Chattel mortgages were made using personal property, rather than real property, as collateral. They are particularly good sources of family and social history. Of course, chattel mortgages reveal only those valuable pieces of personal property subject to the mortgage.
Please note, that the vital record indexes below are held by the Towns - NOT by Ontario County. Please do not direct vital records requests to our department with the exception of Marriage Records from the years 1908-1935. For further information or copies of records found in the following indexes, contact the appropriate Town, City, or Village Clerks.