Cattaraugus County, New York
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Cattaraugus County, New York Facts
When was Cattaraugus County, NY Created?
Cattaraugus County was created on March 11, 1808 from Genessee County.
Cattaraugus County, NY Vital Records
Where can find Cattaraugus County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Cattaraugus County vital records can be found at the New York Department of Health which has copies of birth records after 1881 and death records after 1880, copies of marriage since 1881 and a Divorce records since 1847 . There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in New York for current fees and application process.
You can search online for Cattaraugus County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for New York Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage and Divorce Certificate Application to mail.
Cattaraugus County, NY Census Records
What Cattaraugus County, NY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Cattaraugus County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Cattaraugus Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Cattaraugus Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Cattaraugus Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.
There are New York State censuses from 1880, 1892, 1905, 1855, 1865, 1875, 1892, 1905, 1915, 1925. You can get free downloadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also New York Census Records Research Guide
Cattaraugus County, NY Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Cattaraugus County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Cattaraugus County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in New York courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless New York residents. The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Cattaraugus County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also New York Corthouse Records Research Guide.
- Cattaraugus County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 303 Court Street, Little Valley, NY 14755
- Cattaraugus County Clerk
- Phone: (716) 938-9111
- Land Records: 1817
- Court Records: 1817
- Cattaraugus County Surrogate Court Clerk
- Phone: (716) 938-2327
- Probate Records: 1817
- Cattaraugus County Historian
- Address: 9824 Route 16, PO Box 352, Machias, NY 14101
- Phone: 716-353-8200
- New York Wills, 1626-1836
- BLM Land Records
Cattaraugus County, NY Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Cattaraugus County, NY?
A list of Cattaraugus County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide New York Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Cattaraugus County Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 404, Salamanca, New York 14779,
- Cattaraugus County Historical Museum and Research Library, 9824 Route 16, PO Box 352, Machias, NY 14101 , 1-716-353-8200 (This is a genealogy/research center, operated by the county. They will perform research requests for a fee. Some the records include: county census, Civil War rolls, cemetery stone abstracts, marriage records (1908-1925 only) and obituary abstracts)
- Allegany Public Library, 90 West Main Street, Allegany, NY 14706, Phone: 1-716-373-1056,
- Delvan-Yorkshire Public Library, P.O. Box 185, 28 School Street, Delevan, NY 14042, Phone: 1-716-492-1961,
- Gowanda Free Library, 56 West Main Street, Gowanda, NY 14070, Phone: 1-716-532-3451
- Memorial Library of Little Valley, 110 Rock City Street, Little Valley, NY 14755, Phone: 1-716-938-6301 ,
- Ellicottville Memorial Library, 1 Washington Street, Ellicottville, NY 14731, Phone: 1-716-699-2842,
- King Memorial Library, Town Hall, Roszyk Hill Road, Machias, NY 14101, Phone: 1-716-353-9915
- Myers Memorial Library, P.O. Box 559, 26 Ivory Street, Frewsburg, NY 14738, Phone 1-716-569-5515,
- Seneca Nation Library-Cattaraugus Branch, 1490 Route 438, Irving, NY 14081, Phone: 1-716-532-9449
- Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, 814 Broad Street, Salamanca, NY 14779, Phone: (716) 945-1760
- New York State Archives and Records Administration, 11th Floor, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230; (518) 474-8955
- New York State Library, Cultural Education Center, 7th Floor, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230
- The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 122 East 58th Street, New York, New York 10022-1939
- New York State Historical Association, West Lake Road, P.O. Box 800, Cooperstown, New York, 13326-0800
Where can I connect with other Cattaraugus County, NY Researchers through message boards and forums?
- New York Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- New York State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Cattaraugus County, New York Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Cattaraugus County, New York Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Cattaraugus County, NY?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Cattaraugus County. Most of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is simply a listing that has been compiled or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.