Office of the County Historian

Sources of Information from Public Records

Resource Link: NOT part of Wayne County website, but very helpful for research:
Wayne County GenWeb

  • TYPE
  • COVERAGE
  • SOURCE
  • FEE
  • Land Records
  • 1823 Through Current Year
  • County Clerk
  • $20/Hr, $10 Min; All copies: $1.30 Min; More Than 2 Pages, $.65 Per Page
  • Wills & Estate
  • 1823 Through Current Year
  • County Historian
  • $20/Hr, $10 Min; All copies $.25/page: microfilm, computer printer and copier.
  • Census (All indexed except 1920)
  • Federal 1790-1880; 1900, 1910,1920;New York State 1855 (except Rose, Savannah, Sodus,Walworth, Williamson, Wolcott),1865, 1875, 1892, 1905, 1915, 1925
  • County Historian
  • $20/Hr, $10 Min; All copies $.25/page: microfilm, computer printer and copier.
  • Vital Statistics
  • None Prior to 1881 Except 1847,1848, 1849, all Towns; 1850 Rose Only
  • County Historian
  • $20/Hr, $10 Min; All copies $.25/page: microfilm, computer printer and copier.
  • Vital Statistics
  • After 1881
  • Clerk of Town Where Event Occurred
  • Fee $22 for genealogy
  • Cemetery (Indexed)
  • Inscriptions from Tombstones in all Known Wayne County Cemeteries
  • County Historian
  • $20/Hr, $10 Min; All copies $.25/page: microfilm, computer printer and copier.
  • Newspapers (Indexed)
  • Scattered Years, 1817-1970's
  • County Historian
  • $20/Hr, $10 Min; All copies $.25/page: microfilm, computer printer and copier.

Sources of Information

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS:

All County Public Records May be Searched at Their Repository Without Charge. State Requests Simply and Clearly, Giving Pertinent Information but Excluding Unnecessary Detail.

RESEARCH REQUEST FORM and Deposit Must Accompany All Requests to County Historian.

ADDRESSES:

1850 Census Index