|We are happy to offer a number of items of genealogy and history from Oneida County, NY, and we plan to offer additional items of historical interest on a continuing basis.|
|Now Available for Download|
Oneida County, from Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848). Nine pages of Oneida County history, geography, and economics in this early gazetteer. We think it's an essential part of the historical record of this county. Also included in addition to the nine pages on Oneida County is the section of Mather & Brockett covering land grants and patents in New York State. 9++ pages, in PDF format, download now for $3.00.
The following chapters from Wager's Oneida County, New York (1896): (We're currently adding the township chapters. When we finish them, we'll do the county history chapters, and follow them with the biographical and family history sections. Sorry it's taking as long as it is! This is a massive book, packed with information).
Oneida County, from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). This source is considered authoritative for the period just preceding the Civil War. Most subsequent gazetteers borrow heavily from French's.
The following Oneida County localities are mentioned in boldface type in this chapter: Annsville, Glenmore, Taberg, Blossvale, Augusta, Knox Corners, Oriskany Falls, Ava, Ava Corners, Boonville, Alder Creek, Forest Port, Hawkinsville, Hurlbutville, Bridgewater, North Bridgewater, Babcock Hill, Camden, West Camden, Hillsborough, Deerfield, Deerfield Corners, North Gage, Florence, Empeyville, East Florence, Florence Hill, Floyd, Floyd Corners, Kirkland, Clinton, Manchester, Franklin, Clarks Mills, Lee, Lee Center, Delta, West Branch, Stokes, Marcy, Stittsville, Marshall, Deansville, Hanover, Forge Hollow, New Hartford, Washington Mills, New York Upper Mills, Willow Vale, Paris, East Sauquoit, West Sauquoit, Clayville, Cassville, Paris Hill, Holman City, Remsen, Forest Port, Port Woodhull, Rome, West Rome, Stanwix, Greens Corners, Ridge Mills, North Rome, Sangerfield, Waterville, Sangerfield Center, Stockwell Settlement, Steuben, Steuben Corners, Steuben Station, Trenton, Trenton Falls, South Trenton, Holland Patent, Prospect, Stittsville, Utica, Vernon, Vernon Center, Oneida Castle, Turkey Street, Verona, Durhamville, Verona Depot, State Bridge, Higginsville, New London, Sconondoa, Dunbarton, Vienna, North Bay, McConnellsville, Elpis, Fish Creek Landing, West Vienna, Western, Westernville, North Western, Big Brook, Delta, Westmoreland, Hampton, Lowell, Hecla Works, Lairdsville, Spencer Settlement, Eureka, Whitestown, Whitesboro, Oriskany, Yorkville, New York Mills, Walesville, Colemans Mills, and Pleasant Valley.
16+ pages, PDF format, download now for $1.75.
Educational Institutions in Oneida County, from Daniel E. Wager's Oneida County, New York (1896). 20+ pages, PDF format, download. $3.75
The Whitesboro Central High School yearbook Che-Ga-Quat-Ka for 1943. This quite extraordinary yearbook, only 18 pages in length, clearly reflects the dark years of World War II and their impact upon the home front. The dedication -- to class members who would be in the Armed Forces -- and the statement that given the times they are a bit embarrassed to be publishing a yearbook at all, are unique in our experience. Please note that water damage affects the legibility of a few pages. Download now in PDF format, 18+ pages. $4.00.
The Whitesboro Central High School yearbook Che-Ga-Quat-Ka for 1944. This somewhat unusual high school yearbook is the second in a series of World War II era yearbooks from this high school. A clear awareness that “there’s a war on” permeates this volume as it did the one for 1943. That pages four and five list the members of the classes of 1941 – 1944, as well as faculty, serving in the armed forces drives the point home. The binding of this year’s thin volume is paper, as was the 1943 edition, and as will be the 1945 edition. The timing of the yearbook makes clear why: at a time of scarce resources, the booklet appears to have gone to print in January, and January 1944 was still not a good time for the Allied forces. There was a lot of war still to go, and the seniors in this year’s class could expect to be personally involved in its execution. Download now in PDF format, 27+ pages. $4.00.
The Whitesboro Central High School yearbook Che-Ga-Quat-Ka for 1945. This is the third number of the World War II yearbooks from this high school. This class began high school in September 1941, and, from December 7 of that year, spent all their high school years in wartime. A clear awareness that “there’s a war on” permeates this volume as it did the one for 1943 and the one for 1944, but we sense that this class somehow knew that World War II was coming to an end. The listing of graduates and faculty currently serving is shorter this year since photos from previous class members is omitted. Nonetheless, there is still a war on, as the paper binding of this year’s thin volume (following the precedents of the 1943 and 1944 editions) makes clear. This year’s seniors – at least the ones who waited for graduation to enter the service – would play only a very limited role in the war’s conclusion. 30+ pages. Download now in PDF format. $4.00.
