Services

Some of the resources found in the Cayuga County Historian’s Office include:

  • Architectural Files
  • Church Records (Subject to availability, please call for details)
  • Event / Business Files
  • Family Surname Files
  • Grantor / Grantee Deeds / Index (1794 to 1970)
  • Local History Books
  • Military Records (Subject to availability)
  • New York State Census Records (1855 to 1925)
  • Newspaper / Abstract Collection (1813 to current)
  • United States Federal Census Records (1790 to 1930)

Research

If you are interested in having our office staff research a subject or surname for you, our fee schedule is $20 per hour, with a two hour minimum base, plus $3 for postage and handling. This initial fee includes up to 20 photocopies.  Additional photocopies vary 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.

If you are writing to us from outside the continental United States, please contact us for additional information. All funds must be in United States Dollars in the form of a check or money order; we do not have the ability to accept credit cards at this time.

View the Research Request Form (PDF).

Additional Information

Before you visit, please take the time to review our Reading Room Rules and the Photo Reproduction Policy and Fees.

View Reading Room Rules  Reading Room Policy (PDF)  

View Photo Reproduction Policy and Fees  Photo Policy (PDF)