Additions and Corrections: Wayne County

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(page 708) Parent Counties: Ontario, Seneca, and Cayuga. County Seat: Town of Lyons (effective January 1, 2016); Village of Lyons dissolved 31 December 2015.

(page 708) Major Land Transactions: Pre-Emption Line, 1786. Established by the Treaty of Hartford, it ran due north to Lake Ontario from the 82nd milestone on the New York-Pennsylvania boundary line. The Pre-Emption Line was re-surveyed in 1792 and has been the subject of boundary disputes as recently as the 1960s.

(page 709) Town of Lyons, Notes:  Village to dissolve 31 December 2015 into Town of Lyons.

(page 711) Updated: Wayne County New York Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 502 ▪ Newark, New York 14513-0502, Telephone: See Website; E-mail:   website:

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History of Macedon Academy 1841-1891. Fairport, NY: Mail Stream Printing House, 1892. The book includes pre-1880 vital data for Wayne and neighboring counties (especially Monroe and Ontario).  It includes biographical data for several dozen faculty ("Personal Sketches", pp. 44–65) and hundreds of students ("Personal Notes", pp. 150–193). The personal notes were supplied by the students themselves and typically include father's name, date & place of birth, spouse's name, date of marriage, occupation, and current (early 1890s) residence. An online version of the book is accessible at HathiTrust and other providers.

Folts, James D.The Genesee Region: 1790 to the Present, a Guide to Its History. Rochester, NY: Rochester/Genesee Valley History Project, 1978.This book was followed by two published supplements cited below. Together they form an annotated bibliography of the books, pamphlets, and periodical articles on the history of a region covering ten New York counties: Allegany, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates. All three volumes have been digitized and comprise a searchable database called Bibliography of the Genesee Region, 1790 to 1990 and accessible here:

Folts, James D. The Genesee Region: 1790 to the Present, a Guide to Its History: Supplement. Rochester, N.Y: Local History Committee, Rochester Regional Research Library Council, 1984.

Kabelac, Karl S, and James D. Folts. The Genesee Region: 1790 to the Present, a Guide to Its History: Second Supplement. Rochester, NY: Local History Committee, Rochester Regional Library Council, 1992.

Folts, James D, Karl S. Kabelac, and Melissa S. Mead. Bibliography of the Genesee Region, 1790 to 1990. University of Rochester, Dept. of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation, 2011. Internet resource.