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=== Contact Information  ===
 
=== Contact Information  ===
  
'''E-mail:'''<ref name="email">[http://www.library.cornell.edu/ask/email www.library.cornell.edu/ask/email] at Cornell University Library] (accessed 28 April 2012).</ref>&nbsp;&nbsp;[mailto:http://www.library.cornell.edu/ask/email www.library.cornell.edu/ask/email] <br>  
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'''E-mail:'''<ref name="email">[http://www.library.cornell.edu/ask/email Email Us] at ''Cornell University Library'' (accessed 28 April 2012).</ref>&nbsp;&nbsp;[mailto:http://www.library.cornell.edu/ask/email www.library.cornell.edu/ask/email] <br>  
  
 
'''Address:'''<ref name="address">[http://www.library.cornell.edu/aboutus/visit/address Visitor Information] at Cornell University Library] (accessed 13 September 2012).</ref>  
 
'''Address:'''<ref name="address">[http://www.library.cornell.edu/aboutus/visit/address Visitor Information] at Cornell University Library] (accessed 13 September 2012).</ref>  
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*[http://www.library.cornell.edu/ Cornell University Library Internet site-Home]: Libraries; Library Services; Hours and Maps; Articles; Ebooks; Databases; Research Help; Library Services; Search for books, journals, and more at Cornell and libraries worldwide; FAQs; Renew books.  
 
*[http://www.library.cornell.edu/ Cornell University Library Internet site-Home]: Libraries; Library Services; Hours and Maps; Articles; Ebooks; Databases; Research Help; Library Services; Search for books, journals, and more at Cornell and libraries worldwide; FAQs; Renew books.  
*[http://www.library.cornell.edu/ Cornell University Library Online Catalog] and in [http://www.worldcat.org/ WorldCat]. Has a keyword, title, author, and subject search.  
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*[http://www.library.cornell.edu/ Cornell University Library Online Catalog]{{WC}} and in [http://www.worldcat.org/ WorldCat]. Has a keyword, title, author, and subject search.  
 
*[http://erms.library.cornell.edu/search~S4 Cornell University Library Databases] Biographies, Newspapers, History, Geography, Maps<br><br>
 
*[http://erms.library.cornell.edu/search~S4 Cornell University Library Databases] Biographies, Newspapers, History, Geography, Maps<br><br>
  
 
=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
  
*Cornell University has a large collection of Protestant church records for western New York as well as an excellent collection of histories, maps, newspapers, and New York censuses. Rare books and manuscripts are outstanding, and they publish the best research guides to New York counties.<ref name="DB83">William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 83. {{WorldCat|39493985|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Ref Book 973 J54d}}.</ref>  
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*Cornell University has a large collection of Protestant church records for western New York as well as an excellent collection of histories, maps, newspapers, and New York censuses. Rare books and manuscripts are outstanding, and they publish the best research guides to New York counties.<ref>William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 83. {{WorldCat|39493985}}; {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Book 973 J54d}}.</ref>  
 
*[http://www.library.cornell.edu/aboutus/collections/strength Collection Overview] Gateway to one of the largest libraries in the world, including online search features and access to linked databases and websites for the Cornell community.&nbsp; The Cornell University Library's collections encompass a rich and varied universe of printed volumes, digital resources, maps, media, and archival materials.
 
*[http://www.library.cornell.edu/aboutus/collections/strength Collection Overview] Gateway to one of the largest libraries in the world, including online search features and access to linked databases and websites for the Cornell community.&nbsp; The Cornell University Library's collections encompass a rich and varied universe of printed volumes, digital resources, maps, media, and archival materials.
  
