Donations & Support
Our all-volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit organization gladly accept support in all forms.
The mission of the Western New York Genealogical Society is to preserve public and historical records, and to encourage interest, knowledge, and research in the WNY region's rich genealogical heritage.
Your support makes our work possible!
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Donations of Genealogical and Historical Materials
If you have materials you are interested in donating, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the specific information listed below.
Traditional Library Materials:
The society’s main interest is materials associated with the eight counties of Western New York - Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming. Please provide the following details in your email:
Books – Titles, authors, publication dates
Digital materials – Content, subject, file size (MB, GB, etc.), and format (PDF, tiff, MS Word version, etc.)
Periodicals – Titles, dates, number of issues
Microfilm – Content, dates, number of reels
WNYGS does not accept:
Three-dimensional artifacts [The Buffalo History Museum may be appropriate for this donation type.]
Obsolete formats (i.e. floppy disks)
Personal Collection and Research Papers:
The WNYGS library has limited space. Donations of personal collections and research papers will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please provide the following details in your email:
Volume of materials (linear feet)
Content type (i.e. typed manuscript, photocopies of documents, handwritten notes, photographs, etc.)
How the materials are organized
Condition of the materials.