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Ontario County
New York
Genealogy and History

 

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County Information
In 1789, Ontario County was formed from Montgomery County. The original area was much larger than present day Ontario County, including what is now the counties of Allegany (1806), Cattaraugus (1808), Chautauqua (1808), Erie (1821), Genesee (1802), Livingston (1821), Monroe (1821), Niagara (1808), Orleans (1824), Steuben (1796), Wyoming (1841), and Yates Counties (1823), Schuyler (1854) and Wayne (1823).

County Seat: Canandaigua
Year Organized: 1789
Square Miles: 662

County Clerk
20 Ontario Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424


Ontario County Data

Births

Census

Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles

Marriages

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
May 2014:  obits for
SWIFT, WARNER
Apr 2014: Bios for ALLEN, BARNES; Obits for BLANCHARD, ELDRIDGE, EWER, HARTER, LIGHTFOOTE, McARTHUR, McKEEHNIE, MIDDAUGH, MONTANYE, ORCUTT, OSBORN, POMEROY, ROGERS, ROWE, SANGSTER, SHEPPARD, TUFT; marriage announcement for PHILLIPS-LYON, HOPKINS-CARNAHAN, POWER-CANFIELD; birth announcements for ELLIS, LYNCH, KORNHAU, JOHNSON, UHL, WHOOLEY, WIDMER; 1890 Veterans Census for Canadice and Clifton Springs; Crime News; Town Histories
Dec 2013:  marriage announcement for PACKARD-HALL;  bios for ABBEY, ADAMS
Aug 2013: 1883 Pensioners
June 2013: WW2 Casualties; obits for CHURCH, DAVIS, STRREIBY, WEBSTER
Mar 2013: GREIG obit
Oct 2012: AKIN, BOOTH bios
Previous Updates:
HOWE, DENBOW, BOWERMAN, HOWE, MCGOUGH, MCDONOUGH, LATHAM, GREENWOOD, SHERWOOD, PHELPS, MISNER, TOWLER, NICHOLAS bio; crime news about MORGAN; Fire story; Owney, the postal railway mascot; Bios for BRIGGS, MONROE; obits; marriage and birth announcements, legal notices


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