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Genesee County History Department
County Building 2
3837 West Main Street Road
Batavia, NY 14020
Phone: (585) 815-7904
email: history@co.genesee.ny.us
Genesee Area Genealogists is an organization of people from Genesee, Wyoming, and Ontario counties plus others from around the country which meets on the third Tuesdays ten months a year (February through November) at 7 pm in the Richmond Memorial Library at 19 Ross St., Batavia, NY. We welcome anyone who is interested in genealogy or family history. Our fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30 of the succeeding year. We are a very expensive organization to join since our dues are $10.00 per year and that includes a bi-monthly newsletter!!!

The "Western New York Genealogical Society"
The Western New York Genealogical Society was founded in 1974 to help preserve and encourage interest in the area's rich genealogical heritage. Its focus is the eight Western New York counties which originally were part of the Holland Land Company Purchase - Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming.

Membership benefits include seven meetings each year with speakers, workshops and field trips; and a subscription to the quarterly Journal, issued June, September, December and March.

Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross Street, Batavia, NY 14020
Phone: (585) 343- 9550
Online card catalog for the NIOGA system (Richmond Library in Batavia is a member library)

Further info on Richmond Library's genealogical holdings.

The Daniel E. Reed Library, State University Fredonia, at Fredonia, NY 14063, has microfilm of the archives of the Holland Land Company.
The Holland Land Office Museum
131 West Main St., Batavia, New York 14020
Phone: (585) 343-4727

Unfortunately, the Holland Land Office Museum is not a research facility. However, they do work in conjunction with the Genesee County History Department in genealogy research. The artifacts in the museum tells the story of the settlement of Genesee County and its people. Some of the documents about those people are stored at the County History Department. The original Holland Land Company records are in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The Reed Library at SUNY-Fredonia,Fredonia, New York, has copies of the Holland Land Company papers on microfilm.(see above)
Further info on exactly what holdings the Holland Land Office has.
Early Genesee County History
USGenWeb Archives for Genesee County, NY
Search the USGenWeb's New York State Archives
Genesee County Government Site
Genesee County Clerk's Office
 
 
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