Wyoming County was formed from Genesee County on May 14, 1841. Eagle, Pike and a part of Portage were annexed from Allegany Co. in 1846. The county seat is Warsaw. Mary Jemison ("The Old White Woman"), Ebenezer Allen, John Tolles, Jacob Wright, Nathaniel Sprout and Stephen Crow were some of the first settlers.
Wyoming County is bounded on the north by Genesee County, on the east by Livingston County, on the south by Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties, and on the west by Erie County.
Wyoming County Towns
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County and Town Historians &
Wyoming County Historians Office
26 Linwood Ave, Warsaw, NY 14569
(585) 786-8818 open: M-F 9-5 [we may close for lunch]
Summer Hours: 8 am - 4pm
County Historian - Cindy Amrhein
Asst. Historian - Sally Smith
Click here for a brief list of what kind of resources they have!
County Clerk 143 N. Main St., Court
House, Warsaw, NY 14569
Phone: (575) 786-8810 Fax: (585) 786-3703
Town Historians - Name, Address and Phone
County Historical Societies and Museums - LINK
Sheldon Historical Society - LINK
Warsaw Historical Society - LINK
Warsaw Walking Tour - LINK
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!!!
If you are interested in joining Genesee Area Genealogists, you can send your $10.00 by snail mail to GAG c/o Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia NY 14020.
If you wish to e-mail for more information, you can contact Leilani Spring
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 fieldtrips; and a subscription to the quarterly Journal, issued June, September, December and March.
Town / County Information
History of the formation of Wyoming County and its Towns
Early Wyoming County History from: History of New York State 1523-1927
1895 Wyoming County MAP
Pioneer Library System Directory of Wyoming County Member Libraries
Wyoming County Government Website
Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce - all sorts of info about Wyoming County, NY
Wyoming County Archives - this is our site index!
Wyoming County Stories and Genealogies - bios & family histories on this website
Wyoming County Look-Ups - some of these email addresses might no longer work.
If you have anything - a book, census records, cemetery records - even partial ones - PLEASE CONTRIBUTE!!!
Wyoming County NY Archives of the USGenWeb Project
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The Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
- has a collection of church records and cemetery records for western New York.
Other Wyoming County Resources
Wyoming County Will Testators and Wyoming County Naturalizations
Amherst College (Mass.) Alumni 1821-1920 - many from Western NY!
NY State Archives On-Line Catalog
Upstate New York Welsh
Bureau of Land Management Eastern Region - has searchable records for several states. You can also view, download, and print copies of the actual documents.
Rootsweb Resources / Mail Lists
The Association of Public Historians of New York State
Betty Thomas, Professional Genealogy and Family History Research
Anita Ripstein Hayes- Professional Researcher and public speaker on history in New York State. Anita is a former Deputy Wyoming County Historian with John Wilson, Co-Editor of Historical Wyoming for many years, and author of many articles and books on Wyoming Co. She has an extensive library on all the towns of Wyoming County and Western New York including 1000's of marriages, births and deaths. The fees are very reasonable.
SUBMIT and/or VIEW a Wyoming County related genealogical query.
Wyoming County NYGenWeb is a county site of the USGenWeb Project and the NYGenWeb Project!
The current site coordinator is Liz Cornish.
This page was constructed by former county coordinator Betty Thomas.
Copyright © 1999-2015 by Betty Thomas.