Skaneateles, New York

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Church Records


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 Skaneateles, New York newspaper images:

  • Skaneatles NY Columbian 1835-1853
  • Skaneatles NY Democrat 1843-1921
  • Skaneatles NY Free Press 1892-1989


Archives, Libraries and Museums

Skaneateles Historical Society Archives 

Extensive materials are available for historical and genealogical research related to the Skaneateles area. Some materials are available in the meeting room that is open to the public, but original archival material is available only on Fridays when a researcher is present to assist, advise, and supervise.

Online archives including indexes to births, marriages and deaths 1831–1919.  Census indexes, state and federal 1830–1930.  Lakeview and St. Mary's cemetery indexes.

28 Hannum Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152-1009
Phone: 315-685-1360


Town Clerk

Skaneateles Town Clerk
Town Hall
24 Jordan Street
Skaneateles. NY 13152
Phone: 315-685-3473

Town Historian

Ms. Beth Batlle
c/o the Town Hall
24 Jordan Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152-1110

Village Historian:
Ms. Pat Blackler
28 Hannum Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152-1009

Town Records

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Skaneateles, 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


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  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), 445. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D24ben 2009.