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NNYLN Directory of Archival and Historical Document Collections

Oswego County

Ainsworth Memorial Library
Address: P.O. Box 69, 6064 South Main St., Sandy Creek, NY 13145
Telephone: (315) 387-3732 (library)
Contact: Marlene Hunter
Position: Genealogy Dept.
E-mail: scrlib@ncls.org
Business hours: Research: Tuesday & Thursday, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Library: Tuesday thru Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Collection: Documentary collection pertaining to the history of the Town of Sandy Creek and surrounding towns, its families, institutions, towns, highlighting the rural lifestyles and folkways of Northern New York. Cemetery records throughout Northern Oswego and South Jefferson counties. Also cemetery records from the towns of Boylston, Redfield, Orwell and others. Some photos are in the library.
Restrictions: Copy fees charged.
Albion Town Historian
Address: P.O. Box 394, 312 Bridge St., Altmar, NY 13302
Telephone: (315) 298-5723
Contact: Florence Gardner
Position: Town Historian
Business hours: Call ahead for an appointment. (Collection is in her home.)
Collection: Collection: Census records indexed from 1830-1850, cemetery records, family histories - genealogies, some church records, postcards, and Civil War census. Local history books, including one on the Town of Albion. Newspaper clippings of births, marriages, deaths and newsworthy local items.
Restrictions: Cannot be taken out, but historian will make copies of items.
Altmar Village Historian
Address: P.O. Box 394, 312 Bridge St., Altmar, NY 13302
Telephone:(315) 298-5723
Contact: Florence Gardner
Position: Village Historian
Business hours: Call ahead for an appointment. (Collection is in her home.)
Collection: Collection: Census records indexed from 1830-1850, cemetery records, family histories - genealogies, some church records, postcards, and Civil War census. Local history books. Newspaper clippings of births, marriages, deaths and newsworthy local items.
Restrictions: Cannot be taken out, but historian will make copies of items.
Amboy Town Historian
Address:Rt. 69, Williamstown, NY 13493
Telephone: (315) 625-7764
Contact: Edmund Lescenski
Position: Historical Society President
Business hours: Mornings, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Collection: Items that have been donated to the historical society, such as maps, pictures, books (school texts and encyclopedias), dishes, etc.
Restrictions:
Boylston Town Historian
Address:Co. Rt. 13, Lacona, NY 13083
Telephone:
Contact: Teddy Horth
Position: Town Historian
Business hours: Call for appointment, or write for information.
Collection: Cemetery records and genealogical files. Birth, death and marriage records have to be obtained through the town clerk.
Restrictions: Cannot leave the repository.
Central Square Library
Address: 637 South Main St., Central Square, NY 13036
Telephone: (315) 668-6104
Fax: (315) 668-6104
Contact: Cindy Partrick
Position: Library Director
E-mail: csqlib@ncls.org
Business hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; Tuesday thru Thursday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Collection: Cemetery records and Central Square yearbooks.
Restrictions: Cannot leave library.
Central Square Village Historian
Address:196 Co. Rt. 33, Central Square, NY 13036
Telephone: (315) 668-2178
Contact: Irene Meyers
Position: Village Historian
Business hours:
Collection: Books, cemetery records, history, newspapers, pictures and paintings, scrapbooks, and tapes.
Restrictions:
Cleveland Village Historian
Address: P.O. Box 154, 38 Bridge St., Cleveland, NY 13042
Telephone: (315) 675-8384 (historian), (315) 675-8611 (village)
Contact: Charlene Weed
Position: Historian
E-mail: cweed4@twcny.com
Business hours: Monday thru Thursday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., or by appointment
Collection: Books, cemetery records, early settlers, history of Cleveland business, maps of Cleveland and Constantia, postcards and pictures, Lakeside Press and Citizens Outlet newspapers, history of Glass Companies, scrapbooks, old school photos, obituaries, and some family genealogies.
Restrictions: Items from collection may not be removed.
