Bibliography of the Genesee Region, 1790 to 1990
The Genesee Region, 1790 to the Present; a Guide to its History is a bibliography of the books, pamphlets, and periodical articles on the history of a ten-county area of upstate New York. The counties are Allegany, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates. Rochester, in Monroe County, is the largest city in the area covered. Most of the 6917 entries in the bibliography are briefly annotated.
The main volume (1978) and the first supplement (1984) were compiled by James D. Folts, Jr. and the second supplement (1992) was compiled by Karl Sanford Kabelac and published by RRLC. The three volumes were digitized by Melissa Mead email@example.com, digital librarian in Rush Rhees Library, The University of Rochester.
Basic Sources for Rochester History
This brief bibliographical essay discusses the basic printed and online sources available for Rochester history. The call numbers noted are for the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester. In many cases there are duplicate copies, which circulate, in the Rush Rhees general stacks. All of these titles are also in the Local History Division of the Rochester Public Library, 115 South Avenue. Their History and Travel Division has circulating copies of many of them.
Local history resources digitized and available on the website of the University of Rochester Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation: includes Manuscript Collections, University Archives, Indexes, Printed Materials, and Image Collections http://www.lib.rochester.edu/index.cfm?page=3252
Rochester Local History Indexes:
This database is drawn from indexes compiled by Karl S. Kabelac.
Index to Views of Rochester and Monroe County. (Rochester, NY: Local History Committee, Rochester Regional Library Council,1986).
- This index was compiled by a dozen members of the Local History Committee of the Rochester Regional Library Council, and edited by Karl S. Kabelac. It indexes 60 titles and has about 5000 entries.
Index to Pictures of Rochesterians and Monroe Countians. (Rochester, NY: Local History Committee, Rochester Regional Library Council, 1992).
- Indexes 53 titles with about 7500 entries.
Rochester Businesses at the End of the Nineteenth Century. (Rochester, NY: Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, University of Rochester Library, 1995).
- Indexes 11 titles with about 2000 entries.
Index to Biographical Sketches of Rochesterians and Monroe Countians. (Rochester, NY: Local History Committee, Rochester Regional Library Council, 1997).
- Indexes nearly 70 titles with about 12,200 entries.