The Historian's Office
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.
Phone: 315/536-6114; Hours Mon-Fri 10-8:30, Sat 10-3; closed
Sat during July & August. Published histories, census indexes, newspapers
Penn Yan Public Library, 214 Main St., Penn Yan NY 14527
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.
Dundee Woman's Study Club & Library, 18 Water St., Dundee NY 14837
Historical Societies ...
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
Yates County Genealogical & Historical Society, 200 Main St., Penn
Yan NY 14527
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.
Dundee Area Historical Society, 26 Seneca St., Dundee NY 14837
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.
Middlesex Heritage Group, Middlesex Town Hall, Rte 364, Middlesex NY 14507
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