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Guide to '''Oneida County, New York ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.
  
Guide to '''Oneida County New York genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, military, immigration and naturalization records. {{NYCOIntro}}  
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=== Oneida County New York Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Oneida County New York Historical Facts  ===
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==== Oneida County, New York Record Dates ====
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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{{Wikipedia|Oneida County, New York}}  
 
{{Wikipedia|Oneida County, New York}}  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''15 March 1798:''' Created from [[Herkimer County, New York|Herkimer County]]. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 490. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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'''15 March 1798:''' Created from [[Herkimer County, New York Genealogy|Herkimer County]]. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 490. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Herkimer County, New York|Herkimer]] | [[Lewis County, New York|Lewis]] | [[Madison County, New York|Madison]] | [[Onondaga County, New York|Onondaga ]]| [[Oswego County, New York|Oswego]] | [[Otsego County, New York|Otsego]]<ref>''Handybook'', 478.</ref>  
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[[Herkimer County, New York Genealogy|Herkimer]] | [[Lewis County, New York Genealogy|Lewis]] | [[Madison County, New York Genealogy|Madison]] | [[Onondaga County, New York Genealogy|Onondaga ]]| [[Oswego County, New York Genealogy|Oswego]] | [[Otsego County, New York Genealogy|Otsego]]<ref>''Handybook'', 478.</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
*'''1801:''' Part taken to add to [[Clinton County, New York|Clinton]] County.  
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For animated maps illustrating New York County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/newyork/ "Rotating Formation New York County Boundary Maps"] (1683-1915) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
*'''1804:''' Part taken to add to [[Chenango County, New York|Chenango]] County  
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*'''28 March 1805:''' [[Jefferson County, New York|Jefferson]] and [[Lewis County, New York|Lewis]] counties set off.  
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*'''1801:''' Part taken to add to [[Clinton County, New York Genealogy|Clinton]] County.  
*'''1 March 1816:''' [[Oswego County, New York|Oswego]] County set off  
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*'''1804:''' Part taken to add to [[Chenango County, New York Genealogy|Chenango]] County  
*'''1836:''' A part taken from [[Madison County, New York|Madison]] County to add to the county.
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*'''28 March 1805:''' [[Jefferson County, New York Genealogy|Jefferson]] and [[Lewis County, New York Genealogy|Lewis]] counties set off.  
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*'''1 March 1816:''' [[Oswego County, New York Genealogy|Oswego]] County set off  
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*'''1836:''' A part taken from [[Madison County, New York Genealogy|Madison]] County to add to the county.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
=== Oneida County New York Genealogy Resources  ===
 
=== Oneida County New York Genealogy Resources  ===
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==== Cemeteries (Rural)  ====
 
==== Cemeteries (Rural)  ====
  
For cemeteries within or nearest to these [[Oneida County, New York#Populated_Places|populated places]], please refer to them.
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
 
 
 
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| colspan="3" | &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;*See the [[New York Cemeteries#Online_Resources|New York Cemeteries]] page for details about each site.
 
| colspan="3" | &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;*See the [[New York Cemeteries#Online_Resources|New York Cemeteries]] page for details about each site.
 
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For cemeteries within or nearest to these [[Oneida County, New York#Populated_Places|populated places]], please refer to them.
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Directories  ====
 
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*'''1906-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|2299396|New York Book Indexes to Passenger Lists, 1906-1942}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
 
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
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'''Online'''  
 
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Like other New York counties, Oneida County land records are available online at familysearch.org in the New York, Land Records collection. But they are filed under Herkimer County, not under Oneida County. There are two series of land records filed under Herkimer County. The one that begins in 1791 covers Oneida County, plus (during the early years after 1791) Herkimer County and probably other areas that belonged to those counties during the 1790s. The other series, which begins in 1804, covers Herkimer County only. Essentially, the early deed book series for Herkimer County was continued in Oneida County after it was created, and a new series was started for Herkimer County.
  
