Orleans County, New York GenWeb Page

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ORLEANS COUNTY, NEW YORK

Towns & Villages

Vital Statistics

Cemeteries

Obits

Census Records

Family Histories

Surnames

Wills

Military

Education

Newspaper Articles

Directories

Links &
Look-ups

NY & US
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Orleans Staff

MESSAGE BOARDS

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Place your query here for births, wills, marriages, obits etc.
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In 1772 Tryon County was created. It covered the western and central part of New York State. In 1783, after the American Revolution, Tyron was renamed Montgomery County. In 1789 Ontario County was created from part of Montgomery County. In 1802 Genesee County took over the land west of the Genesee River. Orleans County was created from Genesee County on April 15, 1825. Orleans County is 23 miles across from east to west and 16 1/2 miles from north to south. It was only sparsely settled in the early 1800's but grew rapidly.

Orleans County is bordered by Lake Ontario to the north, Monroe County to the east, Genesee County to the south and Niagara County to the west.


Orleans County Clerk

Karen Lake-Maynard

Court House Square
Albion, New York 14411
(585) 589-5334

Orleans County Historian

Matthew R. Ballard, MLS

Central Hall
34 East Park Street
Albion, New York 14411
(585) 589-4174

LDS Family History Centers


Visit the Family Search Internet Genealogy Service for the Family History Center nearest you.



Orleans County
Towns and Villages

Town of Albion Town of Barre Town of Carlton Town of Clarendon Town of Gaines
Town of Kendall Town of Murray Town of Ridgeway Town of Shelby Town of Yates
Village of Albion Village of Medina Village of Holley Village of Lyndonville


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Orleans County Cemeteries

Cemeteries

Cemetery Surname Index

Cemetery Photos




Orleans County Census Records


1830 Federal Census
1850 Federal Census
1855 NY State Census
1865 NY State Census
1875 NY State Census
1880 Federal Census
1890 NY Veterans Schedules
1892 NY State Census
1900 Federal Census
1915 NY State Census
1930 Federal Census

SPECIAL THANKS

Marjorie L. Schultz
July 1, 1927 - May 10, 2010
For all her work and dedication getting these census records on line.



DIRECTORIES


1903 - Bell Telephone, Medina, NY

1905 - Bell Telephone, Medina, NY

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Orleans County Vital Statistics


1847 - 1850 Birth - Death - Marriage

Orleans County Births

Orleans County Marriages

Orleans County Deaths




Orleans County Military Records


Civil War - Regimental Units
Civil War - 17th New York - Roster
Civil War - 17th New York - History
THE HURD ESSAY - 17th New York, LA, from a Soldier's View Point
HARLAN PAGE HURD, His Biography
Western NY in the Civil War
Civil War - Capt Bowen's Sharp Shooters
Civil War - Dr. Hartwell Carver Tompkins
Civil War Photos
1890 NY Civil War Veterans Schedules

WW II Veterans
WW II Honor Roll

WNY Korean War
Korean War Casualties - Orleans County

Books available: New York Regimental Units

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Researching Orleans County Surnames


A - F -- G - L -- M - R -- S - Z




Genealogy Links


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Orleans County Look-ups

The following is a list of Orleans County references and the e-mail addresses of those who have volunteered to do look-ups. Please contact Sharon Kerridge if you have any other Orleans County references and are willing to do look-ups.

  • McMullin, Phillip, ed. New York in 1800. An Index to the Federal Census Schedules of the State of New York: Chris Andrle

  • Chronicles of the 151st Regiment, NYS Volunteer Infantry 1862-1865: George N. Kidder

  • Eighth NY Volunteer Heavy Artillery: Donna Gardner Miller

  • Landmarks of Orleans County: Sharon Kerridge

  • Pioneer History of Orleans County: Sharon Kerridge

  • Genealogy of the Merrick-Mirick-Myrick Family of Massachusetts 1636-1902, by George Byron Merrick: Holly Ricci-Canham

  • 1875 Atlas Niagara & Orleans County New York, Stu VanOrden

  • Historic Sites in Orleans County, New York, by Irene Gibson, published in 1979: Stu VanOrden

  • History of Clarendon, 1810 to 1888, by David Sturges Copeland: Stu VanOrden

  • The Kirbys of New England, by M. E. Dwight, published in 1898: Stu VanOrden

  • Genesee Echoes, by Mildred Lee Hills Anderson: In your queries, please mention the book by name. Maggie Champion

  • 1869 Orleans County Gazeteer & Business Directory: Cathie Cox

  • 1903 Orleans County Directory: Richard Callard

  • 1880 Federal Census (entire census - not just Orleans county): Barbara Weaver

  • Orleans County Census Records: 1830, 1850, 1855, 1865, 1875, 1880, 1892, 1900, 1915 & 1930 are on line
    Any questions regarding them: Sharon Kerridge

  • Orleans County Cemetery Records. All 80 cemeteries are on line.
    Any questions regarding them:
    Sharon Kerridge

  • All of the Town of Ridgeway's cemeteries are on line.
    Any questions regarding them:
    Richard Nellist, Ridgeway Historian


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US & NY GenWeb

This page is part of the USGenWeb Project. Modeled after the Kentucky GenWeb Project which was organized by a group of genealogists in March and April 1996, the idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In June 1996, it was decided to expand the project to include all states.

We strive to be as accurate as possible but concede that there may be some errors due to illegible copy, poor quality of stones, human error etc. We hope that this site is a help to researchers and used to help them gather information but is not to be considered the final word or source.

If you would like to contribute your data or create a county page within New York State, please contact Tim Stowell, Asst. NY State Coordinator,
of the NYGenWeb.

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Orleans County Genweb Staff

Sharon A. Kerridge - Coordinator
Ocala, Marion Co., Florida
samk@mfi.net

Jim Friday - Coordinator
North Chili, Monroe Co., New York
jc.friday@gmail.com

Bob Hales - HTML Specialist
Albion, Orleans Co., New York
rhales@rochester.rr.com
Our Website

Stu VanOrden - Indexing & Graphics Specialist
Perkins, Payne Co., Oklahoma
stuvano@mac.com


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