Genesee County, NY history
|We are happy to offer some items of genealogy and
local history from Genesee
County, NY -- one a CD-ROM with a collection of interesting material, while the others
are a downloadable files. We plan to offer additional Genesee County items soon, so please check back
|Now Available for Download
Genesee County chapter, from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860).
French's is considered authoritative for the period just before the Civil War.
Subsequent gazetteers -- including those that we republish -- made extensive use
of the information in French's. The following localities in Genesee County
are mentioned in boldface in this chapter: Alabama, Wheatsville,
Smithville, Alexander, Brookville, Batavia, Bushville, Bergen, Bergen Corners,
Wardville, Stone Church, North Bergen, West Bergen, East Bergen, Bethany,
Bethany Center, East Bethany, Linden, West Bethany Mills, Canada, Byron, South
Byron, Pumpkin Hill, Darien, Darien Center, Darien City, Elba, Pine Hill,
Transit, Langstons Corners, Mills Corners, Daws Corners, Le Roy, Fort Hill,
Oakfield, Caryville, Mechanicsville, Pavilion, Pavilion Center, Union Corners,
Pembroke, East Pembroke, Richville, Longs Corners, Mogadore, Prospect Hill,
Stafford, Morganville, and Roanoke. 9+ pages, PDF format, download now for $2.75.
in Mather and Brockett's Geographical
History of the State of New York (1848). This early gazetteer
leaves a bit to be desired, even considering its relatively early year
of publication. Genesee County is covered -- barely -- and perhaps
its mention and its place in the historical record of the county
justifies its republication today. In addition to the three pages
devoted to Genesee County, we have included the section from Mather and
Brockett regarding land grants and patents in the state. 3++
pages, in PDF format. Download now for $1.75.
Noted Women of the Genesee Country
by Mary Hotchkin Hoag (undated).
The Hotchkin name has been linked to study
of upstate New York history since the publication of Hotchkin’s
History of Western New York, which we re-published some time ago.
In this pamphlet, which appears to have
been the text of a talk she gave to an unknown audience on some
unspecified date, she holds forth on a frequently-neglected historical
topic: the place of women in local history. Given the limitation of
being a speech (and not an article or monograph) and the expanse of the
geographical area included in “Genesee Country” (which extended far
beyond the borders of current-day Genesee County) she provides a very
valuable introduction to the topic. 8+ pages, in PDF format, download
now for $2.25.
Charity in New York State in 1906: State
Institutions. This chapter from volume II of the Annual Report of the State
Board of Charities for the year 1906 contains a section about the New
York State School for the Blind, located in Batavia, Genesee County.
See our New York State Miscellany page
for more information about this chapter.
|Genesee County items
currently awaiting publication:
More information about charity in
1906 in Genesee County is forthcoming.
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