Oneida County, New York
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Oneida County, New York Facts
When was Oneida County, NY Created?
Oneida County was created on March 15, 1798 from Herkimer County. This particular county was named for the Oneida tribe of Native Americans.
What is the County Seat of Oneida County, NY?
The County Seat is located in Utica and in addition the county government website is ocgov.net
What counties are adjacent to Oneida County, NY?
Bordering Counties are Lewis County (north), Herkimer County (east), Otsego County (southeast), Madison County (southwest), Oswego County (west) .
What cities and towns are in Oneida County, NY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Annsville (town), Augusta (town), Ava (town), Barneveld (village), Boonville (town), Boonville (village), Bridgewater (town), Bridgewater (village), Camden (town), Camden (village), Clark Mills, Clayville (village), Clinton (village), Deerfield (town), Florence (town), Floyd (town), Forestport (town), Holland Patent (village), Kirkland (town), Lee (town), Marcy (town), Marshall (town), New Hartford (village), New Hartford (town), New York Mills (village), Oneida Castle (village), Oriskany (village), Oriskany Falls (village), Paris (town), Prospect (village), Remsen (village), Remsen (town), Rome (city), Sangerfield (town), Sherrill (city), Steuben (town), Sylvan Beach (village), Trenton (town), Utica (city), Vernon (village), Vernon (town), Verona (town), Vienna (town), Waterville (village), Western (town), Westmoreland (town), Whitesboro (village), Whitestown (town), Yorkville (village) .
Oneida County, NY Vital Records
Where can find Oneida County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Oneida 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 Oneida 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.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- USGenweb Archives New York Marriage Project
- 10,000 Vital Records of Eastern New York, 1777-1834
- 10,000 Vital Records of Central New York, 1813-1850
- 10,000 Vital Records of Western New York, 1809-1850
- New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962
- New York Marriages to 1784
- New York, County Marriages, 1908-1935
- New York Marriages, 1600-1784
- New York Marriages, 1686-1980
- New York Marriage Notices, 1800-55
- Marriages copied from the Rural repository
- New York, Marriage Newspaper Extracts, 1801-1880 (Barber Collection)
- Names of persons for whom marriage licenses were issued by the secretary of the province of New York, previous to 1784
- New York, Death Newspaper Extracts, 1801-1890 (Barber Collection)
- New York City Deaths, 1814-16
- New York Deaths and Burials, 1795-1952
Oneida County, NY Census Records
What Oneida County, NY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Oneida County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Oneida Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Oneida Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Oneida 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
Oneida County, NY Courthouse and Government Records
Oneida County Courthouse
What genealogical records can I find in the Oneida County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Oneida County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also New York Corthouse Records Research Guide.
PLEASE READ FIRST!!! Please call the clerk's department to confirm hours, mailing address, fees and other specifics before visiting or requesting information because of sometimes changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The files are available to interested parties, barring private issues. Many staff will guide individuals in locating the materials, however it's up to the person to carry out the research. At the B-1 Records Center, 800 Park Ave., Utica 13501. Deeds 1886 to present are with the county clerk.
- Oneida County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 800 Park Avenua, Utica, New York 13501
- Also contact local Town Clerks. They are responsible for vast amounts of local information from deeds, property transfers, and genealogical materials. Research on place and road names, the history of property transfers and much more are available through your Town Clerk. They are a tremendous resources.
- Oneida County Clerk is the keeper of most civil and criminal trial court records for Supreme Court and County Court, naturalizations, marriages (1908–35), censuses (Some county clerks' offices hold duplicate copies of some of the State censuses taken periodically between 1825 and 1925 and copies of the federal census), as well as deeds and mortgages.
- Phone: (315) 798-5794
- Land Records: 1791 - 1885 (Land conveyances, deeds and mortgages are recorded in the county clerks' offices or in the New York City Register's Office. Recording of deeds became mandatory statewide in 1840. Before that many deeds were not recorded)
- Court Records: 1798
- Naturalization Records: State court naturalization records remain in custody of the county clerks. Older court naturalization records have been transferred to the National Archives--Northeast Region.
