Local History

     Materials available on our local history/genealogy shelf

  • 1841 History of Wyoming County, New York: With Illustrations, 1880
  • A Complete Name Index To the 1841 History of Wyoming County New York with Illustrations, 1880
  • Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860)
  • History of Holland Purchase
  • History of Warsaw New York, 1869
  • Historical Wyoming, 1947-present, various indexes, bound
  • The Warsaw Centennial
  • Western New Yorker and Country Courier, 1836-present microfilm
  • Wyoming County New York,: An Architectural Tour
  • Wyoming County 1870 Directory

We have many Genealogy manuals to check out. They are also found on our local History/Genealogy shelf. You can also browse our History Room collection using the online catalog.


Wyoming County Historian's Office
26 Linwood Ave., Warsaw, NY 14569
Hours 9:00-3:30, Monday through Friday (open during the lunch hour)
Cindy Amrhein, County Historian
Sally Smith, Assistant County Historian


  • Cemetery/Census book
  • Genealogy File
  • Subject File
  • War File (Revolutionary, Civil, etc.)
  • County History- Beer's 1880
  • 1870 County Directory
  • Wyoming Co. Probate 1841-1900
  • Turner's Pioneer History, 1849
  • History of Phelps and Gorhams Purchase, 1951
  • N.Y.S. Gazetteer 1860-French's
  • Janet Foley-Early Settler's of NY
  • Biographical Review- Livingston and Wyoming Co.
  • Church History (founding and local churches info.)
  • Newspapers on microfilm beginning at 1836

Wyoming County Surrogate's Court
Located across the street from Warsaw Public Library.
Phone: 786-3148

  • Wills
  • Probate
  • Administrative records 

Warsaw Town Offices
Center Street
Phone: 585-786-2800

Warsaw Village Offices
15 South Main Street
Phone: 585-786-2120

Warsaw Historical Society
Gates House, 15 Perry Ave.
Phone: 786-5240
Hours: M-F 10am-2pm

Family History Center
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
286 Linwood Ave., Warsaw
Phone: 585-786-5661
Hours: T, 10am-2pm, W, TH 7pm-9pm, Sat, 10-Noon

  • Cemetery records
  • Census collection from several areas of NYS
  • 1790-1930 State and Federal census extract forms
  • Various census forms from other countries
  • Social Security Death Index
  • Family Search -International Genealogical Index
  • Family History Library Catalog
  • Freedman’s Bank Records
  • Internet access to genealogical web sites