Swann VR Collection

Two kinds of cards

Two kinds of cards

I was looking for a Rochester family on FamilySearch and came up with a relatively new source of area vital records.

The Swann Collection is from the Yates County GenealogicalĀ  & Historical Society. Their collection contains all kinds of vital records from family records, newspapers and 21 family Bibles. The earliest record in the collection is dated 1723 and the records continue up to 2009. Most of the collection is on 4×6 inch cards (see pictures) of which some are handwritten.

The collection is names for Frank L. Swann (1894 – 1987) who was Historian for Yates County from 1956 until 1980. Mr. Swann was a 40-year newspaper man and had access to many early Yates County newspapers.

Although the collection is centered on Yates County, it contains records for families from Rochester to Syracuse and also the southern tier counties. Check out the Swann Collection and see what family members you can find.

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