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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 in person or by telephone and email service for quick reference questions. For more in depth research and guidance please call for an appointment.

Division Supervisor: Michelle Finn

Local History & Genealogy Map

115 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604

(585) 428-8370

2nd Floor of the Rundel Memorial Library Building

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