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Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County

Local History & Genealogy

The Local History & Genealogy Division is located on the 2nd floor of the Rundel Library Building. This Division holds the largest collection of primary and secondary source materials about the history of Rochester and the Genesee Valley in the region, as well as a vast assemblage of resources to help you research your family history. Materials do not circulate; they must be used in the division.

Expert staff are available to help you by telephone, email, or in person for quick reference questions. Walk-ins are welcome. Appointments are recommended for researchers wishing to use our special collections and those needing assistance with in-depth inquiries. Request an appointment.

Division Supervisor: Michelle Finn

Local History & Genealogy Map

115 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604

(585) 428-8370
lochist@libraryweb.org

2nd Floor of the Rundel Memorial Library Building.

Hours of Operation

Monday 10:00 am – 8:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 8:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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