Town Hall: (607) 749-3199
Town Justice: (607) 749-2377

Preble Birth and Death Records

The Town of Preble is in the process of uploading its birth and death records to be available here. There will be an opportunity for the community to contribute genealogical data from their own family tree research. 

Elmwood Cemetery

The Elmwood Cemetery web site includes links to cemetery records as well as information on rules, regulations and fees. The web site also has links to the history of Preble and genealogy.

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 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.