Collection Facts

Extent: 
48 items
Dates of Original: 
1813 – 1890; 1937 – 1946
Collection Owner:
NYH Topic Area(s):

Historical Context

Rochester area Historians' offices hold vital records such as birth, death, and marriage certificates. In the past, various group, such as the National Youth Administration, have indexed Historians' records onto cards, providing an alphabetized listing and access points for people doing research on family members and other persons of interest. Digitizing these indexes provides the only online, searchable access to the information contained in the records.

Scope of Collection

The Fairport Herald and Monroe County Mail, Alphabetical Index 1873-1898, compiled by the National Youth Administration, is a presentation of 15,601 cards indexing the newspapers named for the time period 1873-1898. The Perinton Town Document Index 1813-1890, also compiled by the National Youth Administration, consists of 41,397 alphabetical index cards, 13,816 subject index cards, and 1,232 name index cards. The Fairport Village Marriages index includes names and other vital information for people obtaining marriage licenses in the Village of Fairport (14 Sept 1887-1 July 1908) and the town of East Rochester (15 May 1907-17 Dec 1907), both in Monroe County, NY. The Perinton Town Marriages (9 January 1937-6 October 1942) index includes vial information for people obtaining marriage licenses in the Town of Perinton, Monroe County, NY.