Research Finds Around Rochester

Each month we will highlight a research opportunity for genealogists in our area. For our inaugural article, let's visit the Rochester Central Library at 115 South Avenue. If you haven't made a visit to the Local History and Genealogy Division, we encourage you to do so. Of course, many of their treasures can be accessed online, but a trip downtown to see the many family genealogy books or see your ancestor's house in the 19th century juxtaposed on a current map is an exciting field trip for a genealogist. Access worldwide genealogy databases for free. Sift through their large collection and learn about Rochester and Genesee Valley history. Or make an appointment to see the primary sources in the library's extensive Special Collections. Find out more at or contact their Genealogy Specialist, Leah Grace Green, at