New Digital Indexes

The Local History and Genealogy Division is pleased to announce a new section of digitized and online records, which are found on the Digital Collection drop down menu on the web site. It is entitled Rochester and Monroe County Civil Records and Indexes, and contains digitized original records and indexes to local censuses, election rolls, tax assessments and Surrogate Court records

The current URL is:

On that web site you will find the following:

Census of the State of New York, for 1855: Monroe County Towns Index. Please note: this document currently contains names from A – McN. It is in the process of being updated. It contains all the information which was extracted from the films of that census. It is especially important since it gives the county in New York State where someone was born, and also how long they had been living in the place where they were enumerated.

Census records – Alphabetized 1892 NYS census for Monroe County, Town of Ogden

The following are indexes and summaries, not the actual wills. You can find if a person had a will or not, who had a legal interest in their estate, and what those people’s relation and residence was.

Early Surrogate Court records: Intestates (people who do not have a will)

Intestate estates of Monroe County, New York 1821-1863 Vol. 3 A Intestate estates of Monroe County, New York 1863-1874 Vol. 4A

Cross index of intestates of Monroe County, N.Y., 1863-1874 inclusive.

Early Surrogate Court records: Wills (people who left a will)

Wills of Monroe County, New York

Cross index to Wills of Monroe County, New York Vol. 1821-1863 Vol. 1B Cross index to Wills of Monroe County, New York Vol. 1863-1874 Vol. 2B

Married daughters: taken from Surrogate records of Monroe County, N.Y.: listed under their husband’s names; work done by The Genealogical Records Committee[e], Irondequoit Chapter, D.A.R., Rochester, N.Y.

Note: If writing to the Surrogate Court office, their price for researching a file is $90 per file and 25¢ for copies. That price is set by the New York State Court system.

Election rolls – Enrollment list, City of Rochester Wards 1-13 (1920)

Tax assessment rolls 1819-1907 – Henrietta tax assessment rolls

Larry Naukam
Coordinator of Historical Services (Retired) Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County NY

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