Constantia Town Historian
Address: P.O. Box 144, Central Square, NY 13036
Telephone: (315) 623-9165/7713
Contact: Marilyn Darrh
Position: Town Historian
Business hours: By appointment.
Collection: Written documents of all industries in Constantia, over a period of 54 years.
Restrictions:
Fort Ontario State Historic Site
Address: 1 East Fourth St., Oswego, NY 13126
Telephone: (315) 343-4711
Contact: Paul Lear
Position: Historic Site Manager
Business hours: By appointment only.
Collection: Approximately 1,500 volumes that include both primary and secondary source materials on 18th, 19th and 20th century American and European history (particularly military history), armaments, uniforms, fortifications, various maps, plans, photographs, and slides (approximately 6,000 of the latter two items).
Restrictions: Arrangements to do research must be made in advance. No materials may be loaned, rented, or taken off site.
Friends of History in Fulton, NY, Inc.
Address: 177 South First St., P.O. Box 157, Fulton, NY 13069
Telephone: (315) 598-4616
Fax: (315) 598-6992
Contact: Paula Rohn
Position: Museum Director
E-mail: friendsofhistory@windstream.net
Business hours: Wednesday thru Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Collection: Photographs, postcards, stereoviews, trade cards, documents and records of Fulton's history. Also artifacts, clipping files, genealogy material and research materials.
Restrictions:Use restricted to premises. Copying available on premises for a fee.
Website: www.pratthousemuseum.org
Fulton City Historian
Address: 59 West Fourth St., Fulton, NY 13069
Telephone: (315) 593-7766
Contact: vacant
Position: City Historian
Business hours:
Collection: Materials are found at the Fulton Municipal Building, 44 South First St., Fulton and at the Friends of History in Fulton, 177 South First St., Fulton.
Restrictions:
Fulton Public Library
Address: 160 South First St., Fulton, NY 13069
Telephone: (315) 592-5159
Contact: Eric Czirr
Position: Library Aide
E-mail: fullib@nnyln.net
Business hours: Monday and Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Collection: Local history and genealogy books and pamphlets, and Fulton City Directories 1886-2006. Local newspaper on microfiche ("Fulton Times"/"Fulton Patriot," 1881-1996). Clippings and photos of local interest. Mt. Adnah Cemetery records. Oswego County census on microfilm. Fulton High School/G Ray Bodley High School yearbooks. St. Mary's Cemetery records.
Restrictions: Materials are in library reference only. Copying permitted if condition of original warrants.
Website:www.fultonpubliclibrary.org
Granby Town Historian
Address: 820 Co. Rt. 8, Fulton, NY 13069
Telephone: (315) 598-6500
Contact: Elaine Woolridge, John Snow, Ruth Sheldon
Position: Town Historian, Deputy Historian, Town Clerk
E-mail: granbytownclerk@yahoo.com
granbyhistorian@yahoo.com
Business hours: Historian: Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Weekends by appointment only.
Collection: Asastannard Journal (Cook family information) 1827-1858, and Civil War diary and letters of Lieutenant Lansing Bristol. A 147th New York Volunteers book compiled by Joyce Hawthorne Cook for the Friends of History in Fulton, NY was donated to the Historian. Births and deaths: 1876-1951, marriages: 1875-1999, New York census index for Lysander Town, Onondaga County: 1855-1892.
Restrictions: Items may not leave the premises.
Half-Shire Historical Society
Address: P.O. Box 73, 1100 Co. Rt. 48, Richland, NY 13144-0073
Telephone: (315) 298-3620
Contact: Shawn Patrick Doyle
Position: President
E-mail: halfshire@hotmail.com
Business hours: Richland Headquarters: April 1 thru Nov. 1: open daily 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., or by appointment. Nov. 1 thru March 30: Friday, noon - 3:00 p.m., or by appointment. Monthly program luncheons are held March thru December on-site, see website for detailed dates.
