Rome NY Genealogy

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Name: Tom Glatz <>
Date: 2017-01-24
Surnames of interest Burnham, Hodges, Herrick, Edwards
Nice, informative website

Name: shirley tyler cherberg <>
Date: 2016-07-22
Surnames of interest tyler, countryman, ward
My Tyler ancestors lived in Rome for five generations. My ancestor John Tyler was a doctor who was murdered by a freed slave in 1866. His grave is marked by a large monument in the Rome graveyard.

Name: Doug Brennan <>
Date: 2016-03-17
Surnames of interest O'Brien, Murphy
Peter O'Brien lived in Rome approx 1850-1855, after immigrating from County Wexford with his wife Ellen (ni Murphy) and 5 children. In 1855 they left for Chicago. I just found out about the Rome connection, so I am starting to look into local history - why did they live there, etc.

Name: Robert Holt <>
Date: 2016-02-14
Surnames of interest Viele
I am a real beginner at genealogy. My grandfather was born in Rome, NY.His full name is Warner Viele.
I would to find more about his roots and family.


Name: connie barr <>
Date: 2015-12-19
Surnames of interest Volstorf and Hillmann
My Great Great Grandparents supposedly married in Rome, New York on 12/2/1873. I am looking for documentation of this marriage. Other variations of the Volstorf last name include: Volsdorf, Volksdorf or Volstorff).

Name: George Hathaway <>
Date: 2015-10-14
Surnames of interest Thomas Selden Edgerton
Trying to find primary source marriage record of Thomas Selden Edgerton to Stattira Driggs 1 Apr 1823 in Rome, NY.

Also obituary or newspaper article about death of Thomas Selden Edgerton 7 Oct 1854.


Name: GMFreeman <>
Date: 2015-05-13
Surnames of interest Freeman, Affolter, Bercier, Cornish, Spinning
Hope Someone Connecta

Name: John Driscolld <>
Date: 2015-03-08
Surnames of interest Driscoll - Lynch
I am trying to confirm Johanna Driscoll Lynch as the same Johanna Driscoll who immigrated to New York City in 1837. She was the sister of my second great grandfather and I lost track of her,her brother James and her mother Johanna. One family tree has her immigrating both to NYC and through Canada to Rome. She married William Lynch, who happened to reside one townland away from her in Co. Cork, Ireland.

Name: William Lester <>
Date: 2014-10-05
Surnames of interest Lester, Partridge, Fellows
Searching for descendants of Andrew Lester m Lydia Partridge North Canaan, Litchfield Co., CT. 28 July 1774; moved to Oneida County sometime early 1800s, late 1700s.
Thank you for the website, it must take volunteers a long time to put this together.


Name: larry baxter <>
Date: 2014-07-03
Surnames of interest Briggs
Good Morning,
I am looking to find the name of the parents of David
Dixon Briggs who was born in Rome, New York in 1831 or
1832. The only information I have on him is an article
in the Rome Sentinel on August 25,1874. The article is
called " a Roaming Roman "


Name: Paul M. Fleming <>
Date: 2014-05-30
Surnames of interest Fleming and Marriott
Interested in joining

Name: Elizabeth Whittaker-Williams <>
Date: 2014-05-08
Surnames of interest Wright / Yates
Thank you

Name: Nancy Miller <>
Date: 2014-05-01
Surnames of interest McMahon, Puttock
I was wondering how to join the Rome Genealogy Society. I did print out an application form and mailed it to the address on the form (111 W. Thomas St.), but my letter was returned saying, "Attempted, Not Known". I would like to join and attend a meeting if you could please forward the information to me. Thank you very much, Nancy Miller,

Name: Debbie La Manche-Smith <>
Date: 2014-04-06
Surnames of interest Ferguson
Site looks interesting will bookmark it. Looking for data on Allen J Ferguson - know of one son Charles E Fergson b 1866 and d 1931 thanks!!!



Name: Carl Eastvold <>
Date: 2014-01-28
Surnames of interest Girard
Of interest to me is Samuel Girard - supposedly born 27 October, 1816, in Rome, NY - though I've found no official birth record or baptismal info. He does not have any other ties to the city that I've been able to discover. It's not that he didn't leave any information - in fact he's left too much - most of it contradictory. He appears to be French, though is later noted as being a member in good standing of the Methodist Episcopal Church. I am wondering what was going on in Rome, NY in 1816.

