You can make an appointment with Donna Shine to visit the Heritage Discovery Center Library. Contact Donna at Dmshine@ aol.com.
New York Central Railroad (NYCRR) employee cards are available for purchase. See the list of names that have been indexed and proofed.
Order a copy of an NYCRR employee card.
There are many families from Northeast Pennsylvania who came to Western New York to work in the steel plants and on the railroads. Newspaper articles/death notices that reference Northeast Pennsylvania people with Western New York connections can be found
ConferenceKeeper is an entire calendar of VIRTUAL genealogy events, webinars, and zoom meetings, hosted by libraries and societies all over North America. We've also added more online volunteer projects/opportunities from several very excellent organizations, on the "Volunteer" page.
The Local History File, located in the Grosvenor Room at the Central Library, is the B&ECPL's most comprehensive resource on Buffalo's history. It consists of index cards with citations to articles and books about Buffalo and Erie County topics. The Richardson Olmsted Complex is featured. The Special Collections Division maintains and preserves the rare, unique, and locally significant holdings of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library System
The museum offers interactive, educational opportunities for young and old by providing a center of learning about railroad, steel, industrial and maritime history.
A small but dynamic museum interpreting Buffalo and WNY’s steelmaking history
Not a genealogical org but co-located in the HDC with BIGS. For those who share an interest in minerals, fossils, rockhounding, geosciences, and the lapidary arts. .
Home to several Buffalo Historical societies including BIGS
Has links to the civil and some church records
Provides info on why this Valuation is important and its history.
Provides detailed information on where people lived in mid-nineteenth century Ireland