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| building address = 152 Genesee St.<br>Auburn, NY 13021<br>[http://co.cayuga.ny.us/ '''Cayuga County Website''']
 
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=== Cayuga County New York Historical Facts  ===
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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[[Cortland County, New York|Cortland]]{{·}} [[Onondaga County, New York|Onondaga]]{{·}} [[Oswego County, New York|Oswego]]{{·}} [[Seneca County, New York|Seneca]]{{·}} [[Tompkins County, New York|Tompkins]]{{·}} [[Wayne County, New York|Wayne]]{{·}} Lake Ontario<ref>''Handybook'', 478.</ref>  
 
[[Cortland County, New York|Cortland]]{{·}} [[Onondaga County, New York|Onondaga]]{{·}} [[Oswego County, New York|Oswego]]{{·}} [[Seneca County, New York|Seneca]]{{·}} [[Tompkins County, New York|Tompkins]]{{·}} [[Wayne County, New York|Wayne]]{{·}} Lake Ontario<ref>''Handybook'', 478.</ref>  
  
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*'''30 April 1922:''' Cayuga Courthouse caught fire on April 30, 1922. The records were saved. <ref>GenDisasters.com - Auburn, NY Courthouse Fire, Apr 1922 http://www3.gendisasters.com/new-york/17665/auburn-ny-court-house-fire-apr-1922</ref>
 
*'''30 April 1922:''' Cayuga Courthouse caught fire on April 30, 1922. The records were saved. <ref>GenDisasters.com - Auburn, NY Courthouse Fire, Apr 1922 http://www3.gendisasters.com/new-york/17665/auburn-ny-court-house-fire-apr-1922</ref>
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*[http://cayugacounty.us/maps/index.html Cayuga County, New York Maps].  
 
*[http://cayugacounty.us/maps/index.html Cayuga County, New York Maps].  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycayuga/maps.htm Cayuga County, NYGenWeb Project Maps Information].  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycayuga/maps.htm Cayuga County, NYGenWeb Project Maps Information].  
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'''''Regiments.''''' Civil War service men from Cayuga County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Montgomery County.  
 
'''''Regiments.''''' Civil War service men from Cayuga County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Montgomery County.  
  
:- [[116th Regiment, New York Infantry]]; Companies B, D and H.  
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:- [[1st Independent Battery, New York Light Artillery|1st Independent Battery, New York Light Artillery]]
:- [[138th Regiment, New York Infantry]]  
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:- [[8th Regiment, New York Cavalry|8th Regiment, New York Cavalry]], Company G, 2nd Companies I and L, and Company M.
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:- [[10th Regiment, New York Cavalry|10th Regiment, New York Cavalry]], Company A.
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:- [[11th Regiment, New York Cavalry|11th Regiment, New York Cavalry]], Company K.
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:- [[22nd Regiment, New York Cavalry|22nd Regiment, New York Cavalry]], Companies I and M.
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:- [[23rd Regiment, New York Cavalry|23rd Regiment, New York Cavalry]], Company A.
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:- [[24th Regiment, New York Cavalry|24th Regiment, New York Cavalry]], Companies B, C, L and M.
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:- [[116th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies B, D and H.
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:- [[75th Regiment, New York Infantry|75th Regiment, New York Infantry]]
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:- [[111th Regiment, New York Infantry|111th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies C, F, G, H, I and K.
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:- [[138th Regiment, New York Infantry|138th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies C, E, F, G, H and I.
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:- [[160th Regiment, New York Infantry|160th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies A, B, C, E, F, H and I.
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:- [[193rd Regiment, New York Infantry|193rd Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies A, H and K.
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:- [[194th Regiment, New York Infantry|194th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies H and I.
  
 
*[http://www.authorlisasaunders.com/mycustompage0013.htm New York 9th Heavy Artillery].
 
*[http://www.authorlisasaunders.com/mycustompage0013.htm New York 9th Heavy Artillery].
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:*[http://www.germangenealogygroup.com/NortherNat.STM Northen District Court of NY Naturalization Project]. <br>
 
:*[http://www.germangenealogygroup.com/NortherNat.STM Northen District Court of NY Naturalization Project]. <br>
  
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:*'''1840-1847''' [http://www.usgwarchives.org/ny/cayuga/newspapers/newstoc.htm ''Cayuga Patriot'' Transcriptions] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~usgenweb/ USGenWeb Archives] - free.
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:*'''1840-1847''' [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ny/cayuga/newspapers/newstoc.htm ''Cayuga Patriot'' Transcriptions] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~usgenweb/ USGenWeb Archives] - free.
  
