Tompkins County Public Library has Genealogy Resources

The Tompkins County Public Library is located in Ithaca, New York. The library strives to inspire and educate all members of the community during each stage of their lives, to be a place where people can experience the joy of reading, the power of information, and the strength of community connections. The Tompkins Public Library has genealogy resources. genealogy resources

The Tompkins Public Library has the following genealogy resources:

Atlases and Maps:
* Atlas of Tioga Co., New York (1869; repr. 1975)
* New topographical atlas of Tompkins County, New York (1866)
* Sanborn maps of Ithaca, N.Y. (1893)
* Sanborn map of Ithaca, N.Y. Sanborn-Perris Map Co. (1904)
* Sanborn map of Ithaca (1910)
* Sanborn map of Ithaca, N.Y. Sanborn-Perris Map Co. (1919)

Births, Deaths & Marriages:
* Index to Trumansburg Newspapers 1827-1940
* Ithaca Journal Obituary Index
* Marriages Book A – 05/09/1844 – 02/03/1852
* Marriages Book B – 02/29/1852 – 10/27/1887
* Marriage Index (by surname)
* Olympia’s Index (Deaths & Births)
* Tompkins County Gravestone Inscriptions

County History (CNY – Central New York):
* Grip’s Historical Souvenir of Cortland
* Historical Gazetteer of Tioga County (1785 – 1888)
* History of Cayuga County
* History of Central NY
* History of Tioga, Chemung, Tompkins & Schuyler Counties
* History of Seneca County
* Lake Country
* Landmarks of Tompkins County, NY: including a History of Cornell University
* Our Country and Its People: A Memorial History of Tioga County
* Pioneer History, or Courtland County & the Border Wars of New York

Native American History:
* The Cayuga Indian Reservation and Colonel John Harris
* The Logans and Other Iroquois Accounts
* Old Indian Trails in Tompkins County
* O-WE-NAH: A Legend of Lake Eldridge and 16 Other Iroquois Indian Legends
* The story of the Cayugas, 1609 – 1809
* Story of Count Frontenac and the Iroquois in the Clouds

New York State & Central New York State (CNY) History:
* Index. The Balloting Book and Other Documents Relating to Military Bounty Lands in the State of New-York. Albany, 1825
* The Catskill Turnpike: A Wilderness Path
* Cayuga Bridge
* Census of the State of New York for 1865
* From a Local Historian’s Notebook
* The Pathfinders of the Revolution: A Story of the Great March into the Wilderness and Lake Region of New York in 1779
* Reminiscences, Heroic and Historic, of Early Days of the Lehigh Valley System in Southern and Central New York
* Speech by Hon. Ezra Cornell on the Question of a Ship Canal Connecting Cayuga Lake with Lake Ontario

HeritageQuest Online Genealogy
This genealogy database offers materials for researching family histories and American culture. The database includes indexes of genealogy resources and original page images. It includes over 20,000 books, the entire U.S. Federal Census from 1790-1930, Freedman’s Bank Records, Revolutionary War Pension Records and more.

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* State of New York Archives

* OLDNYC Maps Historic New York City

* New York City Marriage License Index

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