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'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>  
  
*[[New York Public Library]] Genealogy Division has an outstanding collection of American history at national, state and local levels; international genealogy and heraldry in Roman alphabets; Dorot Jewish collection; photos; New York censuses, directories, and vital records.  
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*[[National Archives at New York City]], has [[New_York_Land_and_Property#Land_Companies|Holland Land Company]] deeds, federal censuses, Ancestry.com, military, pensions, bounty land, photos, passenger indexes, New York port records, naturalizations, inventions.<ref name=DB125>Dollarhide and Bremer, 125-26.</ref>
*[http://www.nypl.org/locations New York Public Library Branches] over 90 in New York City.  
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*[[New York Public Library]], NYC, has one of the best genealogy collections in the USA, including Revolutionary War soldiers and Irish research.<ref>Dollarhide and Bremer, 81.</ref> The Genealogy Division has an outstanding collection of American history at national, state and local levels; international genealogy and heraldry in Roman alphabets; Dorot Jewish collection; photos; New York censuses, directories, vital records, and the [[New_York_Land_and_Property#Land_Companies|Holland Land Company]] deeds.<ref name="Milstein">[http://www.nypl.org/locations/schwarzman/milstein-division-us-history-local-history-genealogy Irma and Paul Milstein Division of U.S. History, Local History and Genealogy] in ''New York Public Library'' (accessed 16 October 2010).</ref><br><br>
*[[New England Historic Genealogical Society]], Boston, national in scope. Over 100 million name database, of vital records, genealogies, journals, over 200,000 books, 100,000 microfilms, and over 20 million manuscripts with emphasis on New England and New York since the 1600s.
 
*[[National Archives at New York City]], censuses, Ancestry.com, military, pensions, bounty land, photos, passenger indexes, New York port and shipping, naturalizations, inventions.
 
*[[National Archives Northeast Region (Boston)]] (that is Waltham), censuses, Ancestry.com, military, pensions, bounty land, photos, passenger indexes, naturalizations, African Americans, Indians.
 
*[[Stadsarchief Amsterdam]] (Amsterdam Municipal Archives) early Dutch notarial records of New York.
 
  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
  
*[[Family History Library]], Salt Lake City, Utah, holds 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, and Mormon records.
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*[[SUNY Fredonia Reed Library]] preserves most of the original deeds of the [[New_York_Land_and_Property#Land_Companies|Holland Land Company]] in western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania.</ref><br><br>
*[[Allen County Public Library|Allen County Public Library]], Fort Wayne, Indiana, premier periodical collection, genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, passenger lists, ethnic collections, and Canadians.
 
*[[Library of Congress]], Washington, DC, [http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/ Local History and Genealogy Reading Room] is part of the world's largest library including 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, books, strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources
 
*[[Newberry Library]], Chicago, genealogies, local histories, censuses, military, land, indexes, vital records, court, and tax records mostly from the Mississippi Valley, eastern seaboard, Canada, &amp; British Isles.  
 
*[[Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center]], Independence, MO, national censuses/indexes, 80,000 family histories, 100,000 local histories, 565,000 microfilms, 7,000 maps, and newspapers.
 
*[[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives I]], Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service &amp; pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons.
 
*[http://www.yadvashem.org/ Yad Vashem], Jerusalem, 85,000 volumes about the Jewish Holocaust, largest yizkor book collection.
 
