Resources for your Local History and Genealogy Searches

Yates Community Library maintains a limited collection of books and other materials on the history of Lyndonville and the Town of Yates. A visit here to browse these resources is a useful start to provide background for your research. Although we are not staffed to do individual genealogical searches, we can refer you to resources such as those below, and possibly to one of the local individuals who perform such searches.

We have most issues of the weekly Lyndonville Enterprise newspaper (1906-1962) available for you to view on microfilm. We are in the process of having these issues digitized and posted online with other New York State historic newspapers.

The library also has transcriptions and audio CD’s of the Orleans County Historical Association’s Oral History Project, completed in 1982. These consist of 100 interviews with local residents concerning their memories of life in Orleans County from about the year 1900. Photocopies of the transcriptions are available for the regular per-page charge.

Orleans County Historian

Matthew Ballard

(585) 589-4174


New York Genweb Resources

Wills, marriages, births, census, cemetery records, and other vital statistics. 


Town of Yates Historian

Dawn Metty

(585) 765-9716
Can assist with birth, death, and marriage records In Yates Township.


Medina & Albion Historic Newspapers

Medina and Albion Historic Newspapers.


Orleans County Clerk

Karen Lake-Maynard

(585) 589-5334
Can assist with census records from 1850 and land records.


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Yates Community Library

Yates Community Library

15 North Main Street,
PO Box 485
Lyndonville, NY 14098
phone: 585-765-9041
fax: 585-765-9527

Library Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10AM-8PM
Wednesday: closed
Friday: 10AM-5PM
Saturday: 10AM-2PM
Closed Saturdays in July & August