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycayuga/ The Cayuga County NYGenWeb Project], an member of [[NYGenWeb|The NYGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycayuga/ The Cayuga County NYGenWeb Project], an member of [[NYGenWeb|The NYGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ny/cayuga/cayuga.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Cayuga County.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ny/cayuga/cayuga.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Cayuga County.  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ny/cayuga/cayuga.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Cayuga County. (Mirror site)
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Guide to Cayuga County New York genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, military, immigration and naturalization records. This page describes sources of genealogical data about Cayuga County, New York families, including links to smaller localities in the county. New York-related pages show useful statewide sources. United States pages explain the terminology and contents of genealogical records.

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Coordinates: 42.94°0′N 76.56°0′W / 42.94°N 76.56°W / 42.94; -76.56

Cayuga County, New York
Map
Map of New York highlighting Cayuga County
Location in the state of New York
Map of the U.S. highlighting New York
Location of New York in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1799
County Seat Auburn
Courthouse
Ny-cayuga-ch.jpg
Address 152 Genesee St.
Auburn, NY 13021
Cayuga County Website

Contents

Cayuga County New York Historical Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Cayuga County, New York

Parent County

8 March 1799: Created from Onondaga County.[1]

Neighboring Counties

Cayuga-Seneca Canal

Cortland · Onondaga · Oswego · Seneca · Tompkins · Wayne · Lake Ontario[2]

Boundary Changes

  • 29 March 1804: Seneca County set off.
  • 17 April 1817: Part along with a part taken from Seneca County to create Tompkins County.

Record Loss

  • 30 April 1922: Cayuga Courthouse caught fire on April 30, 1922. The records were saved. [3]

Cayuga County New York Genealogy Resources

Bible Records

  • 1581–1917 New York, Family Bible Records at Ancestry– ($); Index. Database is a collection of genealogically important records taken from the Bibles of colony and state residents. Reveals the Bible's original owner, brief record of descendants,and a particular event such as birth or marriage as recorded in Bible.

Biography

  • BIOGRAPHICAL REVIEW, This Volume Contains Biographical Sketches of the Leading Citizens of Cayuga County New York; Boston; Biographical Review Publishing Company; 1894 (USGenWeb Archives)
  • Odds and Evens (USGenWeb Archives)

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories
Findagrave.com* Family History Library* Findagrave.com*
Interment.net* WorldCat* Tombstone Transcription Project*
Cemetery Site*   NYGenWeb Cemeteries*
New York Gravestones*   epodunk*
NYGenWeb Cemeteries*   Billion Graves*
Billion Graves*   Names in Stone*
Names in Stone*    
Linkpendium*    
Ancestry*    
   *See the New York Cemeteries page for details about each site.

Census

  • For information and tips on using and accessing online census records, see New York Census.
Federal

1800
1800 Federal Census USGenWeb Archives

1840

U.S. Census Mortality Schedules for New York, 1850-1880:

  • Available online at Ancestry ($).
  • Deaths are included for the 12 months prior to the census, 1849-50, 1859-60, 1869-70, and 1879-80 beginning 1 June and ending 31 May of the census year.[4]
  • Basic contents of the records include: Name, sex, age, color, marital status, place of birth, month of death, occupation, and cause of death. 1870 also has parents' birthplace. 1880 lists how long a resident of the county.
  • Also on FHL Films 1415128–42 which can be ordered through any Family History Center.

