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The County Historian's Office performs searches of indexed references and can email digital copies at no charge. Fees apply for mailed photocopies (view mailing rates). Staff respond as promptly as possible, but it may take a short time to receive a reply.

  • Please use the following citation for any image published in print or online: Livingston County Historian (New York). 
  • Permission to obtain more than 10 images, different formats, or any other special request must be submitted in writing for consideration and be approved by the County Historian. See full Digital Files Policy.

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  • Vital records - New York State did not keep birth, death, and marriage records until about 1880; after this date, certificates are usually available at the town/city where the event occurred. Marriage records are available from the municipality where the marriage license was issued. If the location of these events is unknown, check the indexes on Reclaim the Records. You may also contact the New York State Department of Health.
  • Exception 1: This office does hold marriage records kept by the County Clerk between 1918-1935, indexed through the County Historian's Record Index.
  • Exception 2: This office does hold vital records (birth, marriage, death) kept by several town clerks between 1847 - 1849, pursuant to a law of 1847. These records are indexed and available online through the County Historian's Records Index.
  • For deeds and mortgages, please visit the Livingston County Clerk at 6 Court St., Geneseo, NY 14454 or use the Land Records Collection on

Updated December 2022