Niagara County to Move Endangered Public Records at Cost of $125,000

The following excerpt is from a short article published in the October 3, 2012 edition of The Republic:

LOCKPORT, N.Y. — Millions of a western New York county’s birth and death records, adoption papers, investigative files and real estate records — some dating back more than 200 years — will be moved into new storage space, and out of a leaky old building where they’re in danger of being lost.

Niagara County lawmakers voted Tuesday to lease 28,000 square feet of storage space in Newfane. Many county records are currently stored at a facility in Lockport that was largely abandoned 10 years ago.

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Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (, writes daily at, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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