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Note: there are no uploaded images linked here; this is purely a database of references.
Census:an individual entry from a census schedule in Livingston County. Includes New York State Census of 1855, 1865 (partial), 1892 (Sparta only), 1915, and 1925. Images of original census pages, 1790 to 1930, are available in the County Historian's Office, as well as on www.familysearch.com. (Series complete.)
Church:indexed names from church registers, minute books, and other documents from around Livingston County. In some cases, more information or original images may be available; please inquire. (New content occasionally.) List of indexed church records. See also: transcriptions of church records.
Death:most entries are from a survey of all legible Livingston County burial markers up to 1885, created by the DAR in 1945. All available information from this survey is online. All entries from other sources will cite the source in the References field and show a "N" in the Marked Graves field - it does not necessarily mean the individual is in an unmarked grave. To check for more obituaries from the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, visit their website. (New content every week.)
Ledger:includes entries from various business, school, and organization ledgers, as well as scattered vital records. Questions? Please ask. List of indexed Ledgers. (New content occasionally.)
Marriage:entries from the Livingston County Clerk's Record of Marriages, 1908 to 1926. Some entries may be from an index only, with no other information available; these will be identified in the Notes field. Others are from the actual marriage license, so upon request more information will be available. In either case, click on the number given in the record to find the spouse's name. Original images may be available from www.familysearch.com. (Series complete.)
Naturalization:an entry from naturalization or citizenship registers, 1818 to 1954. Most may be limited to the information visible in the Records Index. (Series complete.)
Newspapers:a reference to a newspaper article (usually between 1824 to 1911) in which the indexed name appears. Most newspapers are on microfilm in the Livingston County Historian's Office; some may also be discoverable on www.fultonhistory.com and NYShistoricnewspapers.org. (Series currently complete.)
Poorhouse:the individual named was indexed from our extensive records from the Poorhouse (later the County Home), 1829-1964. Depending on the reference, the person could have been a resident at the Poorhouse located in Geneseo or was receiving relief at home in the community. (Series currently complete.)
Veteran:the person named has been identified as having served in the military via one or more sources. The Soldiers in Service reference covers 2001-present and consists of newspaper clippings. More information may be available upon request. (New content uploaded monthly.)
Updated October 2020