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

Due to the lengthy section, please refer to the page for Church Directories, History and Records for the city of Syracuse.


  • The Blue book, or, Abridged directory of Syracuse, N.Y. : with an appendix of literary, art and scientific associations, clubs, charitable institutions, churches, etc., pub. 1888-1890 (FHL)
  • Daily Journal city register and directory for 1851-1852 : together with the advertisements of the principal business men, and alphabetical list of streets and public squares of the city (FHL)
  • Duplex directory of Syracuse : giving the names of the citizens in alphabetical order, and a classified directory of householders and businessmen's names arranged by street and numbers, to which is added a map, a new census and an appendix of much useful information, pub. 1896 (FHL)
  • Official Labor Day annual : White City, Monday, September 2, 1907 (FHL)
  • The political blue book of Syracuse, N.Y., pub. 1902 (FHL)
  • The red book of Syracuse and Onondaga County, pub. 1923 (FHL)
  • Syracuse (New York) city directories, 1844-1935 (FHL)
  • Syracuse city directory, 1878-1879 : containing also the names of the residents of Geddes and Danforth, a new census, a map and an appendix (FHL)
  • The Syracuse directory : including Solvay; gives names, occupations and addresses of all men eighteen years old or over, women who carry on business or are employed, 1908, 1913, 1924 (FHL)



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