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Genealogy Links

Onondaga County Genealogical Sites


Onondaga County USGenWeb Genealogical Site
Important site for researching Onondaga County ancestors.
Access to Onondaga County cemetery inscriptions (not all inclusive), town and village histories, surname indexes, links to other counties and states, and more.

Central New York Genealogical Society

Genealogical/Family History Research


Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society
An organization committed to the preservation of the history, genealogy and culture of the African-Ancestored populations of the local, national and international community. Stresses the importance of history and genealogy by encouraging active participation in recording research and documenting personal family histories.

Access to searchable databases; most require a paid subscription.

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
A comprehensive research tool for searching the records of the soldiers and sailors that fought in the Civil War.

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
Links to just about every genealogical site to be found!

Ellis Island Family History Center
Between 1892 and 1924, more than 22 million passengers and members of ships' crews came through Ellis Island and the Port of New York. You can research passenger records from ships and see the original manifests with passengers' names.

Family Search
The world's largest collection of family history. This massive genealogical database has more than 800 million names and is available to the public for free.


Family Tree Maker
A commercial site offering many free and fee-based services.

GENUKI: UK & Ireland Genealogy
Links to English and Irish sites and information related to all of England and the UK.

German Immigrant Ancestors in Syracuse and Onondaga County, NY
Site is maintained by Michelle Stone.

JewishGen: The Home of Jewish Genealogy
Web site assisting those researching their Jewish ancestry. Primary source connecting researchers worldwide, including a database of over 200,000 surnames and towns.

Microfilm Catalog

Site includes National Archives census microfilm catalogs.

National Genealogical Society

New England Historic Genealogical Society

New York State Archives: Genealogical Resources

New York State Department of Health: Vital Records
Information and forms for obtaining genealogy copies of NYS vital records.

New York State GenWeb
Links to New York State counties, online maps, New York State military links, New York Cemetery List Project and other sites.

New York State Library Genealogy

NYS Newspapers on Microfilm at the New York State Library

Listed by city of publication.
Listed by county of publication.
Listed by title of publication.

Online Searchable Death Indexes & Records
A listing of online death indexes by state.

Roots-L Mailing List
A mailing list for people who are interested in any or all aspects of genealogy, anywhere in the world. Over 10 years of messages are archived and can be searched.

The Internet's oldest and largest genealogical community.
Searchable databases, mailing lists, message boards, and more.

RootsWeb Surname List
Massive list of more than 1,000,000 surnames submitted by over 194,000 genealogists. Keyword searching is available; surname searching returns a list of people researching that name.

Social Security Death Index

Soundex Converter

Upstate New York Genealogy
A resource for genealogical research on ancestors that lived in the Upstate New York communities from the Colonial Period onward. Also includes image galleries from Oneida County, listings of lectures and events, tips on conducting your genealogical research, and more.

United States Census Bureau

United States GenWeb Archives
Critical web site providing searchable links to all states. Leads to Internet addresses that may include cemetery inscriptions, military and vital records, important addresses and contacts, pioneer indexes, obituaries and much more.

USGS Geographic Names Information System
The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), developed by the USGS in cooperation with the U.S. Board of Geographic Names, contains information about almost 2 million physical and cultural geographic features in the U.S. and its territories. The federally recognized name of each feature described in the database is identified, and references are made to a feature's location by state, county, and geographic coordinates.

Vital Records Information
Information about where to obtain vital records (such as birth, death and marriage certificates and divorce decrees) from each state, territory and county of the United States.

Last updated: April 21, 2015