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Researchers


The researchers are not affiliated with the library, but will work for an hourly rate to assist your in-depth research. This listing does not constitute an endorsement by the Library.

Mr. Glenn R. P. Atwell
29 Woodley Rd.
Buffalo, NY 14215
Email: atwellgrp@aol.com
(Roman Catholic vital records and German specialist)

Ward Bray
42 Cottonwood Dr.
Amherst, NY 14221-2317
(716)-867-0214
Email: wardbray@verizon.net

Mr. Edward W. Schimminger
605 Niagara St.
Tonawanda, NY 14150
Email: nedschim@aol.com
(Erie, Niagara Counties and German)

Rhonda Konig
Generations Genealogy & Research Services
www.generationsgenealogy.com
(Genealogy, WNY topics, Buffalo business history, newspaper research, lookups, record retrieval, and other services)

Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness
Web-based genealogy researchers not connected with the library, who may be available to work for expense reimbursement only.
http://raogk.wikia.com/wiki/Random_Acts_of_Genealogical_Kindness_Wiki

Natalia Salansky
tashklas@gmail.com
(genealogy translation: Russian, Ukranian, German, Polish)

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Local Genealogy Resources


Buffalo and Western New York Italian Genealogy Society
238 Fairways Blvd
Williamsville, NY 14221-3168
(716)-632-6658
http://bawnyigs.s5.com/

Buffalo Genealogical Society of the African Diaspora
P.O. Box 155
Buffalo, NY 14209
(716)-884-9146)
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nybgsad/

Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society
c/o GAAA Library
Buffalo Irish Center
245 Abbott Rd.
Buffalo, NY 14220
(716)-662-1164
http://bigs.limewebs.com/

The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo Archives
795 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)-847-8700
http://www.buffalodiocese.org/

Daughters of the American Revolution
Abigail Fillmore Chapter
afc.dar@verizon.net
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyafcdar/

Daughters of the American Revolution
Katherine Pratt Horton Chapter
KPHRegistrar@aol.com
http://kphdar.wordpress.com/

Family History Ctrs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints
1424 Maple Rd
Amherst, NY 14221
(716)-688-2439
(in-person queries only; no phone or mail)

Family History Ctrs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints
780 N. Michigan Ave.
Buffalo, NY
(716)-855-3302
(no mail queries)

Family History Ctrs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints
4005 Baker Rd.
Orchard Park, NY
(716)-662-3117
(in-person queries only; no phone or mail)

Jewish Genealogy Society of Buffalo
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs/jgs-buffalo/

Polish Genealogical Society of NY State
12645 Rt. 78
East Aurora, NY 14052
http://pgsnys.org/

Pursuing Our Italian Names Together (POINT), WNY Chapter
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nywnycp/

Seneca Nation of Indians (genealogy inquiries)
Clerk’s Office
PO Box 231
Salamanca, NY 14779
(716)-945-1790
http://www.sni.org/

Western NY Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 338
Hamburg, NY 14075-0338
http://www.wnygs.org/
(Their collection is housed at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.)

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Local History Resources


The Library reminds you that many of the groups listed below are volunteer-based and cannot necessarily undertake research assignments. We strongly suggest including a stamped, self-addressed envelope with all correspondence.

Afro-American Historical Assoc. of the Niagara Frontier
P.O. Box 63
Buffalo, NY 14207
http://www.aahanf.org/

The Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society
25 Nottingham Court
Buffalo, NY 14216
(716)-873-9644
http://www.bechs.org/
(Buffalo Boxing Memorabilia)

Police Athletic League
65 Niagara Square, 21st Floor
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716)-851-4615
(The Police Athletic League is the custodian of local boxing memorabilia. The materials are not readily available for research.)

Buffalo Civil War Round Table
P.O. Box 174
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
http://buffalocivilwar.com/

Buffalo Fire Historical Society
1850 William St.
Buffalo, NY 14206
(716)-892-8400
http://www.bfhsmuseum.com/

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership
665 Main St., Suite 200
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)-852-7100
http://www.thepartnership.org
(formerly the Chamber of Commerce)

Historical Society of the Tonawandas
113 Main Street
Tonawanda, NY 14150
(716)-694-7406
www.tonawandashistory.org

Western NY Heritage Institute
495 Pine Ridge Rd.
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
(716)-893-4011
http://wnyheritagepress.org

Western NY Railway Historical Society
P.O. Box 416
Buffalo, NY 14231-0416
(716)-662-7002
http://www.trainweb.org/wnyrhs/

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Shipwrecks and Great Lakes


Great Lakes Historical Society
480 Main St., PO Box 435
Vermilion, OH 44089-0435
http://www.inlandseas.org/

Great Lakes Maritime Institute
100 Strand on Belle Isle
Detroit, MI 48207
(313)-852-4051
http://www.glmi.org/

Mariner’s Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
(757)-596-2222
http://www.mariner.org/

Lower Lakes Marine Historical Society
66 Erie St.
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716)-849-0914
http://www.llmhs.org/

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Miscellaneous


The Buffalo News
One News Plaza
P.O. Box 100
Buffalo, NY 14240
http://www.buffalonews.com

International Institute, Inc.
864 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14209
(716)-883-1900
http://www.iibuff.org
(translation services)

Supreme Court Law Library
77 West Eagle St.
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716)-845-9400

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Booksellers - Used, Rare, New


Alibris
http://www.alibris.com/

Bibliofind
http://www.bibliofind.com/

Bookfinder
http://www.bookfinder.com/

Higginson Books
http://higginsonbooks.com

Kirtas
http://kirtasbooks.com/

New England Historic Genealogical Society
Includes a catalog of over 10,000 hard to find and out of print books.
http://www.newenglandancestors.org/store.asp

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