Dryden, New York

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Dryden, New York


Church Records


There is a definitive book written on the history of Dryden,Centennial history of the town of Dryden. 1797-1897, by George E. Goodrich, published in 1898. It can also found in the FamilySearch Catalog FHL US/CAN Film.


Archives, Libraries and Museums

Southworth Library
24 West Main Street
Dryden, New York 13053

John M. Olin Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

Genealogical resources: Website offers a guide to Genealogical Research at Cornell. Resources include compiled genealogies, local histories, biographical dictionaries, maps, censuses, newspapers, city directories, church records, periodicals, heraldry, manuscripts, land records, and alumni records.

Tompkins County Public Library
Attention: Nancy Stoehr
101 East Green Street
Ithaca, New York 14850
Phone: 607-272-4556
Fax: 607-272-8111

Genealogical Resources: Local history, newspapers, books

The History Center of Tompkins County
401 E. State, Suite 100
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 273-8284
Fax: (607) 273-6107

Genealogical Resources: Research and Reference Services
County Timeline, Books, Maps, vital records, family name files, pictures, and much more.

Mary Williams, Research Librarian
Phone: 607-273-8284 x8
E-mail: library@thehistorycenter.net

Donna Eschenbrenner,Archivist
Phone:607-273-8284 x4


Dryden Town Historical Society
PO Box 69
36 West Main St . 
Dryden, NY 13053 
Phone: 607-844-9209
email: historyhouse@odyssey.net

Finger Lakes Genealogical Society[1]
PO Box 581
Seneca Falls, New York 13148

Central New York Genealogical Society[2]
Box 104, Calvin Station
Syracuse, New York 13205
E-mail: CNYSG@yahoo.com

Genealogical Resources: The 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.

Town Clerk

Dryden Town Clerk
Bambi L. Avery
65 E. Main St.
Dryden NY 13053
Phone: 607-844-8622
The Town Clerk has the records of birth, death, or marriage for the town.

Town Historian

Dryden Town Historian
Susan Olmstead
P.O. Box 328
89 Hurd Road
Freeville, N. Y. 13068
Phone: 607-539-6609

Town Records

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Dryden, New York check:

  • Gordon L. Remington, New York Towns, Villages, and Cities: A Guide to Genealogical Sources (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002). American Ancestors 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. The codes used under Church and Cemetery are defined in the link above the listing of towns, cities and villages.

Vital Records



  1. Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Genealogist's Address Book: State and Local Resources, with Special Resources Including Ethnic and Religious Organizations, 6th ed. (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Pub., 2009), 473. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D24ben 2009.
  2. Central New York Genealogical Society at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycnygs/index.htm (accessed 1 November 2011).