The following is a partial list of genealogy research items available in the collections of the Local History Room of Seymour Library.  Note that Seymour Library will NOT respond to genealogy research requests submitted by E-mail.  If you wish to send a mail request with a stamped, self-addressed envelope, they will try to respond as their available staff and resources allow.  Their current  (7-2008) research fee is a $15/ per hour donation to the library.  For more information, visit  the Mary Van Sickle Wait History Room Website

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1.  History of Cayuga Co., N.Y., by Elliot G. Storke, D. Mason & Co., Syr.,1789 - 1879. Index compiled by Leslie L. Luther, 1957.

2.  Biographical Review of Cayuga Co., N.Y., 1894, Index by Leslie L. & Bertha K. Luther, 1947.

3.  Historical and Statistical Gazeteer of New York, by J.H. French., R. Pearsall Smith, 1860. Index compiled by Frank Place, 1957. Supplementary Index, place names, by Mary Fraser.

4.  Newspaper Abstracts from early Newspapers of Cayuga Co., N.Y., 7 Vols., by Central N.Y. Genealogical Society and Flora B. Daniells and Mable L. Crosby through the Owasco Chapter D.A.R., 1970, also contains some Auburn Universalist Church, Auburn St. Peter's Episcopal Church and Fleming Baptist Church records.  Covers years approx. 1811-1870, compiled alphabetical order.

5.  Cemeteries of Cayuga Co., N.Y., by Daniells & Crosby through the Owasco Chap. D.A.R. & Cay. Co. Pomona Grange., 1966 - 10 Vols. - (does not include St. Joseph's Cemetery, Auburn{Fleming}) Indexed.

6.  Re-Inventory of the State St. Cemetery, Auburn, N.Y., by R.E. Keefe, 1985.

7.  Some Cemeteries of the Between the Lakes Country, (portions of Seneca, Schuyler & Tompkins Co.), N.Y., collected by Jessie Howell Finch & others, compiled by Carl W. Fischer & Harriet Jackson Swick, sponsored by the Chief Taughannock Chapter D.A.R., 3 Vols. 1974, Indexed.

8.  Marcellus Village Cemetery, an epigraphic record., (Onondaga Co.) 1980, by Florence Coville Brock & Mary M. Losky, pub. by Village Cemetery Committee, Marcellus, Indexed.

9.  10,000 Vital Records of Eastern N.Y., 1777 - 1834 , by Fred Q. Bowman, Genealogical Publishing C., Baltimore, 1987 Newspaper review - Index.

10.  10,000 Vital Records of Central N.Y., 1813 - 1850 , by Fred Q. Bowman, Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, 1986 - Indexed.

11. 10,000 Vital Records of Western N.Y. 1809 - 1850, by Fred Q. Bowman, Gen. Pub. Co., Baltimore, 1985 - Indexed.

12. Landholders of Northeastern N.Y. 1739 - 1802, by Fred Q. Bowman, 1983, Gen. Pub. Co., Baltimore - Indexed.

13.  Names of persons for whom Mariage Licenses were issued by the Secretary of The Province of N.Y. previous to 1784, Gideon J. Tucker, Weed, Parsons & Co., 1860.  Also 1 Vol. of Supplementary Listings, 1898.

14.  Index of the Rolls of Honor in the Lineage Books of the National Society of the D.A.R.,  4 Vols. in two books, 1980 Gen Pub Co., Baltimore

15.  D.A.R. Patriot Index - same - 1967, plus the list & 2nd suppliments.  Assorted lineage books available.

16.  Revolutionary War Soldiers of Cayuga Co., N.Y., by Daniells & Crosby through the D.A.R. and Pomona Grange 1968.

17.  Auburn City Directories 1857 - present.  Early directories through 1880 -81 contain information on some Cayuga Co. Towns.

18.  Auburn City School Annual Reports, 1869 - 1926.

19. Auburn City School Manuals, 1916 - 1983.

20. Auburn City Public Schools Yearbooks, 1880 - present.

21. Various Maps, Local & County, from 1853, F.W Beers. reprints

22.  150 Years of Progress, by Harry R. Melone, Fingerlakes Press, 1929.

