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County, Town, and Village 
Historians and Clerks 
Seneca County, NY

A list of the official Seneca County Local Historians, as of 2010, but which we assume they keep current, is provided on the Seneca County NY Govt. website: http://www.co.seneca.ny.us/departments/admin-operations/county-historian/local-historians-in-seneca-county/

Best Practices Pointers and Some Etiquette when writing to historians and clerks:

  • Provide a stamped, self addressed envelope for a reply.
  • Inquire about copying charges per page or send a small amount of money with your initial request.
  • Concisely provide printed (hand-printed or printed-out) names, dates and places of those you're asking about.
  • Specifically state the information you need, telling them what you have already so as not to waste their time or your money.
  • Do not ask for them to "go to town" in doing your genealogy for you.
  • Be patient while waiting for a reply, as they have other duties that take precedence and these things can take time.