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The Town of Ulysses does not maintain birth or death records. The Tompkins County Health Department maintains these records for all its municipalities.

Certificates are also filed with the New York State Department of Health.
Vital records registration started in New York State (outside of New York City) in 1881.

For Tompkins County birth certificate copies, please click below. (Includes link to NYS Health Department)

For Tompkins County death certificate copies, please click below: (includes link to NYS Health Department)


For assistance in genealogy searches in the Town of Ulysses, contact the Ulysses Historical Society at (607)387-6666.

The Ulysses Town Clerk can provide transcripts of marriage licenses for genealogical purposes.
In order to get a copy of a marriage certificate or a transcript, you must be
one of the parties to the marriage, or

  • the license must be over 50 years old;
  • both parties to the license must be deceased;
  • or you must be a direct-line descent (i.e. child, grandchild, great grandchild, etc.).
The Town of Ulysses marriage records begin with 1908.

You can also contact the Town Historian for help with local genealogical information:

John Wertis

Visit the Town Historian's web page here.

You can also try:
Tompkins County NYS GenWeb Site http://nytompki.org/