Oswego, New York

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Church Records

City/Town Records

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Oswego, 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:

Oswego County, New York History

Genealogical Resources: History of Oswego, NY


  • Oswego Paladium Times. 1959-1961. Indexed and searchable at Ancestry ($).

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 Oswego, New York newspaper images:

  • Oswegonian of SUNY Oswego 1935-2002


Archives, Libraries and Museums

Oswego Public Library
120 E 2nd St.
Oswego NY 13126
Phone: 15-341-5867
Fax: 315-216-6492

Genealogical Resources: Cemetery and town records, censuses and newspapers, directories, and local historical journals. Available Genealogical Information

Penfield Library
Oswego State University of New York
7060 State Route 104
Oswego, NY 13126-3514
Phone: 315-312-3537

Genealogical Resources: Newspapers, manuscripts, maps, and more.


Oswego Town Historical Society
2320 County Route 7
Oswego, NY 13126
Phone: 315-343-2586
Fax: 315-343-4414
E-mail: records@twcny.rr.com

Oswego County Genealogy Society
P.O. Box 3025
Oswego, New York 13126
Phone: 315-591-6778

Oswego County Historical Society
135 East 3rd St.
Oswego, New York 13126
Phone: 315-343-1342
E-mail: och@rbhousemuseum.org

Central New York Genealogical Society[1]
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/City Clerk

Oswego Town Clerk
Theresa Cooper
2320 Co. Rt. 7
Oswego, NY 13126
Phone: 315-343-2586
Town Clerk has the records of birth, death, or marriage for the town.

Oswego City Clerk
Barbara E. Sugar
Telephone 315-342-8116
City Clerk has the records of birth, death, or marriage for the city.

Town/City Historian

Oswego Town Historian
George DeMass
199 DeMass Rd.
Oswego, NY 13126
Phone: 315-420-0000
Fax: 315-343-4414
E-mail: gdemass@twcny.rr.com

Oswego City Historian
Luciano J. Iorizzo
134 W. Seneca St.
Oswego, NY 13126 Phone 315-343-4070

Vital Records


  1. Central New York Genealogical Society at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycnygs/index.htm (accessed 1 November 2011).