Municipal Historians of Monroe County, NY

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By law, every municipality in New York State is required to have a Historian. It is a well known fact that the Historians are paid little or no wages. Some have even been known to pay their postal expenses out of their own pocket.

The size of the Historians' collections vary greatly. You will also find that not every Historian is interested in genealogical research. As a matter of fact, the Monroe County Historian will not help anyone except Monroe County residents.

To get the best the best results when writing to one of the Historians, ask one short question and always send a self-addressed stamped enevelope. These are the current Historians in Monroe County:

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Monroe County Historian

Dr. Carolyn Vacca
St. John Fisher College
120 Pioch Hall
3690 East Ave.
Rochester, NY 14618

Phone: (585) 385-8244
e-mail: cvacca@sjfc.edu
  City of Rochester Historian

City of Rochester Historian
Christine L. Ridarsky
Rochester Public Library
115 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604

Phone: (585) 428-8095
e-mail: Christine.Ridarsky@libraryweb.org

 

Town Historians
Town of Brighton

Mary Jo Lanphear
2300 Elmwood Ave.
Rochester, NY 14618

Hours: Wednesdays 3 - 9 p.m.
Other times by appointment
e-mail: maryjo.lanphear@townofbrighton.org
Town of Chili

Ms. Bonnie Moore
Chili Town Hall
3333 Chili Ave.
Rochester, NY 14624
Town of Clarkson

Leanna Hale
3710 Lake Rd.
PO Box 858
Clarkson, NY 14430

Phone: (585) 637-1130
e-mail: historian@clarksonny.org
Town of East Rochester

Jim Burlingame, Historian
901 Main St.
East Rochester, NY 14445

e-mail: ERHistory@frontiernet.net
Town of Gates

Judy DeRooy
1605 Buffalo Rd.
Gates, NY 14624
Town of Greece

Mr. Alan Mueller
c/o Greece Historical Society
595 Long Pond Rd.
Rochester, NY 14612

email: greece.historian@frontiernet.net
Town of Hamlin

Bob Kruger,
Hamlin’s North Star History Center
864 Walker Lake Ontario Road
Hilton, NY 14468

(585) 964-7385
Town of Henrietta

Helen Elam
98 Tall Oak Lane
Pittsford, NY 14534

(585) 334-3860
Town of Irondequoit

Ms. Patricia Wayne
Irondequoit Town Hall
1280 Titus Ave.
Irondequoit, NY 14617

(585) 336-7269
Town of Mendon

Mrs. Diane Ham
179 Plains Rd.
Honeoye Falls, NY 14472
Town of Ogden

Carol Coburn
269 Ogden Center Rd.
Spencerport, NY 14559
Phone: (585) 352-3444

e-mail: historian@ogdenny.com
Town of Parma

Donald Stilson
Municipal Offices
1300 Hilton-Parma Corners Rd.
Hilton, NY 14468

Phone: (585) 392-9496
e-mail: historian@parmany.org
Town of Penfield

Kathy Kanauer
Penfield Community Center
1985 Baird Rd.
Penfield, NY 14526

Phone: (585) 340-8740
e-mail: historian@penfield.org
Town of Perinton

Mr. Bill Poray
1350 Turk Hill Rd.
Fairport, NY 14450

Phone: (585) 223-0770; ext. 1125
Town of Pittsford

Audrey M. Johnson
11 S. Main St.
Pittsford, NY 14534

Office Hrs.: Thursday, 1 - 5 p.m.
Phone: (585) 248-6245
e-mail: ajohnson@townofpittsford.org
Town of Riga

Mr. Ronald Belczak
23 E. Buffalo St.
Churchville, NY 14428

e-mail: historian@churchville.net
Town of Rush

Ms. Marjorie A. Kirch
Rush Town Hall
5977 E. Henrietta RD.
Rush, NY 14543

Office Hrs.: Monday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Phone: (585) 533-1312
e-mail: margie@townofrush.com
Town of Sweden

Ms. Kathleen C. Goetz
63 Park Ave.
Brockport, NY 14420

Phone: (585) 637-5546
Town of Webster

Lynn (Mrs. Robert) Barton
18 Lapham Park
Webster, NY 14580

Phone: (585) 265-3308
Town of Wheatland

Mrs. Florence Field
341 South Rd.
Scottsville, NY 14546
 

 

Village Historians
Village of Brockport

Jacqueline M. Morris
Brockport Village Hall
49 State St.
Brockport, NY 14420

Phone: (585) 637-4716
Village of Churchville

Mr. Ronald Belczak
23 E. Buffalo St.
Churchville, NY 14428

e-mail: historian@churchville.net
Village of East Rochester

Jim Burlingame, Historian
901 Main St.
East Rochester, NY 14445

e-mail: ERHistory@frontiernet.net
Village of Fairport

name not known
Village of Hilton

Mr. David Crumb
Hilton, NY 14468

Hrs.: Wednesday 6 - 8 p.m.
(or by appointment)
(585) 392-4144, ext. 108
e-mail: historian@hiltonny.org
Village of Honeoye Falls

Ms. Lynne Menz
5 East St.
Honeoye Falls, NY 14472

(585) 624-1711
e-mail: lynnemenz@aol.com
Village of Pittsford

Audrey M. Johnson
11 S. Main St.
Pittsford, NY 14534

Office Hrs.: Thursday, 1 - 5 p.m.
(585) 248-6245
e-mail: ajohnson@townofpittsford.org
Village of Scottsville

Mrs. Florence Field
341 South Rd.
Scottsville, NY 14546
Village of Spencerport

Carol Coburn
Ogden Town Hall
269 Ogden Center Rd.
Spencerport, NY 14559
(585) 352-3444

e-mail: historian@ogdenny.com
Village of Webster

Lynn (Mrs. Robert) Barton
Webster Town Hall
1000 Ridge Road
Webster, NY, 14580

Phone: (585) 265-3308
   

Please send any corrections to Dick Halsey at webmaster@mcnygenealogy.com.

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Created - 16 Feb. 2001
Updated - 28 May 2013