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Yates County, NY: Other Research Resources


There are libraries and historical societies in the county which serve as repositories of original records and as places where reference materials may be accessed. The county also has municipal historians who can be valuable resources on local persons and places.

Libraries ...

  • Penn Yan Public Library, 214 Main St., Penn Yan NY 14527
Phone: 315/536-6114; Hours Mon-Fri 10-8:30, Sat 10-3; closed Sat during July & August. Published histories, census indexes, newspapers on microfilm.
  • Dundee Woman's Study Club & Library, 18 Water St., Dundee NY 14837
Phone 607/243-7047; Hours Mon & Thu 2-8, Tue 2-6, Fri 10-6, Sat 11-3. Published histories, census indexes, Dundee Observer on microfilm, concentration on information about south end of county. 

Historical Societies ...

  • Yates County Genealogical & Historical Society, 200 Main St., Penn Yan NY 14527
Phone 315/536-7318; Hours Mon-Fri 9:30-4:30. Unparalleled collection of local genealogical material, including published vital records, genealogies, histories, indexes; large archive of original records, including papers relating to Universal Friend and many followers, also other early settlers.
  • Dundee Area Historical Society, 26 Seneca St., Dundee NY 14837
Phone 607/243-7047; hours Wed 10-1, Thu-Fri 10-5. Large collection of obituaries, cemetery records and genealogical information with a concentration on south end of county: towns of Starkey and Barrington, village of Dundee.
  • Middlesex Heritage Group, Middlesex Town Hall, Rte 364, Middlesex NY 14507
Phone 716/554-3607 or 6592; Hours Wed & Sat 9-12. Large well-organized collection of material concentrated on northwestern part of county: towns of Middlesex, Potter and Italy, village of Rushville.

Public Historians ...

  • Town of Barrington: vacant
  • Town of Benton: Constance Murphy, Flat St., Penn Yan NY 14527
  • Town of Italy: Mrs. Robert Coons, Italy Valley Rd., Naples NY 14512
  • Town of Jerusalem: Jane Davis, Italy Hill Rd., Branchport NY 14418
  • Town of Middlesex: Stewart Mitchell, Middlesex Town Hall, Middlesex NY 14507
  • Town of Milo: Fran Dumas, 26 Main St., Penn Yan NY 14527
  • Town of Potter: Wilson Simmons Jr., Rte 364, Middlesex NY 14507
  • Town of Starkey: Pamela Miller 26 Seneca St., Dundee NY 14837
  • Town of Torrey: Betty Smalley, Dresden NY 14441
  • Village of Dresden: Ray Welker, Main St., Dresden NY 14441
  • Village of Dundee: Pamela Miller, 40 Seneca St., Dundee NY 14837
  • Village of Penn Yan: Fran Dumas, 3 Maiden Lane, Penn Yan NY 14527
  • Village of Rushville: Betty Clark, Fergusons Crs Rd., Rushville NY 14544