Groton, Tompkins County, New York Genealogy

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Church Records


Archives, Libraries and Museums

Groton Public Library
112 E. Cortland St.
Groton, NY 13073
Phone: (607) 898-5055

The History Center of Tompkins County
401 E. State, Suite 100
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 273-8284
Fax: (607) 273-6107

Genealogical Resources: Research and Reference Services
County Timeline, Books, Maps, vital records, family name files, pictures, and much more.

Mary Williams, Research Librarian
Phone: 607-273-8284 x8

Donna Eschenbrenner,Archivist
Phone:607-273-8284 x4


Groton Historical Society
168 Main Street
P.O. Box 142
Groton, NY 13073
Phone: 607-898-5787

Finger Lakes Genealogical Society[1]
PO Box 581
Seneca Falls, New York 13148

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.

Town Clerk

Groton Town Clerk
April L. Scheffler
101 Confer Blvd.
PO Box 36
Groton NY 13073
Phone: 607-898-5035
Town Clerk has the records of birth, death, or marriage for the town.

Town Historian

Town of Groton, Historian (N/A)
Town Hall
101 Confer Blvd.
PO Box 36
Groton NY 13073

Town Records

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Groton, Tompkins 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


  1. Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Genealogist's Address Book: State and Local Resources, with Special Resources Including Ethnic and Religious Organizations, 6th ed. (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Pub., 2009), 473. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D24ben 2009.
  2. Central New York Genealogical Society at (accessed 1 November 2011).