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 Genealogy, family trees and family histories online. Available for use in the library only.


Full text of the Syracuse Post-Standard and the Herald-Journal/Herald American (Dec. 1986-present), the Albany Times Union (Mar. 1986-present), and the Utica Observer-Dispatch (2003-present). Text only; no images.


A searchable archive of digital images of the Syracuse newspapers from 1857 forward. Coverage also includes more than 750 US cities and over 2000 US and international newspaper titles. This collection includes full text and images of newspaper pages. Please note: The years and dates available are incomplete.

Genealogy Web Sites

Ellis Island Foundation

Perform a free passenger search; use their featured genealogy resources.

Family Search

Records spanning billions of names across hundreds of collections—including birth, marriage, death, probate, land, military, IGI extracted, and more.

FFL Local History Collection

Make an appointment to access our local history documents, including obituaries, photographs, documents, yearbooks and newspaper clippings pertaining to Fayetteville and Fayetteville's residents.

Free NY Genealogy Search Engines

Search for ancestors in this collection of free New York genealogy searches.

New York State Archives: Genealogy Resources

Site for researching New York state ancestors. Contains helpful tips on how to conduct genealogy research & where to go to find records and information.

New York Vital Records and Genealogy Indexes

Birth, marriage, death records and more, for New York City and New York State.

NY Gen Web

Site for researching New York State ancestors. Perform research by county.

Onondaga County: Office of Vital Statistics

Order copies of birth & death certificates; make requests for genealogical research.

Roots Web

Search family trees, message boards, and more.