The Cayuga County Historian’s Office, located in Auburn, New York, holds a wide variety of genealogical information relating to Cayuga County families, buildings and historical events.
This information ranges from compiled family genealogies amassed over the past five decades, to photographs, church records, city and county directories, New York State Cayuga County census records, manuscript collections and newspaper archives.
Some of our surname files are very large, while others contain only one or two pages. The same is true for our architectural files. Please see a list of the surname files we hold here: Surname Files.pdf
Our non-refundable minimum research fee is $40.00 for two hours of professional genealogical research, and the $40.00 fee includes up to twenty photocopies. There is also an additional $3.00 charge for postage.
Additional genealogical research is available for $20.00 per hour, plus copy costs, postage and handling. Additional photocopies vary in cost between $0.25 and .65 depending upon the agency that holds the document. Photographic research prices are the same as genealogy research, however, only watermarked photocopies of images (if found) are included in the research fee. Photo reproduction services are also available at an additional cost.
Although we cannot guarantee that we can locate information about a specific person, we encourage you to specify on the research request form any additional surnames you would like us to check in the event that we have remaining research time available. You can submit your research request in person or by mail, and all requests must be accompanied by payment. The research request form is available here: Research Request Form.
There is no research fee for self-research during in person visits, however, photocopies will be charged at the above rates.
We encourage you to supply an email address with your request and payment. That way, we can notify you when we receive your request and quickly contact you should we have any questions. Your contact information will not be used for any purpose other than to fulfill your request.
Please allow between two and four weeks to receive your information, especially during the busy summer season
We look forward to helping you discover your family’s roots in Cayuga County, and we welcome the opportunity to provide you with excellent service!