 
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==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/newyork/ Maps of New York (1683-1915)]
  
 
==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
'''Civil War'''  
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932388|New York, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index 
  
 
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'''''Regiments''''' Service men in Oneida County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Oneida County:<ref>Frederick Phisterer, ''New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed.'' (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912). [http://www.archive.org/details/newyorkinwarofre05phisrich Internet Archive digital copy]; {{WorldCat|11490201|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|647247|item|disp=FHL Film 1486494-96; Fiche 6083559-64; Book 974.7 M2p}}.</ref>  
 
'''''Regiments''''' Service men in Oneida County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Oneida County:<ref>Frederick Phisterer, ''New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed.'' (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912). [http://www.archive.org/details/newyorkinwarofre05phisrich Internet Archive digital copy]; {{WorldCat|11490201|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|647247|item|disp=FHL Film 1486494-96; Fiche 6083559-64; Book 974.7 M2p}}.</ref>  
  
:- [[117th Regiment, New York Infantry]]  
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:- [[1st Battalion, New York Light Artillery|1st Battalion, New York Light Artillery]], Battery A.
:- [[141st Regiment, New York Infantry]]  
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:- [[1st Regiment, New York Light Artillery|1st Regiment, New York Light Artillery]], Battery A.
:- [[146th Regiment, New York Infantry]]  
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:- [[7th Regiment, New York Cavalry|7th Regiment, New York Cavalry]], Company H.
:- [[161st Regiment, New York Infantry]]  
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:- [[8th Regiment, New York Cavalry|8th Regiment, New York Cavalry]], Company I.
:- [[164th Regiment, New York Infantry]]  
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:- [[11th Regiment, New York Cavalry|11th Regiment, New York Cavalry]], Company C.
:- [[189th Regiment, New York Infantry]]  
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:- [[13th Regiment, New York Cavalry|13th Regiment, New York Cavalry]], Company F.
:- [[192nd Regiment, New York Infantry]]  
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:- [[14th Regiment, New York Infantry|14th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies A, B, C, D, E, F and G.
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:- [[15th Regiment, New York Cavalry|15th Regiment, New York Cavalry]], Companies K and M.
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:- [[20th Regiment, New York Cavalry|20th Regiment, New York Cavalry]], Companies G, I and M.
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:- [[22nd Regiment, New York Cavalry|22nd Regiment, New York Cavalry]], Companies B, C and M.
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:- [[24th Regiment, New York Cavalry|24th Regiment, New York Cavalry]], Companies B, F, L and M.
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:- [[57th Regiment, New York Infantry|57th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company B.
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:- [[78th Regiment, New York Infantry|78th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company D.
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:- [[81st Regiment, New York Infantry|81st Regiment, New York Infantry]],
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:- [[97th Regiment, New York Infantry|97th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies A, C, E, H and K.
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:- [[101st Regiment, New York Infantry|101st Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company E.
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:- [[117th Regiment, New York Infantry|117th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and K.
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:- [[141st Regiment, New York Infantry|141st Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies A and B.
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:- [[146th Regiment, New York Infantry|146th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and K.
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:- [[161st Regiment, New York Infantry|161st Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company B.
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:- [[164th Regiment, New York Infantry|164th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company H.
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:- [[179th Regiment, New York Infantry|179th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company C.
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:- [[189th Regiment, New York Infantry|189th Regiment, New York Infantry]] , 1st and 2nd Companies K.
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:- [[192nd Regiment, New York Infantry|192nd Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies A, B, C and E.
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:- [[193rd Regiment, New York Infantry|193rd Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company A.
 
:- [[Oneida Independent Company, New York Cavalry]]
 
:- [[Oneida Independent Company, New York Cavalry]]
  
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==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
  
{{NYProbate}} <br>{{NYProbate petitions|Oneida}}<br>The petitions for {{PAGENAME}} are also available on microfilm at the Family History Library and its centers:  
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{{NYProbate}} <br>{{NYProbate petitions|Oneida}}<br>Unlike most other New York counties, early Oneida County probate records are mostly not available on familysearch.org and not available on microfilm through the Family History Library. When the Genealogical Society of Utah came through in the 1970s to microfilm Oneida County probate records, the will books were the only early records filmed in their entirety. The early case files, guardianship records, letters of administration books, and letters testamentary books were not filmed. Thus these records are only viewable today in person at the Oneida County Surrogate's Court and in part through its online OnBase system. The abstracts of the earliest probates (to 1835) made by Gertrude Barber are a useful alternative.
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Case files to 1890 have been both microfilmed and scanned by the Surrogate's Court. A good index is available at the court which gives the file number and the microfilm roll number for each file. Microfilms are not on open shelves, but staff will retrieve a given roll number. The Surrogate's Court attempted to give custody of the original paper files to institutions in each Oneida County town, but reports are that some towns refused to take them. The scans of the estate files in the OnBase system can be viewed over the Internet with a login which takes 24-48 hours to receive. The quality of the scans is poor and using the microfilm is preferable when possible.
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Some Oneida County probate records that are available on FHL microfilm are not available digitally on FamilySearch: For example, the Supreme Court wills (https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/95138) and the 13 rolls of Notices to Heirs with case numbers in the 4000s (https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/295100).<br>
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*'''1867–1965''' Listed as "Probate Proceedings" {{FHL|381890|item|disp=FHL Film 398052 (92 films)}}.
 
