Buffalo Death Index

I wrote this blog post on November 29th but waited to make it public until after an official announcement was made that the records were available. Instead another group broke the news before an official announcement was made. Reclaim the Records has done it again. The organization has obtained copies of the Buffalo, NY death …

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Western NY Business Directory

The Rochester Public Library has added a new book to their online collection. This new book is Business Directory of Western New York for the years 1898-1899. What makes this directory useful is that it covers both the big cities and also many of the smaller villages in western NY. Included in this directory are …

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Forest Lawn Cem. (Buffalo) adding Genealogy Building

Construction has begun on a new 3,140 square foot building at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo. It will house all the records of the cemetery dating back to 1849. Also included within the building will be the records of  Lakeside Cemetery in Hamburg; St. Matthew’s Cemetery in West Seneca, and Williamsville Cemetery in Williamville which are …

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