Cortland, Cortland County, New York Genealogy

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Church Records


Archives, Libraries and Museums


City Clerk

City Historian

Mary Ann Kane
168 Groton Ave.
Cortland NY 13045

City Records

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Cortland, Cortland 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

NYGenWeb offers several free online vital record collections:

  • 1814-1824 Marriages from The Cortland Repository
  • 1814-1824 Deaths from The Cortland Repository
  • 1815-1821 Marriages from Cortland Republican
  • 1815-1821 Deaths from Cortland Republican
  • 1840-1889 Marriages from The Cortland Democrat
  • 1840-1889 Deaths from The Cortland Democrat
  • 1867-1873 Marriages from The Cortland County Standard
  • 1867-1873 Deaths from The Cortland County Standard and The Cortland County Standard Journal
  • 1881-1889 Birth Announcements from The Cortland Democrat