County Historian’s Office

Established in February 1969, the Cayuga County Historian’s Office holds and preserves a wide array of county-related documents dating from the 1750s to the present day. We house and maintain a collection including, but not limited to:

  • Historical photographs
  • Local history books
  • Manuscripts
  • Maps

The Cayuga County Historian’s Office provides academic, historical, and genealogical research to local and world-wide researchers through in-person visitation and mail requests.

Here is a list of County Surnames, in the County Historian's Office, and in several Township Historian Collections. Beyond these specific family names, our collections include information beyond this list; it often proves fruitful to contact our office, or a specific Town Historian, to obtain amplified information.  

County Surnames (PDF)