Local History and Genealogy Division
115 South Ave.
Rochester, NY 14604
Phone: 585.428.7300

Contact: Michelle Finn - 585.428.8368 -


The Rochester Public Library's Local History and Genealogy Division boasts one of the premier collections of local historical and genealogical materials in western New York. Original materials in the collection are restricted to use within the library, but for more than a decade the library and its partners have sought to improve access to unique historical resources by digitizing photographs, books, manuscripts, maps, directories, postcards, and other items held within selected local collections in Monroe County. The items available on New York Heritage are just a small portion of the library's digital collection. To learn more, visit

Rochester Public Library is a member of the Rochester Regional Library Council.