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Help Share & Preserve Local History!
Free Scanning Events!
You are invited to bring both historic and contemporary photographs, documents, and other records to have digital images created for future generations.
Staff will scan the materials and record any information the owner shares about each piece. All originals will be returned along with a digital copy of the scans on a flash drive. The County Historian’s Office will then make the images available to researchers.
Dates for County employees: July 15 - 19, 2019
Dates for the public: July 22 - 26, 2019
Appointments are necessary! For more information contact us:
5 Murray Hill Drive, Mt. Morris, NY 14510 firstname.lastname@example.org ♦ 585-243-7955
Out With the Old!
Our outdated microfilm readers have come to the end of their useful lives. Meet the new ScanPro2200! Now our office is better equipped to access newspapers and other resources on microfilm and provide improved digital images.
Henry Wilson, alias William A. Carson, alias James Morgan, confessed to the murders of five people and was executed in Geneseo, NY in 1865 for the murder of Henry Devoe. This account, written by the man himself, tells of his travels and crimes, and is quite riveting.
Digitized - Unusual Newspapers
A collection of assorted rare newspapers was recently digitized, from the 1817 Genesee Farmer and the 1859 Frederick Douglass' Paper to the 1901 Bungtown Bugle and 1936 Living Stream Hose Co. Carnival Booster. Other titles include the Geneseo Business Item, Geneseo Daily News, Discover Conesus, Moscow Advertiser, and Hot Cinders. All have been uploaded to www.fultonhistory.com for searching.
Craig Colony Patients' Property Books, c. 1912-1947
With no known patient records from Craig Colony Hospital for Epileptics, we rely on other resources to help us learn about our ancestors who spent time at the institution. These record books detail some of the personal belongings of patients at the hospital. Two books itemize the property, and one is just an index - the record book itself is not known to survive. Search our Online Records Database by name to see if your person is indexed in this exciting new mini-collection.
Peabody Diary Collection, 1849-1937 Index
Browse the PDF index for a name, most from the Springwater area; take note of the abbreviation and number given, which corresponds to a diary, and contact us for more information! Click here for the index.
Coroner's Records, 1906-1936
This series, the bulk from 1923-1936, primarily comprises detailed Coroner's Inquests and corresponding Coroner's Decisions. Because of the sensitive nature of these records, no index is published. Please contact us about a specific case.