The Mary Van Sickle Wait History Room at Seymour Library houses a collection of books on state and local history as well as extensive newspaper files and genealogical materials. The History Room also has extensive information on Harriet Tubman and the Auburn Correctional Facility.
Free access to a variety of genealogical web sites including Ancestry.com is available.
Materials in the History Room do not circulate but are available during History Room hours, which are listed at right. Staff members are available to provide free assistance to people who visit the History Room. A fee of $15 an hour is charged for reference requests that come from outside of the library and must be pre-paid. For more information on the History Room, call the library or e-mail localhistory (at) seymourlib.org.
Here are some links to genealogy sites to help you start your research: