Local History & Genealogy

Local History & Genealogy

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Digital Materials

From books, to maps, and everything in between, you can find a variety of digitized materials from our local history collection. Partial funding for digitization was made possible through a grant from the Park Foundation to encourage sustainability through remote access of library materials.

You can also access HeritageQuest Online to search census records, books, and documents for information about your ancestors.

We can provide limited research on topics of local history or interest where the information sought is unique to the collection of the library. The Tompkins County Research Service is available to individuals and/or organizations for whom it is impossible to visit the library in person.

For additional resources, visit the following websites:

The History Center in Tompkins County

CensusFinder

Names In Stone Cemetery Maps

New York Heritage Digital Collections

Library of Congress New York State Guide
The Library of Congress web guide contains a variety of materials specifically relating to New York State, including manuscripts, documents, photos, books and maps. This site also provides links to websites such as:

Tompkins County Genealogical Sources

The U.S. GenWeb Project
Genealogy websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States.

Cayuga Heights History Project
 

Upcoming Events

Friends of the Library Book Sale

October 21, 2018
10:00am - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Families, Kids (5-12), Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Book Sales
About this event::
Visit the Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library booksale website at www.booksale.org. Please email any questions you have about the sale to info@booksale.org. ...

Library Open

October 21, 2018
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library

Pathfinder

October 21, 2018
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Schwarz Jacobson Meeting Room
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
About this event::
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Friends of the Library Book Sale

October 22, 2018
10:00am - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Families, Kids (5-12), Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Book Sales
About this event::
Visit the Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library booksale website at www.booksale.org. Please email any questions you have about the sale to info@booksale.org. ...

Speech One on One

October 22, 2018
10:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Schwarz Jacobson Meeting Room

Makerspace Staff Training

October 22, 2018
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
About this event::
This staff training time is not open to the public. ...