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Search the record indexes available online to begin exploring the Livingston County Historian's resources. New content is being added weekly, so be sure to check back. See the descriptions below for a field guide of categories on the database.

Note: there are no uploaded images linked here; this is purely a database of references.

County Historian Records Index

Census: an individual entry from a census schedule in Livingston County. The New York State Census of 1855, 1865 (partial), 1892 (Sparta only), 1915, and 1925 are available here. Images of original census pages, 1790-1930, are available in the County Historian's Office, as well as on

Church: indexed names from church registers, minute books, and other documents from around Livingston County. In some cases, more information or original images may be available; please inquire. (New content uploaded monthly.)

most are entries from a survey of all Livingston County burials up to 1885, created by the DAR in 1945. All available information from this survey is online. All entries from other sources will cite the source in the References field and show a "N" in the Marked Graves field - it does not necessarily mean the individual is in an unmarked grave. (New content every week.)

Ledger: includes entries from various business and organization ledgers, as well as scattered vital records. An 1847 law required each town clerk to collect vital statistics (birth, death, and marriage records), though they ceased doing so after a few years. The Ledgers link includes vital record information from the towns of Caledonia through York, between about 1847-1849. There are no records from the town of Avon, nor from Ossian, since the latter was not annexed to Livingston County until 1857. Other towns had varying degrees of compliance with the law. Please ask if there is uncertainty about what an entry may indicate. (New content every week.)

Marriage: entries from the Livingston County Clerk's Record of Marriages, 1908-1926. Some entries may be drawn from an index only, with no other information available; these will be identified in the Notes field. Others are from the actual marriage license, so upon request more information will be available. In either case, click on the number given in the record to find the spouse's name. Original images may be available from (Series complete.)

an entry from naturalization or citizenship registers, 1821-1954. Most may be limited to the information visible in the Records Index. (Series complete.)

Newspapers: a reference to a newspaper article (usually between 1824-1911) in which the indexed name appears. Most newspapers are on microfilm in the Livingston County Historian's Office; some may also be discoverable on (New content every week.)

Poorhouse: the individual named was indexed from a register of residents at the Poorhouse or Almshouse located in Geneseo. (Series currently complete.)

Veteran: the person named has been identified as having served in the military via one or more sources. More information may be available upon request. (New content occasionally uploaded.)

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Amie Alden

Livingston County Historian's Office
5 Murray Hill Drive
Mt. Morris, NY 14510

Ph: 585-243-7955
Ph: 585-335-1730
Fx: 585-243-7956

Monday - Friday
1 - 4:30 p.m.

Closed on legal holidays

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