Collection: Founded November 15, 1972, the society represents the northern Oswego County towns of Albion, Amboy, Boylston, Orwell, Parish, Redfield, Richland, Sandy Creek and Williamstown. The Oneida County township of Florence and Camden, and Lewis County township of Osceola. The group is headquartered (since 1974) in the former Richland school, a two story brick structure built in 1926. The society museum has been undergoing extensive second floor renovations. The Pulaski Lions Club occupies one of the four former classrooms upstairs. Two other rooms are being refitted for domestic arts and school exhibits; the fourth room will again feature agriculture and logging exhibits. The library holds a large collection of genealogical material on the region with a large emphasis on Redfield families. The first floor auditorium can seat over 100 comfortably and is available for rental. The fully modernized kitchen was renovated in 2004 and is open to the hall by a new serving counter. Rest rooms are in the entry level (M & F). Half-Shire has coordinated the Heritage Building Exhibit at the Oswego County Fair since 1994. Membership: $12 a year, $35 supporting, and $350 life. A 12-page newsletter is issued three-four times a year. Sizable list of publications on local history.
Restrictions: Most Xeroxed reference material may be loaned out. Entryway,restrooms and first floor are all handicapped accessible. First floor is fully accessible with a lift.
Website: www.halfshire.org
Hannibal Historical Society
Address: P.O. Box 150, Hannibal, NY 13074
Telephone: (315) 564-5471, or (315) 564-5650 (home)
Contact: Lowell C. Newvine
Position: Historian
E-mail: lcnewvine@aol.com
Business hours: By appointment.
Collection: Scrapbooks, history, pictures, school \ records, genealogy and clothes.
Restrictions: None
Website: Hannibal Historical Society
Hannibal Town Historian
Address:P.O. Box 325, Hannibal, NY 13074
Telephone: (315) 564-5650
Contact: Lowell Newvine
Position: Town Historian
E-mail: lcnewvine@aol.com
Business hours: By appointment.
Collection: Vital statistics records. Town history book for sale. Various genealogy computer files are available by e-mail.
Restrictions:
Website: www.rootsweb.com/~nyoswego
/towns/hannibal
Hannibal Village Historian
Address:P.O. Box 325, Hannibal, NY 13074
Telephone: (315) 564-5650
Contact: Lowell Newvine
Position: Village Historian
E-mail: lcnewvine@aol.com
Business hours: By appointment.
Collection: Vital statistics records. Town history book for sale. Various genealogy computer files are available by e-mail.
Restrictions:
Website: www.rootsweb.com/~nyoswego
/towns/hannibal
Hastings Heritage & History Club
Address: 196 Co. Rt. 33, Central Square, NY 13036
Telephone: (315) 668-2178
Contact: Irene Meyers
Position: Town and Village Historian
Business hours: By appointment.
Collection: Many pictures, write-ups of town and village, old scrapbooks, some genealogies, obituaries, and tapes of programs presented at History Club meetings.
Restrictions: Cannot leave historian's home.
Hastings Town Historian
Address:196 Co. Rt. 33, Central Square, NY 13036
Telephone: (315) 668-2178
Contact: Irene Meyers
Position: Town Historian
Business hours:
Collection: Books, cemetery records, history, newspapers, pictures and paintings, scrapbooks, and tapes.
Restrictions:
Heritage Foundation of Oswego
Address: 143 West Third St., P.O. Box 405, Oswego, NY 13126
Telephone: (315) 342-3354
Fax: (315) 342-6254
Contact: Austin Wheelock
Position: Board President
E-mail: president@oswegocountyheritage.com
Business hours: By appointment only.
Collection: City directories, historic photographs, books relating to Oswego County history and architecture, "Reconnaissance Level Architectural Survey of Oswego County, 1999," records of all Oswego County buildings listed on National Register of Historic Places, technical leaflets on preservation of historic homes. Purpose: preservation of historic buildings and records pertaining to them.
Restrictions: Use restricted to premises; some materials may be photocopied.