1890

  • The 1890 Census is lost. For a substitute, see directories.
State
Source 1825 1835 1845 1855 1865 1875 1892 1905 1915 1925
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New York State 1865 and 1875 Census Marriage, Mortality; and 1865 Soldier Mortality records:

  • Images available online at New York State Census, 1865 and New York State Census, 1875. Click on the link to go to the page, then click on the ‘Browse through images’ link and select your county, then select an ancestor's town and browse to the end of the population schedule until you find the Marriage, Mortality, and 1865 soldier mortality schedules.
  • Includes marriages and deaths for the 12 months prior to the census, ending 1 June of the census year.
  • Marriage entry content: Husband's name, wife's name, ages and previous marital status, month and day and place of marriage, and church or civil ceremony.
  • Death entry content: Name, age, sex, color, marital status, month and day of death, native state or country, occupation and cause of death.
  • 1865 deaths of officers and enlisted men entry content: Name, age, marital status, citizenship status, enlistment date, original regiment, original rank, regiment at death, rank at death, promotions, death date and place, manner of death, surviving associates, and burial place.
  • Also on microfilm. See the Family History Library line in the above State Census Chart. These can be ordered through any Family History Center.

Church Records

Church records are good substitutes for birth, marriage, and death information and are most often found on a local city/town or county level.  Published and manuscript church records can be found at public, university, and private libraries.

For a brief general history of denominations and a guide to finding various New York denomination's records, see New York Church Records Wiki page.

A variety of local church records representing the Baptist, Church of Christ, Congregational, Dutch Reformed, Episcopal, Methodist, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, and Society of Friends faiths are available online at NYGenWeb.

  • Belden, A. Russell. History of the Cayuga Baptist Association. Auburn N.Y.: Derby & Miller, 1986. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Cornell University's Study Center for Early Religious Life in Western New York has an online guide to Cayuga County church records in their library.


Additional Church Records

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Cayuga County, New York Church Records  in online catalogs like:

Court Records

Ancestors may have also been involved in municipal, state, or federal court cases. See also New York Court Records and United States Court Records.

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

  • Rootsweb message board for Cayuga County, New York has many information threads about families that resided in that county. There is a search engine that allows you to search by surname and topic.

History

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See New York Land and Property for more details, especially about the papers generated in New York State by large speculative land companies.

Original land records in Cayuga County, New York began in [?dateyear?]. These records are housed at the [?repository?] in [?town?].

Online

Microforms

  • 1799-1956 Deed Records 1794-1901 FHL film 850914 (first of 187 films) - Index included: 1793-1956 ICF -- refers to deeds recorded in Cayuga County before 1799. These deeds refer to lands that were given to the soldiers after the Revolution as payment for their services to their country and now are being sold for money or other valuable consideration. DP -- means Decrees to Partitions (1810-1877). The lands were partitoned according to an act of the legislature of the state of New York and passed in 1801.
  • 1794-1906 Mortgage Records 1794-1851 FHL film 853145 (first of 25 films - Index included: 1836 - 1906
  • 1822-1901 Reservation Deed Records FHL film 852061 (first of 14 films) - Index included: 1808-1916.

Books

Additional land records can sometimes be found using these catalogs:

Additional resources

Additional resources for Cayuga County, New York land records may be found in the Cayuga County, New York – Land Records topic page of the FamilySearch Catalog . Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers. Copies of books found in the FamilySearch Catalog may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the FamilySearch Catalog and the Worldcat Online Catalog.

Maps

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Migration

Early migration routes to and from Cayuga County for European settlers included:

Military

American Revolutionary War

American Revolutionary War Pensions USGenWeb Archives

Civil War

Town registers. The New York town clerks kept a bound register of all soldiers from their town serving in the Civil War 1861-1865. Registers are arranged by county, and town. Some town registers are missing. The registers include an index at the start of each town.

Content. Many register entries include full name, residence, date and place of birth, parents names, marital status, date of enlistment and muster and rank, discharges, death, or promotion.

Access. The original registers are at the New York State Archives in Albany, New York. Microfilm copies are found at the Family History Library (FHL Film 1993401-37) and can be ordered for viewing at your local Family History Center. They are also indexed and available at Ancestry.com ($).

Available towns. Registers are available for: Aurelius · Brutus · Cato · Conquest · Fleming · Genoa · Ira · Ledyard · Locke · Mentz · Montezuma · Moravia · Niles · Scipio · Sempronius · Sennett · Sterling · Summerhill · Throop · Victory.

Regiments. Civil War service men from Cayuga County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Montgomery County.

