How do I get my property on the National Register of Historic Places?

We often refer those seeking to list their property on the National and State Register of Historic Places to the Landmark Society of Western New York, located in Rochester. Personal residences, municipal or commercial buildings, or properties owned by not-for-profit organizations may be eligible if they meet significance and integrity requirements. If the property is eligible, staff will often do site visits and work with property owners to develop the involved nomination form. While researching and documenting the property history, please contact us to see what resources we have.

Listing on the National Register does not constrain the property owner's activities and alterations, unless the property is also a designated national landmark or included in a local historic district. The benefits of listing a property include access to federal 20% tax credits and New York State grants for municipal or not-for-profit properties.

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1. Where can I find birth, marriage, and death certificates?
2. Where can I find church records in Livingston County?
3. How do I get my property on the National Register of Historic Places?
4. What year was my house built? How do I learn about my property's history?
5. Where are naturalization records? How did immigrant women and children become citizens?
6. A local historical marker was stolen. How do I get another one?
7. Does the historian's office accept donations of historical items?
8. What is the difference between the Historical Society and the County Historian's Office?