Nelson, Madison County, New York Genealogy

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United States
New York
Madison County
Town of Nelson


Church Records


Additional Resources:

Madison County, New York History

Genealogical Resources: History of Nelson, NY


Archives, Libraries and Museums

Cazenovia Public Library
100 Albany St.
Cazenovia, NY 13035
Phone: (315)655-9322
Fax: (315)655-5935

Genealogical Resources: Family files, the Cazenovia Republican on microfilm, church records, local history and maps. Archives

Oneida Public Library
220 Broad Street
Oneida, New York 13421
Phone: 315-363-3050

Genealogical resources: Local History Room
The Oneida Public Library’s Local History Room contains a noncirculating collection of over 1,560 books, pamphlets, maps and genealogical materials relating to the City of Oneida, Madison County, Oneida County and New York State. It also contains on microfilm Oneida City and Madison County newspapers dating back to 1846, a complete set of published directories of Oneida City and surrounding communities and U.S. Census data for Madison County from 1850 to 1930.


Erieville-Nelson Heritage Society
Town of Nelson Office Building
4085 Nelson Road
Cazenovia, NY 13035
Phone: 315-655-8045

Madison County Historical Society
435 Main Street
Oneida, NY 13421
Phone: 315-363-4136/315-361-9735

Genealogical Resources: The Mary King Research Library collections includes the following items, family names, newspapers on microfilm, vital stats, census records and more.The Society also has an online newsletter.

Town Clerk

Town Offices

4085 Nelson Rd.
Cazenovia, NY 13035
Town Clerk, Debbie Costello
Phone: 315–655-8582 ext. 1

Town Historian

M. Fay Lyon, Historian
3133 Lyon Road
Cazenovia, NY 13035
Phone: 315-655-8045
Referenced also at Rootsweb

Town Records

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Nelson, Madison 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.

Vital Records