do direct researchNOT do direct research• Copying and scanning available.Copying and scanning available.• What’s in the collection?What’s in the collection?
Major items:Major items:Newspaper index 1818-1903Newspaper index 1818-1903Clipping file (no index), 1936-dateClipping file (no index), 1936-dateCensus, 1790-1930, includingCensus, 1790-1930, includingNYS state census…NYS state census…and there’s more!and there’s more!
The collection also contains…The collection also contains…• Cemetery records collectionCemetery records collection• Genealogical periodicalsGenealogical periodicals• Card files and scrapbooksCard files and scrapbooks• Picture filesPicture files• MapsMaps• DirectoriesDirectories• YearbooksYearbooks
And also…And also…• ……city and suburban directoriescity and suburban directories• Local suburban papers (not indexed)Local suburban papers (not indexed)• NYS guides to civil and church records,NYS guides to civil and church records,compiled in 1942compiled in 1942• Large collection of genealogy and localLarge collection of genealogy and localhistory bookshistory books• Directories of historiansDirectories of historians
The Retrieval Room!The Retrieval Room!• Rochester History – assorted issuesRochester History – assorted issues• Rochester Images IndexRochester Images IndexIndex to photos available onlineIndex to photos available onlineLiving HereLiving HereNewspaper supplement 1999 - 2002Newspaper supplement 1999 - 2002……but the big kahuna is…but the big kahuna is…
Official NYS Vital RecordsOfficial NYS Vital Records• New York State IndexNew York State IndexBirthBirth 1881 – 19281881 – 1928MarriageMarriage 1881 – 19531881 – 1953DeathDeath 1880 – 19531880 – 1953• Report 2000Report 2000Data for Usage, September 29, 2000 –Data for Usage, September 29, 2000 –December 31, 2000December 31, 2000Data for Usage, January 1, 2001 –Data for Usage, January 1, 2001 –December 31, 2001December 31, 2001
Locally Created B.M.D.Locally Created B.M.D.IndexesIndexes• BirthBirth 1985 - Current (Retrieval)1985 - Current (Retrieval)• MarriageMarriage 1972 - Current (Retrieval)1972 - Current (Retrieval)• DeathDeath 1972 - Current (Retrieval and1972 - Current (Retrieval andLocal History)Local History)• Retrieval is compiling current and archivalRetrieval is compiling current and archivalindexes back to the 1800’sindexes back to the 1800’s
Specialized IndexesSpecialized Indexes• Court Docket 1994 - Current (Retrieval)Court Docket 1994 - Current (Retrieval)• Police Blotter / Court DocketPolice Blotter / Court DocketNovember 8, 1994 – July 31, 1999November 8, 1994 – July 31, 1999Last police blotter was publishedLast police blotter was publishedJuly 31, 1994. Court docket stillJuly 31, 1994. Court docket stillappears in D & C - information isappears in D & C - information iscurrentcurrent
War RecordsWar Records• Revolutionary War Index for RochesterRevolutionary War Index for Rochesterand surrounding Townsand surrounding Towns• War of 1812War of 1812• Civil War Index for RochesterCivil War Index for Rochesterand surrounding Townsand surrounding Towns
War RecordsWar Records• History of 140History of 140ththNew York StateNew York StateVolunteersVolunteers• Veteran’s Burial Index: 1779 – 1976Veteran’s Burial Index: 1779 – 1976• World War II and Korean WarWorld War II and Korean WarCasualtiesCasualties IndexIndex
Newspaper IndexesNewspaper Indexes• Newspaper Microfilm 1818 – date areNewspaper Microfilm 1818 – date areall shelved in Retrieval - all papersall shelved in Retrieval - all papersAlso has film version of the boundAlso has film version of the boundnewspaper index in Local Historynewspaper index in Local History• Democrat & ChronicleDemocrat & Chronicle1983 – 19961983 – 1996
Newspaper IndexesNewspaper Indexes• UpstateUpstate1987 - 1989 Provided by D &C1987 - 1989 Provided by D &C• New York State Newspaper ProjectNew York State Newspaper Project– Hard copy editionHard copy editionNewspaper titles and dates for citiesNewspaper titles and dates for citiesand towns in New York Stateand towns in New York State
Other ResourcesOther Resources• Vital Records – Tips NotebookVital Records – Tips NotebookTips for GenealogyTips for Genealogy• Bookmarked on Computers:Bookmarked on Computers:Social Security Death IndexSocial Security Death IndexSoundexSoundexNew York State Inmate Web SiteNew York State Inmate Web Site
Other ResourcesOther Resources• Atlas of Mt. Hope Cemetery - 1851Atlas of Mt. Hope Cemetery - 1851• Rochester AtlasRochester AtlasStreet DirectoryStreet Directory
Other ResourcesOther Resources• Union List of SerialsUnion List of SerialsList of Periodical and Owning LibrariesList of Periodical and Owning Libraries• Photocopies of Newspaper Clippings:Photocopies of Newspaper Clippings:TitanicTitanic
Current ProjectsCurrent Projects• Putting Retrieval Indexes on CD’s,Putting Retrieval Indexes on CD’s,possibly online.possibly online.
Resources outside theResources outside theCentral LibraryCentral Library• Town Libraries may have collections -Town Libraries may have collections -Ogden and PenfieldOgden and Penfield• College Libraries – Nazareth holds LDSCollege Libraries – Nazareth holds LDScopies of Rochester Diocesan Records;copies of Rochester Diocesan Records;UR has genealogy titles; SJF has CivilUR has genealogy titles; SJF has CivilWarWar• Search the Roaring CatSearch the Roaring Cat• Archives of various denominationsArchives of various denominations• Historian’s collectionsHistorian’s collections