Name: Beatrice Martingale <>
Date: 2014-01-12
Surnames of interest Norris and Reynolds Marriage
In 1965 my great aunt Anna Maria Norris immigrated from Kingston Ontario Canada to New York City. From here the questions pill up. Did she pass through Rome NY???. Is that where she met her husband John J Reynolds, who was born in Rome 1844 to Patrick and Mary Reynolds???. Did they marry in Rome, if not where??? I cannot find them on the 1870 census with their first child John J Junior age about 1.
If anyone gas any ideas, they sure would be appreciated.
Thank You Beatrice Martingale


Name: Jessica Herbst <>
Date: 2013-12-01
Surnames of interest Herbst
Trying to figure out if Peter Herbst buried at Rome cemetery is brother to Adam Herbst in St Mary's cemetery. History from grandfather a bit sketchy. My father is Peter his father was Joseph G, his father Joseph H "Jake " and his father was Frank...we think we r from Adam's line...but im not convinced peter and adfam are brothers... any help would be greatly appreciated.

Name: Sharon Casey <>
Date: 2013-11-09
Surnames of interest Krug, Copia, Herbst, Oienk, Garry
My 2nd great grandfather came to Rome in 1851. I wish I could come back more often to do research.

Name: Pierre M Hahn <>
Date: 2013-11-06
Surnames of interest SHERMAN, KAUFMAN
How would I obtain the marriage certificate of Irving SHERMAN with Miriam K KAUFMAN on 12 July 1927 in Rome NY. They are my in-laws, the parents of my wife.
Thank you for any assistance you may give me.



Name: Bruce Palmer <>
Date: 2013-10-20
Surnames of interest Briggs
My brick wall is an elusive ancestor, David Dixon (Dickson?) BRIGGS born Rome Oneida NY either 1822 or abt Feb 1833 depending on which document from later in his life we believe. Father possibly carpenter or cabinet maker, Quakers in the family, possibly at least two sisters. Oral history has him running away from home age abt 12, going to MA or ME, then heading off whaling into the South Pacific. Disowned by parents as a result and unlikely to be mentioned at all by them in wills etc. He ended up being thrown off the boat / deserting / escaping in New Zealand where he died in 1908. Possible grandson of the Ebenezer or Joseph BRIGGS families. What we're looking for is newspaper ads, articles etc pre 1840 hopefully to find the professions / middle names etc of Ebenezer and Joseph's sons. The only profession we know definitely is Allan was a blacksmith. Any suggestions of where scanned copies of old rome sentinel etc on line might be, gratefully appreciated.

Name: Lauren Petruccelli <>
Date: 2013-08-21
Surnames of interest fish
Looking for birth records of Sarah Jane Fish, 1827, Dau. of Jesse Fish and Mercy Taft, son. of Moses fish and Mary Avery Bowers. Moses was one of the men who founded Rome.
Any info would be greatly appreciated.


Name: Phyllis Autry Morel <>
Date: 2013-07-11
Surnames of interest Buck and Morrell
James Brown Buck moved to Rome about 1830, age 23. He came from Vermont, Mass., or NY (all listed as places of birth on census) He and Angeline Morrell were married in the 1840's and had 6 children. They lived on W Dominick.

Name: Lawrence H. Williams <>
Date: 2013-06-29
Surnames of interest Thomas & Williams
I am a descendant of David Rhys Thomas (1867-1938) and William B. (Baron or Barron?) Williams (1869-1957).

Name: Mary Curry <>
Date: 2013-05-14
Surnames of interest Curry, Dailey, Welsh & Osborn
If anyone is researching the above names please consider alternative spellings and please contact me.

Name: Pam Murray < >
Date: 2013-03-24
Surnames of interest O'Neill, Murray
I have O'Neill ancestors buried in the Rome area. I'm near Syracuse. Thanks for the web site.

Name: Christina Dalrymple <>
Date: 2012-10-28
Surnames of interest Blasier

Name: Julie Stephenson <>
Date: 2012-06-09
Surnames of interest Lee
I'm looking for descendants of Francis Sherman Lee, a Wesleyan Methodist minister in Rome NY, d. 1928. I am the ggranddaughter of his sister, Eliza Harriett Lee.

