Genealogy and Cemeteries
Birth, Death and Marriage Records
The Town Clerk is the custodian of all birth, death and marriage records for the Town of Homer from 1882 until the present. For information, you may contact the Town Clerk's Office.
Original Birth Records for Town of Homer from 1882-1915 are now posted online.
- Atwater Cemetery, Route 41
Contact: Gwen Stiles (607) 756-9385
- East Homer Cemetery, East Homer-Baltimore Rd.
Contact: Janice Stafford (607) 756-8747
- Glenwood Cemetery, Route 281
Contact: Village of Homer Office (607) 749-3322
See also: Glenwood Cemetery web site
- Homer West Hill Cemetery, Route 90
Contact: Duane Reynolds (315) 496-9425
Local History and Genealogy, Onondaga County Public Library
The Onondaga County Public Library's Local History and Genealogy Department is a respected research center with extensive collections on genealogy and local and state history. They specialize in the history of Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York State, the New England States, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Librarians and materials are available to help answer a wide range of information needs from family history and genealogy to in-depth research on people, places and events in the Syracuse area.
A wealth of data is available in their One of a Kind Databases, as well as access to Local History and Genealogy Databases such as HeritageQuest Online and Ancestry Library. Some of these databases are available online from home, while others must be used at the library (some at downtown Syracuse NY, with others available at local branches).
You must have a valid Onondaga County Public Library (OCPL) card to access these materials. Nonresident OCPL cards may be obtained at the Service Desk on the Lobby Level at 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse NY.
More information is available by calling the library at 315-435-1900 or visiting www.onlib.org.
Cortland County Historical Society
The Cortland County Historical Society has a wealth of information about local history and genealogy.
25 Homer Avenue, Cortland, NY
Phone: (607) 756-7501
They are open for geneaology research Tuesdays through Saturdays from 1 - 5 pm, and there are people to assist with research. For non-members, there is an $8.00 fee for the first hour and $5.00 for every hour after. There is no cost for research if a member. There is a copy fee of 25 cents per page. The link "Research" will bring you to the Kellogg Memorial Research Library for additional information on the records they maintain.
Membership fees are $20 per year for senior citizens 65 and over; $30.00 for an individual; and $40.00 for a family.
The Cortland County Genealogical Society meets at the Cortland Historical Society every third Tuesday at 7 pm except for December, July and August. There is a $10.00 membership fee per year and additional information can be obtained by calling the Historical Society.