Town of Avon New York

Town of Avon Opera Block Building

TOWN GOVERNMENT
TOWN HISTORIAN

Town Historian Maureen Kingston - Email: mkingston@avon-ny.org
Phone: 585-226-2425 ex. 15

Office Hours: Tuesdays 2-5 pm and by appointment

Responsibilities and Services

The mission of the Town of Avon Historian is to preserve and interpret the documentary history of Avon and make resources available to the public.

The Town Historian:

  • Assists researchers with their inquiries;
  • Curates subject files, original records, and archival collections;
  • Creates historical displays and is available to give presentations on historical topics to all age groups;
  • Attends events related to history and the community

Collections

By request, the resources available to researchers interested in the Town of Avon include:

  • Subject files relating to Avon, ranging from Hotels and Schools to Businesses and Military;
  • Over 250 family files containing genealogical correspondence and clippings;
  • A large collection of photographs;
  • A range of relevant reference books;
  • Maps spanning the early 1800s to the present;
  • Avon Central School yearbooks from 1944 to 2004;
  • ...and much more.

Vital Records

New York State did not require town clerks to keep birth, death, and marriage records until about 1880; after that date, vital records are kept by the municipal registrar of the town in which the event occurred.

For vital record certificates in the Town of Avon, please see the page of the Town Clerk: click here.

For birth or death records in the Village of Avon from 1888 to present, please click here.


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Map of Avon from the 1872
Livingston County Atlas

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