Welcome to Wyoming County New York State map with Wyoming Co. highlighted in red

Wyoming County was formed from Genesee County on May 19, 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

Bennington Attica Middlebury Covington
Sheldon Orangeville Warsaw Perry
Java Wethersfield Gainesville Castile
Arcade Eagle Pike Genesee Falls

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County and Town Historians & Historical Societies

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 Clerks

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

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

Search the USGenWeb Archives

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

Cyndis List

Wyoming County N.Y. Genealogy

Wyoming County N.Y. Cemetery Records

New York Census Records

New York Mortality Schedules

Wyoming County Will Testators and Wyoming County Naturalizations

American Wars - Has many military roosters for all New York State.

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

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.

queries SUBMIT and/or VIEW a Wyoming County related genealogical query.

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Wyoming County NYGenWeb is a county site of the USGenWeb Project and the NYGenWeb Project!