Name: Scott Bell <>
Date: 2012-04-10
Surnames of interest Dailey
I am research the family of Thomas Dailey who died in Rome, NY. His youngest son was born in ROme June 29, 1848. Thomas is thought to have died shortly thereafter between 1848 and 1850. Any helkp would be appreciated. Scott

Name: Jim Ferraiolo <>
Date: 2012-03-20
Surnames of interest Briggs (1810 - 1860)
Why can't I get a response when I mail an Application for Membership to the RGS?
I have sent at least three over the last year, with no response on any kind.



Name: Lee Stewart <LeeLGS9@AOL.Com>
Date: 2012-02-15
Surnames of interest Wlley & Young
Circa 1850
Looking for the marriage of Nelson Willey and Lucretia Young


Name: Jennifer Linden Mosier-Baggett <>
Date: 2011-11-20
Surnames of interest HOLLAND
Grandfather: Francis Edward Holland born in Rome, NY 21 May 1894
Great Grandfather: Edward John Holland born in Rome, NY May 1858
G. G. Grandfather: Patrick Holland died in Rome, Ny abt. 1885
looking for documentation and family information


Name: Paul Fleischmann <>
Date: 2011-11-04
Surnames of interest McPherson, West, Wescott, McKeown
No information about cost of membership.
No phone no.
Membership application is not formatted to allow printing directly from website.


Name: Ann Davis McCay <>
Date: 2011-10-06
Surnames of interest Davis
Charles Stanley Davis born 1888 22 May

Name: Jim Ferraiolo <>
Date: 2011-09-22
Surnames of interest Briggs
Looking for Briggs family 1817 - 1855 in Rome, NY. Originally from Fairfield, VT. first names: Lyman, Allen, Amyntas, Henry W., Eliakim, Joseph, Ethelinda, and others.

Name: John Driscoll <>
Date: 2011-07-24
Surnames of interest Driscoll - Lynch
I'm looking for Johanna Driscoll, married to William Lynch in 1843. Two sources have her as coming to NYC from Ireland aboard the ship Spring in 1837 and/or coming to Rome via the St. Lawrence Seaway. I want to determine if they are one in the same Johanna.

Name: Mary Lou (Watkins) Rhebeck <>
Date: 2011-05-22
Surnames of interest Moore & Hutchins
Henry Moore and Mary Hutchins were my great grandparents... and other than they were born in Rome, NY in 1859 and 1868 respectively, I cannot find any other information on them. Their daughter, Jessie Anna Moore was my grandmother and she lived in Lockport New York, married to Frederick Conrad Watkins. Any ideas or information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Name: Barbara Lake Peters <>
Date: 2011-03-29
Surnames of interest Lake, Emmons
looking for family in Rome, Paris, Perry, Warsaw - they
were everywhere!


Name: Mary Ellen Jones <>
Date: 2011-03-28
Surnames of interest Joslyn, Cagwin, Humstone
When does the Rome Genealogical Society meet? Website says where, but not when or time. Thanks.

Name: tammy morgan <>
Date: 2011-03-27
Surnames of interest rieben and wright
I am trying to put together a family history and decided to start with my father's side of the family. Unfortunately he can not give me alot of concret info. I know that the first one to come over from Germany/switzerland was Jacob Rieben. I think he was my great great grandfather. That is where I get lost. I would appreciate any help in the right direction. Thank you.

Name: William Lester <>
Date: 2011-02-27
Surnames of interest Lester, Rozell, Partridge
Looking for an ancestor from "near Rome" born about 1810, name George Washington Lester.

Name: Lorrie Campbell <>
Date: 2011-01-12
Surnames of interest vogt
Hi i noticed that alot of your photos are submitted by kenneth vogt. Is he from rochester in his teens? He would be around his late 60's. Please let me know.

