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When was Cortland County, NY Created?
Cortland County was created on April 8, 1808 from Onondaga County. This particular county was named in honor of Pierre Van Cortlandt (1721–1814), first Lieutenant Governor of New York.
What counties are adjacent to Cortland County, NY?
Bordering Counties are Onondaga County (north), Madison County (northeast), Chenango County (east), Broome County (southeast), Tompkins County (southwest), Tioga County (southwest), Cayuga County (northwest).
What cities and towns are in Cortland County, NY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Cincinnatus (town), Cortland West, Cortland (city), Cortlandville (town), Cuyler (town), Freetown (town), Harford (town), Homer (town), Homer (village), Lapeer (town), Marathon (town), Marathon (village), McGraw (village), Munsons Corners, Preble (town), Scott (town), Solon (town), Taylor (town), Truxton (town), Virgil (town), Willet (town).
Where can find Cortland County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Cortland County vital records can be found at the New York Department of Health which has copies of birth records after 1881 and death records after 1880, copies of marriage since 1881 (A marriage license may also sometimes be found in the office of the town or city clerk who issued the license) and a Divorce records since 1847 (Is handled in the supreme court for the county in which the divorce was heard. Divorce files, however, are sealed for one hundred years). There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in New York for current fees and application process.
You can search online for Cortland County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for New York Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage and Divorce Certificate Application to mail.
What Cortland County, NY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Cortland County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Cortland Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Cortland Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Cortland Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.
There are New York State censuses from 1880, 1892, 1905, 1855, 1865, 1875, 1892, 1905, 1915, 1925. You can get free downloadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also New York Census Records Research Guide
What genealogical records can I find in the Cortland County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Cortland County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also New York Corthouse Records Research Guide.
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Cortland County, NY?
A list of Cortland County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide New York Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Cortland County, NY Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Cortland County, NY?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Cortland County. Most of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is simply a listing that has been compiled or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.