GENEALOGICAL REQUESTS:

Click here to print the Genealogical Request form:  

The museum volunteers will assist those who are interested in making inquiries into their genealogical background for a fee as follows.

 

MEMBERS:

Members may use genealogical research material in person in the museum at no additional cost.

Members may submit a genealogical research request by mail and that search will be completed for a fee of $10.00 after the form is completed and submitted to the museum.  No information will be taken over the phone.

Copies for members will be $.20 per sheet

 

NON-MEMBERS:

Non-members may use research material in person in the museum at a cost of $15.00

Non-members may submit a research request by mail and that search will be completed for a fee of $20.00, and the request must be accompanied by a SASE. 

Research will begin when the completed request form has been filled in and mailed or emailed to the museum staff, with the fee received as well.

Persons requesting research will be directed to send a letter or fill out the website form with the needed information. These requests should be accompanied by the appropriate fee.  No information will be taken over the phone.

Copies for non-members will be .25 per sheet.

 

GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH MATERIAL AVAILABLE AT THE MUSEUM:

The museum holds the volumes of  Genealogical Information Reported in the Evening Observer,  Dunkirk, N.Y (several volumes), which provides information on births, deaths and marriages taken from the Dunkirk Observer. The books cover the dates from 1882 to 2010.  The museum has the physical volumes that cover 1882 though 2000.

Click here to access the Genealogical Information Reported in the Evening Observer,  Dunkirk, N.Y. by Lois and Norwood Barris  in pfd form from the                               Chautauqua County County Historian website:               http://chautauqua.ny.us/826/Lois-and-Norwood-Barris

 

In addition,  this  County site contains  the following volumes online (x indicates the Dunkirk Museum has the physical copy of the volume):

Cemetery Fredonia Forest Hill:        Fredonia Hill

Church Records of the Dunkirk German Methodists:  (x)      German Methodists

Extractions from Selected Records of German Methodists of Dunkirk 1855-1909;                                                                                                                                              First Methodist Church of Dunkirk 1874-1947; First Methodist Church of Dunkirk 1874-1947.   (x)

Church records Dunkirk St. Mary's Baptisms:   St. Mary's Baptisms

Dunkirk Beacon (1843- 1871 --incomplete):     Dunkirk Beacon

Dunkirk Journal (1867-1871):     Dunkirk Journal

Dunkirk Cemetery (the old cemetery on Bennett Rd at the west end of the St. Mary's Cemetery)  (x)  Dunkirk Cemetery

Dunkirk St. Mary's Cemetery Map  (x):                    St. Mary's Map

Dunkirk St. Mary's Cemetery Part I, II, III, IV    (x)   St. Mary's I

                                                                                 St. Mary's II

                                                                                 St. Mary's III

                                                                                 St. Mary's IV

Fredonia Censor 1900-1926:    Fredonia Censor

Fredonia Censor Death Notices 1819-1899:  Fred. Censor Death Notices

The County site also holds records of federal census reports, the Chautauqua County Poor Farm burials, and the Forestville Free Press.

 

DIRECTORIES IN THE DUNKIRK HISTORICAL MUSEUM:

The  Kirwin Directories and Polk Directories:  These volumes list the names, addresses, spouses, and occupations of individuals alphabetically and by street address starting in 1873.

Block Directory of Fredonia and Dunkirk, 1889 by Doug Shepard

Fredonia Block Directory, 1873 Based on Child'd Gazetteer by Douglas Shepard

 

MISCELLANEOUS VOLUMES LOCATED IN THE MUSEUM:

Chautauqua County Almshouse and Asylum Book 1, 1833-1867, by Virginia W. Barden, published by Chautauqua County Genealogical Society

Chautauqua County Almshouse and Asylum Book 2, 1867-1918, by Virginia W. Barden, published by Chautauqua County Genealogical Society

Death Notices 1819-1899 Reported in the Fredonia Censor Vol. I, A-L by Lois Barris

Death Notices 1819-1899 Reported in the Fredonia Censor Vol. I, M-Z  by Lois Barris

Genealogical Information in the Fredonia Censor, 1900-1926, by Lois Barris

Genealogical Information (Births, Deaths, and Marriages) Reported in the Grape Belt 1893-1899  by Lois Barris

Militia Enrollment, June, 1917

Nineteenth Century Marriages Reported in the Fredonia Censor, by Lois Barris

 

FAMILY GENEALOGIES: these are genealogies submitted by families to use for reference. The following are families for whom we have genealogical info:

Seth Cole - click here to download the pdf of this genealogical document researched and completed by JoAnn Kaufmann: Celea S Cole w children info