Oneida County History Center
The Colonel Tharratt Gilbert Best Research Library contains over 250,000 documents and books, tens of thousands of images (photographs, paintings, slides, drawings, etc.) and thousands of artifacts. Many are rare collection items that provide invaluable information for researchers.
We are a volunteer-run nonprofit, so keep in mind that the fees do not cover the cost of the service. We are able to subsidize the costs associated with researching and preserving the records in our possession through the generosity of our members.
Also, we do not maintain records for vital statistics. To obtain birth, death, or marriage records, contact the clerk of the town or city where the birth, death, or marriage occurred. For wills, contact the county surrogate court.