Michelle Ann Kratts

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Have you ever wondered about your family history?

In Genealogy Gems, Lewiston Public Library, Library Programs on May 31, 2013 at 6:45 pm

Genealogy Genies

Have you ever wondered about your family history? Are you stuck on a particular ancestor? Now is the time to find some answers.

Lewiston’s new “Genealogy Genies” are happy to lend their expertise and to help you break down those brick walls.

Sample questions include:

Where is my great great grandfather buried?

What is my great grandmother’s maiden name?

Who are my great great great grandparents?

Who were all my grandfather’s brothers and sisters?

Where in Italy are my grandparents from?

What did my great grandmother die from?

When did my ancestors first come to America?

Did my great great great great great grandfather fight in the American Revolution?

Where did my Uncle Joe live?

And soooo much more….

Please send an email to: genealogygenies@gmail.com

One request per email. Please provide the following information for each request:

**Your name

**Your Email/Phone number

**The specific information you are requesting

**Any details (please scan documents, etc., and email to us)

**All names and any dates

There is no charge. All work will be emailed. If you require hard copies there

will be postal fees and copy fees.

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Obtaining Genealogical Records in the State of New York

In Niagara County, Niagara County Resources, Official Records of Niagara County on May 28, 2013 at 9:07 pm

If you are interested in obtaining birth, marriage or death records in the state of New York for Genealogical purposes you must follow the procedures, rules and regulations described in:

“Title 10 of the Health Commissioner Rules and Regulations, Title: Section 35.5-Genealogical research; method of disclosure; searches”

NY State Regulations

For Births–You may only request records on file for 75 years following a person’s death
“No information shall be released from a record of birth unless the record has been on file for at least 75 years and the person to whom the record relates is known to the applicant to be deceased”

For Deaths–You may only request records that have been on file for at least 50 years
“No information shall be released from a record of death unless the record has been on file for at least 50 years…”

For Marriages–You may only request a marriage record that has been on file for at least 50 years and both parties are known to be deceased
“No information shall be released from a record of marriage unless the record has been on file for at least 50 years and the parties to the marriage are known to the applicatnts to be deceased”

For New York State genealogy records and resources check out the following:
http://www.health.ny.gov/vital_records/genealogy.htm

Fill out this application:
http://www.health.ny.gov/vital_records/forms/doh-4384.pdf

Mail your completed application to:

New York State Department of Health
Vital Records Section
Genealogy Unit
P.O. Box 2602
Albany, NY 12220-2602

Village of Youngstown–Official Records of Niagara County

In Niagara County, Niagara County Resources, Official Records of Niagara County, Youngstown on May 28, 2013 at 7:53 pm

Vital records are available for the village of Youngstown for the following years:

Birth–1847 to present
Marriage–1847 to present
Death–1847 to present
(Note: “One book of birth, death and marriage. Then there was a fire and we start again in 1886-present.”)

Address:
240 Lockport Street
P.O. Box 168
Youngstown, NY 14174

Website:
http://youngstownnewyork.us/departments/village-office

Email:
bjc@youngstownnewyork.us

Phone:
(716) 745-7721

Town of Wilson: Official Records of Niagara County

In Niagara County, Niagara County Resources, Official Records of Niagara County, Wilson on May 28, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Vital records are available for the town of Wilson for the following years:

Birth–1870 to present
Marriage–1884 to present
Death–1882 to present

Greenwood Cemetery book in Clerk’s Office.
(Note: early records are sketchy since many were destroyed in a fire–state should have them.)

Address:
Office of the Town Clerk
375 Lake Street P.O. Box 537
Wilson, NY 14172

Website:
http://www.wilsonnewyork.com/town_clerk.html

Email:
TownClerk@wilsonnewyork.com

Phone:
716-751-6704 Ext. 10

City of Lockport: Official Records of Niagara County

In City of Lockport, Niagara County, Niagara County Resources, Official Records of Niagara County on May 28, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Vital records are available for the city of Lockport for the following years:

Birth–begin 1880
Marriage–begin 1880
Death–begin 1880

Address:
Lockport Municipal Building
One Locks Plaza
Lockport, New York 14094

Website:
http://elockport.com/city-clerk-erie-canal.php

Phone:
716.439.6676

Town of Lockport: Official Records of Niagara County

In Niagara County, Niagara County Resources, Official Records of Niagara County, Town of Lockport on May 28, 2013 at 7:34 pm

Vital records are available for the town of Lockport for the following years:

Birth–beginning April 1882
Marriage–beginning May 1883
Death–beginning November 1884

Address:
6560 Dysinger Road
Lockport, NY 14094

Website:
http://www.elockport.com/town-clerk-offices.php

Email:
townclerk@elockport.com

Phone:
716.439.9524

Village of Wilson: Official Records of Niagara County

In Niagara County Resources, Official Records of Niagara County, Village of Wilson on May 28, 2013 at 7:12 pm

Vital records are available for the village of Wilson for the following years:

Birth–1898 to present
Marriage–none
Death–1898 to present
(“Early records were destroyed in a fire but state should have copies.”)

Address:
375 Lake Street
PO Box 596
Wilson, NY 14172

Website:
http://villageofwilson.org/content/Departments/View/1:field=services;/content/DepartmentServices/View/2

Email:
EllenVilWil@verizon.net

Phone:
716-751-6764

Town of Wheatfield: Official Records of Niagara County

In Niagara County Resources, Official Records of Niagara County, Town of Wheatfield on May 28, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Vital records are available for the town of Wheatfield for the following years:

Birth–starting November 25, 1876
Marriage–starting 1896
Death–starting February 28, 1882

Address:
Town of Wheatfield, Town Hall
2800 Church Road
North Tonawanda, NY 14120

Website:
http://wheatfield.ny.us/clerk.html

Email:
gov@wheatfield.ny.us

Phone:
716-694-6440

Somerset: Official Records of Niagara County

In Niagara County Resources, Official Records of Niagara County on May 28, 2013 at 6:46 pm

Vital records are available for the town of Somerset for the following years:

Birth–some 1870 to present
Marriage–1882 to present
Death–1882 to present

Address:
8700 Haight Road, PO Box 368, Barker, NY 14012

Website:
http://www.somersetny.org/town-clerk
http://www.somersetny.org/town-clerk/pages/birth-death-records

Phone:
716-795-3575

Royalton–Official Records of Niagara County

In Niagara County Resources, Official Records of Niagara County on May 28, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Vital records are available for the town of Royalton for the following years:

Birth–1886 to present
Marriage–1886 to present
Death–1886 to present

Address:
5316 Royalton Center Road
Royalton Town Hall
Middleport, NY 14105

Website:
http://townofroyalton.org/content/Departments/View/3

Email:
trclerk1@rochester.rr.com
trclerk5@rochester.rr.com
trclerk4@rochester.rr.com

Phone:
716-772-2431 Ext. 10, 27, 29