Website: oswegocountyheritage.org
Lacona Village Historian
Address:1992 Harwood Dr., P.O. Box 52, Sandy Creek, NY 13145
Telephone: (315) 387-5456, ext. 7
Fax: (315) 387-2702
Contact: Charlene Cole
Position: Historian
E-mail: schistorian@frontiernet.net
Business hours: Every Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Collection: Cemetery records, census, scrapbooks (indexed), many photos (families, agriculture, business, schools, etc.), family genealogies history files, house histories, Pierrepont papers, church histories, Fire Department histories, alumni information, newspapers, obituary files, maps - 1854, 1867, 1889 an 1901.
Restrictions: Appointment necessary, or call ahead.
Website: sandycreekny.tripod.com/
Mexico Historical Society/Museum
Address: P.O. Box 331, South Jefferson Street, Mexico, NY 13114
Telephone: (315) 963-8542
Contact: Bonnie Shumway
Position: Curator
Business hours: Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - noon. Special tours and visits by appointment.
Collection: Photos, maps, memorabilia and artifacts of local area. Genealogical appointments may be made with the town historian.
Restrictions: Materials must be handled with care and supervision.
Mexico Town Historian
Address:P.O. Box 357, 3389 Main St., Mexico, NY 13114
Telephone: (315) 963-7034
Contact: Bonnie Shumway
Position: Town Historian
E-mail: bonshum@aol.com
Business hours: Monday thru Thursday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., or by appointment.
Collection: Clippings, census, cemetery census, maps, books for genealogical research, some family histories.
Restrictions:
Mexico Village Historian
Address:P.O. Box 357, 3389 Main St., Mexico, NY 13114
Telephone: (315) 963-7034
Contact: Bonnie Shumway
Position: Town Historian
E-mail: bonshum@aol.com
Business hours:
Collection: Monday thru Thursday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., or by appointment.
Restrictions: Clippings, census, cemetery census, maps, books for genealogical research, some family histories.
Minetto Town Historian
Address: P.O. Box 220, 6 Community Dr., Minetto, NY 13115
Telephone: (315) 343-2393
Fax: (315) 342-4421
Contact: Cathy Mulcahey
Position: Town Historian
E-mail: historian@townofminetto.net
Business hours: By appointment.
Collection: Town of Minetto history records, and photos. Dates would be 1916 and later for town information, but many records go back farther. A book case located at the Minetto Town Hall contains binders on subjects including churches, schools, fire department, veterans, American Legion, businesses, families, maps, houses, DuBois Hotel, gas stations, transportation (including Minetto Bridge), interviews with older citizens, etc. Cemetery information includes an extensive survey of the Minetto Cemetery and Worden Family Cemetery. Binders on this information includes deeds, pictures, newspaper clippings, maps, etc. The Town Hall is open Monday thru Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m. for lunch.
Restrictions: If the Town Hall is open, visitors are welcome to look through the binders any time. Copies will be made for visitors. No binders may leave the building.
New Haven Town Historian
Address: P.O. Box 141, New Haven, NY 13121
Telephone: (315) 963-8756, or 963-3900
Contact: Marie Strong
Position: Town Historian
Business hours: Hours are by appointment only.
Collection: 1847-1849 birth, marriage, death records; 1831-1980s town officers; genealogy from over 200 New Haven families. Andrew G. Place's Journals - 4 Vol. 1885-1896; Rhoda Green Searles - pocket diaries 1865-1890. Also, artifacts, photographs, postcards, census indexes, scrapbooks, and a number of books. New Haven cemeteries census up to date to 2002.
Restrictions:
Orwell Town Historian
Address: P.O. Box 5, 1999 Ct. Rt. 2, Orwell, NY 13426
Telephone: (315) 298-3236
Contact: Rose M. Graham
Position: Town Historian
Business hours: Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - noon; or by appointment.
