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 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 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
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