In addition to land records beginning with the Holland Land Company Tract in approximately 1830, the Orleans County Clerk’s Office houses some genealogical documents consisting of Census Records for years 1892, 1850, 1855, 1865, 1870, 1875, 1880, 1905, Citizenship Oaths beginning in 1853 and limited Naturalization documents.
Orleans County Historian, Matthew Ballard, heads the historical society and each township in the county has its own historical representative. Below is a list of Orleans County historians, addresses and phone numbers.
The Swan Library is also an excellent resource for the genealogist. The website is www.swanlibrary.com.
Orleans County Historian - Matthew Ballard 34 East Park Street Albion, New York 14411
585.589.4174 Office - 585.589.9013 Museum
Town of Albion - Ian Mowatt, 3665 Clarendon Road, Albion, New York 14411 585.589.7048
Town of Kendall - Heather Koch, Kendall, New York 14476 585.313-8206
Village of Albion - Dr. Neil Johnson, 18 West Avenue, Albion, New York 14411 585.589.7714
Town of Barre - Adrienne Daniels 585.589.5100
Town of Murray - Marsha DeFilipps, 19 North Main Street, Holley, New York 14470 585.638.8188
Village of Holley - Marsha DeFilipps, 19 North Main Street, Holley, New York 14470 585.638.8188
Town of Carlton - Lysbeth Hoffman, 926 Lakeside Bluff, Waterport, New York 14571 585.682.5775
Town of Ridgeway - Catherine Cooper, 216 West Center Street, Medina, New York 14103 585.798.5145
Village of Lyndonville - Teri Woodworth, Lyndonville, New York 14098 585.765.9385
Town of Clarendon - Melissa Ierlan , Clarendon, New York 14429 585.638.6371
Town of Shelby - Alice Zacher, 108 Eastview Drive, Medina, New York 14103 585.798.2779
Village of Medina - None
Town of Gaines - Al Capurso, Ridge Road Albion, New York 14411 585.589.5855
Town of Yates - Dawn Metty, South Main Street Lyndonville, New York 14098 585.765.9716