Collection: "Orwell Remembered Volumes One and Two," both written by former Town Historian Mrs. Betty Martin, are both available for sale at the Orwell Town Hall in the Cogswell Free Public Library. Genealogical collection by family, photographic collection of Orwell people, locations and businesses (currently available for on-site viewing only); photocopies of Orwell census for the years 1850, 1860,1870, 1875, 1892 and 1905 (quality of photocopies is not the best); typed transcription of the 1855 Orwell census; assessment rolls dating back to 1853 are available for viewing, not copying, only as permissible by state and federal regulations.
Restrictions: Nothing may leave the building.
Oswego County Historical Society
Address:135 East 3rd St., Oswego, NY 13126
Telephone: (315) 343-1342
Contact: Justin White
Position: Board President
Email: ochs@bhousemuseum.org
Business hours: Museum: Thursday thru Saturday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., April thru December. Library: by appointment.
Collection: Civil War collection, 1850-1901; diaries, correspondence, military records of the 110th, 124th, 147th NYV, and the 81st and 24th Cavalry. Mary E. Walker papers, 1855 to 1980. Family papers: Church-Douglas, 1813-1835; Judson, 1809-1924; Richardson, 1719-1959. Scrapbooks: 30 volumes, miscellaneous local topics. Harriet Stevens WWI collection. Oswego County Health Association records, 1917-1952. Business records: Hayes Knitting Company, 1919-1929; Kingsford Foundry, 1906-1926; Oswego Starch Company, 1846-1900; Oswego Orphan Asylum records, 1852-1945. Photographs, maps, cemetery records, and other materials.
Restrictions: By appointment only.
Website: www.rbhousemuseum.org
Oswego County New York Supreme Court Law Library
Address:Oswego County Courthouse, 25 East Oneida St., Oswego, NY 13126
Telephone: (315) 349-3297
Contact: Anne Thomas
Position: Law Library Assistant
E-mail: AmTHOMAS@courts.state.ny.us
Business hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Collection: New York and federal volumes, periodicals, treatises, records and briefs, state reports, and some books on law of New York dated 1791-1901. Form books such as" West's Mckinney's Forms," "Carmody Wait," and more.
Restrictions: Some law books cannot be borrowed.
Oswego County Records Center / Oswego County Historian
Address:384 East River Rd., Oswego, NY 13126
Telephone: (315) 349-8460
Fax: (315) 349-8458
Contact: Justin White
Position: County Historian
Business hours: Monday thru Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., and afternoons by appointment.
Collection: Federal census: 1820, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880; New York State census: 1855, 1865, 1875, 1892, 1905, 1915, 1925; naturalizations, marriages 1908-1935, miscellaneous records, civil court records, maps, Oswego City directories 1869-present, Fulton City directories of 20th century, cemetery records for 180 cemeteries, and local histories.
Restrictions:
Oswego SD Public Library
Address: 120 East 2nd St., Oswego, NY 13126
Telephone: (315) 341-5867
Fax: (315) 216-6492
Contact: Carol Ferlito
Position: Director
E-mail: oswegopl@northnet.org
Business hours: Monday thru Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon - 5:00 p.m.
Collection: Local newspaper 1819- on microfilm; City directories 1852- on microfilm; local history books, Historical Society yearbooks; some maps; cemetery records, scrapbooks, news clippings of Oswego 1910-1950. Proceedings of county legislature, 1974-; local phone books.
Restrictions:
Website: www.oswegopubliclibrary.org
Palermo Town Historian
Address:139 Island Rd., Phoenix, NY 13135
Telephone: (315) 593-6825
Contact: Beverly Beck
Position: Town Historian
E-mail: bbeck@windstream.net
Business hours: By appointment.
Collection: Obituaries, marriage notices, cemetery records, family genealogy, church histories, school records, scrapbooks, some death records.
Restrictions:
Parish Public Library
Address:3 Church Street, P.O. Box 465, Parish, NY 13131
Telephone: (315) 625-7130
Contact: Bridget Swartz
Position: Town Historian/Library Director
E-mail: fswartz@twcny.rr.com
Business hours:Monday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Wednesday, noon - 5:00 p.m.; Thursday, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Collection:Quilts with names of residents, scrapbooks from 1880s-1940s, newspapers, cemetery records, photographs, town historian's scrapbook, genealogies and books on local history. Yearbooks from APW High School from 1961-2012.