*'''1867–1965''' Listed as "Probate Proceedings" {{FHL|381890|item|disp=FHL Film 398052 (92 films)}}.
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{{NYfhc|Utica}}  
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:*'''1664–1784''' New York. Secretary of State, ''Names of Persons for Whom Marriage Licenses Were Issued By the Secretary of the Province of New York, Previous to 1784'' (Albany, New York: Weed, Parsons and Co., 1860). At Cornell University [http://digital.library.cornell.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=moamono;idno=tuck0005 digital library]-free; [http://www.archive.org/stream/namesofpersonsfo02newy#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive] - free; [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3177 Ancestry edition($)]; {{WorldCat|1508227|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|342358|item|disp=FHL Film 514675 Item 1 or 930131 Item 2}}. Marriage bonds issued in the State of New York prior to 1784, and the earliest record dating 1664.<br>
 
:*'''1664–1784''' New York. Secretary of State, ''Names of Persons for Whom Marriage Licenses Were Issued By the Secretary of the Province of New York, Previous to 1784'' (Albany, New York: Weed, Parsons and Co., 1860). At Cornell University [http://digital.library.cornell.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=moamono;idno=tuck0005 digital library]-free; [http://www.archive.org/stream/namesofpersonsfo02newy#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive] - free; [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3177 Ancestry edition($)]; {{WorldCat|1508227|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|342358|item|disp=FHL Film 514675 Item 1 or 930131 Item 2}}. Marriage bonds issued in the State of New York prior to 1784, and the earliest record dating 1664.<br>
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:*'''1847–1848''' and '''1908–1936''' {{RecordSearch|1618491|New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
  
 
:*'''1847–1849''' Licenses {{FHL|280153|item|disp=FHL film 381743}}. Also includes one license in 1870, 1878, and 1887.
 
:*'''1847–1849''' Licenses {{FHL|280153|item|disp=FHL film 381743}}. Also includes one license in 1870, 1878, and 1887.
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===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
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:*'''1880-1956''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61535 New York, Death Index, 1880-1956] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), index only<br>
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:*'''1957-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|2285574|New York State Health Department, Genealogical Research Death Index, 1957-1963}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Index only<br>
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''Death Substitutes''  
  
 
:*'''1795–1952''' {{RecordSearch|1680842|New York Deaths and Burials, 1795-1952}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. The entries are primarily from the IGI along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as Family Records, Church Records, and Civil Registration. There may be entries that cite a specific source.<br>
 
:*'''1795–1952''' {{RecordSearch|1680842|New York Deaths and Burials, 1795-1952}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. The entries are primarily from the IGI along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as Family Records, Church Records, and Civil Registration. There may be entries that cite a specific source.<br>
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'''Additional Resources'''  
 
'''Additional Resources'''  
  
{{NY FHLC Vitals|537691|county=Oneida}}  
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==== Voting Registers  ====
 
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=== Oneida County New York Genealogy Websites  ===
 
=== Oneida County New York Genealogy Websites  ===
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/newyork/oneida-county/ Oneida County, NY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116552830480687209686 New York Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/210302895672550/ New York Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://oneida.nygenweb.net/ The Oneida County NYGenWeb Project], a member of [[NYGenWeb|The NYGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://oneida.nygenweb.net/ The Oneida County NYGenWeb Project], a member of [[NYGenWeb|The NYGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ny/oneida/oneida.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Oneida County.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ny/oneida/oneida.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Oneida County.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ny/oneida/oneida.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Oneida County. (Backup site)  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ny/oneida/oneida.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Oneida County. (Backup site)  
*[http://www.newyork-genealogy.com/Oneida-County-Genealogy.cfm Oneida County Genealogy - New York Genealogy]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/NY/Oneida-County.htm Oneida County Genealogy - New York Genealogy]
  
 
=== Oneida County New York Genealogy References  ===
 
=== Oneida County New York Genealogy References  ===
 
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Latest revision as of 14:10, 27 October 2017

United States
New York
Oneida County

Guide to Oneida County, New York ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

This page describes sources of genealogical data about Oneida County, New York Genealogy families, including links to smaller localities at the bottom of this page. New York-related pages show useful statewide sources. United States pages explain the terminology and contents of genealogical records.


