Matthew R. Ballard, MLS
County Historian
34 E. Park Street
Albion, NY 14411
(585) 589-4174
Matt.Ballard@orleanscountyny.gov

      

Historian Meetings - 2018

DIRECTORY OF HISTORIANS IN ORLEANS COUNTY

Orleans County
Albion (Town) Kendall
Albion (Village) Lyndonville
Barre Medina
Carlton Murray
Clarendon Ridgeway
Gaines Shelby
Holley Yates

 

ORLEANS COUNTY
Name: Matthew R. Ballard, M.L.S.
Office Address: 34 E. Park Street, Albion, New York 14411
Office Phone: 585-589-4174
Office E-mail: Matt.Ballard@orleanscountyny.gov
Office Hours: M: 8:00am - 12:00pm, Sat: 8:30am - 11:30am, By Appointment
Website(s): www.orleansny.com/historian or www.orleanscountyhistorian.org
Social Media: Facebook - Orleans County Department of History; Twitter; Instagram; LinkedIn
Services Offered: Historical Research (subjects/people/events), Genealogy (as files exist in collection), Historic Preservation, School Programs, Preservation of Collections, Records Organization/Archiving Consultations, Cemetery Tours, Other Tours
Inventory of Collections: In Progress
Educational Programs & Speaking Engagements
Inside Orleans County: Yes
Outside Orleans County: Yes
Fees: None
Subjects: Pioneer History of Orleans County; Polish Communities in Orleans County; Sloopers/Norwegian Immigration; Erie Canal History; Crime in Orleans County; First World War; Cobblestone Masonry; (Ask about other subjects)
Writing & Research
Will Write: Yes
Subjects: Pioneer History; Immigration History; Religious History; Biographical Sketches; Cemeteries; Crime; Education/Social Reform
Community Projects
Will Collaborate: Yes
Projects of Interest: Historic Markers, Oral Histories, Business Inventories, Digitization of Collections, Historic Preservation, Cemetery Tours, School/Classroom Education, Anniversary Commemorations, Museum Without Walls, Museums, Community Tours, etc.

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ALBION (TOWN)
Name: Ian Mowatt
Office Address: 3665 Clarendon Road, Albion, New York 14411
Office Phone: N/A
Office E-mail: historian@townofalbion.com
Office Hours: N/A
Website(s): http://www.townofalbion.com/historian.html
Social Media: Facebook - Looking Back at Albion, NY
Services Offered: N/A
Inventory of Collections: N/A

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ALBION (VILLAGE)
Name: Dr. Neil Johnson
Office Address: 18 West Avenue, Albion, New York 14411*
Office Phone: 585-589-7714
Office E-mail: nhjalb@aol.com
Office Hours: N/A
Website(s): www.villageofalbionny.com
Social Media: N/A
Services Offered: N/A
Inventory of Collections: N/A

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BARRE
Name: Adrienne Daniels
Office Address: 14317 West Barre Road, Albion, New York 14411
Office Phone: 585-589-5100 ex. 1
Office E-mail: mbeach@townofbarreny.com (clerk forwards e-mails to historian)
Office Hours: By Appointment
Website(s): www.townofbarreny.com
Social Media: None
Services Offered: Family Histories - early Barre settlers to present, history of past and present businesses, schools, cemeteries, churches, town administration, materials of interest in displays.
Inventory of Collections: In Progress
Educational Programs & Speaking Engagements
Inside Orleans County: No
Outside Orleans County: No
Fees: N/A
Subjects: N/A

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CARLTON
Name: Lysbeth Hoffman
Office Address: 926-12 Lakeside Bluff, Waterport, New York 14571-9716*
Office Phone: 585-682-5775*
Office E-mail: No
Office Hours: N/A
Website(s): www.townofcarlton.org
Social Media: No
Services Offered: N/A
Inventory of Collections: Yes
Educational Programs & Speaking Engagements
Inside Orleans County: No
Outside Orleans County: No
Fees: N/A
Subjects: N/A
Writing & Research
Will Write: Yes
Subjects: N/A
Community Projects
Will Collaborate: Yes
Projects of Interest: Historic Markers, Oral Histories

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CLARENDON
Name: Melissa Ierlan
Office Address: PO Box 145, Clarendon, New York 14429
Office Phone: 585-638-7220
Office E-mail: tcbd@rochester.rr.com or clarendon_hs@yahoo.com
Office Hours: No Set Schedule - Available in Town Hall as Code Enforcement Officer
Website(s): www.townofclarendon.org
Social Media: Facebook - Clarendon New York Historical Group
Services Offered: Cemetery Tours, Browsing Collections, Family Histories of Clarendon Pioneers, etc. Contact directly for more information regarding other services.
Inventory of Collections: Yes
Educational Programs & Speaking Engagements
Inside Orleans County: Yes
Outside Orleans County: Yes
Fees: No
Subjects: Anything Clarendon related - Clarendon History, Hillside Cemetery, Various Important Individuals; Lemuel Cook, Carl Akeley, etc.; Cheese Making
Writing & Research
Will Write: Yes
Subjects: Anything Clarendon related - Clarendon History, Hillside Cemetery, Various Important Individuals; Lemuel Cook, Carl Akeley, etc.; Cheese Making
Community Projects
Will Collaborate: Yes
Projects of Interest: Historic Markers, Oral Histories, Business Inventories, Digitization of Collections, Historic Preservation, Classroom/School Education

