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History of Chenango County

Chenango County, New York was created March 15, 1798. Chenango County was organized from Herkimer and Tioga counties. It had ten townships and it covered an area nearly twice as large as it does today. The original towns were Cazenovia, Sangersfield, Hamilton, Deruyter, Sherburne, Brookfield, Norwich, Greene, Oxford and Jericho. The county seat is Norwich.

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Information by Towns

Afton Bainbridge
10 Mar 2024
Coventry German Greene
Guilford Lincklaen McDonough
New Berlin Norwich North Norwich
Otselic Oxford Pharsalia
Pitcher Plymouth Preston
Sherburne Smithville Smyrna

- Off site
- On this site
- Future Projects

Information by Subject

Annals of Oxford - H. P. Galpin, 1906
Advertisements from 1869 - 70 Business Directory

Select Bible Records
Bios from 1880 History of Chenango County and other sources
1898 Book of Biographies
Miscellaneous Chenango Births

Researcher's Brick Walls

1869 - 70 Chenango County Business Directory

The Chenango Canal

Chenango Cemeteries

Census Records - see individual towns (Afton and Bainbridge only)
Census Scrap - 1810 Pharsalia
Census of Pensioners, 1840
1951 - Civil Servants
Collection of facts and remembered items - Town of Sherburne

Death & Marriage Notices - Oneonta Herald

from 16 March 1853 | from 6 Jan. 1858 | from 24 Jul 1861 | from 4 Jan 1864
from Mar 1867 | 1869 | 1871-1872 | 1873
Oneonta Herald & Democrat - 1878


Early Settlers of Chenango County

Chenango Family Trees

GAR Posts in Chenango County

C J Hardaway - 114th New York Infantry Regiment - Civil War letters

Selections from 1850 History of Chenango County by Hiram C. Clark
1880 History of Chenango and Madison Counties
Chenango History First United Methodist Church - Greene
1880 History of Chenango County - Towns
History of the Town of Coventry - Oliver P. Judd - 1912

Chenango Lookups Resources

Marriage Records - Chenango Telegraph - Apr 1840 - Feb 1841
Marriage Records - Chenango Telegraph - Mar 1859 - Mar 1862
Marriage Records - Chenango Telegraph - Mar 1868 - Dec 1869
Miscellaneous Chenango Marriages

North Norwich - 150th Anniversary Celebration - 1849 - 1999
New Berlin Deaths - 1st Congregational Church

Selected Obits from Chenango and Madison Counties
Miscellaneous Chenango Obits

Railroad History of Central New York
1890 Directory New York, Ontario and Western Railroad
1892 Directory New York, Ontario and Western Railroad
Chenango Roster of Men from Pitcher 1861-65

Photos of Chenango County
Chenango County Poor Farm
Postal History

Souvenir of the Sherburne Centennial Celebration - 1893

Township Clerks and Historians
Township History

Vital Records of Chenango Co., New York before 1880

Chenango County Wills
Wills Index - 1797-1850
Wills Index - 1851-1875

Post a Chenango County Query on Ancestry Message Board updated 10 Mar 2024

Manual Chenango County Queries
Slightly Older Chenango County Queries
Archived Chenango County Queries - 1996 - 2007
Chenango County Surnames

Future Projects

These items are coming attractions, added as time permits.

Selected Births, Marriages, Anniversaries
Interesting Tidbits from old newspaper clippings
Oxford Academy Jubilee
1850 History of Chenango County
Census records

Search the Chenango County NYGenWeb site

This will allow you to search the contents of all the publicly available WWW documents at this site.

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Join the Chenango County Group

A group dedicated to finding cousins in Chenango County.

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These are some of the sources currently available for Chenango County:

Guernsey Memorial Library
Otis A. Thompson Local History Room 10 Mar 2024
Email contact
3 Court Street
Norwich, NY 13815


Monday & Wednesday 1:00 - 8:30m
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 1:00 - 5:00
Saturday 9:00 - 1:00
Sunday 1:00 - 4:00 (May - Sep)
Closed Holidays

Contents of Local History Room

Family folders, historical files, photographs, county histories, cemetary records for many parts of the county including Mount Hope in Norwich, Bible records, and census records. Many of these sources are indexed including the 1850 Federal census for Chenango County.

Oxford Memorial Library
Fort Hill Park
Oxford, NY 13830

The Chenango County Historical Society
45 Rexford Street
Norwich, NY 13815-1121
Phone 607.334.9227

The County Historian's Office located in the Historical Society's building has:

Phone: 607-337-1845
Fax: 607-334-7809

Family folders, Town folders, photographs, census, Bible, and some town records. The Historian also has a computer link that for a $10 fee per search will give you all the indexed references to a given name in the Historian's office.

County Clerk
Chenango County Office Building
Court Street
Norwich, NY 13815

The County Clerk's office contains records and deeds recorded since 1798. These are indexed. The Surrogates Office contains all the wills recorded in the county since 1800. These are also indexed and can be copied for $1.00 per page.

Other County Libraries containing collections: Greene, New Berlin, Sherburne, Smyrna and South New Berlin
Central New York Genealogical Society

About the NYGenWeb Project.

A message was sent out over the GEN-NYS-L list in June 1996 asking if anyone would be interested starting a NYS GENWEB page similiar to a highly successful project underway in Kentucky. Many people expressed an interest in this idea. About the same time, Jeff Murphy, coordinator of the KYGENWEB, decided to go national with the idea, and out of that grew the USGENWEB project, and the NYGENWEB project.

At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page. Contact the volunteer shown on the county page off the main New York page - http://www.nygenweb.net/ if you have a desire to add your data to the database.

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Last updated: 16 Mar 2024

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