September 2018 Member Program

"The Research Room at the Livingston County Historian's Office" with Amie Alden

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Court, Buffalo, NY 14216

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Program Description: The Livingston County Historian's Office, located in Mt. Morris, N.Y, has a large repository of historical archives dating back to the early 19th century. With a full-time County Historian and a public research center open to the public every weekday, the office has greatly expanded genealogical services with a vast online search engine, links to digital resources, and more. Now researchers are able to more quickly find information they are seeking. This program will explore the various programs and services the Livingston County Historian's Office provides, the types of resources available, and how to access them. Most at no charge.

About the Speaker: Ms. Alden is a native of Geneseo, Livingston County and has worked in the County Historian's Office since 1997, first as deputy for seven years before being appointed full time county historian in 2004. Her responsibilities include: overseeing the activities of the 17 Livingston County town historians; management of the county’s history research center; presenting public programs on local history; and research and writing.

She co-authored The Sullivan Campaign of the Revolutionary War: The Impact on Livingston County 1779 – 2004 and Sentimental Journey; The Photography of Jason Sanford Hewitt; and was editor of Blue Devils in Vietnam: Geneseo Central School, New York Vietnam Veterans chronicle their lives before, during, and after the war. She is currently working on a new book entitled An Ideal Spot: The History of Murray Hill, Mt. Morris, N.Y.

Ms. Alden is a founding organizer and past-Executive Chair of the Government Appointed Historians of Western New York and served on the Regional Advisory Board of the Rochester area Documentary Heritage Program for several years. She is currently serving on the New York State Historical Records Advisory Board.

>> Presented in partnership with the Livingston County Historian's Office and the Buffalo History Museum

Last updated: August 23, 2018