Genealogy Resources

Premium Resources

Ancestry.com - Library Edition: Genealogy, family trees and family histories online. Available for use in the library only.

Heritage Quest: A collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture, including a complete set of U.S. Federal Census records from 1790-1930, a collection of over 25,000 family and local histories, and an index of over 1.6 million genealogy and local history articles.

Newsbank: Full text of the Syracuse Post-Standard and the Herald-Journal / Herald American (Dec. 1986-present), the Albany Times Union (Mar. 1986-present), the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (1999-present), and the Utica Observer-Dispatch (2003-present). This collection is text only and has no images.

Local Resources

New York State Archives: Geneology Resources: Site for researching New York state ancestors. Contains helpful tips on how to conduct genealogy research & where to go to find records and information.

Onondaga County: Office of Vital Statistics: Order copies of birth & death certificates; make requests for genealogical research

NY Gen Web: Site for researching New York State ancestors. Perform research by county.

Free NY Genealogy Search Engines: Search for ancestors in this collection of free New York genealogy searches

National Resources

Ellis Island Foundation: Perform a free passenger search; use their featured genealogy resources.

Family Search: Records spanning billions of names across hundreds of collections—including birth, marriage, death, probate, land, military, IGI extracted, and more.

Roots Web: Search family trees, message boards, and more.

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