Oneida County Resources

Listed below is information on other Resources available in
Oneida County for genealogical research.
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Oneida County Historian
Kevin Marken
1608 Genesse Street
Utica, New York 13502
(315) 735 3642

Waterville Public Library
They have online:
Waterville Times Obituary Index: 1856-1895
The Betrayal of Samson Occom (1998) article
Cowen's History of the Loomis Family
Map of Oneida County (1829)
The Fire of 1838 (1838)
Pomroy Jones' History of the Town of Sangerfield (1851)
Pomroy Jones' History of Marshall Township (1851)
Pomroy Jones' History of the Town of Augusta (1851)
Recollections of Abner Livermore (1851)
The Railroad Comes to Town (1867)
Waterville Seventy Years Ago (1876)
The New York Sun's History of the Loomis Gang (1877)
The Old Anvil - 1849 Forge Hollow Celebration (1886)
Days of Long Ago (1886)
Amos Osborn's History of Sangerfield (1886)
The Hop Industry (1886)
Tom Kindness, One of the Last of the Mohegans (c. 1905)
History of the Nine Mile Swamp (1947)
Waterville Masonic Temple (1950)
Hop Extract Industry Started Locally? (1973)
The Brothertown Tribe (1989)
Kate Loftus Welch (1996)

Carriage House Museum (Camden Historical Society)
Director: Mrs. Elaine Norton
P.O. Box 38
Camden, NY 13316
(315) 245-4652
Hours: May thru October
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays
1 pm - 4 pm
Off season: Best to call on Fridays (occasionally they are there due to the winter weather)

Erwin Library and Institute

Address:     Boonville, NY 13309
Telephone:  (315) 942-4834
Hours:        Varies with Season and day
Sources Available:  Local historical books and files from the northern part of Oneida County.
Some church and cemetery records.

Hamilton College

Address:     College Hill, Clinton, New York 13323
Telephone:   (315) 859-4011
Hours:         Varies with College Semesters
Sources Available:  Microfilm of the Clinton Courier, a local newspaper dating back to

Jervis Library

Address:     613 North Washington St. Rome, NY 13440
Telephone:  (315) 336-4570
Hours:    Monday through Thursday, 9:30 am to 8:30 pm
              Friday, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
             *Saturday, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
             *Sunday, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
             *closed Saturdays and Sundays during summer
Information Available: The Jervis Library has it's own genealogy research room with DAR records Family histories, county histories, etc.  They also have the Rome Sentinel Rome Telegraph and the Roman Citizen on microfilm.

Local Towns

All local towns have town clerks which keep records (birth, death and marriage) of their respective town. Most records start in the mid 1880's for each town but some records are available from 1847 - 1850.  Most town clerks can be reached in Oneida County by simply writing :
Town Clerk
Town of "Name of Town"
"Name of Town", NY Zip for Town

All towns charge a fee for the documents and may require you to submit in writing the reason for accessing information.  There is also a time frame which certain records can be obtained.  These records are also available by writing the
State Bureau of Vital Statistics
Empire State Plaza
Tower Building
Albany, NY 12237
(518) 474-3077

The state will do searches of the records for a fee.  The fee is determined by the number of years researched.  Copies of the records are provided at a cost of $15.00 per record.  To save the research fee you may do the search yourself using microfiche at the State Archives located in the State Library building in Albany, NY

Oneida County Court House

Address:     Elizabeth St.
Telephone: (315) 798-5866
County Clerk's telephone: (315) 798-5795
Hours:         9 am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, except County Holidays
Sources Available: Surrogate records dating back to the 1790's.

Oneida County Historical Society

Address:     1608 Genesee St., Utica, NY 13502
Telephone:  (315) 735-3642
Hours:         10 am - 4:30 pm Tuesday thru Friday, Saturday 11am-3pm, $5.00 Admission to use the library for non-members. Sources Available: Manuscripts, bibles, family histories, newspaper clippings, Photographs,  and city directories from 1817 - 1989.

Oneida County Record Center

Address:      Oneida County Office Building, 800 Park Ave., Utica, New York 13501
Telephone:   (315) 798-5833
Hours:          8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday - Friday except for County Holidays
Sources Available: Land records dating back to 1791.  There is a fee for searching land records, deeds and mortgages.  Limited amount of DAR records. $5 per surname search.  The Naturalization office is also located in this building.

Rome Historical Society

Address:        200 Church St., Rome, NY 13440
Telephone:    (315) 336-5870

Rome Office of Vital Statistics
Rome City Hall Suite 1D
198 North Washington Street
Rome, New York 13440
Phone: (315) 339-7756
Fax: (315) 339-7788
Sources Available: Birth and Death records. Downloadable forms to mail.

Utica Bureau of Vital Statistics

Address:    406 Elizabeth Street, Utica, NY 13501
Telephone: (315) 738-0218
Hours:        9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday
Sources Available: Birth and Death records for the City of Utica only beginning in 1874

Utica City Clerk

Address:    1 Kennedy Plaza
Telephone: (315) 792-0113
Hours:        9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday
Sources Available:  Marriage Records for the City of Utica only beginning in 1874

Utica College

Address:    Burstone Road, New Hartford, New York 13413
Telephone:  (315) 792-3111
Hours:  Varies with College Semesters
Sources Available:  Microfilm of some of the Utica Newspapers.  It also has the Boonville Herald
on microfilm.  This newspaper covered the northern part of Oneida County. Also available is the Federal Census from 1796 - 1815, and the NY State Census from 1800 - 1870.

Utica Public Library

Address:     303 Genesee St., Utica, New York 13501
Telephone:   (315) 735-2279
Hours: 9 am -8 pm Monday & Tuesday, 9 am to 5:30 pm Wednesday - Friday
Sources Available:  The Utica Public Library has several different types of sources available.  Many local newspapers are on Micro Film including the Utica Daily Press and Observer Dispatch.  They also have the City of Utica Directories, Owners of
Land in 1814, Federal Census 1855 - 1920, Postmaster Appointments 1832 -1971, and the NY Times (1 Jan 1948 - Present.)