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Oneida County, New York
Map
Map of New York highlighting Oneida County
Location in the state of New York
Map of the U.S. highlighting New York
Location of New York in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 15, 1798
County Seat Utica
Courthouse
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Address 800 Park Avenua
Utica, New York 13501
Oneida County Website


Oneida County New York Historical Facts

Oneida County, New York Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1800 1791


Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Oneida County, New York

Parent County

15 March 1798: Created from Herkimer County. [1]

Neighboring Counties

Herkimer | Lewis | Madison | Onondaga | Oswego | Otsego[2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating New York County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation New York County Boundary Maps" (1683-1915) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

  • 1801: Part taken to add to Clinton County.
  • 1804: Part taken to add to Chenango County
  • 28 March 1805: Jefferson and Lewis counties set off.
  • 1 March 1816: Oswego County set off
  • 1836: A part taken from Madison County to add to the county.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Oneida County New York Genealogy Resources

Bible Records

  • 1581–1917 New York, Family Bible Records at Ancestry– ($); Index. Database is a collection of genealogically important records taken from the Bibles of colony and state residents. Reveals the Bible's original owner, brief record of descendants,and a particular event such as birth or marriage as recorded in Bible.

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries (Rural)

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories
Findagrave.com* Family History Library* Findagrave.com*
Interment.net* WorldCat* Tombstone Transcription Project*
Cemetery Site*   NYGenWeb Cemeteries*
New York Gravestones*   epodunk*
NYGenWeb Cemeteries*   Billion Graves*
Billion Graves*   Names in Stone*
Names in Stone*    
Linkpendium*    
Ancestry*    
   *See the New York Cemeteries page for details about each site.

For cemeteries within or nearest to these populated places, please refer to them.

Cemetery records often reveal birth, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Census

For information and tips on using and accessing online census records, see New York Census.

Federal

U.S. Census Mortality Schedules for New York, 1850-1880:

  • Available online at Ancestry ($).
  • Deaths are included for the 12 months prior to the census, 1849-50, 1859-60, 1869-70, and 1879-80 beginning 1 June and ending 31 May of the census year.[3]
  • Basic contents of the records include: Name, sex, age, color, marital status, place of birth, month of death, occupation, and cause of death. 1870 also has parents' birthplace. 1880 lists how long a resident of the county.
  • Also on FHL Films 1415128–42.
State
Source 1825 1835 1845 1855 1865 1875 1892 1905 1915 1925
Ancestry.com - - - Yes - Yes - - Yes Yes
Family History Library Films - Yes Index - Yes Index Yes P-Index Yes P-Index - - Yes Yes
FamilySearch Images - - - Yes Yes Yes - Yes Yes Yes
New York State Library Films - - - - - - - - Yes Yes
  • P-Index is only partial index

New York State 1865 and 1875 Census Marriage, Mortality; and 1865 Soldier Mortality records:

  • Images available online at New York State Census, 1865 and New York State Census, 1875. Click on the link to go to the page, then click on the ‘Browse through images’ link and select your county, then select an ancestor's town and browse to the end of the population schedule until you find the Marriage, Mortality, and 1865 soldier mortality schedules.
  • Includes marriages and deaths for the 12 months prior to the census, ending 1 June of the census year.
  • Marriage entry content: Husband's name, wife's name, ages and previous marital status, month and day and place of marriage, and church or civil ceremony.
  • Death entry content: Name, age, sex, color, marital status, month and day of death, native state or country, occupation and cause of death.
  • 1865 deaths of officers and enlisted men entry content: Name, age, marital status, citizenship status, enlistment date, original regiment, original rank, regiment at death, rank at death, promotions, death date and place, manner of death, surviving associates, and burial place.
  • Also on microfilm. See the Family History Library line in the above State Census Chart.

Church Records

Church records are good substitutes for birth, marriage, and death information and are most often found on a local city/town or county level.  Published and manuscript church records can be found at public, university, and private libraries.

For a brief general history of denominations and a guide to finding various New York denomination's records, see New York Church Records Wiki page.

