The Rochester Public Library has published online a very unique resource. It is a typed transcript from the Rochester Board of Health listings all their complaints for the years 1861 to 1866. It deals with livestock running freely in the streets, illegible livestock on home lots, people throwing “slop” in the street, placement of privies, etc. There isn’t really a lot of genealogical information but it very interesting reading how Rochester was dealing with health problems.
Check out the Complaint Book for an insight to life in the 1860s.