Search the record indexes available online to begin exploring the Livingston County Historian's resources. New content is being added weekly, so be sure to check back. See the descriptions below for a field guide of categories on the database.
Note: there are no uploaded images linked here; this is purely a database of references.
Census:an individual entry from a census schedule in Livingston County. The New York State Census of 1855, 1865 (partial), 1892 (Sparta only), 1915, and 1925 are available here. Images of original census pages, 1790 to 1930, are available in the County Historian's Office, as well as on www.familysearch.com.
Church:indexed names from church registers, minute books, and other documents from around Livingston County. In some cases, more information or original images may be available; please inquire. (New content uploaded occasionally.) List of indexed church records.
Death:most entries are from a survey of all legible Livingston County burial markers up to 1885, created by the DAR in 1945. All available information from this survey is online. All entries from other sources will cite the source in the References field and show a "N" in the Marked Graves field - it does not necessarily mean the individual is in an unmarked grave. To check for more obituaries from the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, visit their website. (New content every week.)
Ledger:includes entries from various business, school, and organization ledgers, as well as scattered vital records. Please ask if there is uncertainty about what an entry may indicate. List of indexed Ledgers.
Marriage:entries from the Livingston County Clerk's Record of Marriages, 1908 to 1926. Some entries may be drawn from an index only, with no other information available; these will be identified in the Notes field. Others are from the actual marriage license, so upon request more information will be available. In either case, click on the number given in the record to find the spouse's name. Original images may be available from www.familysearch.com. (Series complete.)
Naturalization:an entry from naturalization or citizenship registers, 1821 to 1954. Most may be limited to the information visible in the Records Index. (Series complete.)
Newspapers:a reference to a newspaper article (usually between 1824 to 1911) in which the indexed name appears. Most newspapers are on microfilm in the Livingston County Historian's Office; some may also be discoverable on www.fultonhistory.com. (New content every week.)
Poorhouse:the individual named was indexed from a register of residents at the Poorhouse or Almshouse located in Geneseo or from a ledger of Poorhouse proceedings. (New content every week.)
Veteran:the person named has been identified as having served in the military via one or more sources. The Soldiers in Service reference covers 2001-present and consists of clippings. More information may be available upon request. (New content uploaded monthly.)
Updated April 2018