Cortland County Historian

The Cortland County Historian is responsible for researching, collecting and preserving local historical records and properties to advance the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of Cortland County's heritage.  Work also involves presenting programs of a historical nature to local groups, as well as preparing articles for historical publications.  Work is performed under the general direction of the County Legislature.  
Helpful links:
Cortland County Historian Facebook Page
Cortland County Historical Society
Central New York Living History Center
Cortland County Clerk
Cortland County Online Record Search
Cortland County and Villages within the County do not maintain birth, marriage or death records. Those records can be accessed by contacting individual towns for the information.  The links below may assist you in obtaining information on how to obtain copies, and the cost to do so if available.

City of Cortland: 
City of Cortland Clerk Records

Town websites:

Town of Cincinnatus
Town of Cortlandville 
Town of Cuyler 
Town of Freetown 
Town of Harford 
Town of Homer 
Town of Lapeer 
Town of Marathon
Town of Preble 
Town of Scott 
Town of Solon
Town of Taylor
Town of Truxton 
Town of Virgil 
Town of Willet (no website, see the County Roster for information)

For other questions you may have about specific areas the local historians are a wonderful asset to you. A current list is kept in our annual County Roster

Cortland County Historian - Savannah Hempstead

60 Central Ave., Room 306

Cortland, New York 13045

Office Phone – (607) 753-5048