LOCAL RESOURCES IN OSWEGO CO., NY



 

RECORDS CENTER

384 East River Road
Oswego, NY  13126-5461
315-349-8460
315-349-8458 (FAX)
Hours are 9 - 1, Monday - Friday

General Information and Application for Research Services:
This provides you with the information that is available at the Oswego County Records Center, and a printable form to request a search.  Please copy and paste this Request Form to your word processing program to print! 

Request Form
 


Oswego County Genealogy Society:

  Several pamphlets for sale...Town of Granby $1.00, Town of Dugway $1.00 and Rev. War Soldiers of Oswego County (price not yet set).  To subscribe to the Society Newsletter send $10.00 to:

Oswego County Genealogy Society Newsletter
P.O. Box 3025
Oswego, N.Y.  13126 

Charlene Cole, Newsletter and Publicity Committee

Web Page: 

   We have regular monthly meetings and are represented at the Oswego County Fair (Sandy Creek) which is usually the first week in July. We also sell starter kits for $5.00, family ancestor charts (color) for $5.00 and Penfield Library Booklets for $6.00 as well as 10 generation family charts, again for $5.00.  Our cookbooks will be out by May. 

*(The pamphlets for the Revolutionary War Soldiers, includes additional information, and many more names than those listed on the monument in Fulton.) 


Town Resources: 

A list of resources, and books available for the various townships, submitted by the local Town Historians, and Historical Societies.  For further information on the available items, please contact the Town Historian / Historical Society.
 

Albion
Hannibal Historical Society  - has its own webpages, hosted by Rootsweb
Mexico
New Haven
Palermo
Parish Historical Society
Parish - Book ordering, and what's available
**(Please copy & paste Form to your Word Program)
Pulaski Historical Society - on another webpage
West Monroe
Williamstown
 



 
OSWEGO COUNTY LIBRARIES
CENTRAL SQUARE LIBRARY

Librarian- Mary Last
637 South Main Street
Central Square, NY  13036
Tel. 315 668-6104

CONSTANTIA LIBRARY

Librarian-c/o Norma Williams
1511 State Route 49
Constantia, NY  13044
315-623-7362

FULTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

Librarian- Joyce H. Cook
160 South First Street
Fulton, NY   13069
315-592-5159

HANNIBAL FREE LIBRARY

Librarian- Marlene Sutcliffe
P.O. Box 174
Hannibal, NY 13074
315-564-5471

COGSWELL FREE LIBRARY (ORWELL)

Librarian- Paula Steele
2000 County Route 2
Orwell, NY  13426
315- 298-5563

OSWEGO CITY LIBRARY

Librarian- Carol Ferlito
120 East Second Street
Oswego, NY  13126
315-341-5867

PARISH PUBLIC LIBRARY

Librarian- Bridget Swartz
Main & Church Streets, P.O. Box 465
Parish, NY  13131
315-625-7130

PHOENIX PUBLIC LIBRARY

Librarian- Joanne Trask
34 Elm Street
Phoenix, NY  13135
315-695-4355

PULASKI PULIC LIBRARY

Librarian- Margaret Weigel
4917 North Jefferson Street
Pulaski, NY  13142
315-298-2717

AINSWORTH MEMORIAL LIBRARY
SANDY CREEK

Librarian- Margaret Kastler
6064 South Main Street, P.O. Box 69
Sandy Creek, NY  13145
315-387-3732

Syracuse City Library 

447 S. Salina Street
Syracuse, New York
(315) 435-1900 

Oswego County Office Building
46 E. Bridge Street
Oswego, N.Y.  13136
(315) 349-3400

Federal census
   1820, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880
   1900, 1910, 1920 (on microfilm)

New York State Census
   1855, 1865, 1875, 1892, 1905, 1915, 1925  (hardcopy)

Naturalizations Records

Deeds and Mortgages 1794 to Present

Assessment Records 1850 to Present

Fulton City Directories late 1800's - 1980's

Oswego City Directories 1869, 1877 - Present



Oswego County Clerks Office
Address: 
46 E. Bridge Street
Oswego, NY 13126-2123
Telephone: (315) -342-2412



6/07/01LDS Center Family History Centers in New York, United States 
Pulaski,  New York 
               Nelson Ave 
                  Pulaski, Owego County, New York
                  Phone: (315) 298-4422 
                  Hours:  Monday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
                               Wednesday 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
                               Friday - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
                  Closed: Hill Cumorah Pageant week; for holidays landing on Monday or Wednesday. 


