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Herkimer County Historical Society
400 North Main Street, Herkimer, NY 13350
(315) 866-6413

Hours:

Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Summer Hours: July and August, open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (beginning after the fourth of July holiday weekend)
Closed most holidays.

Click on our Museums page for more information on our tours of the Suiter Museum, 1834 Herkimer County Jail and Keller Doll House/Miniature Display.

Society Officers and Board Members:
President: Jeffrey Steele, Herkimer
Vice President: Joseph Cirillo, Mohawk
Secretary: Barbara Voelkle, Middleville
Treasurer: John Stock, Herkimer
Board Members:
Mary Cirillo, Mohawk
Kathleen Farber, Little Falls
Dr. Norman Freund, Little Falls
Toni Helmer, East Herkimer
Steve Knight, Herkimer
Jennifer Lamphere, Salisbury
Jan McGraw, Ilion
John McLean, Herkimer
Garry Outtrim, Esq., Herkimer

Society Staff members
Susan R. Perkins, Executive Director
Caryl A. Hopson, Administrative Assistant

The Herkimer County Historical Society's Library is open during our Open Hours - below is a listing of our resources. We do ask for a $5.00 donation to use our library for non-members.

Society Resources

Herkimer County Historical Society Resource Center

The following is a listing of sources available and used for any inquiry.

Census: 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1825, 1830, 1835, 1845, 1855, 1865, 1880
on cd - 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930

Directories:

Herkimer County: 1869-90, 1888-89

Little Falls, Herkimer, Mohawk and Ilion:1886-1887

Herkimer, Mohawk, Ilion & Frankfort:
1893, 1902, 1904, 1907-8,1909-10,

1913, 1916, 1921, 1925, 1929, 1936, 1938
1940-41, 1942,1945, 1947
1951, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1958
1960-62, 1964, 1965,1968
1970-72, 1974-79
1983-85, 1987-88, 1990-1991

Herkimer: 1992-93, 1995

Little Falls & Dolgeville: 1918, 1928, 1936, 1947, 1949, 1951,
1953, 1964, 1965, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1986, 1987, 1989,
1990, 1992, 1995

Cemetery files: Up to 1930

Newspaper marriages & obituaries: 1800's and Evening Telegram 1900-1920 and Herkimer/Ilion Citizen - 1867-1921

Township & Village Publications: except Columbia, Danube, Stark, Warren & Webb

Family Genealogies

History books: Local, Native American, Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, Adirondacks and biographies.

Herkimer County listing of men in various wars (incomplete)

Vertical files: Local history, industry, transportation, historic homes, churches, schools etc.

Gazetteers:1860 & 1875

Herkimer County Atlases: 1868 & 1906

Abstract of Wills: Will Index from 1790's-1900

Please note:The Society does not have New York State birth, marriage or death records or certificates.  New York State did not mandate that they be kept until after 1880. You can write to the Town or Village Clerk where that event occurred or to Albany. For further information please check the NYS Dept. of Health web site at http://www.archives.nysed.gov/holding/fact/vital.htm

Questions? Email us, or call (315) 866-6413