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Genealogy resources at the OCPL Central Library Local History & Genealogy Department.


Portions of pertaining to New York are free to NY state residents. The New York State Archives partnered with Ancestry to digitize some NY state records of interest to genealogists. If you live in New York State, for free access to NY records, start your search then click on a result. You will be prompted to "Create a Free Account." DO NOT click on the "Subscribe" button or the "14-day Free Trial Offer" unless you are interested in access to all of Ancestry.

Category:Genealogy provides links to genealogy, including Ireland's surviving 19th century census records.


Focusing on women in Auschwitz, this website offers an Interactive Holocaust Timeline, downloadable curriculum, and video instruction on YouTube.

Category:World History

Crawford Collection, Schuelke Collection, and Wolcott Collection of Central New York historic photographs available online, along with searchable descriptive data. Part of

A virtual Black history museum, created by a partnership of residents, community organizations, and Syracuse University faculty and staff. Includes the documentary, "Syracuse's 15th Ward and Beyond."

Category:Black History

The Ohio State University Timeline section of their ehistory site.


Searchable database of New York State historical newspapers and photos from 1726 through 2007.

This website makes available a searchable database of the 1901 and 1911 census records of Ireland covering all thirty-two counties.

Category:Genealogy is a research portal for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and others who are interested in learning more about the people, places and institutions of historical New York State.