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

Makerspace OPEN HOURS

March 25, 2019
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM, Makerspace
About this event::
Join us in the Makerspace for self-led open hours! Bring your project, or make something with our available tools and materials. Share ideas with other makers, learn from volunteers and members of the community, and tinker to your heart's content!...

One-on-One Tech Help

March 25, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
About this event::
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics. ...

Homeschool Group

March 25, 2019
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Schwarz Jacobson Meeting Room
Event Description
group of homeschool students working on a shared project....

Maker Mondays for Teens

March 25, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: STEAM
About this event::
Join us for a weekly teen maker session. Every session will provide a short tutorial on 3D printing, laser cutting, sewing, or Arduino programming. No prior experience required. Materials will be provided. ...

Ithaca Therapists Group meeting

March 25, 2019
5:30pm - 9:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Event Description
Ithaca Therapists Group (ITG) is a group of local therapist and prescribers (Psychiatrists and Nurse Practitioners specialized in Psychiatry) in Tompkins County. ITG is a totally voluntary organization.) It runs a list serve where mental health pra...