Syracuse, New York

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City Hall
233 East Washington Street
City Hall, Room 203
Syracuse, New York 13202
(315) 448-8005

Quick Facts

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1784: Permament settlement began.

1825: The Village of Syracuse was incorporated.

14 December 1847: Villages of Salina and Syracuse were combined into the City of Syracuse.


Archives and Libraries

  • Calendar of the Gerrit Smith papers in the Syracuse University Library : general correspondence, volume 1, 1819-1846, pub. 1941 (FHL)
  • City of Syracuse archives guide, pub. 1981 (FHL)
  • Dorothy Thompson : an inventory of her papers in Syracuse University Library, pub. 1966 (FHL)
  • Guide to historical resources in Onondaga County, New York, repositories, pub. 1985- (FHL)


  • Memorial history of Syracuse, N.Y., from its settlement to the present time, pub. 1891 (FHL)
  • Past and present of Syracuse and Onondaga County, New York : from prehistoric times to the beginning of 1908; also biographical sketches of some prominent citizens of Syracuse and Ononaga County, pub. 1908 (FHL)
  • The political blue book of Syracuse, N.Y., pub. 1902 (FHL)
  • Syracuse and its environs : a history, pub. 1924 (FHL)

Business Records and Commerce

  • The first hundred years : being a brief history of the Syracuse Savings Bank and the city it serves, pub. 1949 (FHL)
  • The First National Bank of Syracuse : the story of fifty years, pub. 1913 (FHL)


Due to the large section on the Cemeteries, please refer to the Cemeteries page for the City of Syracuse


  • Syracuse, New York 1910 census enumeration district map, pub. 1919 (FHL)
  • 1920 census map for Syracuse, New York, pub. 1916 (FHL)
  • New York, Onondaga, Syracuse - Census - Indexes, film is at bottom of the list (FHL)

Centennial Celebrations

  • Centennial tour of Syracuse : Friday, July 30, 1948, pub. 1948 (FHL)

Church Directories, History and Records



  • St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran, 1882-1958 (FHL)
    Baptisms 1882-1958
    Confirmations 1883-1913, 1918-1957
    Communicants 1883-1884
    Marriages 1883-1907, 1913-1958
    Deaths 1883-1958
    Accessions 1924-1957
    Church history and rules
    Baptisms from other churches, 1906-1949
    Removals 1924-1958
Methodist Episcopal
  • First Word United Methodist Episcopal Church, 1835-1857 (FHL)
Protestant Episcopal
  • Church records and index for St. Paul's Church (Syracuse) and St. John's Church (Onondaga Hill), Onondaga, New York (FHL)
  • The First Presbyterian Church of Syracuse, 1824-1989 (FHL)
    Alphabetical list of admitted, dismissed or died
    Alphabetical list of baptisms
    Church officials
    Members dismissed or died
    Session Minutes
    Inactive Members
    Booklet of 50th anniversary of building (1956)
  • Fourth Presbyterian Church, 1870-1938 (FHL)
    Pastors and church officials
    Communicants and members
    Women of 4th Church
    Suspended members
    Alphabetical list of members with addresses (no dates included)
    Session minutes
    Minutes (finances and other boards)
Reformed Church
  • Golden jubilee of the organization of the First Reformed Church, James Street, Syracuse, N.Y.;: observed May 15, 16, and 17, 1898




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