23.  Historical Records of a Hundred and Twenty Years, Auburn, N.Y., by Joel H. Monroe, Humphrey, 1913.

24. The History of Auburn, by Henry Hall, Dennis Bros., 1869.

25.  "Cayuga Patriot Gleanings," abstracts from the weekly "Cayuga Patriot" newspaper, 2 Vols. Vol. 1 containing scattered issues June 29,1825 -December 18, 1839; Vol. 2, from Jan. 8, 1840 - March 3, 1847 abstracted by Mrs. Mary Gilmore, indexing by Miss Amy M. Tracy

26.  City of Auburn Council Proceedings 1880 - present.

27.  Cayuga County Board Proceedings 1871 - present.

28.  "Auburn Daily Bulletin," 1870 - 1878, 9 Vols. abstracted by Mrs. Mary Gilmore, indexing by Miss Amy M. Tracy

29.  Newspapers, Local & County on Microfilm 1819 - 1903; In addition, the Library now has microfilm for every year continuously through to the present for the Auburn Citizen. The titles change but it is basically the Citizen from Oct. 1905 to the present.

30.  Newspapers, Local, newsprint only, 1903 - 1962.  Cannot be photocopied, very fragile.  print material may be abstracted.  1903 - 1916 indexed.  Library  newspaper microfilm from early 1800's to 1988 is online at

31. The Genealogist's Address Book, Elizabeth Petty Bentley, 1992 - 93 ed. And: Directory of Family Associations, 1991, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. (same author)

32.  Ancestry's Red Book, American State, County & Town Sources, ed. Alice Eichholz, Ph.D., C.G., 1992 ed.

33.  Guide to Research, Case Studies in American Genealogy, by Cerny, Johni & Arlene Eakle, Ancestry Inc., Salt Lake City, UT., 1985.

34.  Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives, Nat. Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC., 1982

35.  The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy, Greenwood, Val D., 2nd ed. 1990, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.

36.  Tracing Your Roots, editors of Consumers Guide, Bell Publishing Co., 1977 (good beginner's guide)

37.  In Search of Your British & Irish Roots, Baxter, Angus, William Morrow & Co., 1982.

38.  A Bibliography of Newspapers, Allegany, Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins & Yates, Counties, ed. by Faibisoff, Sylvia G. & Wenddell Tripp, South Central Research Council, N.Y. State Historical Assoc., Cooperstown & Ithaca. 1978.

39.  Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, ed. by Filby, P. William with Mary K. Meyer, Gale Research Co., 1981, 3 Vols. with a new Vol. supplement every year to the present.

40.  The Famine Immigrants, arriving at the port of N.Y. 1846 - 1851.  7 Vols. 1983, Genealogical Pub. Co., Inc.

41.  The Balloting Book, and other documents relating to Military Bounty Lands in the State of New York, Printed by Pachard & VanBenthuysen, Albany, 1825, reprinted by W. E. Morrison & Co., Ovid, N.Y. 1983

42.  Revolutionary Soldiers, resident or dying in Onondaga Co., N.Y., with supplementary list of possible Veterans, based on a Pension List of Franklin H. Chase, Syracuse, N.Y.  Onondaga Historical Assoc., prepared by Rev. W.M. Beauchamp, S.T.D., 1913

43.  New York in the Revolution, by Fernow, Berthold, Board of Regents, Weed, Parsons & Co., printers, 1887, reprinted by Polyanthos, Inc., 1972

44.  Lake View Cemetery, Burial Records, 1796 - 1988, Skaneateles, Onondaga Co., N.Y., compiled by Karen Richards Anklin assisted by Barbara Bendall Spain, 1989

45.  Index of Obituaries in the Marcellus Observer, 1879 - 1924, compiled by Florence Corville Brock, pp. 73, 1990, rev. ed. 1992 incorporates 14 more pages.

46.  Index to Marriages in the Marcellus Observer, 1879 - 1924, compiled by Florence Corville Brock, rev. 1992, 54 pp.

47.  Index to Skaneateles Columbian, 1837 - 1853, compiled by Mary D. Gilmore, 1989, assorted newspapers were in possession of the Seymour Library, given to the Skaneateles Historical Society when indexed, 1990. Tabloid

48.  Index to the Newspapers Published in Geneva, N.Y., 1806 - 1819, Vol, 1, ed. by Gary B. Thompson, 1981, Warren Hunting Smith College, And: Vol. 2 Index, 1820 - 1829, pub. 1987, Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

49.  Index of Awards on Claims of the Soldiers of the War of 1812, N.Y.  Adjutant General's Office originally pub. Albany, 1860, reprinted 1969, Genealogical Pub. Co.