Restrictions: Items cannot be removed. Some books can be borrowed, but most are reference only.
Parish Town Historian
Address:Historian: P.O. Box 195, Parish, NY 13131
Town Office: 2938 East Main St., Parish, NY 13131
Telephone: (315) 625-7833
Contact: Bridget Swartz
Position: Town Historian
E-mail: fswartz@twcny.rr.com
Business hours:
Collection: The collection and records are housed at the village offices, Mills and Petri Gymnasium, Main Street, Parish, and at the Parish Public Library, 3 Church St., Parish.
Restrictions:
Parish Village Historian
Address:Historian: P.O. Box 195, Parish, NY 13131
Village Office: 2938 East Main St., Parish, NY 13131
Telephone: (315) 625-7833
Contact: Bridget Swartz
Position: Village Historian
E-mail: fswartz@twcny.rr.com
Business hours:
Collection: The collection and records are housed at the village offices, Mills and Petri Gymnasium, Main Street, Parish, and at the Parish Public Library, 3 Church St., Parish.
Restrictions:
Pulaski Historical Society
Address: 3428 Maple Ave., Pulaski, NY 13142
Telephone: (315) 298-4650
Contact: Terry Rossman
Position: President
E-mail: phspulaski@aol.com
Business hours: March, April, May, October and November, Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; June thru September, Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; July thru August, Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Collection: Research files including Pulaski history, family history, photographs, glass plate negatives, military records, school records, some business records, scrapbooks and other materials.
Restrictions: None
Pulaski Public Library
Address: 4917 N. Jefferson St., Pulaski, NY 13142
Telephone: (315) 298-2717
Contact: Margaret M. Weigel
Position: Library Director
E-Mail: pullib@ncls.org
Business hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Collection: "Pulaski Democrat" (local newspaper) on microfilm 1834 to 1990. Cemetery records of northern Oswego County. Researching the Underground Railroad in Oswego County, 2 vol.; Pulaski Academy and Central School yearbooks, 1893-present
Restrictions: Library use only.
Pulaski Village Historian
Address:17A Glen Ave., Pulaski, NY 13142
Telephone: (315) 298-5235
Contact: Mary Lou Morrow
Position: Village Historian
E-mail: mlmpulaski@aol.com
Business hours: By appointment.
Collection: All artifacts are directed to Pulaski Historical Society, 3428 Maple Ave.
Restrictions: Historian works out of Pulaski Historical Society.
Redfield Town Historian
Address:722 Co. Rt. 47, Redfield, NY 13437
Telephone: (315) 599-7735
Contact: Liz Grant
Position: Town Historian
Business hours: By appointment.
Collection: Scrapbooks from 1950-current, various family history files, some census records and a small photographic collection.
Restrictions:
Richland Town Historian
Address:M. Douglas Barclay Court House, 2 Broad St., 2nd Floor, West Wing, Pulaski, NY 13142 Correspondence should be sent to: 85 Lake St., Pulaski, NY 13142
Telephone: (315) 298-3620, cell - (315) 532-5919
Contact: Shawn Patrick Doyle
Position: Town Historian
E-mail: spdinpul@hotmail.com
Business hours: Court House: Friday 2:00 p.m. thru 5:00 p.m.;June thru September: 4:00 p.m. thru 8:00 p.m. from South Park kiosk in Pulaski, or by appointment.
Collection: All artifacts are directed to the Pulaski Historical Society or Half-Shire Historical Society, depending on the nature of the items. Some records are duplicated for the historian's office, and local photos are being collected and digitized. Richland Historian's Office keeps some copies of the Half-Shire family files, and also is the repository for the Maple Lawn Cemetery in Dugway, and the Syracuse Sons of the American Revolution Chapter.
Restrictions: Appointments appreciated, historian can communicate by email.
