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
New York Central Railroad (NYCRR) employee cards are available for purchase. A Sample of the NYCRR index is below- it is a work in progress constantly being added to.
To see if yiur ancestors records are available you can request a FREE name verification of the record: you recieve a YES/NO answer as being listed in our databases (These names are totally different than the NYCRR Roster names on www.freepages.genealogigy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sponholz/railroad.html Jim Sponholz's site!) If YES: Would also be told the number of cards attached to the employee and how many backside copies would be available for a total black & white copy cost AND what a colored copy cost would amount to. (LIMIT of 10 names per month)
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