Archives

Anyone doing research on Skaneateles ancestors and inhabitants may very well find exactly what they are looking for in our online archives. They include:

The St. Mary’s Cemetery Gravestone Database

This database contains 3,000 records compiled by Harold Witter. St. Mary’s Cemetery was dedicated in 1856. See additional notes at the top of the data file.

The Lake View Cemetery Database

This database contains over 7,900 records provided by the Village of Skaneateles Cemetery Board and transcribed by Karen Richards and Barbara Spain. These records date from 1796 through 1988.

You can click here for a more user-friendly version of the database. This database is much larger and may run slow if you have a slow connection.

Our Newspaper Database of Births, Marriages, and Deaths

This database contains over 22,300 records compiled from the old newspaper announcements indexed at the Skaneateles Historical Society offices by Jim Dougherty and Ted Prindle. Records from The Columbian date from 1831 through March 1853. Records from the Democrat date from 1843 through 1880. Records from the Free Press date from 1881 through 1899. Records from The Skaneateles Press dated from 1900 through 1919.

Census Indexes

Our collection covers many Federal and New York State Census records for the 19th and 20th centuries.

If there is a record of a newspaper announcement in our database file that you would like to see, please write to us and provide a stamped self addressed return envelope. A suggested donation of $5 for services and copies will be appreciated.