Research Links

Below are links to a variety of archival and research organizations that may be helpful in your research. These organizations are not affiliated with the Town of Aurora or the Aurora Town Historian's Office. 

 

The Buffalo History Museum Research Library

The collection at the Buffalo History Museum (formerly the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society) includes books, pamphlets, letters, diaries, personal papers, organizational and business records, periodicals, newspapers, scrapbooks, photographspostcards, prints, drawings, posters, maps, atlases, microfilms, and even some DVDs. Major collections include those on the Holland Land CompanyMillard FillmoreSeneca Indians, the Pan-American Exposition and the Larkin Company.

 

Aurora Historical Society

The Aurora Historical Society operates the Millard Fillmore Presidential Site, Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum and Aurora History Museum, and it manages a collection of artifacts related to the history of the President Millard Fillmore and the Roycroft.


Roycroft Campus Corporation

The Roycroft Campus Corporation (RCC) offers educational programming, artisan classes, lectures, interactive events and social gatherings to further promote and preserve the historic Roycroft Campus and the ideals of the Arts and Crafts Movement as if Elbert Hubbard and the Roycrofters never left. 


Government Appointed Historians of Western New York

The Government Appointed Historians of Western New York (GAHWNY) represents town, village, city, county and Seneca Nation historians throughout Western New York. The website includes contact information and links for historians throughout the region.

 

Holland Land Office Museum

Located in Batavia, New York, the Holland Land Office Museum's collection includes original documents and information related to the early land surveys of Western New York.

 

Western New York Genealogical Society

The Western New York Genealogical Society makes a variety of genealogical resources available to its members and the general public in support of its mission to preserve and encourage interest in the rich genealogical heritage of Western New York.

 

Buffalo and Erie County Public Library's Links to Genealogy Websites

The Buffalo and Erie County Public Library provides a number of helpful links.

 

Grosvernor Room, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

Special collections at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, which includes the Rare Book collection, holds nearly 500,000 titles, including monographs, serials, scrapbooks, manuscripts, organizational archives, maps, phonograph discs, sheet music, scores, and orchestrations. 


The New York State Archives

The New York State Archives, part of the New York State Education Department, maintains its own collection of documents and artifacts. It also partners with other organization to make information and documents available to the public.


The National Archives and Records Administration

Records maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration include paper documents, microfilm, still pictures, motion pictures, and electronic media related to the history of the United States. The National Archives also oversees Presidential Libraries.


Fulton History

Fulton History contains archives of over 700 New York newspapers, and some from other states and Canada.