Resources

Local History

Historical information about the Town of Henrietta has been collected over the years in a variety of locations. The main collections of this information can be found at the Henrietta Public Library, the Henrietta Town Historian and the Rochester Public Library's Local History Division.

Current Resources Available:

Henrietta Public Library:

  • Henrietta Heritage, by Eleanor Kalsbeck - print and digital
  • Tax Assessment Records, 1850-1908 - print and digital
  • Cemetery Indexes - print and digital
  • Obituaries - print and digital
  • Circulating books on Henrietta, the surrounding communities and Western New York
  • Reference books on Henrietta, the surrounding communities and Western New York
  • Reference collection of books by local authors and biographies of local people of interest
  • Historical Atlases
  • Family Histories
  • Historical Town maps
  • Rush-Henrietta Yearbooks, 1951-present (incomplete)
  • Photographs
  • Census records - microfilm
    • U.S. Census, 1850-1930
    • N.Y.S - 1855, 1865
  • Henrietta Newspapers - microfilm
    • The Observer
    • Henrietta Weekly Jounral, 1961-1987
    • Henrietta Post, 1961-present
  • Access to genealogical database Ancestry.com on library computers

The Library has a ScanPro microfilm reader which allows you to view the microfilm on a computer and make digital copies or prints.  Please ask at the reference desk for assistance.

Henrietta Town Historian

  • Family Histories
  • Photographs
  • Maps
  • Historical Documents
  • Tour of Town Museum available upon request

You can contact the Town Historian: 585-359-7042