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Cortland County
New York
Genealogy and History

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This site is available for adoption!

Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.

We're looking for folks who share our dedication to putting data online and are interested in helping this website become a useful research tool.

If you would like to join our group and become the host of this county, please read what we're all about on our
Volunteer Page and email Kim
(A desire to transcribe data and basic webpage skills are necessary)

Until we get a dedicated volunteer to maintain this site, we'll do the best we can to add data as we come across it. You can
send your family's raw data (transcribed birth/marriage/death, cemetery, census, biography records) to us and we'll include it on this site.

All data we come across will be added to this website, so please keep checking back.

County Information
Named after Pierre Van Cortlandt, president of the convention at Kingston that wrote the first New York State Constitution in 1777 and first lieutenant governor of the state.

County Seat: Cortland
Year Organized: 1808
Square Miles: 500

Courthouse Info:
County Courthouse
60 Central Avenue
Cortland, NY 13045-2717

Cortland County Data



Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles

County History


Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Sep 2014:  IRION bio
May 2014:  TRUESDALE obit
July 2013: GIFFERD, BROWN obits
June 2013: WW2 Casualties; 1883 Pensioners
Mar 2013: Bios for EDWARDS, BAYLESS, BLUNT
July 2012: Marriage Announcement for LANNING-TORREY
Jan 2012: bio for STONE
June 2011: Bio for JOHNSON
Previous Updates:
Church News; Weather News Story

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