Livingston Co

New York

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Family Research Resources in Nunda NY


This sheet lists many of the resources that will be helpful in your genealogical research in Nunda. For more detailed information, see or contact the Nunda Historical Society .

Local Places to help your research:

• Nunda Historical Society 24 Portage Rd, Hours 10-Noon Tuesdays, First Sunday ofApril-November 2-4PM or by appointment, call Tom Cook 585-465-0971.
• Bell Memorial Library 16 East St, Hours T,W,TH 12-8, F 9-12, Sat 10-1, 585-468-2266,
• Nunda Government Center : 4 Massachusetts, Town Clerk Cheyenne DeMarco, 585-468-5177; Village Clerk Roy Wood, Town Historian Val Griffing, Box 699, Nunda NY 14517
• You may also find genealogical material at the local cemeteries and churches.
• Also Allegany County Historian’s Office (1808-1846) 585-268-9293 and Livingston County Historian’s Office (1846 to present) 585-243-9147.

Local Online sources:

• (Nunda Historical Society),
• (Oakwood Cemetery Association),
• (Dalton history)
• (Town of Nunda),
• (Village of Nunda),
• (Bell Memorial Library)

Family History Resources: The following is a list of the most useful sources of family history in Nunda. Their location is indicated by the following code: Nunda Historical Society (NHS), Bell Memorial Library (BML), Nunda Government Center (GC), Town Historian’s Office (THO), and on the Internet. (OL).

Books: The following is a partial list of the most helpful local books. Most of them are available for purchase at (NHS), (BML) and at the Nunda Family Pharmacy.

• Hand, Henry Wells, Centennial History of the Town of Nunda, 1808 - 1908 , reprinted by the Town Historian’s Office and the Nunda Historical Society. With complete name index. (NHS), (BML), (OL at Google Books).
• Frost, Marjorie. Early Years Town of Nunda 1808-1983. Burts Printing, Dalton NY, 1983. NHS), (BML)
• The Nunda Historical Society has published a series of books on Nunda area history including church histories, medical history, and school history. These contain many names. See for a complete list. (NHS) (BML)
• Livingston County Directories for 1868 (BML) (OL) and 1917 (NHS) (OL)
• Livingston and Allegany County Histories can also be helpful. (NHS), (BML)


• The Nunda News (1859-1982) is available on microfilm at BML. It is also available online at The NHS and BML also have electronic versions of the newspaper.
• Some editions of Dalton newspapers are available at NHS. The Livingston County Historian also has the Nunda News as well as some other short lived Nunda papers on microfilm.

Maps and Atlases

• 1852 and 1858 Livingston County Wall Maps with names for Town and Village of Nunda. (NHS)
• 1872 Atlas of Livingston County with names for Town and Village of Nunda, hamlet of Dalton (NHS), (BML), also online at
• 1902 Atlas of Livingston County with names for Town and Village of Nunda, hamlet of Dalton, (BML) Village map at (NHS). • 1926 Town of Nunda School Districts Map with names. (NHS)

Vital Records

• Town Records: Death June 1885 to present, Birth January 1886 to present, Marriage December 1884 to present. Village Records : Death 1892-present, Birth 1892, Marriage 1892-1907 (GC)

Genealogical Sources:

• Town Historian’s individual index card file with over 11,000 entries. (THO), available on microfilm (BML)
• Genealogies submitted by local families (THO) (NHS)
• Family Files including correspondence with researchers, clippings, etc (NHS), (THO)
• Obituaries (mostly from the Nunda News) (NHS) (THO)
• Letters, diaries, memoirs (NHS)
• Photographs & postcards (NHS) (THO)
• School yearbooks and some records (NHS) (THO)

Cemetery Records

• Oakwood Cemetery see or contact Merilee Walker at 585-468-3492 or email
• Dalton Cemetery (Church Street, Dalton), see
• Jones Cemetery (Creek Road) see
• Chautauqua Hollow, Seager, and Wilcox Corner cemeteries are abandoned. Surviving stones are transcribed at
• Dalton Union Cemetery see Nunda Town Clerk.

For additional information, contact Tom Cook, Nunda Historical Society, 585-465-0971 or

rev April 2016



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