  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
  
*[[New York State Library]], Albany, has local histories, genealogies, atlases, church, cemetery (including DAR), city directories, microfilmed newspapers, censuses, passenger lists, and periodicals.  
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*[http://www.tompkinscountyny.gov/health/vitals/index Tompkins County Health Vital Records], Ithaca, births for at least 75 years, and deaths for at least 50 years.<ref>[http://www.tompkinscountyny.gov/health/vitals/genealogy Genealogy Research] in ''Tompkins County Health'' (accessed 9 May 2016).</ref> <ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 492. {{WorldCat|50140092}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
*[[New York State Archives]], Albany, has manuscripts, vital record indexes, land grants, maps, military, court, alien depositions, prisoners, Erie Canal passenger lists, wills, estates, and state censuses.  
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*[http://tompkinscountyny.gov/cclerk Tompkins County Clerk], Ithaca, marriages 1908-1935, divorces, court records, and land records since 1817.</ref> (Town clerks also have marriage records.)
*[http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/index.php New York Genealogical and Biographical Society], New York City has censuses, city directories, church, cemetery, Bible, land, probates, genealogy, local history, and manuscripts.  
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*[https://www.nycourts.gov/courts/6jd/tompkins/surrogate/index.shtml Tompkins County Surrogate's Court], Ithaca, has probate records since 1817.</ref>
*[https://www.nyhistory.org/web/ New York Historical Society] manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, histories, directories, maps, photos.  
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*[http://www.thehistorycenter.net/research The History Center in Tompkins County], Ithaca, manuscripts, 4000 books, 2000 genealogical files, maps, photos, obituaries, cemetery transcripts, censuses, city directories, local histories, and finding aids.<ref>[http://www.thehistorycenter.net/research/collections Research Collections] in ''The History Center in Tompkins County'' (accessed 9 May 2016).</ref>
*[http://www.health.state.ny.us/vital_records/ Vital Records Section of the New York State Dept. of Health], Menands, NY, for '''''outside''''' New York City births and deaths (1881-present), and marriage licenses (1880-present). Also, all divorces since 1963.  
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*[http://tcpl.org/research/guide-genealogy.php Tompkins County Public Library], Ithaca, newspapers, censuses, online genealogy subscriptions, handbooks, yearbooks, and directories.<ref>[http://tcpl.org/research/guide-genealogy.php Local History {{amp}} Genealogy] in ''Tompkins County Public Library'' (accessed 9 May 2016).</ref>
*[http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/home.html Municipal Archives] has New York City birth, death, and marriage records; the 1890 police census; city directories; voter registrations; almshouse records; and municipal government records.
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*[http://www.nynd.uscourts.gov/ U.S. District Court Northern District of New York] has recent civil, criminal, and bankruptcy cases for Tompkins County.</ref>
*Courts: city, state, and federal.  
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*[[Ithaca New York Family History Center]] has [[Family History Center Portal|premium online services]] for free and offers research guidance.<ref>[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]] in ''Family History Research Wiki'' (accessed 9 May 2016).</ref>
*[[Brooklyn Historical Society|Brooklyn Historical Society]] includes finding aids and collections guides to archives, manuscripts, oral histories, photographs, paintings, oral history database, and maps.  
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*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:''''' [[Cayuga County, New York Genealogy|Cayuga]], [[Chemung County, New York Genealogy|Chemung]], [[Cortland County, New York Genealogy|Cortland]], [[Schuyler County, New York Genealogy|Schuyler]], [[Seneca County, New York Genealogy|Seneca]], and [[Tioga County, New York Genealogy|Tioga]].<br>
*[http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/ Columbia University Libraries], history, biography, ethnic studies, newspapers, government documents.  
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*[[Albany Institute of History and Art]] with the best indexes and colonial Albany records of the 1600s.</ref>
*[http://www.hollandsociety.com/library.html Holland Society] 7,000 New Netherland family and local history books, Dutch Reformed Church records.  
