Each municipality in New York State is mandated to have a historian to collect, preserve, and interpret their locale's history. Each historian in Livingston County has a unique collection of resources that may help researchers.
23 Genesee St., Avon, NY 14414
Email Clara Mulligan
3277 S. Drive, Caledonia, NY 14423
Email Eileen LaFave-Bickford
5564 Federal Rd, Conesus NY 14435
Email Brenda Eddy
4955 Aten Road, Groveland, NY 14462
Email Chelsey Aten
221 Main St., Leicester, NY 14481
Email Karen Roffe
P.O. Box 43, Livonia, NY 14487
Email Betty Miles
55 Murray St., Mt. Morris, NY 14510
Email Nick LoVerde
* Also serves as village historian
Email Gerri Waight
PO Box 382, Nunda, NY 14517
Email Valerie Griffing
Rhea Jean Walker
10181 McNinch Rd., Dansville, NY 14437
Email Rhea Jean Walker
1234 Main St., Hunt, NY 14846
Mary Jo Marks
PO Box 378, Dansville, NY 14437
Email Mary Jo Marks
Email Amanda Wagner
Email Sarah Luther
4130 Main St., PO Box 35, Piffard, NY 14533
Email Steve Gates
Resources for Historians
- Historian Information Packet
- Basic Inventory Template and Instructions
- Advanced Inventory Template
- Index Template
- NYS Archives Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Program - an annual award that supports advanced work using historical records in the state archives.
- William G. Pomeroy Foundation - municipalities and nonprofit organizations can apply for historical marker funding.
- American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)
- Association of Public Historians of New York State (APHNYS) - a statewide professional organization for government-appointed historians.
- Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for NY (DHPSNY) - Engage in free webinars, read relevant blogs, and get help with archives assessment and conservation.
- Government Appointed Historians of Western NY (GAHWNY) - a professional networking organization for the 11 counties of WNY; get involved for news and educational opportunities, a scholarship for history students, and more.
- National Council on Public History (NCPH)
- NY Archives Conference (NYAC) - annual conference for public historians.
- NYS Archives Partnership Trust - The NY Council for History Education provides information for historians, librarians, and archivists working with educators and students.
- New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B) - hosts the annual NYS Family History Conference in Albany, NY.
Updated May 2023