Ithaca, New York

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Ithaca City Cemetery BillionGraves

Church Records

City/Town Records

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Ithaca, 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.


Additional Resources:

Historic Ithaca[1]
120 West State Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-273-6633

Genealogical Resources: Historic Ithaca (A history and information about the area)


Archives, Libraries and Museums

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

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

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.


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

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.

City/Town Clerk

Ithaca City Clerk
108 E. Green St.
Ithaca NY 14850
Phone: 607-274-6570
The City Clerk has the records of birth, death, or marriage for the city.

Ithaca Town Clerk
Paulette Terwilliger
215 N. Tioga St.
Ithaca NY 14850
Phone: 607-273-1721
The Town Clerk has the records of birth, death, or marriage for the town.

City/Town Historian

City of Ithaca, Historian (N/A)
City Hall
201 Worth Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-273-2133

Ithaca Town Historian
Laura Johnson-Kelly, Historian
Town Hall
214 North Tioga Street
Ithaca, New York, 14850
Phone: 607-272-1721

Vital Records




  1. 1.0 1.1 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), 487. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D24ben 2009. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Bentley" defined multiple times with different content
  2. Central New York Genealogical Society at (accessed 1 November 2011).