Central New York Genealogical Society
Box 104, Colvin Station
Syracuse, New York 13205

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Account of first settlers and settlement of Union Village, Town of Oswego: from the Oswego Commercial Times, March 18, 1859

A Case Study of an Early Cortland County Family  Truxton, NY Farm Ledger Index

American Ancestors: Upstate New York Research: Skaneateles, Onondaga County, as an Example   New

"Interesting Tale of Hannibal Told by D. P. Morehouse. At Founder's Day, Oswego Lawyer Recounts Fascinating Story of Early Days" - from Oswego Daily Times June 5, 1924 published with permission from The Palladium-Times

Research Resources, by County prepared for 50th Anniversary

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Quick Guide to Buffalo & Erie Co. Vital Records: Link to Genealogy & Local History in Buffalo, NY

Archible Hess, His Canal Boat and The Sad End of Great-Uncle Louie compiled by Joyce Ogden

Listing of people with maritime occupations in the city of Oswego (by wards) and towns  of Oswego and Scriba extracted from the 1860 U.S. Census: Oswego has always enjoyed the distinction of being the oldest U.S. port on the Great Lakes. For the largest share of the 19th century it was also one of the busiest, at times visited by more than 100 schooners in a single day. An article in the spring 2010 issue of Tree Talks generally outlines the history of the port and how its development resulted in a mass migration of Canadian and European sailors, shipbuilders, ship carpenters to this city starting in the 1840s. Knowing or unknowing, there are many descendants of these people who still call Oswego their home, carrying on the names of their ancestors who came here seeking new opportunities. This is their story. Richard Palmer

Questionnaire responses from September, 2006 survey