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Chautauqua County
New York
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County Information
Its name is a contraction of a Seneca Indian word meaning "where the fish was taken out."
County Seat: Mayville
Year Organized: 1808
Square Miles: 1,062

Courthouse Info:

3 North Erie Street
Gerace Office Building
Mayville, NY 14757-1028

Chautauqua County Data


Church Histories / Records/

Death Records/


Miscellaneous Data

School Records/

Wills/Probate Records/

Website Updates:
June 2014:  marriage announcement for BABCOCK-DYE; bio for ALLEN
May 2014:  obit for PARKER, HITCHCOCK
Apr 2014:  obit for PEREZ; marriage announcement for DAVIS-WILCOX
Dec 2013:  Events of 1868 (under County History); bios for ALLEN, ADAMS; gossip news for WATSON
June 2013: 1883 Pensioners; PATTERSON obit

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