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Genealogy Research Links

Website Links for Historical and Genealogical Research in Wayne County

http://cobblestonestructures.blogspot.com/Cobblestone structures in Upstate New York

http://genealogytrails.com/ny/wayne/oldhouses.html Old Houses and Churches in Wayne County NY

http://www.linkpendium.com/wayne-ny-genealogy/maps/ Wayne County NY Maps and Gazetteers – source for links to maps and gazettes of Wayne County NY


Found throughout the Wayne County GenWeb site are many excellent items, such as:

  • Cemetery lists – about 108 – and growing, and many with known genealogical connections annotated by volunteers.
  • Queries page where you can add your own research problem(s).
  • Gazetteer information for all of the Wayne County towns for different years.
  • Historical accounts of towns and people once only accessed by those who visited the county.
  • Old newspaper articles that provide a “snapshot” of what life was like in earlier times.
  • Links to other informative and pertinent websites of county interest.
  • A list of Wayne County resources, both people and places, that you can contact for more information, legal documents, wills, maps, and etc.
  • The unusual and unexpected – rare lists, original articles and books, and original projects and features created by Team Wayne

https://archive.org/stream/mooresruralnewyo00roch#page/4/mode/2up Moore’s Rural New Yorker – for farmers and their families 1856

http://www.co.wayne.ny.us/office-of-the-county-historian/ Wayne County Historians website with listings for local historians and other useful links

http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/ A free source of historic newspapers from all over New York State available in fully searchable, digital format
For Marion, search The Marion Enterprise, The Newark Courier Gazette, The Newark Courier Journal

This link takes you to a compendium of Wayne County biographies from the book “Landmarks of Wayne County, New York” edited by Hon. George W. Cowles published in 1895

https://archive.org/details/cu31924080772019/page/n6″A Military History of Wayne County – The County during the Civil War” by Lewis Clark