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Otis A. Thompson Local History Room


Our collections include local newspapers, family files, obituary records, local news clippings files, as well as many reference works. Contact Local History Clerk Kathy Barton for more information or help with your specific research questions.


Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 9:00-4:00

Tuesday & Thursday 1:00-8:00

Weekends by Appointment

Closed Sundays from Memorial Day through Labor Day


Digitized Newspaper Collection

NYS Historic Newspapers

Digital Public Library of America

Empire Archival Discovery Cooperative

HeritageQuest Genealogy Database

Chenango County GenWeb

Genealogy Resources by State

History Unbound

NYS Military Museum & Veterans Research Center

Chenago County Genealogy Resources

New York Heritage Digital Collections


Ancestry Library Edition

fold3 Discover Your Family's Military Past

fold3 Discovery Your Family's Military Past From Outside the Library (need library card number to access)

Inquiry Form - Printable

Find a Book, DVD or CD 

Search for authors, titles, topics. Reserve books online.

Research Center

24/7 access to online electronic resources

Download Zone 

Download audio books and eBooks at home to your Ipod, smartphone, other compatible device, or computer.

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3 Court Street
Norwich, NY 13815
Phone: 607-334-4034
Fax: 607-336-3901

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