Thank you


Name: Edward Howard <>
Date: 2010-12-07
Surnames of interest Stenyk
I am researching a Rome NY man named Alexander Stenyk. He is buried in Rome Cemetery. If there is anyone in your group who could help me find his obituary, or anything else, I would appreciate and gladly pay for your time. I am a Historic Preservation Specialist at a military installation where Alex served shortly after WWI. While here, be built a structure which has been a source of mystery and awe for the past 90 years. I wish to contact a relative who might have a photo of him, and to find some details of his military life. A display has been set up in our museum with a replica of the building he built, but it was not until recently that previously unknown sources have shown us the mystery builder was Private Alexander Stenyk. I wish to insure he is duly credited.
Alex Stenyk was an immigrant from Austrian Poland, born 26 March 1886 (another source gives 25 Mar 1890). Died 29 Oct 1969, buried Rome Cemetery, I believe in section 158 - MM. He was a devout member of the Greek Orthodox Church, and it was his devotion to God and Church that really became his legacy here. He would certainly have been a member of that church when he lived in Rome. I do not know how long he lived in Rome. His half sister, Anastasia Chomo Fedon, died 17 Jan 1992, and said to be buried in Rome NY.

I will gladly pay a fee or donation for any help in this. Thank you,
Edward Howard
Columbus, GA


Name: Jim Ferraiolo <>
Date: 2010-11-04
Surnames of interest Briggs - 1820-1854
Enjoying your site. I'm a bit too far to make a meeting, but..

Name: Darla Bedford Moe <>
Date: 2010-10-30
Surnames of interest Burtch
I was born in Rome, but left for California with my family in the 1960's. My ancestor John M. Burtch was born in Rome in 1861. His parents were Philo K. & Mary (maiden name unknown) Burtch. John and his older sisters Grace and Hattie were placed in orphan homes. I don't know when, and I don't know if this is because one or both parents died. Grace Burtch "married and moved west". Hattie Burtch married a Beebe and lived in Adams, Jefferson Co., NY. John was adopted by David Crawe of Earlville, Madison County, NY, and his surname was changed to Crawe. Philo K. Burtch is buried in Montgomery County (with his Burtch family there), but no death date is given on his gravestone. I don't know what happened to Mary Burtch, wife of Philo and mother of Grace, Hattie, & John. Philo, Mary, Grace, and Hattie are shown in the 1860 census for Rome, ages 27, 20, 4, and 1. A "Mary A. Burtch, widow of Philo", is listed in Hayne's and Rome City Directories in 1893, qnd 1901-02. Philo Burtch was a carpenter, and a Civil War soldier. I'm looking for death records for Philo and Mary Burtch, for Mary's maiden name, and for more information about why the children were placed in orphan homes.

Name: William Choate <>
Date: 2010-09-04
Surnames of interest Choate, Salisbury, Sauls
Really nice site!

Name: Barbara <>
Date: 2010-06-27
Surnames of interest Goodrich
Great website!!!

Name: Amy Goepfert <>
Date: 2010-06-10
Surnames of interest Hoppe/Marks
My grandmother, Louise Marks, was born in Manhattan in 1883. Her mother died approximately 1886 and she was sent to Rome, NY to live with Catherine Hoppe. I am trying to obtain documentation of this. Catherine Hoppe was a member of Zion Episcople Church.

Name: Brad Caswell <>
Date: 2010-04-06
Surnames of interest Caswell, Brainerd/Brainard, Tiffany
Born and raised in Rome. Have assembled numerous Rome Caswells in my family tree "Caswell-Jones II Family Tree" on Very interested in locating old photos or my Roman ancestors. Jervis Library, I believe, has a collection. Seeking other sources. Thanks. Brad Caswell, Vermont.

Name: Paul J johnson <>
Date: 2010-03-01
Surnames of interest johnson
My family search has led me to consider Rome as t6he possible location for my family which originated in the Rome-Holland Patent-Steuben, trenton area. An 1800 Rome cesus lists @William Johnson as a landowner.Below is my outline of descent from your area.

My name is Paul J Johnson and I believe Sir William Johnson's Indian son John my ggggrandfather, was possibly born to an oneida girl, according to oral family history.
Following in line are his son william johnson who had 3 sons Abraham b.1795, Isaac b.1800 and Jacob b.1805 who (with Abraham) came to cramahe twnsp Ontario Canada, in 1821, bought a farm there in 1825(fom a former Rome resident named Joel Draper), and is
my ggrandfather his son being my grandfather john; and finally my father john.
We think abram and Jacob came from the Holland Patent-Rome-Steuben, Trenton area but have not
confirmed this however I note that William was resident in the town of Steuben in 1850 (his name appears on a map of the town).Isaac came to canada much later to stay with his brothers when in the 1850's, having stayed I suppose with his father william or mother until
then. Have you leads for information on the possible location for the family
in your area?