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GAINES
Name: Adrienne Kirby
Office Address: 14087 Ridge Road, Albion, New York 14411
Office Phone: 585-589-5492
Office E-mail: historian@townofgaines.org
Office Hours: By Appointment
Website(s): https://www.townofgaines.org/historian/
Social Media: No
Services Offered: N/A
Inventory of Collections: In Progress
Educational Programs & Speaking Engagements
Inside Orleans County: Unsure
Outside Orleans County: No
Fees: Donations
Subjects: N/A
Writing & Research
Will Write: Yes
Subjects: John A. Lafler & 19th Century Brickmaking
Community Projects
Will Collaborate: N/A
Projects of Interest: N/A

 

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HOLLEY
Name: Marsha DeFilipps
Office Address: 19 N. Main Street, Holley, New York 14470*
Office Phone: 585-638-8188
Office E-mail: marshadef@yahoo.com
Office Hours: By Appointment
Website(s): www.villageofholley.org
Social Media: No
Services Offered: Genealogy, House History, School History, Museum, Tours, Maps
Inventory of Collections: In Progress
Educational Programs & Speaking Engagements
Inside Orleans County: No
Outside Orleans County: No
Fees: N/A
Subjects: N/A
Writing & Research
Will Write: N/A
Subjects: N/A
Community Projects
Will Collaborate: Yes
Projects of Interest: Historic Markers, Digitization of Collections, Historic Preservation, Anniversary Commemorations

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KENDALL
Name: Cindy Blosenhauer
Office Address: 1873 Kendall Road, Kendall, New York 14476
Office Phone: 585-746-4298
Office E-mail: kendallny.historian@gmail.com
Office Hours: By Appointment
Website(s): https://www.townofkendall.com/town-historian/
Social Media: No
Services Offered: N/A
Inventory of Collections: N/A

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LYNDONVILLE
Name: Teri Woodworth
Office Address: 2 S. Main Street, Lyndonville, New York 14098
Office Phone: 585-765-9385
Office E-mail: villageoflyndonville@rochester.twcbc.com
Office Hours: N/A
Website(s): www.villageoflyndonville.com
Social Media: No
Services Offered: N/A
Inventory of Collections: N/A

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MEDINA
Name: Todd Bensley
Office Address: 119 Park Avenue, Medina, New York 14103
Office Phone: N/A
Office E-mail: N/A
Office Hours: N/A
Website(s): www.villagemedina.org
Social Media: N/A
Services Offered: N/A
Inventory of Collections: N/A

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MURRAY
Name: Marsha DeFilipps
Office Address: 19 N. Main Street, Holley, New York 14470*
Office Phone: 585-638-8188
Office E-mail: marshadef@yahoo.com
Office Hours: By Appointment
Website(s): www.villageofholley.org
Social Media: No
Services Offered: Genealogy, House History, School History, Museum, Tours, Maps
Inventory of Collections: In Progress
Educational Programs & Speaking Engagements
Inside Orleans County: No
Outside Orleans County: No
Fees: N/A
Subjects: N/A
Writing & Research
Will Write: N/A
Subjects: N/A
Community Projects
Will Collaborate: Yes
Projects of Interest: Historic Markers, Digitization of Collections, Historic Preservation, Anniversary Commemorations

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RIDGEWAY
Name: Catherine Cooper
Office Address: 620 West Avenue, Medina, New York 14103 (Lee-Whedon Library)
Office Phone: 585-798-3430
Office E-mail: cfcooper216@gmail.com
Office Hours: By Appointment
Website(s): www.townofridgeway.org
Social Media: Facebook - Memories of Medina
Services Offered: Genealogy, House History, Research, Obituary Searches, General Topics
Inventory of Collections: In Progress
Educational Programs & Speaking Engagements
Inside Orleans County: Yes
Outside Orleans County: No
Fees: No
Subjects: Early Settlers, West Ridgeway Cemetery, George Kennan
Writing & Research
Will Write: Yes
Subjects: Knowlesville Cemetery, Frank Hamilton Cushing, Town of Ridgeway Barns
Community Projects
Will Collaborate: Yes
Projects of Interest: Oral Histories, Digitization of Collections, Cemetery Tours

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SHELBY
Name: Alice Zacher
Office Address: 4062 Salt Works Road, Medina, New York 14103
Office Phone: 585-798-3120
Office E-mail: N/A
Office Hours: By Appointment
Website(s): www.townofshelby.org
Social Media: No
Services Offered: N/A
Inventory of Collections: In Progress
Educational Programs & Speaking Engagements
Inside Orleans County: No
Outside Orleans County: No
Fees: N/A
Subjects: N/A

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YATES
Name: Dawn Metty
Office Address: 8 South Main Street, Lyndonville, New York 14098
Office Phone: 585-765-9716
Office E-mail: deputy39@rochester.rr.com
Office Hours: By Appointment
Website(s): www.townofyates.org
Social Media: No
Services Offered: N/A
Inventory of Collections: N/A

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