5 Murray Hill Drive
Mt Morris 14510
Amie Alden, Historian
(585) 243-7955, 335-1730
Fax - 243-7956
Office Hours are Monday - Friday,
1:00 - 4:30 pm.
Closed for legal holidays
County Historian Records Index
The purpose of the Office of the County Historian is to collect, preserve and interpret Livingston County's documentary heritage and manage historic records for the public.
The County Historian provides guidance and support to the 17 Town Historians of Livingston County, assists the general public on research projects, publishes a quarterly newsletter Out of the Archives, sets up displays on topics of historic significance, attends events and is available to give talks on subjects of historical interest to various groups.
The research center is open to the public and has an extensive collection of books on local history, newspapers on microfilm (1824 - present), census and naturalization records, veteran's files, photographs, maps, genealogy files, cemetery surveys, and various other archival materials pertaining to the history of Livingston County.
Vietnam Veteran's Book Project survey
How to order a copy of
The Sullivan Campaign of the Revolutionary War
The Impact on Livingston County, New York 1779 - 2004
For Sale, The Diary of Moses Long
"Out of the Archives" Newsletters
Resources in the Livingston County Historian's Office
Federal: 1790 - 1930 (Indexed to 1860)
State: 1855 (partially indexed), 1865, 1875, 1915 (indexed), and 1925 (indexed)
Newspapers on microfilm
1824 - to present; many are indexed for births, deaths and marriages prior to 1900 and recent obituaries are indexed from 1989 to present.
Subject binders include: Architecture and homes, Agriculture and farms, Businesses, Cemeteries, Genesee River, Genesee Valley Canal, Genesee Valley Greenway, Genesee Valley Hunt, Groveland Shakers, Hotels/Taverns/Inns, Military History, Notable Women, Railroads, Salt mines, Schools, and others too numerous to mention.
Photographs & Postcards
Cataloged collection of over 8000 photos pertaining to Livingston County. Hundreds of postcards from every town in the county.
1400 correspondence folders of local families.
Survey of all marked graves in the county to 1885. Several surveys of assorted cemeteries indexed to late 1900s. (indexed)
Early 19th through 20th century maps of the Genesee Valley and Livingston County.
12,000 files of veterans from the Revolutionary War to present. Some files include original photographs, military and biographical information and newspaper clippings. (indexed)
Naturalization 1821 - 1954.
Approximately 5000 names are indexed. After 1906 the petition, declaration of intention and affidavits are all on file.
We have had
visitors since January 1, 2005