Sandy Creek Town Historian
Address:1992 Harwood Dr., P.O. Box 52, Sandy Creek, NY 13145
Telephone: (315) 387-5456, ext. 7
Fax: (315) 387-2702
Contact: Charlene Cole
Position: Town Historian
E-mail: schistorian@frontiernet.net
Business hours: Every Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Collection: Cemetery records, census, scrapbooks (indexed), many photos (families, agriculture, business, schools, etc.), family genealogies history files, house histories, Pierrepont papers, church histories, fire department histories, alumni information, newspapers, obituary files, maps - 1854, 1867, 1889 and 1901.
Restrictions: Appointment necessary, or call ahead.
Website: sandycreekny.tripod.com/
Sandy Creek Village Historian
Address:1992 Harwood Dr., P.O. Box 52, Sandy Creek, NY 13145
Telephone: (315) 387-5456, ext. 7
Fax: (315) 387-2702
Contact: Charlene Cole
Position: Town Historian
E-mail: schistorian@frontiernet.net
Business hours: Every Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Collection: Cemetery records, census, scrapbooks (indexed), many photos (families, agriculture, business, schools, etc.), family genealogies history files, house histories, Pierrepont papers, church histories, Fire Department histories, alumni information, newspapers, obituary files, maps - 1854, 1867, 1889 and 1901.
Restrictions: Appointment necessary, or call ahead.
Website: sandycreekny.tripod.com/
Schroeppel Town Historian
Address: 69 Co. Rt. 57A, Phoenix, NY 13135
Telephone: (315) 695-6641
Contact: Barbara Dix
Position: Town Historian
Business hours: By appointment.
Collection: Pictures, newspapers, newspaper accounts, maps, some indexes, tax rolls from 1850, cemetery lists, local and county histories, scrapbooks, school records. Old town records form 1917, obituaries and family history files, local campaign and political memorabilia collection, research files on Town of Schroeppel history, video collection of town board meetings, Schroeppel historical artifacts.
Restrictions: Appointment necessary
Scriba Town Historical Association
Address: 42 Creamery Rd., Scriba Municipal Building, Oswego, NY 13126
Telephone: (315) 342-6420
Contact: Charles D. Young
Position: Town Historian
E-mail: history22@scribany.org
Business hours: 10:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Otherwise by appointment.
Collection: Historical material related to Town of Scriba and its citizens. Includes official and personal materials and collections, journals and diaries, a good genealogical collection, and many photographs. Betty Delisle Genealogy Library. Cemetery records of all known Scriba cemeteries, and St. Paul's and St. Peter's in the City of Oswego.
Restrictions: Nominal fee for copying documents or photos. Library use only.
State University of New York at Oswego
Address: Special Collections, Penfield Library, Oswego, NY 13126
Telephone: (315) 312-3537
Fax: (315) 312-3194
Contact: Elizabeth Young
Position: Coordinator of Special Collections
E-mail: archives@oswego.edu
Business hours: Monday, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.; September thru May when school is in session. Afternoon appointments are possible.
Collection: College archives, local history collection (including books, manuscripts, oral history tapes and photographs) and rare books; local newspaper and city directory on microfilm; Millard Fillmore papers.
Restrictions: Public use is permitted; however materials may not be borrowed.
Website: www.oswego.edu/library/archives/ Includes some study guides on key topics.
Volney, Town of
Address: 1445 Co. Rt. 6, Fulton, NY 13069
Telephone: (315) 598-3817
Contact: Florence McDougall
Position: Historian
E-Mail: historian@twcny.rr.com
Business hours: Monday mornings, and by appointment only.
Collection: Census records, historical material related to Town of Volney including journals and diaries, businesses, school records, cemetery records, many photographs and genealogies of Volney families, 24 binders on topics from the airport and barns, volunteer fire dept, grange to muck and tobacco farmers and the weather. Donated artifacts and antiques. History for Sale: local history books by Byron Rowlee and George Wise, calendars of outhouses and tractors, postcards of saw mill, cheese factory, church, store, cider mill, Volney Center 1867, health camp, Lewis Ives Barrel truck 1920c, James Allen farm 1889c, and 12 "Doors to the Past."
