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You can read digital e-books created from the collections of Rochester Public Library's Local History Division! Just click on the titles below to get to the catalog record, then click on the URL at the bottom of the record to view our historic books in pdf format.


Bloss's Ancient history : illustrated by colored maps, and arranged to accompany a chronological chart, for the use of families and schools . C.A. Bloss. 1845.

Blue book : Police Department of Rochester, New York, with complete biographical sketches of each member. Edited and compiled by John Milton Ballard. 1911.

The Civil War diary of Captain N.S. Baker, Co. G., 86 New York Vols. N. S. (Nathan S.) Baker. [19--].

For our dead heroes! : Grand entertainment for the benefit of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Fund at the New York State Arsenal. [1885].

A historical sketch : Rochester Female Academy, 1837-1912. Jane H. Nichols. 1912.

The Jews of Rochester : an historical summary of their progress and status as citizens of Rochester from early days to the year nineteen hundred and twelve from unpublished records prepared by the late Isaac A. Wile, compiled by Isaac M. Brickner. 1912.

A manual of the Presbyterian Church in Ogden : containing notices of its history, a list of its members, its important resolutions and its articles of faith and covenant, adopted and ordered to be published by the church. Ogden Presbyterian Church (Spencerport, N.Y.). 1837.

Rose neighborhood sketches, Wayne County, New York; with glimpses of the adjacent towns: Butler, Wolcott, Huron, Sodus, Lyons and Savannah. Alfred S. Roe. 1893.

Western N.Y. Agricultural Society seventeenth annual exhibition : fair guide and program, to be held at Rochester, N.Y. old fair grounds, south of the city, Sept. 23, 24, 25, and 26th, 1889.

The work of the Thomas Alva Edison Technical and Industrial High School. Rochester (N.Y.). Board of Education. 1932.  


The Batavia directory : city and town. 1883/84.

Bell telephone directory, March 1, 1910.

Bell telephone directory, including subscriber's lists in Rochester, Charlotte, Henrietta, Gates, Victor. 1912.

Canandaigua city directory. 1906.

Canandaigua city directory. 1909.

Directory of the Village of Batavia, New York. 1880.

Gazetteer and business directory of Ontario County, N.Y., for 1867-8, compiled and published by Hamilton Child.

Geneva (New York) directory. 1921.

Johnson’s business and professional directory of Buffalo, Rochester, Erie, Pa., Niagara Falls, Lockport, North Tonawanda, Tonawanda, Batavia, Hamburg, Hamburg, Dunkirk, Williamsville, Geneva, Lyons, Canandaigua and Lancaster, N.Y. etc. etc. [1902?]

Vick's standard directory and reference book, Brockport, Y.Y. [i.e. N.Y.] : containing, besides an up-to-date house and business directory, much local and general information invaluable in the home or office. [1907?]

The Wayne County directory for 1891-92, containing a general directory of the citizens of Clyde, Lyons, Newark, and Palmyra.

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