Orleans County, New York GenWeb Page


Towns, Villages
& Maps

Vital Statistics



Census Records

Family Histories





Newspaper Articles


Links &


Orleans Staff

FIND: to find a specific name of phrase on any of these webpages;
press Ctrl+F (on Windows systems) or Command+F (on a Mac) on your keyboard
with smartphones, click on the More Menue (3 virticle dots in upper right cornor)
once the "Find In Page" box appears, type the phrase into the box and hit enter.


Place your query here for births, wills, marriages, obits etc.
You can search only Orleans county or all the message boards.

Orleans County Mailing List

Subscribe to Orleans discussion group at NY-ORLEANS+subscribe@groups.io

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

Nadine Hanlon

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

Orleans County Historian

Catherine Cooper

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

LDS Family History Centers

Visit the Family Search Internet Genealogy Service to find a Family History Center near you or seach their on-line digital library.

Orleans County
Towns, Villages & Maps

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


Historic Maps of Orleans County

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Orleans County 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


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


Mary Hibbard Stack
October 10, 1929 - October 4, 2020
Known as our "Obits Lady". She researched and contributed almost all of the obits listed in our obits section.


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

Baptisms/Births - ST. Mary's Catholic Church, Albion, NY 1891 - 1917

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


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

Korean War Casualties - Orleans County

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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 Jim Friday if you have any other Orleans County references and are willing to do look-ups.

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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

Special THANKS to Sharon A. Kerridge (1945-2022)
for her tireless efforts researching, organizing, documenting and computerizing
the genelogy records of Orleans County. She spearheaded the effort to establish
this website and managed it from its inception in 1997 to her passing in 2022.
She will be missed.

Jim Friday - Coordinator
North Chili, Monroe Co., New York
Please contact me if you have any changes or addition for this website.

Bob Hales - HTML Specialist
Albion, Orleans Co., New York
Our Website

Stu VanOrden - Indexing & Graphics Specialist
Perkins, Payne Co., Oklahoma

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Copyright © Sharon Kerridge 1996 - 2022