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*[http://archnyarchives.org/ Archives of the Archdiocese of New York], Yonkers, includes parish register births, confirmations, marriages, and deaths, school records, and leadership papers.<ref>[http://archnyarchives.org/collections/ Collections] in ''Archives of the Archdiocese of New York'' (5 May 2016).</ref>
*[http://huguenotsocietyofamerica.org/?page=Library Huguenot Historical Society] open by appointment: history, settlement, genealogy, biography, theology.  
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*[[Bronx County Historical Society]] has a large manuscript collection, biographical files, family folders, obituaries, cemetery transcripts, city directories, and marriages.</ref>
*[http://www.yivoinstitute.org/ YIVO Institute for Jewish Research] East European Jewish immigrant studies, gazetteers, yizkor books (Holocaust town memorial books), biographical directories, Landsmanshaft records.  
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*[[Brooklyn Historical Society]] includes finding aids and collections guides to archives, manuscripts, oral histories, photographs, paintings, oral history database, and maps. They have sources for New England immigrants to Long Island, NY.</ref>
*[http://www.lbi.org/ Leo Baeck Insitiute] preserves family and community histories about Jews in German speaking countries.
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*[[Buffalo and Erie County Public Library]] has a good collection with good indexes including biographies, family folders, county and local histories for all of New York.</ref>
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*[[Children's Aid Society]], NYC, an institution which from 1853-1930 sent children on orphan trains to homes in other parts of America and Canada. The [[New-York Historical Society]] has most of the CAS archival records.<ref>[http://dlib.nyu.edu/findingaids/html/nyhs/childrensaidsociety_at.html Guide to the Records of the Children's Aid Society 1836-2006 (bulk 1853-1947) MS 111] at ''The New-York Historical Society'' (accessed 28 September 2012).</ref>
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*[[Historic Hudson Valley Library]], Tarrytown, has unique early Hudson River migration sources such as steamboats, industries, and culture.</ref>
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*[[Holland Society of New York]], NYC, has 7,000 [[New Netherland]] family and local history books, Dutch Reformed Church records. Good collection for other ethnic groups along the Atlantic coast.</ref>
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*[[Huguenot Society of America]], NYC, open by appointment: history, settlement, genealogy, biography, theology. They have the largest Huguenot collection outside London, including 1600s records of France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and colonial America.</ref>
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*[[Leo Baeck Institute]], NYC, preserves family and community histories about Jews in German speaking countries.<ref>[https://www.lbi.org/ Home] in ''Leo Beck Institute'' (accessed 5 May 2016).</ref>
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*[[Montgomery County Department of History and Archives]], early Montgomery (formerly Tryon) County had jurisdiction over much of upstate New York. These archives have an extensive genealogy section.</ref>
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*[[New York City Department of Records]] has New York City (all five boroughs) earlier births, marriages, and deaths; the 1890 Manhattan police census; city directories; voter registrations; almshouse records; and municipal government records.</ref><ref>[http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/archives/holdings.shtml List of Holdings] in ''NYC Department of Records'' (accessed 8 May 2016)</ref>
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*[[New York City Municipal Reference and Research Center]] can provide street name origins, city council minutes, serials, books, and 400,000 documents focused on the history of New York City.</ref>
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*[[New York Foundling Hospital]], NYC, an orphan train sending institution, can do records research for close relatives only. NYHS houses some of their records.<ref name="Guide2">[http://dlib.nyu.edu/findingaids/html/nyhs/foundling Guide to the Records of the New York Foundling Hospital 1869-2009 MS 347] at ''New-York Historical Society'' (accessed 28 September 2012).</ref>
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*[[New York Genealogical and Biographical Society]], NYC, has donated their collection to the [[New York Public Library]]. NYG{{amp}}BS now offers educational programs, publications, and digital communication.<ref>[http://newyorkfamilyhistory.org/global/about-us/history-nygb History of the NYG{{amp}}BS] in ''The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society'' (accessed 5 May 2016).</ref>
