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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 the Town of Homer 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
    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

Cortland County History

Cortland County has a very active historical society which offers a substantial research facility covering birth and death records, information about various homes, families and businesses and other local history. You can visit their website for more information.