TOWN OF ALBION INVENTORY OF RESOURCES

 ALBION TOWN HISTORIAN

Florence Gardner
Co. Rt. 52, Box 227
Altmar, NY  13302

Cemetery Census for:
 Riverside Cemetery, Altmar, NY
 Pineville Cemetery
 Dugway Cemetery
 South Albion Cemetery
 Albion Center Cemetery
 Fraicher Cemetery, Happy Valley
 McCellan Cemetery, end of Tinker Tavern Rd. by Rt., 81
 Smith Family Cemetery, Rt. 104
 Purdy Family Cemetery, Route 81, Happy Valley

Population Censuses for the years:  1850, 1855, 1860, & 1865- 1820

Civil War Census:   for men who served from Town of Albion

Church Records: 
St. John's Episcopal Church (birth, Baptisms, Marriages, Confirmations,  Death & Burial) for the years 1886 to 1929, approximately.
   Congregational Society mainly a list of members and yearly pledges.

A listing of marriages from:  1861 to 1985

A listing of deaths from:  1886 to 1985

Five notebooks of scrapbook articles

Books:  John Churchill's "Landmarks of Oswego County", with index to family sketches
  Bugles Volumes I, II, & III, by Maries & David Parsons
  Mexico, Mother of Towns, by Elizabeth Simpson
  Oswego, by Charles Snyder
  The Story of Oswego County, by Ralph Faust
  Orwell Remembered, by Betty Martin
  A Look At The Past, Williamstown, NY
  History of the Town of Orwell, 1806 to 1950
  Grip's Historical Souvenir of Pulaski
  Grip's Historical Souvenir of Mexico
  "History of Oswego County", by Crisfield Johnson
  "Landmarks of Oswego County", picture book published in 1888
  Oswego Watchman, by John Bartlett
  Pamona Grange Souvenir Booklet, 1914

Maps-  photocopies of 1867 maps of Albion & neighboring townships

A collection of Civil War letters written by the Elijah Smith family (photocopy)

A collection of poems by Iva Hull

Photographs of Albion, Pulaski, Mexico around the turn of the century
 
 


TOWN OF MEXICO INVENTORY OF RESOURCES

Genealogy Inquiries are researched by the Mexico Historian:

Bonnie Shumway 
P.O. Box 357
Mexico, NY 13114

Mexcio Historical Museum is opened from April to December on Tues. 2-4, and Sat. 10-12

Mexico Historical Society meets on the 2nd Thursday, April, May, June, Sept., Oct., Nov., and Dec.  Check the paper for program and place.

Publications (books) 
Mexico 20th Town In the 20th Century in hard and soft cover  $30/$23
Mexico Memories in hard and soft cover    $30/$23
Grips  (a history of Mexico published in 1903)   $8.

Pamphlets
Reflections of Mexico       $4.
Memories on Main Street      $3.
Railroad to Freedom       $1.

Publications may be ordered form the Mexico Historical Society; PO Box 331; Mexico, NY 13114    Postage is $3.00 for books and $1.00 for pamphlets
 


TOWN OF NEW HAVEN INVENTORY OF RESOURCES

New Haven Town Historian

Nancy Searles (Died June 7, 2004)
56 Co. Rt. 6A
Oswego NY  13126

(315) 963- 3900 Town Historian Office located in Town Hall- Leave a message
by appointment only.

Items available:

Interviews of Community members (1980's)
Birth/Death/Marriage- 1847- 1849
Genealogy Inquiries (4-5 tapes)
C. Sidney Shephard (papers, letters,Wells gen.)

ARTIFACTS:

Clothing from about the 1900's
Two (2) wood planes made in New Haven Wells Factory, Ledger of business (1814?-1850's)
Two (2) medicine bottles (Dr. Downes, before 1919)
Wooden sign (Beacon Lodge)
Letter fromt the Beacon Lodge
Cast iron bridge plate (built 1896-1903)
 Frank Elmhirst, Comm.- other side says "Horsehead Bridge Builder"
Two (2) old Oswego County maps (poor condition)
Cannon Ball
Hand brass bell
Signature quilt

MATERIALS:

Old photographs
Postcard pictures (1908-1960)
1867 New Haven Map/ index of names
Census indexes (done by B. Rowlee, NY State Census, Town of New Haven, 1855, 1865, 1875, 1905,  1915 alphabetical order  with page and line)
1971 American Legion History of Oswego County (1919-1969) compiled by John Castle & Grant Lindsley)
Guide to Research in NYS Archives- 1993
First Congregational Church of New Haven - Records
 copy includes membership lists (1817-1942)
World War II- Town of New Haven Honor Roll of Veterans (141 names)
Census of New Haven Cemeteries- Primitive- 1807, Village- 1824, Butterfly-1828,    Vermillion-1860
Town Officers- 1807 to present
Phamphlets/ Assorted Booklets
Genealogy files and obituaries
Scrapbooks (1980-1994)
Names on the Civil War Monument

BOOKS:

