1865 Census Index for Western New York

The WNYGS has recently revived its long standing project of indexing the 1865 New York State Census for the eight counties of Western New York. As there are already printed indexes and online indexes for Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Niagara Counties, and no 1865 census for Genesee or Wyoming Counties, the WNYGS is concentrating on indexing Erie County. Many individuals worked on this project over a number of years with some information on index cards, and the project had been dropped by the Society. Recently the WNYGS decided to computerize the index and publish the information online. As each ward or town is completed it will be made available on our web site.

County Availability
Allegany Published index available in WNYGS research library
(See: 1865 Census Index of Allegany County, New York by Mrs. Charles Burton, call number 974.7 new)
Cattaraugus Available on-line at USGenWeb
Chautauqua Published index available in the collection of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library.
(See: Selected Information from the 1865 New York State census for the County of Chautauqua by Lois and Norwood Barris, call numbers: HA 541.5 1865.B3 1999 v. 1 & HA 541.5 1865.B3 1999 v. 2)
Erie In Progress
Genesee No 1865 census available.
Niagara Published index available in WNYGS research library.
(See: Index 1865 N.Y. State Census Niagara County by the Niagara County Historian, call number 974.7 new)
Orleans Available on-line at USGenWeb
Wyoming No 1865 census available.


Last updated: Saturday, April 4, 2009