Microfilming Program

The WNYGS microfilming program is an effort to preserve old church and cemetery records in Western New York. WNYGS will microfilm any records that have not previously been microfilmed. WNYGS will pay for the filming and will furnish the holder of the records with a copy of the film. Please contact anyone on the WNYGS board of directors if you have any information about Western New York church or cemetery records that have not been microfilmed.

Surname List

The purpose of the surname list is to provide every member of the society with the New York State connected surnames that other members are researching. Each member upon joining the society receives a form to fill out with their family surnames that have New York State connections. Every name submitted is indexed with the member's membership number. If you are researching ALLEN, check the list for the name ALLEN. Next refer to the current membership directory for the name and address of the member you wish to contact. Please note that the membership directory is available to WNYGS members only as one of the benefits of membership.

Locality List

A locality list, similar to the Society surname list, has been established as a member-only benefit to help WNYGS members contact other Society members researching in the same location. This list is for locations outside the eight county focus of the Western New York Genealogical Society. Additions to the list will be mailed to all members annually with the June issue of the JOURNAL.

1865 Census Index

As part of its continuing commitment to preservation and access, WNYGS organized an index of the 1865 New York State Census for the eight counties of Western New York. Please check the census index page for available resources.