History of the North Country- Harry Landon, 1932/ three volumes
French's New York State Gazateer-1860
Mexico Mother of Towns- Simpson 1947
Cayuga County 1789- 1889- Storke
Lewis County 1805- 1883
Vermont Families in 1791- Vol. 1- Bartley
Landmarks of Oswego County- Churchill 1895
Wellman 1988
SUNY Oswego Alumni Directory- 1992
Records of Revolutionary War Veterans, Madison County- Bracy 1988
Oswego Hamlet Days 1796- 1828- Slosek
Oswego Its People and Events- Slosek


Town of Palermo - Resources

Birth/Death/Marriage   1847 – 1849

Business Directory

Cemetery Census – Palermo Center, Upsons Corners, Sayles Corners, Tinkers, Clifford

Obituary Files

Maps 1854, 1867, 1884

Military Record
 Spanish American War
 War of 1812
 Civil War
 WW1
 WW II
 Korean War
 Vietnam War

BOOKS FOR SALE

 Palermo’s History  1806 – 1985    $1.00
 Agri-Business Survey, 1990, 1999    $1.00
 Town of Palermo History of Farming 1999   $2.00


TOWN OF PARISH

  For newsletter information please see the Announcements Page.

Parish Town Historical Society
P. O. Box 145
Parish, NY 13131 
Phone: 315 625 4575
 
 


Materials from the  Parish Historian  available for use at the  Parish Public Library

Scrapbooks made by Alena B Wood
Scrapbook donated by Carolyn Gray regarding Willard Gray
Photos donated by Owen LaForce many taken by Burt House, local photographer
Family Histories of the Brockway, Husted-McCollum and Edick Families– in notebook format for library use only.
Collection of postcards assembled over sixteen years – in notebook
All of the town scrapbooks kept by town historian
Cemetery census for each of the Parish cemeteries– partial list for Pleasant Lawn
Books Reference Only
Landmarks of Oswego County–Churchill–1895
Oswego County History- Johnson– 1877


TOWN OF WEST MONROE INVENTORY OF RESOURCES






WEST MONROE HISTORICAL SOCIETY: 

Census
 West Monroe- 1840, 1850, 1860, 1865, 1870, 1875, 1880, 1892 (state), 1900, 1912
 Constantia-      1850, 1855 (index only), 1860, 1870
 Amboy-           1850, 1860

Cemeteries
 West Monroe- Nutting, Union Settlement, W. Monroe, Toad Harbor, Little France,     Carley's Mill
 Constantia-     Bernhard's Bay, Cleveland, Constantia Rural, Trinity Church
 Central Square-  Hillside, Coit
 Mallory, Hastings, Caughdenoy, Mexico Village
 Old Vienna, Jewell, Fish Creek Landing
 Allen District
 Albion, Amboy, Amboy Center, West Amboy, Williamstown
 Orwell, Richland, Pulaski
 Family plots in various towns

Maps
 Oswego County, 1867
 Toad Harbor 1854, 1867, 1889
 Oneida Lake  1968
 West Monroe, 1867, 1884, 1977

Schools
 Toad Harbor 1851 - 1918
 Constantia School District #2- Minutes of meetings 1841- 1894, Tax Roll 1874
 Oneida County, Vienna Township
 Whiskey Island  School District #16
 Elpi's School District # 17

Schools and Churches
West Monroe, NY History- Name Index
Family Histories, Local People, Old Documents, Old Photos
Stone Barn- Cleveland
Oswego County Farm Directory- Map 1917- 1918, Index 1991-1934
Grange
Farms

West Monroe Historical Society and Historical Society Events

Genealogical Searches- People searching, Names being searched
Genealogical Aids- On Writing and Spelling (Reading Script)

If you would like more information contact Marjorie at the West Monroe Historical Society. 


TOWN OF WILLIAMSTOWN INVENTORY OF RESOURCES

Williamstown Historian

Glenna Gorski, 
P.O.Box 54, 
Williamstown, NY 13493 
Phone: 315  964-2393

The town of Williamstown has recently purchased a building to house offices for the town.  Glenna is currently moving her many histories in. Her inventory includes:

Indexed scrap books 1950- 1999 

Williamstown's census records: 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1870, 1880, 1892, 1905,1915 1925 

Burial records: Fairview Cemetery and Holy Cross Cemetery

Cemetery Census Records:  Fairview, Holy Cross, Madison, Lewis, Happy Valley and DeGraffs

Indexed town clerks marriage & death records 1881- 1960

Williamstown Church Records & minutes: Union Church and Presbyterian Church. 1821- 1950

History and Genealogy of Families of America: COMSTOCK, EDICK, WAUGH

Civil War Records:  Williamstown CW Enlisted Men and Bugles Echo Across the Valley Volumes 1, 2, 3; and many family files.


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