The NYGenWeb references mentioned below are found on their website categorized as either Birth, Marriage, Death, Miscellaneous, or Town records.

Additional Church Records

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Oneida County, New York Genealogy Church Records  in online catalogs like:

Court Records

Ancestors may have also been involved in municipal, state, or federal court cases. See also New York Court Records and United States Court Records.

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

  • Rootsweb message board for Oneida County, New York Genealogy has many information threads about families that resided in that county. There is a search engine that allows you to search by surname and topic.

History

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See New York Land and Property for more details, especially about the papers generated in New York State by large speculative land companies.

Original land records in Oneida County, New York Genealogy began in [?dateyear?]. These records are housed at the [?repository?] in [?town?].

Online

Like other New York counties, Oneida County land records are available online at familysearch.org in the New York, Land Records collection. But they are filed under Herkimer County, not under Oneida County. There are two series of land records filed under Herkimer County. The one that begins in 1791 covers Oneida County, plus (during the early years after 1791) Herkimer County and probably other areas that belonged to those counties during the 1790s. The other series, which begins in 1804, covers Herkimer County only. Essentially, the early deed book series for Herkimer County was continued in Oneida County after it was created, and a new series was started for Herkimer County.

Microforms


Books


Additional land records can sometimes be found using these catalogs:

Original deeds in Oneida County, New York Genealogy county began in 1791. Deeds 1791–1885 are housed at the B–1 Records Center in Utica.  Deed records 1886–present are housed at the County Clerk's Office.

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See New York Land and Property for more details, especially about the papers generated in New York State by large speculative land companies.

Online Land Databases

  • George Washington: His Land Purchases Made the Empire State. Utica, N.Y.: n.p., 1931?. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Original Land Records on Microfilm

Additional land records can sometimes be found using these catalogs:

Maps

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Migration

Early migration routes to and from Oneida County for European settlers included:[4]

Military

Civil War

Town registers. The New York town clerks kept a bound register of all soldiers from their town serving in the Civil War 1861-1865. Registers are arranged by county, and town. Some town registers are missing. The registers include an index at the start of each town.

Content. Many register entries include full name, residence, date and place of birth, parents names, marital status, date of enlistment and muster and rank, discharges, death, or promotion.

Access. The original registers are at the New York State Archives in Albany, New York. Microfilm copies are found at the Family History Library (FHL Film 1993401-37). They are also indexed and available at Ancestry.com ($).

Available towns. Registers are available for: Annsville · Augusta · Bridgewater · Florence · Floyd · Marcy · Marshall · Remsen · Rome · Sangerfield · Steuben · Trenton · Vernon · Verona · Vienna · Westmoreland · Whitestown.

Regiments Service men in Oneida County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Oneida County:[6]

- 1st Battalion, New York Light Artillery, Battery A.
- 1st Regiment, New York Light Artillery, Battery A.
- 7th Regiment, New York Cavalry, Company H.
- 8th Regiment, New York Cavalry, Company I.
- 11th Regiment, New York Cavalry, Company C.
- 13th Regiment, New York Cavalry, Company F.
- 14th Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies A, B, C, D, E, F and G.
- 15th Regiment, New York Cavalry, Companies K and M.
- 20th Regiment, New York Cavalry, Companies G, I and M.
- 22nd Regiment, New York Cavalry, Companies B, C and M.
- 24th Regiment, New York Cavalry, Companies B, F, L and M.
- 57th Regiment, New York Infantry, Company B.
- 78th Regiment, New York Infantry, Company D.
- 81st Regiment, New York Infantry,
- 97th Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies A, C, E, H and K.
- 101st Regiment, New York Infantry, Company E.
- 117th Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and K.
- 141st Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies A and B.
- 146th Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and K.
- 161st Regiment, New York Infantry, Company B.
- 164th Regiment, New York Infantry, Company H.
- 179th Regiment, New York Infantry, Company C.
- 189th Regiment, New York Infantry , 1st and 2nd Companies K.
- 192nd Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies A, B, C and E.
- 193rd Regiment, New York Infantry, Company A.
- Oneida Independent Company, New York Cavalry

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Grimes, Marilla R. Some Newspaper References to Irish Immigrants in Oneida Co. New York. Death notices of Irish Immigrants in various newspapers within Oneida Co. New York State. covering years 1825-1865 The Irish Ancestor, vol.VI. no.2. 1974, pages 97-98. Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i v5-6

