This site contains a collection of information, public domain documents, vital statistics, images and queries relating to genealogy and family history research in Otsego County, NY.
Disclaimer: Since 1996, this site has grown, thanks to contributions
from volunteers and visitors with an interest in Otsego County.
It now contains facts from public and private records as well
as text from local histories and publications containing biographies.
Please keep in mind that not all things in print are 100% accurate.
As was often the case, history books were skewed by the opinion
of the author. In the case of biographies, two things should
be kept in mind. Usually, biographies are included in history
books for a fee and they depict the person or family as they
want to be perceived, not necessarily including all facts, especially
omitting non-flattering facts.
My name is Rene' Treffeisen your Otsego County Host. PLEASE do not email me to ask me to research your ancestor, or how/where to look next. I have put aside fascinating projects of my own just to keep up with the web site. Any information that I may have on YOUR family is already listed on the website. All resources are listed below. However, please come back often, as I am constantly adding new information to the site.
**While I welcome and encourage submitted material, I reserve the right to approve or deny said material**
**I cannot accept gedcoms or personal family histories. If everyone sent mformation we wouldn't have enough space, in addition it is impossible for me to verify this information**
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Modeled after the Kentucky GenWeb Project which was organized by a group of genealogists in March and April 1996, the idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In June 1996, it was decided to expand the project to include all states.
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