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Auburn, Cayuga County, New York Genealogy

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Resources[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church Histories[edit | edit source]

  • Central Church Semi-centennial: Addresses and Papers Prepared in Connection with the Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Founding of the Central Presbyterian Church of Auburn, New York. Auburn, N.Y.?:, 1912. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Hawley, Charles. The History of the First Presbyterian Church, Auburn, N.Y.: A Discourse. Auburn N.Y: Dennis Bro's & Co., 1869. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Additional Church Resources:

The Harriet Tubman Home, Inc.
180 South Street
Auburn, NY 13021
Phone: (315) 252-2081

Genealogical Resources: The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church has been the guardian of the Harriet Tubman Home in Aubrn, New York. There is a brief history of the church's involvement with the Harriet Tubman home.

History[edit | edit source]

Additional Resources:

Cayuga County, New York History

Genealogical Resources: History of Auburn, NY

"History of Cayuga County, New York" by the Cayuga County Historical Society.[1]

Repositories[edit | edit source]

Archives, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

Seymour Library
The Mary Van Sickle Wait History Room
176-178 Genesee Street
Aubrun, NY 13021
Phone: (315) 252-2571

Genealogical Resources: Book collection on state and local history, newspaper files and genealogical materials. Hours and Information

Cayuga Community College Library
197 Franklin Street
Auburn NY 13021
Fax: 315-255-2050

Genealogical Resources: Be sure and verify which Campus (Fulton or Auburn) have the materials for research. Each Library holds different collections.


Cayuga Museum of History and Art
203 W. Genesse St.
Auburn, NY
Phone: 315-253-8051
Fax: 315-253-9829

The Case Research Lab Museum
203 W. Genesse St.
Auburn, NY
Phone: 315-253-8051
Fax: 315-253-9829
Hours: By Appointment Only

The Harriet Tubman Home
180 South Street
Auburn, NY 13021
Phone: (315) 252-2081

Societies[edit | edit source]

Local Historical Societies in Cayuga County, New York

Central New York Genealogical Society[2]
Box 104, Calvin Station
Syracuse, New York 13205

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.

City Clerk[edit | edit source]

City of Auburn, Clerk
Memorial City Hall
24 South Street
Auburn, NY 13021
Phone: 315-255-4100
Fax: 315-255-4181

City Historian[edit | edit source]

Eileen McHugh, Historian
Cayuga Museum
203 W. Genesse St.
Auburn, NY
Phone: 315-253-8051
Fax: 315-253-9829

City Records[edit | edit source]

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Auburn, Cayuga County, New York Genealogy 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.

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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 Auburn, Cayuga County, New York Genealogy newspaper images:

  • Auburn Gazette
  • Auburn NY Argus 1891-1903
  • Auburn NY Cayuga Chief 1849-1854
  • Auburn NY Cayuga County Independent 1886-1897
  • Auburn NY Cayuga County News 1914-1920
  • Auburn NY Cayuga Patriot 1826-1828
  • Auburn Ny Cayuga Republican 1819-1833
  • Auburn NY Christian Advocate 1845-1878
  • Auburn NY Citizen 1905-1931
  • Auburn NY Citizen Advertiser 1931-1989
  • Auburn NY Daily Advertiser 1846-1847
  • Auburn NY Daily American 1855-1859
  • Auburn NY Daily Bulletin 1870-1905
  • Auburn NY Daily Union 1860-1861
  • Auburn Ny Democrat 1868-1869
  • Auburn NY Democrat Argus 1894-1913
  • Auburn NY Evening Auburnian 1878-1885
  • Auburn NY Free Press 1824-1941
  • Auburn NY Journal 1833-1877
  • Auburn NY Journal and Advertiser 1837-1847
  • Auburn NY Morning Dispatch 1886
  • Auburn NY Morning News 1872-1879
  • Auburn NY News And Bulletin 1880-1885
  • Auburn NY Semi Weekly Journal 1906-1913
  • Auburn NY Weekley Auburnian 1885-1888
  • Auburn NY Weekly Bulletin 1895-1913
  • Auburn NY Weekly Journal 1850-1861
  • Auburn NY Weekly News and Democrat 1872-1897
  • Auburn NY Western Federarlist 1811-1813

Other resources:

  • The Citizen Advertiser (Auburn, N.Y.). 1963-1964. Indexed and searchable at Ancestry ($).

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

  1. Cayuga County Historical Society. "History of Cayuga County, New York". Digital book at Internet Archive,, accessed February 2012.
  2. Central New York Genealogical Society at (accessed 27 April 2018).