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 Oneida County, New York Genealogy newspaper images:

  • Boonville NY Black River Herald 1860-1866
  • Boonville NY Herald & Tourist 1872-2004
  • Boonville NY Ledger 1853-1855
  • Clinton NY Advertiser 1906-1913
  • Clinton NY Signal
  • Rome NY Citizen 1840-1903
  • Rome NY Telegraph 1834-1837
  • Utica NY Daily Gazette 1846-1847
  • Utica NY Daily Observer 1848-1989
  • Utica NY Daily Press 1882-1987
  • Utica NY Daily Union 1895-1896
  • Utica NY Friend of Man 1836-1842
  • Utica NY Herald Dispatch 1899-1927
  • Utica NY Liberty Press 1848
  • Utica NY Mechanics Press 1829-1830
  • Utica NY Morning Herald 1859-1900
  • Utica NY Observer 1916
  • Utica NY Oneida Morning Herald 1848-1851
  • Utica NY Oneida Weekly Herald 1851-1855
  • Utica NY Oneida Whig 1834-1841
  • Utica NY Saturday Globe 1899-1927
  • Utica NY Sentinel Gazette 1825-1830
  • Utica NY Sunday Journal 1894-1906
  • Utica NY Sunday Tribune 1877-1921
  • Utica NY Telegram 1919-1922
  • Utica NY Weekly Herald 1860-1897
  • Waterville NY Times 1855-2007

Obituaries

Periodicals

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

Probate Records

Probate records including original estates and wills for New York are held in the office of the county Surrogate Court beginning in 1787, or when the county was formed. Prior to 1787, most are housed at the New York State Archives. See New York Probate Records for more information about using probate records.
Content:  Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.
Record types:  Wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distribution.

Probate Petitions

In 1830, state law required the Surrogate Court clerk to issue a probate petition for a deceased individual with property. This petition, unique to New York, usually lists the deceased's death date. It also lists the heirs, their relationship to the deceased, and their residence. Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 479. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004. Henry B. Hoff, "Navigating New York Probate," American Ancestors 12 (Fall 2011): 57.


These petitions are often found in the estate files and can be obtained from the county Surrogate Court.



Unlike most other New York counties, early Oneida County probate records are mostly not available on familysearch.org and not available on microfilm through the Family History Library. When the Genealogical Society of Utah came through in the 1970s to microfilm Oneida County probate records, the will books were the only early records filmed in their entirety. The early case files, guardianship records, letters of administration books, and letters testamentary books were not filmed. Thus these records are only viewable today in person at the Oneida County Surrogate's Court and in part through its online OnBase system. The abstracts of the earliest probates (to 1835) made by Gertrude Barber are a useful alternative.

Case files to 1890 have been both microfilmed and scanned by the Surrogate's Court. A good index is available at the court which gives the file number and the microfilm roll number for each file. Microfilms are not on open shelves, but staff will retrieve a given roll number. The Surrogate's Court attempted to give custody of the original paper files to institutions in each Oneida County town, but reports are that some towns refused to take them. The scans of the estate files in the OnBase system can be viewed over the Internet with a login which takes 24-48 hours to receive. The quality of the scans is poor and using the microfilm is preferable when possible.

The Surrogate's Court holds 16mm microfilm of the letters of administration and letters testamentary books. The original books have been destroyed. These microfilms are not held by the Family History Library. A good index is available on site.

The Surrogate's Court holds the original will books on open shelves, but these are also available online at familysearch.org.

Early guardianships are available at the Surrogate's Court in 16mm microfilm. A good index is available on site.

The Surrogate's Court is located on the 8th floor of the Oneida County office building at 800 Park Avenue. Most staff have only a modest familiarity with older records so it is useful to come prepared.

Some Oneida County probate records that are available on FHL microfilm are not available digitally on FamilySearch: For example, the Supreme Court wills (https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/95138) and the 13 rolls of Notices to Heirs with case numbers in the 4000s (https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/295100).


The petitions for Oneida County, New York Genealogy are also available on microfilm at the Family History Library and its centers:

Online Abstracts and Indexes


Online Probate Records

Original county-by-county New York, Probate Records, 1629-1971 are available free online at FamilySearch. To access these records, click Historical Records below, then click "Browse through 1,630,900 images". Then select the county name, and then the probate records and time of interest.