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*[[New-York Historical Society]], NYC, houses the Children's Aid Society archives, and some New York Foundling Hospital records, both orphan train sending institutions, as well as has the largest manuscript collection in New York State, many town records, colonial records, newspapers, periodicals, biographies, histories, directories, maps, photos.<ref>William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 81. {{WorldCat|39493985}}; {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Book 973 J54d}}.</ref>
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*[[New York State Archives]], Albany, has manuscripts, vital record indexes, land grants, maps, military, court, alien depositions, prisoners, Erie Canal passenger lists, wills, estates, and state censuses.</ref>
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*[[New York State Library]], Albany, has local histories, genealogies, atlases, church, cemetery (including DAR), city directories, microfilmed newspapers, censuses, passenger lists, periodicals, and copies of the [[New_York_Land_and_Property#Land_Companies|Holland Land Company]] deeds.<ref>Dollarhide and Bremer, 83.</ref>
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*[[Onondaga Historical Association]], Syracuse, has the best collection of family folders (10,000) on the East Coast</ref>
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*[[Queens Historical Society]], Flushing, This large facility has many indexes to biographical and historical sources in their collection.</ref>
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*[[Staten Island Historical Society]] is the best place for Staten Island research. Because many immigrants settled there, they have a strong immigration collection.</ref>
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*[[Steele Memorial Library]], Elmira, has a good collection of indexes to biographies, genealogies, family folders, books, periodicals, and manuscripts.</ref>
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*[[Vital Records Section of the New York State Department of Health]], Menands, NY, for '''''outside''''' New York City births and deaths (1881-present), and marriage licenses (1880-present). Also, all divorces since 1963.<ref>[http://www.health.ny.gov/vital_records/ Vital Records] in ''New York State Department of Health'' (accessed 6 May 2016).</ref>
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*Repositories in '''''surrounding states (or provinces):''''' [[Connecticut Archives and Libraries|Connecticut]], [[Massachusetts Archives and Libraries|Massachusetts]], [[New Jersey Archives and Libraries|New Jersey]], [[Ontario Archives and Libraries|Ontario]], [[Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries|Pennsylvania]], [[Quebec Archives and Libraries|Quebec]], and [[Vermont Archives and Libraries|Vermont]].
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*[[Library of Congress]], Washington, DC, the world's largest library including 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, and collections of manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, and published material, strong in North America and '''New York''' (such as the [[New_York_Land_and_Property#Land_Companies|Holland Land Company]] deeds), the British Isles, and German sources.<ref name=DB4>Dollarhide and Bremer, 4.</ref>
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*[[New England Historic Genealogical Society]] (NEHGS), Boston, Massachusetts, is national in scope. Over 100 million name database, of vital records, genealogies, journals, over 200,000 books, 100,000 microfilms, and over 20 million manuscripts with emphasis on New England and a good '''New York''' collection since the 1600s.<ref name="Wik">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_England_Historic_Genealogical_Society New England Historic Genealogical Society] in ''Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia''  (accessed 30 August 2010).</ref> <ref>[http://www.americanancestors.org/education/learning-resources/read/using-the-nehgs-library/ Using the NEHGS Library] in ''American Ancestors'' (accessed 21 September 2015).</ref> <ref name="DB55759">Dollarhide and Bremer, 5, 57, and 59.</ref>
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*[[Stadsarchief Amsterdam]] (Amsterdam Municipal Archives in the Netherlands) Some of the earliest '''New York''' ([[New Netherland|New Netherland]]) records are also stored here. Also, the earliest European New York settlers often lived in Amsterdam before their move to the New World.<ref>Gwenn F. Epperson, ''New Netherland Roots'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub., 1994), 37-43. {{WorldCat|29980509}}; {{FHL|651271|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 D27e}}.</ref> Includes the [[New_York_Land_and_Property#Land_Companies|Holland Land Company]] 1801-1840 deeds from western New York state, and northwestern Pennsylvania.<ref name="HLC">[http://www.fredonia.edu/library/collections/archives/holland.asp Holland Land Company] in ''SUNY Fredonia'' (accessed 22 November 2013).</ref>
  
