Oswego County, New York
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Oswego County, New York Facts
Oswego County, NY Vital Records
Where can find Oswego County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Oswego 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 and a Divorce records since 1847 . 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 Oswego 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.
Oswego County, NY Census Records
What Oswego County, NY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Oswego County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Oswego Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Oswego Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Oswego 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
Oswego County, NY Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Oswego County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Oswego County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in New York courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless New York residents. The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Oswego County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also New York Courthouse Records Research Guide.
- Oswego County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 46 East Bridge Street, Oswego, New York 13126
- Oswego County Clerk
- Phone: 315-349-8621
- Land Records: 1791
- Court Records: 1791
- Oswego County Surrogate Court Clerk
- Address: 25 East Oneida Street, Oswego, NY 13126
- Phone: 315-349-3295
- Probate Records: 1816
- Oswego County Historian
- Address: 384 East River Road, Oswego, NY 13126
- Phone: (315) 349-8460
- New York Wills, 1626-1836
- BLM Land Records
Oswego County, NY Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Oswego County, NY?
A list of Oswego County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide New York Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Oswego County Genealogy Society, P.O. Box 3025, Oswego, New York 13126, Phone: 315-591-6778
- Oswego County Historical Society, 135 East 3rd St., Oswego, New York 13126, Phone: 315-343-1342
- Heritage Foundation of Oswego County, PO Box 405, Oswego, NY 13126, Phone: 315-342-3354; The Heritage Foundation “protects and promotes the historic and architectural landmarks of Oswego County”. The group gives tours of some of the 19th Century buildings.
- Oswego Masonic District Historical Society, Phoenix Temple, 451 Main Street, Phoenix, New York 13135
- Central New York Genealogical Society, Box 104, Calvin Station , Syracuse, New York 13205
- Penfield Library, Oswego State University of New York, 7060 State Route 104, Oswego, NY 13126-3514, Phone: 315-312-3537
- Directory of Archival and Historical Document Collections (nnyln.org)
- 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 Oswego County, NY Researchers through message boards and forums?
- New York Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- New York State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Oswego County, New York Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Oswego County, New York Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Oswego County, NY?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Oswego 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.