Restrictions: Public use is permitted, however, items may not be removed from building.
Website: www.townofvolney.com (click on Historian)
West Monroe Historical Society
Address:P.O. Box 53, 2355 St. Rt. 49, West Monroe, NY 13167
Telephone: (315) 676-7414
Contact: Lawrence Herbert
Position: President
Business hours: Thursday and Friday, 12:00-4:00 p.m.; or by appointment.
Collection: Cemetery information, Census information, Changing Historical Displays, Diaries, Scrapbooks, Veterans information for towns of West Monroe, Constantia, and Hastings, NY, Old maps of towns in Oswego County, Historical Church, School and businesses. Research $10 per hour, copies- 25 cents each.
Restrictions: Items and original photos or documents may not be removed from building.
Website: westmonroehistory.org
West Monroe Town Historian
Address:P.O. Box 25, West Monroe, NY 13167
Telephone: (315) 668-2028
Contact: Lawrence "Mike" Herbert
Position: Town Historian
E-mail: townofwestmonroe@alltel.net
Business hours: By appointment.
Collection: Births, deaths, marriages. All information the West Monroe Historical Society holds is available upon request.
Restrictions: All requests must be processed through the town clerk. By appointment only at (315) 668-8314.
[The H. Lee] White Marine Museum
Address: P.O. Box 101, 1 West 1st St. Pier, Oswego, NY 13126
Telephone: (315) 342-0480
Contact: Mercedes Niess
Position: Director
E-mail: info@hleewhitemarinemuseum.com
Business hours: Monday thru Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Collection: Preserving 400 years of Oswego maritime history. The collection contains paintings, artifacts, documents, and ship models. Among the paintings are the epic oils done by the distinguished artist George Gray highlighting the story of Fort Ontario. The museum features the 1925 NYS Derrick Boat No. 8, the last steam- powered vessel on the Barge Canal. Also the WW II tug, "LT-5," a National Historical Landmark that participated in the Normandy Invasion. The last U.S. commercial fishing boat, the Eleanor D., worked Lake Ontario, has been acquired by the museum. The museum is under-going extensive renovations. The Treasure Chest gift shop is open regular museum hours.
Restrictions: Please call ahead to make an appointment; off-season, September thru April, is best.
Website:www.hleewhitemarinemuseum.com
Williamstown Historical Society
Address: 584 Ct. Rt. 64, Mexico, NY 13114
Telephone: (315) 963-3144
Contact: Roberta Cleveland
Position: Society President
E-mail: grams42@aol.com
Business hours: By appointment.
Collection: The society is newly formed and is acquiring historical publications, original works, personal interviews, photographic collections, family surname files and other materials of local interest to the Williamstown Township and surrounding hamlets and villages. Currently indexing town historian owned reference, and original town records. Owners of the publication "A look at the Past - Williamstown, New York" Copyright, 1991 by the Town of Williamstown, published by Compco Inc. Blossvale, NY. Publications of several titles are for sale.
Restrictions: No sign out policy.
Williamstown Town Historian
Address: P.O. Box 54, 2892 Co. Rt. 17, Williamstown, NY 13493
Telephone: (315) 964-2393
Contact: Glenna Gorski
Position: Town Historian
E-mail: glgorski@frontiernet.net
Business hours: By appointment
Collection: Census records: 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1870, 1880, 1892, 1900, 1905, 1910, 1915, 1920 and 1930. Scrapbooks (1950-1985) on the area. Several family files and pictures, county history and a one-hour presentation on the Town of Williamstown. Newspaper clippings from 1899-2010 (Town of Williamstown) Ricard, Kasoag, and Williamstown. History books: Fairview and Holy Cross Cemetery books, Happy Valley Keepsake, A Look At The Past, Reflections of Kasoag, Military History - volumes 1, 2 and 3.
Restrictions: Public use of records is permitted.

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