Online Indexes from Monroe County (New York) Library System

The Monroe County Library System (serving the Rochester and Monroe County, New York area) is pleased to announce a new web site at:

Family historians will be particularly interested in the link to the local history department and most importantly, a series of indexes including over 130,000 names, in addition to the 800,000 that are included in the Life Records project of the Rochester Public Library (birth, death, and marriage indexes from City of Rochester newspapers).

These indexes are free to look at, and we may be contacted through the ask-a librarian page or for Life Records, through that page.

Thanks to Larry Naukum for sharing this information. I was able to locate my ancestor Thomas Tobin in the Rochester City Directories online in the local history department, and I’m looking forward to exploring these collections more in the coming weeks!

3 thoughts on “Online Indexes from Monroe County (New York) Library System

  1. Thanks for the URL! I have several people (both direct and indirect) that lived in or near Rochester, so am looking forward to exploring the site.

    Lori Terwilliger
    Bowling Green Ohio


  2. I was very interested when I saw the information about the Rochester, NY, library collection and index…knowing that some of my Otis ancestors lived in Rochester. I found several newspaper articles in the scrapbook collections about Otis ancestors of mine and have already sent in my first request for copies. Thanks for the great tip!

  3. Thanks for the URL!! I found alot of information on my NEFF family living there…



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