50.  New York at Gettysburg, by William F. Fox, Lieut.-Col., 107th N.Y. Vols., 3 Vols. 1900, J. B. Lyon Co., Printers.

51.  New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 - 1865, compiled by Phisterer, Frederik, 3rd ed., 5 Vol. and Index, J.B. Lyon Co., State Printers, 1912.

52.  Muster Rolls, N.Y.S. Volunteers, (Civil War), 8 Vols., Adjutant's General's Office, 1864, Comstock & Cassidy, printers.

53.  Signal Corps, U.S.A. in the War of the Rebellion, by J. William Brown, A.M., U.S. Veterans Signal Corps Assoc., 1896

54.  History of the Forty-Ninth New York Volunteers, compiled by Bidwell, Frederick David, J.B. Lyone, printers, 1916.

55.  Notes & Observations made during four years of service with the Ninety-Eighth N.Y. Volunteers in the War of 1861, by William Kreutzer, Colonel, Philadelphia, 1878

56.  The Ninth New York Heavy Artillery, by Alfred Seelye Roe, of Company A., pub. by author, Worchester, Mass. 1899

57.  Ruggles' Regiment, the 122nd N.Y. Vols., by David B. Swinfen, Univ. Pr. of New England, 1982

58.  Cayuga in the Field, a record of the 19th N.Y. Vols., all the batteries of the 3rd N.Y. Artillery, and 75th N.Y. Vols., by Henry Hall and James Hall, Auburn, N.Y. 1873

59.  Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, compilation from the Archives prepared by the Secretary of the Commonwealth, Boston, 1896.  17 Vols. Alpha Indexes.

60.  New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1948 to present, New England Historic Genealogical Society.

61. New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 1974 to present, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.

62.  Proceedings of the New York State Historical Association, 1937 to the present, N.Y. State Historical Assoc.

63.  Guide to Records in the National Archives relating to American Indians, compiled by Edward E. Hill, Nat. Archives and Records Service, 1981

64.  The Story Of the Cayugas, 1609 - 1809, 4 paperback Vols., by Mary Van Sickle Wait, DeWitt Historical Society of Tompkins Co., Inc., published 1966 through 1970.

65.  A History of the New York Iroquois, now commonly called the Six Nations, by William M. Beauchamp, S.T.D., N.Y. State Education Dept., 1905.

66.  An Analytical History of the Seneca Indians, by Arthur C. Parker, pub. by the Lewis H. Morgan Chapter, N.Y. State Archeological Assoc., Rochester, 1926.

67.  The Mohawk Indians and Their Valley, by Rev. Thomas Frassman, Director: The Mowhawk-Cayughnawaga Museum, Fonda, N.Y., 1969, J.S. Lischynsky, publisher.

68.  Evolution of the Onondaga Iroquois, accommodating change, 1500-1655, by James W. Bradley, Syracuse Univ. Pr. 1987

69.  History of the Purchase and Settlement of Western N.Y. and of the rise, Progress and Present State of the Presbyterian Church in that section, by Rev. James H. Hotchkin, Dodd, Brick Chapel, N.Y.C., 1848

70.  A History of Auburn Theological Seminary, 1818-1918, by John Quincy Adams, Librarian, Auburn Seminary Pr., 1918

71.  General Catalogue of the Auburn Theological Seminary, Trustees, Treasureres, Professors and Alumni, 1883, Daily Advertiser and Weekly Journal Printing House, Auburn, N.Y. 1883.

72. "Index to Biographical Sketches and Pictures of Cayuga Countians" by Karl Sanford Kabelac - This is a master index to the biographical sketches and pictures of Cayuga Countians as found in 38 different titles.  The titles are all local and regional works.  The index contains about 3,500 lines.

Thanks to the staff of the Seymour Library Local History Room for compiling this list.

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