The Hollander of Holland Patent Central School for 1962. The class depicted in this yearbook were World War II babies. Their class presaged the “Boomers” of the baby boom that followed the war, but not by much. They would, for the most part, be done with college or Army by the time Woodstock occurred, and by the time it was evident that things had changed permanently – even in small farming communities in upstate New York. 102+ pages, in PDF format. Download now for $4.50.
The Honorable Horatio Seymour: An address by Dr. George L. Miller on the occasion of dedication of a bust in his honor by the Oneida Historical Society (1903) (re-published from the Transactions of the Oneida Historical Society at Utica, NY – No. 9). Horatio Seymour, twice governor of New York State, was a very important personage in the Democratic party nationally in the post-Civil War years. The address provides a human side to events and people who were central to those tumultuous years, both in New York and the nation as a whole. Once considered a serious candidate for the Presidency, Seymour knew everyone who was important to know, and this address offers anecdotes about some of them as well as of Governor Seymour. 17+ pages, PDF format, download now for $3.00.
Clinton High School yearbook The Trumpet for 1929. This yearbook gives us a glimpse of Clinton at the end of the Roaring Twenties, truly the end of a way of life quite unlike the ones that were to follow. We note that among the short characterizations of the graduating seniors, “popular” seems to be the leading term of approbation, and “quiet” – particularly when applied to a female – seems to connote something of a wallflower. Among the few activities, two stand out: the orchestra (one wonders where they found scores for such an odd collection of instruments) and the hockey team – more than an oddity in upstate New York at the time. That their schedule took them to Ithaca, Tupper Lake, Lake Placid, Albany, and Skaneateles for games suggests how few other schools played the sport. The passage of time and the economic hardships of the Great Depression may both have contributed to the fact that if any of the local advertisers in this book were still in business thirty years later, they were by then doing business under different names. 36+ pages, in PDF format, download now for $4.25.
Rome, NY: Directory for 1903, Parts I and II. Compiled and Published by The Utica Directory Publishing Company. For a smallish city, Rome still merited a full-sized city directory in 1903. For the purposes of making the files manageable in size, we’ve re-published it as two separate items. Part I includes a healthy does of advertisements, some of which are quite interesting viewed more than a century later; the complete street directory (the kind of directory where the inhabitants are listed by house number on the street they live on); a section called Miscellany, which lists Federal, State and Local government agencies, provides population statistics, lists fraternities and societies, stage coaches, and locations of public halls and offices; and the centerpiece of any directory, an alphabetic list of heads of households, along with occupations and addresses. The halfway point in the book falls part way through this section, so we have cut it off at the letter G. Names beginning with G and later in the alphabet appear in the second part of this directory. Letters A – F are included in the first part. As well as the later part of the alphabet, the second volume includes a rural directory (those who do not live in the tax corporation of the City of Rome) and a business directory. Please note that the pagination of this volume is as found. The compilers seem to have been whimsical about page numbering, and we can only say that we find it as quixotic as you no doubt will.
--Part I. 214+ pages, in PDF format, download now for $3.00.
--Part II. 222+ pages, in PDF format, download now for $3.00.
Charity in New York State in 1906: State Institutions. This chapter from volume II of the Annual Report of the State Board of Charities for the year 1906 contains a section about the New York State government's Rome State Custodial Asylum. See our New York State Miscellany page for more information about this chapter.
Hotchkin's History of
Western New York State, available on CD-ROM.
See also: relevant material in the NYS Canal Commissioners Report for 1878 available for download on our New York State Miscellany page.
See also: Native Americans: Herkimer County Historical Society. Papers from Volume IV. 1. History of Early Jesuit Missions in the Mohawk Valley, by the Rev. James H. Halpin (1905) 2. The Iroquois Indian, by Dr. J. D. Fitch (1907) on our Herkimer County page.
|Oneida County items
currently in the process of publication:
Daniel E. Wager's Oneida County, New York -- see above!!
Since our Principal Partner is an alumnus of Hamilton College, in Clinton, Oneida County, NY -- where he majored in History and acquired a lifelong interest in the subject -- you can expect to see more Oneida County material from us in the future.
|Oneida County was separated from Herkimer
County in 1798. You may also want to consult our
Herkimer County page for
locations that may have been affected by this transaction.
Oneida County itself was divided to form portions (or all) of the following counties: Jefferson, Lewis, and Oswego. You may want to check our pages on each of these counties for additional information.
|See also: W. Max Reid's The Mohawk Valley: Its Legends and Its History (1907) listed on our Montgomery County page|
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