Interested in local history (particularly of Oswego County) and genealogy?  Then you have come to the right place!

Our Library’s Genealogy Department includes the following genealogical materials:

  • Birth and marriage announcements and obituaries
  • Cemetery records
  • Census records
  • Local history books
  • Sketches

For inquiries or to make an appointment with our volunteer genealogist, Noreen (she is available Thursdays from 12:30 am – 2:30 pm), please contact us via mail, phone, or email at:

Annie P. Ainsworth Memorial Library

P.O. Box 69

Sandy Creek, NY 13145

Phone: 315-387-3732


Genealogy Links

Trace your family’s roots for free! We have Ancestry Library Edition available on all our public computers so discover your family’s history today!

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The FamilySearch Research Wiki provides numerous links on various genealogical records pertaining to Oswego County.

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The New York Heritage Digital Collections provides free access to over 170 digital collections of historical and cultural materials held in libraries, museums, and archives across New York State.  These materials include diaries, letters, maps, newspapers, photographs, and much more.

New York Heritage
New York Heritage Digital Collections

The New York State Archives is a program of the State Education Department, with its main facility located in the Cultural Education Center on Madison Avenue in Albany. There it cares for and provides access to more than 200 million documents that tell the story of New York from the seventeenth century to the present.

NYS Archives

Old Fulton New York Postcards is a searchable database of historic newspapers published in New York State.  It also includes U.S. newspapers published outside of New York State and newspapers published in Canada.

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The Sandy Creek History Center website contains news and events, historical information, historic photographs, and much more on the Town and Village of Sandy Creek and on the Village of Lacona.

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