- 1st Independent Battery, New York Light Artillery
- 8th Regiment, New York Cavalry, Company G, 2nd Companies I and L, and Company M.
- 10th Regiment, New York Cavalry, Company A.
- 11th Regiment, New York Cavalry, Company K.
- 22nd Regiment, New York Cavalry, Companies I and M.
- 23rd Regiment, New York Cavalry, Company A.
- 24th Regiment, New York Cavalry, Companies B, C, L and M.
- 116th Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies B, D and H.
- 75th Regiment, New York Infantry
- 111th Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies C, F, G, H, I and K.
- 138th Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies C, E, F, G, H and I.
- 160th Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies A, B, C, E, F, H and I.
- 193rd Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies A, H and K.
- 194th Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies H and I.

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

  • SAMPUBCO Index of naturalization records.

Newspapers


Old Fulton NY Post Cards has the largest online collection of 400 New York 1795-2007 newspapers. The instructions for this quirky site are needed to get the most out of it.

Old Fulton NY Post Cards has the following Cayuga County, New York newspaper images:

  • Auburn Gazette
  • Auburn NY Argus 1891-1903
  • Auburn NY Cayuga Chief 1849-1854
  • Auburn NY Cayuga County Independent 1886-1897
  • Auburn NY Cayuga County News 1914-1920
  • Auburn NY Cayuga Patriot 1826-1828
  • Auburn Ny Cayuga Republican 1819-1833
  • Auburn NY Christian Advocate 1845-1878
  • Auburn NY Citizen 1905-1931
  • Auburn NY Citizen Advertiser 1931-1989
  • Auburn NY Daily Advertiser 1846-1847
  • Auburn NY Daily American 1855-1859
  • Auburn NY Daily Bulletin 1870-1905
  • Auburn NY Daily Union 1860-1861
  • Auburn Ny Democrat 1868-1869
  • Auburn NY Democrat Argus 1894-1913
  • Auburn NY Evening Auburnian 1878-1885
  • Auburn NY Free Press 1824-1941
  • Auburn NY Journal 1833-1877
  • Auburn NY Journal and Advertiser 1837-1847
  • Auburn NY Morning Dispatch 1886
  • Auburn NY Morning News 1872-1879
  • Auburn NY News And Bulletin 1880-1885
  • Auburn NY Semi Weekly Journal 1906-1913
  • Auburn NY Weekley Auburnian 1885-1888
  • Auburn NY Weekly Bulletin 1895-1913
  • Auburn NY Weekly Journal 1850-1861
  • Auburn NY Weekly News and Democrat 1872-1897
  • Auburn NY Western Federarlist 1811-1813
  • Cato NY Citizen 1893-1966
  • Fair Haven NY Register 1890-1969
  • Genoa NY Tribune 1891-1931
  • Locke NY The Locke Courier 1907-1910
  • Moravia NY Republican Register 1900-1981
  • Moravia NY Valley Register 1871-1945
  • Union Springs NY Advertiser 1883-1942
  • Union Springs NY News 1943-1959
  • Weedsport NY Cayuga Chief 1954-1962
  • Weedsport NY Cayuga Chief Chronical 1968-1975

Obituaries

Obituaries and Death Notices USGenWeb Archives

Probate Records

Probate records including original estates and wills for New York are held in the office of the Cayuga County, New York County Surrogate Court beginning in 1787, or when the county was formed. Prior to 1787, most are housed at the New York State Archives. See New York Probate Records for more information about using probate records.
Content:  Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.
Record types:  Wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distribution.

Probate Petitions

In 1830, state law required the Surrogate Court clerk to issue a probate petition for a deceased individual with property. This petition, unique to New York, usually lists the deceased's death date. It also lists the heirs, their relationship to the deceased, and their residence. [6] [7]

These petitions are often found in the estate files and can be obtained from the Cayuga County Surrogate Court.
The petitions for Cayuga County, New York are also available on microfilm at the Family History Library and its centers:

Online Probate Indexes


Online Probate Records

Original county-by-county New York, Probate Records, 1629-1971 are available free online at FamilySearch. To access these records, click Historical Records below, then click "Browse through 1,630,900 images". Then select the county name, and then the probate records and time of interest.