  • Historical Records - Oneida County: Administration accounts, Executor accounts, 1830-1900; Administration bonds, 1893-1900; Administration bonds, Inventories, Petitions, 1870-1875; Appraisal appointments, 1844-1856; Appraisal records, 1856-1891; Case file index, 1867-1965; Guardianship accounts and bonds, 1884-1901; Guardianship records, 1830-1898; Guardianship records, Real estate records, 1853-1884; Letters of guardianship, 1844-1889; Will index, 1798-1909; Wills, 1798-1900

Probate Records on Microfilm

Probate records found at Historical Records and described in Online Probate Records above are also found on microfilm as follows:



Additional Probate Indexes and Abstracts

Additional probate indexes or abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Oneida County, New York Genealogy probate wills in online catalogs like:

Repositories

Cornell University, Guide to Historical Resources in Oneida County, New York Repositories. ([Ithaca, New York]: New York Historical Resources Center, Olin Library, Cornell University, 1983). At various libraries; FHL Book 974.762 A3g. Includes index. Includes references to some family histories and genealogies.

Archives, Libraries and Museums

Utica Public Library
303 Genesee St.
Utica, NY 13501
315-735-2279
Mon, Wed, Thu 2-4; Tue, Fri 12-2

Genealogical resources: Ancestry.com, censuses, obituaries, cemeteries, city directories, newspapers, telephone directories, published family histories. A look-up service for Oneida County obituaries is available for a fee.

Jervis Public Library
613 North Washington Street
Rome, New York 13440-4296
Phone: 315–336-4570

Genealogical resources: Ancestry.com, censuses, obituaries, cemeteries, city directories, newspapers, telephone directories, published family histories. A look-up service for Rome and Oneida County records is available for a fee. Local Records Inventory

Waterville Public Library
206 White Street
Waterville, NY 13480
Phone: 315–841–4651
Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 10am-5:30pm;Tuesday and Thursday: 2pm - 8pm; Saturday: 10am-2pm
E–mail: director@watervillepubliclibrary.org

Genealogical resources: Ancestry.com, censuses, obituaries, cemeteries, city directories, newspapers, telephone directories, published family histories. Online resources including Waterville Times Obituary Index 1856–1895.

MidYork Library System

Links to Oneida County libraries included in the system

County Historian's Office

Kevin Marken, Historian
1608 Genesse Street
Utica, New York 13502
Phone: 315–735–3642

Genealogical Resources: The County 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.

Courthouses

The Oneida County Clerk's office has divorce, court, and land records. The Surrogate Court has probate records. For further information about where the records for Oneida County are held, see the Oneida County Courthouse page.


Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

The main FHC for Oneida County, New York Genealogy is the Utica New York Family History Center. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory.

Societies

Central New York Genealogical Society[8]
Box 104, Calvin Station
Syracuse, New York 13205
E-mail: CNYSG@yahoo.com

Member queries; surname research list; online resources; six meetings/year; publishes Tree Talks (At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974.7 B2t) quarterly with annual index.
Counties served: Albany, Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Erie, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Genesee, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Niagara,Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orange, Oreleans, Oswego, Otsego, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Washington, Wayne, Warren, Wyoming, and Yates.

Oneida County Historical Society
1608 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13502
Phone: 315-735-3642
Summer Hours of Operation: Monday - 1pm - 8pm, and Tuesday –Friday 10am – 4pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday

Rome Historical Society
200 Church St
Rome, NY 13440
Phone: 315-336-5870
Hours: Tuesday–Thursday 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Firday 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Closed Saturday–Monday.

William E. Scripture Memorial Library of the Rome Historical Society
The library offers a wealth of historical and genealogical information with extensive information about local people and businesses. Hard-to-find and out-of-print books line the shelves and focus on the early history of the region as well as more recent accounts of life in and around Rome.

Social Groups Online

Taxation

Town Records

Town records in New York may include early births, marriages, deaths, divorces, local histories, selected military records, and town meeting minutes. Vital records from 1880/1882 are kept by town and village clerks, although some (Kent’s and Putnam Valley’s) are available in the County Historian’s Office. For further details, try the links to individual town Wiki pages found in Places. See also:

The County Archives has the following records:

  • 031 Petitions, Licenses, and recognizance to sell liquor (Tavern licenses) 1813-1878
  • 139 Monthly Reports of Hunting and fishing licenses, 1908-1938
  • 165 Certificates of Qualifications as Examiner in Lunacy, 1883-1947

Vital Records

Vital records of birth, marriage or death were first recorded at the local level in the village clerk, town clerk, or city clerk’s ledger book. If you know where a birth, marriage or death took place, a copy of the certificate or record may be obtained by writing to the town, village or city clerk. See also How to order New York Vital Records or order electronically online.

