Category Archives: Grosvenor Guides

Where can I find…?

Family researchers often find themselves seeking a specific piece of information about an ancestor, such as birth date.  We might think that the only place to find this is the actual birth record of that person.  However, these alternate sources usually … Continue reading

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Mt. Calvary Cemetery Records Now Available Online!

Recently the Mount Calvary Cemetery Group provided the Grosvenor Room with listings of burials from some of their cemeteries.  For quick access, these files are now available on the Grosvenor Room web page! Click here or use the links below: … Continue reading

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New Guides and Publications on Our Website!

Check out the following new guides and publications, which are available on the Grosvenor Room Genealogy Web Page! Census – Buffalo Wards by Street 1915 1920 1925 Church Records –   Buffalo Churches 1832-1860 Buffalo Churches in 1931 Family History – Genealogy Pamphlets … Continue reading

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Maps Maps Maps!

The Grosvenor Room houses maps and atlases that are used by local history researchers and genealogists, but these are just a small portion of the Central Library’s incredible collection of over 70,000  local, regional, state, national, and international maps.  For more information … Continue reading

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Local Women’s History

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March is National Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate the unique lives and achievements of women.  Several prominent and notable women have called Western New York home.  Below are just some of the Buffalo women who were well-known for … Continue reading

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Celebrating African American History

In 1926 American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week in order to commemorate and honor the contributions to our nation made by African-Americans.  For many years, it was celebrated during the second week of February to coincide with … Continue reading

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Genealogy: Back to Basics

Want to trace your family tree but don’t know where to start?  Discovering the resources available and how you can use them can be tricky, so we’ve put together a quick guide for those just Getting Started with Genealogy.  Once … Continue reading

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Why genealogists love City Directories

A city directory is an alphabetical list of all adult residents in the city, giving home address and usually the occupation or employer.  City directories were published (with some exceptions) on an annual basis.  The Grosvenor Room has Buffalo directories … Continue reading

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Subject Guides Online

Planning a trip to the Grosvenor Room?  Use our online subject guides to help save time: http://www.buffalolib.org/content/grosvenor/guides-publications The guides provide descriptions of genealogy and local history materials available in the Grosvenor Room.  They detail popular subjects and resources such as city directory holdings (including … Continue reading

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