Saturday, October 22, 2016
Today was the semi-annual NYSCOGO (New York State Council ofGenealogical Organizations) meeting in Palmyra, New York. Eleven people gathered for a meeting and to tour Historic Palmyra, Inc. Historic Palmyra is a group of historic buildings and museums in downtown Palmyra with a rich history of the area. I will be writing more about these places in the days to come, but for now here are a few tidbits of information that were heard at the meeting that will be of interest to people researching here and the surrounding areas:
The Seneca County Historical Society in the Waterloo Library no longer has information and historic records of the area. This is now housed at the Memorial Day Museum in the village.
The Wayne County Historian’s Office has database for everyone who has ever been mentioned in the county. It is called the Surname Database and is located on the left hand side of their database. <http://web.co.wayne.ny.us/office-of-the-county-historian/>
All thirteen Wayne County libraries have access to Ancestry.com and many are starting to have genealogy clubs in these libraries. They are part of the Pioneer Library System that covers much of the Finger Lakes area.
Palmyra library has a good local history collection as does Newark and Geneva libraries. I haven't had a chance to visit any of these libraries, but they are on my list of places to get to!