Welcome to Wyoming County New York State map with Wyoming Co. highlighted in red

Wyoming was formed from Genesee County, May 14, 1841.    Eagle, Pike and a part of Portage were annexed from Allegany Co. in 1846.    The county seat is Warsaw.    Mary Jemison ( "The Old White Woman"), Ebenzer Allen, John Tolles, Jacob Wright, Nathaniel Sprout and Stephen Crow were some of the first settlers.

Wyoming is bounded on the north by Genesee County , on the east by Livingson County , on the south by Allegany and Cattarugus Counties, and on the west by Erie County.

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History of the formation of Wyoming County and its towns.

Wyoming County Towns

Bennington Attica Middlebury Covington
Sheldon Orangeville Warsaw Perry
Java Wethersfield Gainesville Castile
Arcade Eagle Pike Genesee Falls

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County and Town Historians
Historical Societies

Wyoming County Historians Office
26 Linwood Ave, Warsaw, NY 14569
585-786-8818      open: M-F 9-5 [we may close for lunch]
Summer Hours: 8 am - 4pm

County Historian - Doris A. Bannister
Deputy Historian - Cindy Amrhein
go here for a brief list of what they have

County Clerk 143 N. Main St., Court House, Warsaw, NY 14569
585-786-8810       Fax 585-786-3703

County Historical Societies and Museums

Warsaw Historical Society

Warsaw Walking Tour

Town Historians - Name,address and Phone

Sheldon Historical Society

Town Clerks

Genesee Area Genealogists is an organization of people from Genesee, Wyoming, and Ontario counties plus others from around the country which meets on the third Tuesdays ten months a year (February through November) at 7 pm in the Richmond Memorial Library at 19 Ross St., Batavia, NY. We welcome anyone who is interested in genealogy or family history. Our fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30 of the succeeding year. We are a very expensive organization to join since our dues are $10.00 per year and that includes a bi-monthly newsletter!!!
If you are interested in joining Genesee Area Genealogists, you can send your $10.00 by snail mail to GAG c/o Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia NY 14020.
If you wish to e-mail for more information, you can contact Leilani Spring at swleilani@yahoo.com

The "Western New York Genealogical Society Journal" The Western New York Genealogical Society was founded in 1974 to help preserve and encourage interest in the area's rich genealogical heritage. Its focus is the eight Western New York counties which originally were part of the Holland Land Company Purchase - Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming.

Membership benefits include seven meetings each year with speakers, workshops and fieldtrips; and a subscription to the quarterly Journal, issued June, September, December and March.

Town / County Information

Perry Area Chamber of Commerce - all sorts of info on Wyoming County, NY.
The Chamber's email address is: perrycc@frontiernet.net

Pioneer Library System, Directory of Member Libraries

Wyoming County Travel Guide

1895 Wyoming County MAP

Early Wyoming County History from: History of New York State 1523-1927

Wyoming County Government


The Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, Cornell University , Ithaca, NY 14853-5310, has a collection of church records and cemetery records for western New York.

Wyoming County Archives

Wyoming County Stories and Genealogies

Wyoming County LOOK - UPS - if you have anything - a book, census records, cemetery records - even partial ones - PLEASE CONTRIBUTE!!!

New York State GenWeb Archives

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Other Wyoming County Resources

Wyoming County Will Testators and Wyoming County Naturalizations

National Park Service Civil War website - search database for soldiers!

Western New York in the Civil War - a research website

The 136th New York Infantry regiment (Civil War) - These soldiers defended the very location of where the Gettysburg National Military Park is now located. The National Park Service is proposing to restore their battle line by removing the Visitor Center. We would like to hear from any additional descendants we can locate whom might want to join us in the "cause". Thanks, Liz Kaszubski

Making of America - books and periodicals online

Civil War Naval Officers

Amherst College (MA)alumni 1821-1920 Many from Western NY !

NY State Archives On-Line Catalog

Clarion Publications of Geneseo

GENDIS (Michigan Death Index 1867-1897) -As so many of our WNY ancestors migrated to Michigan I thought this might be helpful! This index contains more information than other death indexes including the names of parents (if known) and cause of death.

Census Online : Census Sites on the Web

Upstate New York Welsh

The Association of Public Historians of New York State

The Arcade Herald

Bureau of Land Management Eastern Region
- Has searchable records for several states. You can also view download and print copies of the actual documents.

Rootsweb Resources / Mail Lists

Ann McRoden Mensch, professional genealogy research

Betty Thomas Professional Genealogy and Family History Research

Anita Ripstein Hayes anitahayes47@yahoo.com- Professional Researcher and public speaker on history in New York
Anita is a former Deputy Wyoming County Historian with John Wilson , Co-Editor of Historical Wyoming for many years, and author of many articles and books on Wyoming Co. She has an extensive library on all the towns of Wyoming County and Western New York including 1000's of marriages, births and deaths. The fee is very reasonable.

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