We have many resources available to those who are researching family history or local history of Canastota, including an Archive Room and a local history section of books that can be checked out on your library card.

On any of our public computers you can access Ancestry and Heritage Quest.

Following is a list of newspapers that are available to view on microfilm:
Madison Observer 1840-1844
Canastota Herald 1875-1889
The Courant 1902-1923
Bee Journal 1889-2009

Census records from 1790-1920

Access a database of local newspapers from the late 1800’s through 1979 in digital form to view on your computer.

Read a brief history of the library.

Click on any of the following topics to view digitized versions of articles and books we have here in our archived collection:


Boxing Hall of Fame

Bruce Block

Business Catalogs

Canaltown Corporation, Museum, Erie Canal

Local Authors

Misc. History

Music & Theater

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