 
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United States Gotoarrow.png New York Gotoarrow.png Archives and LibrariesGotoarrow.pngCornell University Library

Cornell University Library
Olin Library, with McGraw Tower in back, at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  www.library.cornell.edu/ask/email

Address:[2]

201 Olin Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

Telephone:[2] (607) 255-3393
Fax:[2] (607) 255-6788

Hours and holidays:[3] Library hours correspond to the University semesters.

Directions, maps, and public transportation:

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

  • Cornell University has a large collection of Protestant church records for western New York as well as an excellent collection of histories, maps, newspapers, and New York censuses. Rare books and manuscripts are outstanding, and they publish the best research guides to New York counties.[4]
  • Collection Overview Gateway to one of the largest libraries in the world, including online search features and access to linked databases and websites for the Cornell community.  The Cornell University Library's collections encompass a rich and varied universe of printed volumes, digital resources, maps, media, and archival materials.

Tips

  • Finding Articles Tips To find articles on specific topics, start with an article database that covers many subject areas.

Guides

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Cornell University Library, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • National Archives at New York City, has Holland Land Company deeds, federal censuses, Ancestry.com, military, pensions, bounty land, photos, passenger indexes, New York port records, naturalizations, inventions.[5]
  • New York Public Library, NYC, has one of the best genealogy collections in the USA, including Revolutionary War soldiers and Irish research.[6] The Genealogy Division has an outstanding collection of American history at national, state and local levels; international genealogy and heraldry in Roman alphabets; Dorot Jewish collection; photos; New York censuses, directories, vital records, and the Holland Land Company deeds.[7]

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections

  • New York City Municipal Reference and Research Center can provide street name origins, city council minutes, serials, books, and 400,000 documents focused on the history of New York City.</ref>
  • New York Foundling Hospital, NYC, an orphan train sending institution, can do records research for close relatives only. NYHS houses some of their records.[17]
  • New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, NYC, has donated their collection to the New York Public Library. NYG&BS now offers educational programs, publications, and digital communication.[18]
  • New-York Historical Society, NYC, houses the Children's Aid Society archives, and some New York Foundling Hospital records, both orphan train sending institutions, as well as has the largest manuscript collection in New York State, many town records, colonial records, newspapers, periodicals, biographies, histories, directories, maps, photos.[19]
  • New York State Archives, Albany, has manuscripts, vital record indexes, land grants, maps, military, court, alien depositions, prisoners, Erie Canal passenger lists, wills, estates, and state censuses.</ref>
  • New York State Library, Albany, has local histories, genealogies, atlases, church, cemetery (including DAR), city directories, microfilmed newspapers, censuses, passenger lists, periodicals, and copies of the Holland Land Company deeds.[20]
  • Onondaga Historical Association, Syracuse, has the best collection of family folders (10,000) on the East Coast</ref>
  • Queens Historical Society, Flushing, This large facility has many indexes to biographical and historical sources in their collection.</ref>
  • Staten Island Historical Society is the best place for Staten Island research. Because many immigrants settled there, they have a strong immigration collection.</ref>
  • Steele Memorial Library, Elmira, has a good collection of indexes to biographies, genealogies, family folders, books, periodicals, and manuscripts.</ref>
  • Vital Records Section of the New York State Department of Health, Menands, NY, for outside New York City births and deaths (1881-present), and marriage licenses (1880-present). Also, all divorces since 1963.[21]
  • Repositories in surrounding states (or provinces): Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Quebec, and Vermont.
  • Library of Congress, Washington, DC, the world's largest library including 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, and collections of manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, and published material, strong in North America and New York (such as the Holland Land Company deeds), the British Isles, and German sources.[22]
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), Boston, Massachusetts, is national in scope. Over 100 million name database, of vital records, genealogies, journals, over 200,000 books, 100,000 microfilms, and over 20 million manuscripts with emphasis on New England and a good New York collection since the 1600s.[23] [24] [25]
  • Stadsarchief Amsterdam (Amsterdam Municipal Archives in the Netherlands) Some of the earliest New York (New Netherland) records are also stored here. Also, the earliest European New York settlers often lived in Amsterdam before their move to the New World.[26] Includes the Holland Land Company 1801-1840 deeds from western New York state, and northwestern Pennsylvania.[27]

Sources

  1. Email Us at Cornell University Library (accessed 28 April 2012).
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