Onondaga County, NY Abstracts of Wills

Minnie L.C. Coleman was a passionate genealogist in the 1930s who transcribed many records from the Surrogate’s Office in Syracuse, NY.  Among other work, she abstracted names and dates from wills, compiling seven volumes worth of material that she donated to NEHGS.  We hold these typescripts in our manuscript collection and have just updated our database, Onondaga County, NY: Abstracts of Wills, 1795-1883 to be searchable by first and last name, location, record type, year, and parents’ or spouse’s names when available.

Onondaga County is located in central New York on the eastern edge of the Finger Lakes.  Many of the towns in this county have names inspired by Greek and Roman antiquity such as Cicero, Pompey, Manlius, Fabius, Lysander, Camillus, Marcellus, and of course, Syracuse.

For those further interested in Onondaga County, we also have Minnie L.C. Coleman’s collection of guardianship records from 1815-1849.

The image above is the General Orrin Hutchinson House, a building on the National Register of Historic Places.  Orrin’s father James Hutchinson’s record is found in Volume D.

Please note:  This database is available to Individual-level and above NEHGS members only. Consider membership .