Those of you Upstate New York Genealogy researchers that are working on Rochester, New York , Monroe County and the western part of New York State in general, are very fortunate.
The Monroe County Library System has been hard at work making much of their large genealogy / local history collection available online. A discussion on one of the recent message boards caught my eye and decided we better review this site again. See our previous posts about the Rochester Library.
There are many information pages and categories but if you go directly to this link regarding the Rochester City Directories at: http://www3.libraryweb.org/lh.aspx?id=960 – You will find that the decades are arranged very easily to select from. You will need a pdf reader to view the files but they are the exact scanned directory pages arranged in alpha groups.
There are other local and county type business directories available on that page that represent various years from the 1860′s to the 1930′s.
As we have noted in our New York State Vital Records Index articles you should know that the Rochester Library is one of the repositories for a set of the microfiche indexes. You will have to go there to use them.
You will no doubt find many other items of interest by going to the main website and just start clicking on all of the drop down boxes. A fabulous resource indeed.