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Resources for Genealogy, Local Architecture & Perinton Settlers in the Museum & Digital Archives

The Museum collections are extensive and include many resources for genealogy study, researching architecture and structures, cemetery records and residential directories as well as biographies of early Perinton settlers.

A Sample of Research Resources in the Museum:

The 1976 Landmark Society Building Surveys

Newspaper articles 1977 to 1990

Fairport High School Yearbooks 1926 to 2002

Obituaries 1980 to Present

Census reports 1800-1915

Mt. Pleasant and Greenvale Cemeteries-tombstone locations

Patents awarded to Perinton residents 1859-1959

Business and residential directories 1864 to 1966

Plat maps and property records late 1700's to 1850

Primary and secondary documents

People photograph collection

Addis Adams Post Card Collection

1940's windshield tour of the oldest houses in Perinton

Erie Canal construction pictures 1910-1914

Clarence Woods Scrapbook Collection

Fairport Sanborn maps 1885 to 1924

Barge Canal construction maps

Local government documents

Monroe County Mail 1902 to 1920

Fairport Herald and Fairport Herald Mail 1873 to 1983

Ask the Museum Curator

Individuals interested in these resources and materials or who have specific research questions, please call the Museum to make an appointment with our Museum Director, Vicki Masters Profitt or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

On the Internet:

Perinton Maps & Photos
(click on links below)

Monroe County Library Rochester Images
Click Local History tab; drop to Rochester Images- keyword Perinton or Fairport maps. Scroll down to #8. There are about 6 maps.


Click Local History tab; drop to Rochester Images, open Digital Images Collections; Scroll to Perinton Municipal collection. You can copy and paste them to your computer.

People, Businesses & Home Articles


New York State Historic Newspapers

Regional Newspapers on Fulton History


Gazetteer and Business Directory of Monroe Co., NY
for 1869-70 by Hamilton Child

Fairport Polk Directory 1940, City Directory of Fairport 1913 & City of Rochester Directories


History of Monroe County, New York 1877-1888; - McIntosh, W. H

Landmarks of Monroe County, 1895

Town Historian:

The Town of Perinton Historian, Bill Poray, has an office in the town facility on Turk Hill Road and has articles and pictures posted.

Archive Login

*Digital Archives Login:

Username: PHSMember
Password: PHS20xxmember

Download Directions for Use (in PDF format)

Photography and documentation within this digital archive is the property of the Perinton Historical Society. This information can be used for education purposes and but can NOT be published in any way to sell or make a profit from it's use.

Permission to use our photography MAY be granted. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your request. or mail to the attention: Web Manager, Fairport Historical Museum, 18 Perrin Street, Fairport NY 14450.


Museum Hours of Operation:

The Museum is free and open to the public on Tuesday and Sunday 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We are closed in January and February.

Volunteers are available to answer general questions and to pull files for researchers during normal hours of operation.

Tours of the museum are self-guided but special tours can be arranged by appointment. There is no charge for special group tours, but a donation to the Museum would be greatly appreciated.

If you would like to do in depth research, the Museum Director  is available to assist you. Please call for an appointment.

Tuesday 2 to 4 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.
Closed: January & February


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