Board of Directors

The Board of Directors each serve a three year term. The Board oversees the general operation of the society and all its assets.

Shelley Richards Board Chair (2018)
Jeanette Sheliga (2018)
Cindy Ribbeck (2018)
Dawn Henning (2019)
Jim Lawson (2019)
Cynthia Waters
Carol DiPirro-Stipkovits
Barbara Newman (2020)
Sandy Chapman (2020)

Our Constitution and By-Laws

Our Board Meeting Minutes

January 2017 February 2017
March 2016 April 2017
May 2017 June 2017
Sept. 2017 Oct. 2017
Nov 2016

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Officers of the Society

The Officers of the Society concern themselves with the monthly Society meetings.

Jim Lawson

Jeanette Sheliga
Vice President

Sandy Chapman

Cindy Ribbeck
Recording Secretary

Dawn Henning
Corresponding Secretary

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Ann Bruski

Head Librarian

Cindy Ribbeck
Library Staffing

Jan Gillis
Look Up

Dawn Henning

Shelley Richards
Newsletter Editor

Carolyn Epps
Newsletter Staff

Carolyn Epps
Newsletter Query Editor

Cindy Waters

NYSCOGO Delegate

Jeanette Sheliga
Program Chair

Dawn Henning

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Visiting and Contacting Us

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We are housed in the Niagara County Historical Society, Outwater Building.

Phone: 716-433-1033

Questions and comments:

Membership questions:

For queries:

• Please limit your query to approximately 50 words.
• Be specific in what you are trying to find.
• Include at least one date, capitalize all letters in the SURNAME and do not abbreviate words.
• Include your complete address and your e-mail address if available.
• Queries are printed as received. Editor reserves the right to edit your query.
• Queries are for members only and will be printed in our newsletter.
• Coming soon a queries page on our web site for members and non-members.

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Hours of Operation

The Genealogical Society Library is open Thursday - Saturday, 1-4:45 PM except on holidays, when the History Center Building is closed, or we are unable to locate a volunteer librarian. For this reason, we ask that you call ahead to see about dates. (716-433-1033)

NCGS Confirmed Closed dates in 2017
May 27th (Memorial Day)
July 1st (4th of July)
September 2nd (Labor Day)
November 23rd and 24th (Thanksgiving)
December 23rd (Christmas)
December 30th (New Years)

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Other Local Resources

Our library is conveniently located near the County Historian office, the County Clerk’s office, and only a short drive to the Lockport Public Library. All of these have additional research materials related to Niagara County and Western New York.

County Clerk's Office
175 Hawley St. Lockport, NY 14094
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:30pm
Phone: 716-439-7025

Niagara County Historian's Office
139 Niagara St. Lockport, NY 14094
Hours: Wednesday - Friday 8:30am - 12:30pm & 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Phone: 716-439-7324

Lockport Public Library
23 East Ave. Lockport, NY 14094
Hours: Check web site
Phone: 716-433-5935

While doing your genealogical research and visiting Niagara County, there is much to see at the Niagara County Historical Society Complex as it presents a glimpse of area life in Niagara County over the last 175 years. The Outwater Memorial Building, 215 Niagara Street, Lockport, NY, is the headquarters for the Niagara County Historical Society which has 7 historic buildings in its Museum Complex. This 1863 brick home features a Victorian Parlor, Historic Pantry, Old Toy Room, the Civil War Room and a Changing Exhibit Room. The Outwater Emporium, a unique gift shop, allows you to browse among historic gifts and publications about Niagara County geared towards all ages. In addition the society operates the Erie Canal Discovery Center This new, multi-media interactive museum transporst visitors back to the early days of the Erie Canal

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