See the heading Places on this wiki page for links to local community wiki pages and their available records. See New York Vital Records for a discussion about beginning dates and availability of vital records in New York.

Use substitute records for birth, marriage, and death information. These substitute records include Bible Records, Cemeteries, Church Records, Newspapers, and Probate Records.

Birth

Early births were recorded on the town level and the years vary by town. (List of towns) The New York State Department of Health (state level) began recording births in 1881. Births were not recorded on the county level.

Birth Substitutes

Marriage

Early marriages were sometimes recorded on the town level and the years vary by town. (List of towns) In 1880, town clerks were to record the marriage and a copy was sent to the New York State Department of Health (state level). Town clerks continue to record marriages. Marriages were recorded by the Oneida County clerk starting in 1908 and go until 1935.

  • 1847–1849 Licenses FHL film 381743. Also includes one license in 1870, 1878, and 1887.

Marriage Substitutes

  • 1800–1855 New York Marriage Notices at Ancestry– ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage notices published in newspapers around the state. Contains name of bride and groom, marriage date, marriage location, residence, and newspaper found in.
  • 1805-1826 Danz, Elizabeth Nesbit. "Marriages Performed by the Honorable Prosper Rudd, 1805-1826," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 85, No. 3 (Jul. 1954):181-183. Digital version at New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 85.
    Rudd served as Justice of the Peace for Western, New York.
  • 1808–1850 Fred Q.Bowman, 7000 Hudson-Mohawk Valley, (NY), Vital Records, 1808-1850 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1997). At various libraries; FHL Book 974.7 V2bo. Abstracts from newspapers filed at the New York State Library in Albany.
  • 1864-5, 1874-5 See Marriage Schedule information in the State Census section of Census for marriage information for 1864-5, and 1874-5.
Divorce

Pre–1787

All divorces were granted by the governor or legislature and were very rare.

1787–1847

All divorces were granted by the court of chancery. These records are found in the New York State Archives or for the New York City area at the New York County Clerk's office.These divorces were granted only on the grounds of adultery.

1847–present

All divorces are handled by the county Supreme Court where the divorce was granted. Divorce files in New York are sealed for 100 years. Contact the County Clerk for information about divorce records.

Divorce judgment papers often include date and place of the marriage and the names and birthdates of any children. Local newspapers may publish notices of divorce actions.

Death

Early deaths were recorded on the town level and the years vary by town. (List of towns) The New York State Department of Health (state level) began recording deaths in 1881. Deaths were not recorded on the county level.

Death Indexes

Death Substitutes

  • 1808–1850 Fred Q.Bowman, 7000 Hudson-Mohawk Valley, (NY), Vital Records, 1808-1850 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1997). At various libraries; FHL Book 974.7 V2bo. Abstracts from newspapers filed at the New York State Library in Albany.
  • 1849-50, 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 See Mortality Schedule information in the Federal Census section of Census for death information.
  • See Town Clerks' Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War in the Civil War section of Military for death information.

Additional Resources

Additional resources for Oneida County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the New York, Oneida– Vital Records topic page of the FamilySearch Catalog . Copies of books found in the FamilySearch Catalog may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the FamilySearch Catalog and the Worldcat Online Catalog.

Voting Registers

Oneida County New York Places

Oneida County New York Genealogy Websites

Oneida County New York Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 490. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Handybook, 478.
  3. Arlene Eakle, and Johni Cerni, The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1984), 103. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27ts.
  4. Handybook, 847-61.
  5. Compare the more northerly route in Handybook, 849, with the more southerly route described in Wikipedia contributors, "New York State Route 5" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_State_Route_5 (accessed 28 June 2011).
  6. Frederick Phisterer, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912). Internet Archive digital copy; At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Film 1486494-96; Fiche 6083559-64; Book 974.7 M2p.
  7. About Abstracts of Wills, Administrations and Guardianships in NY State, 1787-1835 at New York Ancestors, accessed 8 December 2011, http://newyorkancestors.org/.
  8. Central New York Genealogical Society at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycnygs/index.htm (accessed 1 November 2011).