Welcome to the One Place Study of Homer, New York.
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This project only began in November 2010, so check back often for content changes.
Goals of this study:
1 - Create a genealogical database of all early settlers of Homer using as many primary and secondary sources of information as can be found and documented;
2 - Include as many primary and secondary sources on the web site as possible, or links to where they are available if they are on-line;
3 - Create an image database for locations and indivduals;
4 - Analyze information in new ways that will tell us more about Homer and its inhabitants, and may provide insight into similar places;
5 - Collaborate with others interested in Homer - provide a depository site for replicas of artifacts that are only available in personal collections;
6 - Have fun!
Please get involved and help make this site a community project. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
The Pioneer Database has data that includes the 1800, 1820 and 1830 census, much of the Glenwood Cemetery, some early town birth records, several extended family histories, and early town supervisors, town clerks and other officials. In addition, we have a public tree on Ancestry.com: Homer-Cortland County-NY One-Place-Study.
My husband and I are working with the Homer Town Historian, Martin Sweeney, to digitize a number of early Homer records. Information from these records will be appearing here soon, and hopefully plans will develop to make the images available online. Currently, under Images /Historical Documents, there are some early town minutes pictures.
1876 Town and Village Maps showing landowners
Original Military Tract Balloting Lists
1869 Homer Business Directory
1887 Homer NY Village Directory