Schuyler Clerks & Historians
1999 - 2007 --These pages are part of the Schuyler co., NY genweb page.  Not for commercial use.
  Photos are not to be used without permission from Linda Z. O'Halloran.

      Schuyler County, New York
      Clerks & Historians                               Town Clerks / Town Historians

Note:  This website is not a part of any organization within Schuyler co., NY.
The Schuyler co., NY GenWeb is part of the NYGenWeb & USGenWeb
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exchange of genealogy & local history info on the internet.
If you have comments about the material on this website, please direct them
to Linda, the coordinator of the Schuyler co., NY GenWeb.


Schuyler County, NY Historical Society & Museum
-- They do research by mail for a small fee;
-- For more info, go to their website at

 (1828 Brick Tavern Stand /Brick Tavern Museum at right - click to enlarge photo)

Schuyler County, NY Records Management Office & County Clerk
105 9th Street,  Watkins Glen, NY  14891-1435  (607)535-8136
Linda Compton, Clerk / Joy Ector, Deputy Clerk (607)535-8133
Note:  Birth & Death records are usually held at the Town or Village Clerk's office.
You need to know the Town or Village, then Contact the appropriate clerk
directly (some addresses are below).

Schuyler County Surrogate Court
105 9th St, Watkins Glen, New York 14891  (607) 535-7144
For wills, guardianship and other court papers following a death.
State Law requires that they must charge $70 per record to search
for a record over 25 years old (whether or not they find anything).
Copies are 25 cents per page.

Surrogate Court Microfilms:
It may be possible to order this microfilm at your local Mormon Family History Center.
Title:  Probate records, 1829-1917; probate index, 1855-1970
Authors:   New York. Surrogate's Court (Schuyler County) (Main Author)
Notes:  Microfilm of original records at the Schuyler County courthouse. Includes indexes.
Some pages have light or faded writing which is very difficult to read.
Subjects:                 New York, Schuyler - Probate records
                               New York, Schuyler - Guardianship
Format:  Manuscript (On Film)
Search other Schuyler LDS microfilms - do a placename search for "Schuyler".

Town & Village Clerks & Historians

Villages and post offices are included in the larger Township divisions (also called Towns.)
See the Schuyler co., Gazetteer for a thorough description of locations.
Town of
Town of
Town of 
Town of
Town of
Town of
Town of
Town of 
Village of 
Village of
Beaver Dams
Village of
Village of
Village of
Village of
Montour Falls/Havana
Village of
Village of 
Watkins Glen

Town Clerk Addresses for Surrounding Counties (link)

Town of Catharine
(includes village of Catharine, village of Odessa, Alpine village & part of Cayutaville.)

Village of Alpine
        Currently in the Town of Catharine, though in the 1800s was partially in the Town of Cayuta.

Village of Odessa
(within the Town of Catharine, c. 1874)
Village of Cayutaville
        No known historian, but it was situated on the border between the Towns of Hector (north)
        and Catharine (south) , so try them.

Town of Cayuta
(includes village of Cayuta)

Town of Dix
(includes Village of Beaver Dams, Watkins Glen, Moreland)
Village of Watkins Glen
(within the Town of Dix)
Town of Hector
Part of Seneca co. and Tompkins co. prior to 1854.
(includes village of Burdett, Valois, Mecklenburg, Trumansburg, etc.)
Village of Burdett
(within the Town of Hector)
Town of Montour
(includes Montour Falls - once called Havana)
Village of Montour Falls
(was Havana P.O., within the Town of Montour)
Town of Orange
(includes village of Monterey) Town of Reading
Town of Tyrone

[most of these addresses were current as of July 2004]

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