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
 

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10:00am - 10:15am
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10:15am - 10:30am
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Age Group: Adults, Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids, Teens
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About this event::
This service is for patrons who have materials waiting on hold for them. If you need assistance placing a hold or have questions about the curbside service, please call us at 607-272-4556 or email at askalibrarian@tcpl.org and a librarian can help yo...
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10:30am - 10:45am
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Room: Cayuga Street-Side of Library
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This service is for patrons who have materials waiting on hold for them. If you need assistance placing a hold or have questions about the curbside service, please call us at 607-272-4556 or email at askalibrarian@tcpl.org and a librarian can help yo...
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Virtual Baby Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Storytimes
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We miss you and Baby Stortyimes! Caregivers and their babies can join Cassie online anytime for music, rhymes, movement and books here.  Check back each Friday for a new addition! ...
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10:45am - 11:00am
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This service is for patrons who have materials waiting on hold for them. If you need assistance placing a hold or have questions about the curbside service, please call us at 607-272-4556 or email at askalibrarian@tcpl.org and a librarian can help yo...
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11:00am - 11:15am
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This service is for patrons who have materials waiting on hold for them. If you need assistance placing a hold or have questions about the curbside service, please call us at 607-272-4556 or email at askalibrarian@tcpl.org and a librarian can help yo...
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Curbside Pickup

11:15am - 11:30am
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Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Cayuga Street-Side of Library
Age Group: Adults, Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids, Teens
Program Type: Curbside Pickup
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
About this event::
This service is for patrons who have materials waiting on hold for them. If you need assistance placing a hold or have questions about the curbside service, please call us at 607-272-4556 or email at askalibrarian@tcpl.org and a librarian can help yo...