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Other Genealogical Resources

  • Birth and death records for all New York State Counties (except New York City):
    New York State Department of Health
    Bureau of Vital Records
    Empire State Plaza
    Albany, NY 12237
  • Town or City Historians have varied records (all towns have town historians).
  • Tompkins County Public Library (TCPL)
    TCPL subscribes to Ancestry Library Edition (only available within the library) and Heritage Quest (available from home or work to anyone with a local library card.) Additional resources include TCPL's local history collections and The Ithaca Journal back to 1876. Visit
  • County Clerk
    Land records 1819 to present, some census records, some marriage records, balloting book (land given to soldiers).
  • Church Records
  • DeWitt Historical Society of Tompkins County
    401 East State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
    (They will send a pamphlet upon request.)
  • Cornell University - Department of Manuscripts and Archives
    Olin Library, Ithaca, NY 14853
  • Local libraries for old newspapers
  • Church of Latter Day Saints - has microfilmed many old records.
    Branch libraries throughout the United States (one is located in Binghamton).
    Or visit
  • New York State Census Records
    New York State Library, Albany, NY 12237. (A fee per copy may apply.)
    Also visit the NYS Library genealogy web page
  • National Archives, Washington, D.C.
    Records on microfilm regarding military service, immigrant arrivals, pension and bounty land (up to 1917).