Town Departments banner graphic


Town Clerk Services /  Genealogical Research

Genealogical Research

Uncertified copies or abstracts from records of birth, death, and marriage may be provided for genealogical research purposes.  All requests must be submitted in writing (or by form) and include payment of $22 fee per request. 
Records covered under Genealogical searches:

  • Record of Birth must be 75 years old or older, and the person’s information requested must be known to be deceased.
  • Record of Death must be 50 years old or older.
  • Record of Marriage must be 50 years old or older, and the parties must be known to be deceased.

Proper identification and payment must be provided with the Genealogical Services Application.

Genealogical Services Application

About Amherst

The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2018. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000. Amherst community videos.

Disclaimer, Copyright and Maintenance
How to use our site

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Town of Amherst ADA Coordinators are Robert McCarthy (Director of Human Resources) and Mark Berke (Commissioner of Buildings).

Click for more information about ADA.

Website Contact

The Town of Amherst takes great pride in providing useful, timely and accurate information through its official website. We encourage public participation in our website and ask that you provide your feedback to help us make our site even better. Contact the website administrator at toawebsite@amherst.ny.us.

Get in Touch

  • General Information:
    (716) 631-7000
  • Email:
    toainfo@amherst.ny.us
  • Address:
    Municipal Building (Town Hall)
  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221