Lookup Public Records in Onondaga CountyNew York. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Onondaga County, New York

Onondaga County is located in the state of New York. The county was formed in 1794 after being split off from Herkimer County. The name of the county comes from the name of the Native American tribe which historically lived in this area at the time of European contact. Syracuse is the largest city in the county and also the county seat. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 467,026 people and a total area of 806 square miles, of which 27 square miles is water and 778 square miles is land. Onondaga County borders the following counties: Oswego County to the north, Madison County to the east, Cortland County to the south, and Cayuga County to the west.

The Onondaga County Clerk’s Office acts as custodian of all public records in the county. Some of the records maintained by the office of the clerk include but are not limited to deeds, mortgages, judgments, liens, maps, civil and criminal actions, and other official documents dating back to 1794.

As a service to the public, the office of the clerk has created a way for the public to search for  records by doing a public records search through the Onondaga County Clerk’s Website. Information for 1970 to 1977 for mortgages and deeds is not complete. To search for these records, you have to visit the office of the clerk in person. When visiting the office of the clerk, you will be required to submit a written request, with details of the records you are requesting. Alternatively you can mail the written request, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope and $.65 cents per page or $1.30 per document minimum, to:

Onondaga County Clerk’s Office

401 Montgomery Street

Syracuse NY 13202

Phone requests are not accepted. The clerk’s office does not do searches over the phone.

Onondaga, NY Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009606,221
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200913,291
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20093,325
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20091,304
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20091,408
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009932
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-200911,155
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200962,370
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20093,013
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200926,673
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20098,707
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200991,818
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20093,262
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20092,232
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-2009107,681
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200983,063
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20091,089
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20091,540
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200934,731
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009964
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20095,779
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20097,406
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20099,910
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009978
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20093,506
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20093,483
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20091,577
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20096,700
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20094,648
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20092,805
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200987,576

Onondaga County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 401 Montgomery St, Syracuse, NY 13202, United States
Phone: 315-435-2229

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