Williamstown, New York
Genealogical Resources: History of Williamstown, NY
Archives, Libraries and Museums
2877 County Route 17 North
Williamstown, NY 13493
Oswego Public Library
Genealogical Resources: Cemetery and town records, censuses and newspapers, directories, and local historical journals. Available Genealogical Information
Genealogical Resources: The society is newly formed and is acquiring historical publications, original works, personal interviews, photographic collections, family surname files and other materials of local interest to the Williamstown Township and surrounding hamlets and villages. Currently indexing town historian owned reference, and original town records. Owners of the publication "A look at the Past - Williamstown, New York" Copyright, 1991 by the Town of Williamstown, published by Compco Inc. Blossvale, NY. Publications of several titles are for sale.
Half-Shire Historical Society
1100 County Route 48
PO Box 73
Richland, NY 13144-0073
Phone: (315) 298-3620
E-mail: halfshire @hotmail.com
Hours limited: Call for times or an appointment
Oswego County Genealogy Society
P.O. Box 3025
Oswego, New York 13126
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.
Williamstown Town Clerk
18 Cox Rd.
Williamstown, NY 13493
Town Clerk has the records of birth, death, or marriage for the town.
Williamstown Town Historian
Genealogical Resources: Census records: 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1870, 1880, 1892, 1900, 1905, 1910, 1915, 1920 and 1930. Scrapbooks (1950-1985) on the area. Several family files and pictures, county history and a one-hour presentation on the Town of Williamstown. Newspaper clippings from 1899-2010 (Town of Williamstown) Ricard, Kasoag, and Williamstown. History books: Fairview and Holy Cross Cemetery books, Happy Valley Keepsake, A Look At The Past, Reflections of Kasoag, Military History - volumes 1, 2 and 3.
To locate additional published and transcribed records for Williamstown, 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.
- Central New York Genealogical Society at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycnygs/index.htm (accessed 1 November 2011).