Individuals or families with ancestors from Tompkins County are welcome to visit our Research Library to peruse our Genealogy Files, cemetery records, death and marriage notices, the rest of our collection of county records, directories, and the HistoryForge database which contains City of Ithaca census records from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Individuals interested in researching family histories outside of Tompkins County are encouraged to use the Local History & Genealogy resources compiled by the Tompkins County Public Library.
Local Genealogical Resources
Individuals pursuing genealogical research or interested in getting started are also invited to attend the monthly meetings of the Tompkins County Genealogical Society (third Wednesday of each month). A group of passionate individuals pursuing their own family histories and sharing their successes and roadblocks along the way.