Available Resources

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The Ischua Valley Historical Society has a wealth of information not necessarily online. However, we do NOT have vital records (Birth, Marriage or Death), Census records, or Wills Probates and Deeds. These records are held by the State, and/or local Town/Village Clerks and Courthouses.

Our available resources do include:

Local Family Files
Cemetery Records for:
Mount Prospect Cemetery - Franklinville
Cadiz Cemetery - Franklinville
South Main Street Cemetery (relocated to Mount Prospect)
Fitch Cemetery - Ischua
Several small cemeteries within our region
Files on historical Franklinville and area Businesses
Newspapers (some on microfilm and others that are bound editions though not complete). They include:
The Cattaraugus Republican (from 1830s through 1840s)
The Chronicle (1889-1911)
The Chronicle-Journal (1911-1936)
The Machias Sentinel (1947-19??)
The Rushford Spectator
Collections of Scrapbooks which sometimes contain Births, Marriages and Obituaries
Files on Churches
Collection of Old Letters from the 1800s
School Yearbooks
Postcard Collections
Local Histories
Military Information
2,500 Glass Plates, many that are identified and awaiting a grant to make them accessible
We are in the process of indexing births, marriages and deaths from our huge collection.

  The public is welcome to use our information for historical and genealogical research. If you are unable to visit our facility due to distance, please submit a written Search Request Form.


P.O. Box 153, Franklinville, NY  14737

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