  • Historical RecordsCayuga County: General index, 1799-1952; Guardianship orders, 1877-1901; Guardianship records, 1804-1905; Letters of administration, 1876-1903; Letters of administration, Letters of testamentary, 1802-1902; Wills, 1799-1873

Probate Records on Microfilm

The probate records described above may also be on the following microfilms:

Additional Probate Indexes and Abstracts

Additional probate indexes or abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Cayuga County, New York probate wills in online catalogs like:

Repositories

Cornell University, Guide to Historical Resources in Cayuga County, New York Repositories. ([Ithaca, New York]: New York Historical Resources Center, Olin Library, Cornell University, 1984). At various libraries; FHL Book 974.768 A3. Includes index. Includes references to some family histories and genealogies.

Archives, Libraries and Museums

The Finger Lakes Library System consists of public libraries in Cayuga, Cortland, Seneca, Tioga and Tompkins Counties. Libraries for towns in Cayuga County are: Auburn, Aurora, Cato, Fair Haven, Moravia, Poplar Ridge, Port Byron, Union Springs and Weedsport.

Hazard Library
PO Box 2487
Route 34B
Poplar Ridge, NY 13139-0003
Phone: 315-364-7975
Fax 315/364-6704
E-mail: hazardlib@clarityconnect.com

This library contains collections for local history which contain: autobiographies, biographies, town and village histories, genealogies and church histories.

County Historian's Office

Cayuga County Historian's Office
Linda Frank, County Historian
Historic Old Post Office Bldg., 3rd floor
157 Genesee Street
Auburn, NY 13021
Phone: (315) 253-1300
E-mail: Historian@cayugacounty.us

The County Historian may provide access to obituaries, vital records, church records, maps, and family files or journals. Some historians provide search services for their office records and others may refer you to local genealogists who research in the area. This repository Includes Census, Land, Surrogate, Newspaper, Card File, Topical Files, Cemetery Records, Church Records, etc. Family Files Surnames are available online.

Courthouses

The Cayuga County Clerk's office has probate, court, land and DAR county cemetery records. For further information about where the records for Cayuga County are held, see the Cayuga County Courthouse page.

Family History Center

Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

The main FHC for Cayuga County, New York is the Auburn New York Family History Center. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory.

Societies

Central New York Genealogical Society[9]
Box 104, Calvin Station
Syracuse, New York 13205
E-mail: CNYSG@yahoo.com

Member queries; surname research list; online resources; six meetings/year; publication: Tree Talks (At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974.7 B2t) quarterly with annual index.
Counties served: Albany, Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Erie, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Genesee, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orange, Oreleans, Oswego, Otsego, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Washington, Wayne, Warren, Wyoming, and Yates.

Social Groups Online

Taxation

Town Records

Town records in New York may include early births, marriages, deaths, divorces, local histories, selected military records, and town meeting minutes. For further details, try the links to individual town Wiki pages found in Places. See also:

  • Gordon L. Remington, New York Towns, Villages, and Cities: A Guide to Genealogical Sources (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002). NEHGS online edition; At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974.7 D27r. Alphabetical list including date founded, if a town history exists, church and cemetery sources, and if a Civil War register (TCR) exists.


Vital Records

Vital records of birth, marriage or death were first recorded at the local level in the village clerk, town clerk, or city clerk’s ledger book. If you know where a birth, marriage or death took place, a copy of the certificate or record may be obtained by writing to the town, village or city clerk. See also How to order New York Vital Records or order electronically online.

See the heading Places on this wiki page for links to local community wiki pages and their available records. See New York Vital Records for a discussion about beginning dates and availability of vital records in New York.

Use substitute records for birth, marriage, and death information. These substitute records include Bible Records, Cemeteries, Church Records, Newspapers, and Probate Records.

Birth

Early births were recorded on the town level and the years vary by town. (List of towns) The New York State Department of Health (state level) began recording births in 1881. Births were not recorded on the county level.

Birth Substitutes

  • See Town Clerks' Registers of Men who Served in the Civil War in the Civil War section of Military for birth information.
Marriage

Early marriages were sometimes recorded on the town level and the years vary by town. (List of towns) In 1880, town clerks were to record the marriage and a copy was sent to the New York State Department of Health (state level). Town clerks continue to record marriages. Marriages were recorded by the Cayuga County clerk starting in 1908 and go until 1935.

