Individuals or families with ancestors from Tompkins County are welcome to visit our Research Library to peruse our Genealogy Family 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
Wondering if we might have a picture of your relative in our Photograph Collections? Search your family name in our 'Identified Individuals Photograph Collection - Finding Aid' to find out! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request specific images.
Genealogy Resources in our Archival Collections
Beginning on February 17th 2024, the Research Library will be open to walk-in visitors on Saturdays from 10:00-3:00 for limited research access.
Appointments are strongly encouraged.