Monroe County Historical Court Records

Records Available for Research

Minutes/Records of the County Court, 1821-Present
Minutes/Records of the Court of General Sessions, 1828-1853
Minutes/Records of the Supreme Court, 1821-Present
Minutes/Records of the Oyer and Terminer Courts, 1825-1826; 1829-1849; 1851-1853
Minutes/Records of the Court of Common Pleas, 1821-1868
Naturalization Records, 1828-1993


Monroe County Clerk’s Office
39 W. Main Street, Ste. 101
Rochester, NY 14614

  • There are records from all listed courts at the County Clerk’s Office, although many older records from each court are stored offsite.

Iron Mountain
520 W. Metro Park
Rochester, NY 14623

  • Many older records are stored at this location from the above listed courts.

Accessing County Records

For many of these records, especially older records, advanced notice is necessary to retrieve files from offsite. It is highly recommended interested parties contact the Monroe County Clerk’s Office’s Customer Service Department at 585-753-1620 to inquire regarding a specific record to ascertain its availability. The office works every day to digitize more of the collection and make it available to the general public.

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