- Oneida County Surrogate Court Clerk maintain records of wills, letters testamentary, letters of administration, orders and decrees, and appointments of guardians; and filed papers, including original wills, petitions for probate (gives date of death and lists next of kin), performance bonds, property inventories (seldom found after ca. 1900), administrator's or executor's accountings, etc. Surrogate's Courts create comprehensive indexes to records and files.
- Phone: 315–266-4550
- Probate Records: 1798 (each county generally has records dating back to the establishment of the county or 1787, whichever was later. Record keeping was systematized by an 1830 statute)
- Oneida County Treasurer is responsible for the collection of taxes.
- Oneida County Historian maintains archival holdings for virtually every facet of the county’s history. In New York State, every municipality (town, city, village, county) must have an appointed historian. Most of the towns have their own historians as well and each can be contacted. The County Historian may provide access to obituaries, vital records, church records, maps, and family files or journals. Some historians provide search services for their office records and others may refer you to local genealogists who research in the area.
- Address: 1608 Genesse Street , Utica, New York 13502
- Phone: 315–735–3642
- Abstracts of wills of Oneida County, N.Y. : copied from the original records at the Surrogate's Office, Utica, N.Y.
- New York Wills, 1626-1836
- BLM Land Records
Oneida County, NY Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Oneida County, NY?
A list of Oneida County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide New York Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Oneida County Historical Society, 1608 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502, Phone: 315-735-3642
- Rome Historical Society and Library, 200 Church St, Rome, NY 13440, Phone: 315-336-5870; The library offers a wealth of historical and genealogical information with extensive information about local people and businesses. Hard-to-find and out-of-print books line the shelves and focus on the early history of the region as well as more recent accounts of life in and around Rome.
- Central New York Genealogical Society, P.O.Box 104, Colvin Station, Syracuse, NY 13205
- Utica Public Library, 303 Genesee St., Utica, NY 13501, 315-735-2279; Ancestry.com, censuses, obituaries, cemeteries, city directories, newspapers, telephone directories, published family histories. A look-up service for Oneida County obituaries is available for a fee.
- Jervis Public Library, 613 North Washington Street, Rome, New York 13440-4296, Phone: 315–336-4570; Ancestry.com, censuses, obituaries, cemeteries, city directories, newspapers, telephone directories, published family histories. A look-up service for Rome and Oneida County records is available for a fee. Local Records Inventory
- Waterville Public Library, 206 White Street, Waterville, NY 13480, Phone: 315–841–4651 ; Ancestry.com, censuses, obituaries, cemeteries, city directories, newspapers, telephone directories, published family histories. Online resources including Waterville Times Obituary Index 1856–1895.
- MidYork Library System
- Catalogue of the library of the Oneida Historical Society at Utica (search.ancestry.com)
- New York State Archives and Records Administration, 11th Floor, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230; (518) 474-8955
- New York State Library, Cultural Education Center, 7th Floor, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230
- The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 122 East 58th Street, New York, New York 10022-1939
- New York State Historical Association, West Lake Road, P.O. Box 800, Cooperstown, New York, 13326-0800
Where can I connect with other Oneida County, NY Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Oneida County, NY?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Oneida 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.
Oneida Co. NY Books, Newspapers & Publications
Oneida Co. NY Cemeteries & Church Records
Oneida Co. NY Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
Oneida Co. NY General and History Websites
Oneida Co. NY Immigration & Naturalization
Oneida Co. NY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
Oneida Co. NY Military Records
- New York Military Records Research Guide (raogk.org)
- A history of the One Hundred and Seventeenth Regiment, N.Y. Volunteers, (Fourth Oneida) (search.ancestry.com)
- Men of Oneida County who served in the American Revolution (search.ancestry.com)
- Honor roll : Oneida County in the war, 1917-1919. (search.ancestry.com)
- Oneida County, New York Servicemen, 1917-19 (search.ancestry.com)
- New York, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865 (familysearch.org)
- New York Civil War Records (1861-65) (search.ancestry.com)
- New York Military Records (Fold3.com) provides easy access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents of the New York both women and men who served. Perfect for Oneida County genealogists, researchers, historians and more.
Oneida Co. NY Schools & Directories