In addition to land records beginning with the Holland Land Company Tract in approximately 1830, the Orleans County Clerk’s Office houses some genealogical documents consisting of Census Records for years 1892, 1850, 1855, 1865, 1870, 1875, 1880, 1905, Citizenship Oaths beginning in 1853 and limited Naturalization documents.
Orleans County Historian, C. W. Lattin, heads the historical society and each township in the county has its own historical representative. Below is a list of Orleans County historians, addresses and phone numbers.
The Swan Library is also an excellent resource for the genealogist. The website is www.swanlibrary.com.
Orleans County Historian - C. W. Lattin 334 East Park Street Albion, New York 14411
585.589.4174 Office - 585.589.9510 Home - 585.589.9013 Museum
Town of Albion - Cheryl Staines 311 South Main Street Albion, New York 14411 585.589.4188
Town of Kendall - Joette Knapp 510 North Kendall Road Kendall, New York 14476 585.659.2762
Village of Albion - Neil Johnson 18 West Avenue Albion, New York 14411 585.589.7714
Town of Barre - Jay Kovaleski 5085 Oak Orchard Road Albion, New York 14411 585.589.0690
Town of Murray - Marsha DeFilipps 19 North Main Street Holley, New York 14470 585.638.8188
Village of Holley - Marsha DeFilipps 19 North Main Street Holley, New York 14470 585.638.8188
Town of Carlton - Lysbeth Hoffman 926 Lakeside Bluff Waterport, New York 14571 585.682.5775
Town of Ridgeway - Richard Nellist 517 North Academy Street Medina, New York 14103 585.798.2337
Village of Lyndonville - Elena Ames 2 South Main Street P. O. Box 270 Lyndonville, New York 14098 585.765.9385
Town of Clarendon - Melissa Ierlan 16385 Church Street Holley, New York 14470 585.638.6371
Town of Shelby - Alice Zacher 108 Eastview Drive Medina, New York 14103 585.798.2779
Village of Medina - Tod Bensley 508 Pine Street Medina, New York 14103 585.798.2130
Town of Gaines - Delia Robinson 14407 Ridge Road Albion, New York 14411 585.589.4355
Town of Yates - Scott Goetze Main Street Lyndonville, New York 14098 585.765.3983