  • 1885–1897 Record of marriages FHL book 974.7 V2g. Photocopy of 10 retained copies of record of marriage for Cayuga and Thompkins County by Reverand James Gutsell. Includes: Daniel Learn - Lucy Almedge Greenleaf; Charles D. Fuller - Mary A. Harris Hiram Samuel; Gutsell - Ida Anzoletti Squier; Silas Day Loughmiller - Betsy Jane Gutsell; J. Melville Stewart - Mary A. Sherman; Fred Thomas Lamkin - Louisa Amanda Schutt; William B. Quick - Georgie Quick; Edward C. Shoemaker - Mary G. Robison; Martin B. Sloughter - Stella E. Stevens; Ezra Stevens - Annie M. Soule. Includes place of residence, age, occupation, place of birth, parents' names, date and place of marriage.

Marriage Substitutes

  • 1800–1855 New York Marriage Notices at Ancestry– ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage notices published in newspapers around the state. Contains name of bride and groom, marriage date, marriage location, residence, and newspaper found in.
  • 1825–1834 Gertrude A. Barber, Cayuga County, New York, Deaths and Marriages Taken From Cayuga County, N.Y. Newspapers, 1825-1834. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971) . WorldCat 29972961; FHL film 860300 Item 4.
  • 1864-5, 1874-5 See Marriage Schedule information in the State Census section of Census for marriage information for 1864-5, and 1874-5.
  • Wiles, Harriett M. Marriages and Deaths from the Lyons Republican and Inscriptions from the Lyons Rural Cemetery. Nelson, N.Y. and Aurora, N.Y. 1900. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
Divorce

Pre–1787

All divorces were granted by the governor or legislature and were very rare.

1787–1847

All divorces were granted by the court of chancery. These records are found in the New York State Archives or for the New York City area at the New York County Clerk's office.These divorces were granted only on the grounds of adultery.

1847–present

All divorces are handled by the county Supreme Court where the divorce was granted. Divorce files in New York are sealed for 100 years. Contact the County Clerk for information about divorce records.

Divorce judgment papers often include date and place of the marriage and the names and birthdates of any children. Local newspapers may publish notices of divorce actions.

Death

Early deaths were recorded on the town level and the years vary by town. (List of towns) The New York State Department of Health (state level) began recording deaths in 1881. Deaths were not recorded on the county level.

Death Substitutes

  • 1825–1834 Gertrude A. Barber, Cayuga County, New York, Deaths and Marriages Taken From Cayuga County, N.Y. Newspapers, 1825-1834. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971) . WorldCat 29972961; FHL film 860300 Item 4.
  • 1849-50, 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 See Mortality Schedule information in the Federal Census section of Census for death information.
  • See Town Clerks' Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War in the Civil War section of Military for death information.
  • 1864-5, 1874-5 See Mortality Schedule information in the State Census section of Census for death information for 1864-5, and 1874-5.
  • Wiles, Harriett M. Marriages and Deaths from the Lyons Republican and Inscriptions from the Lyons Rural Cemetery. Nelson, N.Y. and Aurora, N.Y. 1900. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Additional Resources

Additional resources for Cayuga County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the New York, Cayuga– Vital Records topic page of the FamilySearch Catalog . Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers. Copies of books found in the FamilySearch Catalog may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the FamilySearch Catalog and the Worldcat Online Catalog.

Places

Cayuga County New York Genealogy Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 488. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Handybook, 478.
  3. GenDisasters.com - Auburn, NY Courthouse Fire, Apr 1922 http://www3.gendisasters.com/new-york/17665/auburn-ny-court-house-fire-apr-1922
  4. Arlene Eakle, and Johni Cerni, The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1984), 103. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27ts.
  5. Compare the more northerly route in Handybook, 849, with the more southerly route described in Wikipedia contributors, "New York State Route 5" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_State_Route_5 (accessed 28 June 2011).
  6. Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 479. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
  7. Henry B. Hoff, "Navigating New York Probate," American Ancestors 12 (Fall 2011): 57.
  8. About Abstracts of Wills, Admins. and Guardianships in NY State, 1787-1835 at New York Ancestors, accessed 8 December 2011, http://newyorkancestors.org/.
  9. Central New York Genealogical Society at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycnygs/index.htm (accessed 1 November 2011).