We have in the family possession 2 powder horns, with
typed claims concerning ggggranfather john serving with washington as a
scout in the revolutionary war.

Please let me have your advice about establishing where the family were located.
Thank you
Paul J Johnson


Name: Betty Southard <>
Date: 2010-02-20
Surnames of interest Holms, Holmes
My Thomas H Holmes was born in Rome, NY in 1829. He later moved to Illinois and on to Iowa where he was a minister of the Congregational faith. I am hoping that someone will be able to guide me to his parents, names unknown, and other family members. We have a DNA sample in FTDNA and hope that will help. I am happy to share any information that I have collected.

Name: Sandy Teepell <>
Date: 2010-01-03
Surnames of interest bellegarde, dion, horan, brooks, marks
thanks for any info

Name: TJ Griffin <>
Date: 2009-10-24
Surnames of interest Griffin, Bogan, Grogan
My Dad and sister have been researching family history for years and I just recently started to join in. Our Griffin Family (John and Mary Steel)came from Ireland in the mid 1800s and settled in Rome to raise children John, Dennis, Mary, James, Ann, Margaret and Jeremiah. Some worked for the railroad, and stayed on there. My G_Grandfather James came to Buffalo NY to raise his family and that's where we live still. Have found much useful info on the web, and hope to be able to visit Rome one day.
Kind regards,
TJ Griffin


Name: John S. Hameline <>
Date: 2009-10-20
Surnames of interest see below
There might be some additional information you'd find useful here:

Feel free to import. if I can help in any way, feel free to email.

Good Luck,

John S. Hameline


Name: Margaret Keefe <>
Date: 2009-09-23
Surnames of interest Butler, Castle, Olcott
My grandmother was Mina Butler(1 Mar 1866-25 Oct 1966), born in Lee. She married George DeRyke 7 Mar 1916, St John's Church, Utica. They moved to Philadelphia, where they stayed until the end of their lives.

Name: Ryan Dodge <>
Date: 2009-08-03
Surnames of interest Roberts
Was wondering if the Oneida Co. Poor House records still existed and if so who would I contact.

Ryan Dodge
211 Cajun St.
Broussard,La. 70518


Name: Tom Glatz <>
Date: 2009-04-08
Surnames of interest BURNHAM, EDWARDS, HODGES
I like your website. 3 generations of Burnham ancestors lived in Rome: John b. 1798, Richard, b. 1831 Mary, b. 1857

I am interested in joing this society.


Name: GMF <>
Date: 2009-03-29
I have a roadblock with NANCY BERCIER (Berha,Barsha, Berge) who was born in Switzerland about 1843 and came to Croghan, Lewis Co., where she had two children, Louisa and Josephine Bercier. Josephine married first, Sebastian Guion who died in the Civil War and then Pierre (Peter) Forgeon.

Any tips appreciated.


Name: Janice <>
Date: 2008-10-13
Surnames of interest Milton, Bullard, LaChance,,Bradt
seeking any information on the familes descended from Franklin A Milton( b circa 1843) and Eleanor Warner(1858-1921). Also families descended from L.W. Bullard(1838-1923) and Genette/Janette Wright(b1853). Also looking for information on the descendants of Leander Bradt b. 1838.

Name: Grace Anastasia <>
Date: 2008-10-03
Surnames of interest Slingerland
Reasearching Goeorge Slingland b1819 Rome NY d.1891 Mansfiel Tioga County Penn.

Name: John S Wilkinson <>
Date: 2008-10-03
Surnames of interest Wilkinson, McCotter
Just browsing.

Name: John S Wilkinson <>
Date: 2008-03-23
Surnames of interest Wilkinson, McCotter
I live in Rome, Ny All my family research is in the state of Maryland.

Name: Carol O. Bloomer (Jody) <>
Date: 2008-02-06
Surnames of interest Miller, Adams, Waldo, Palmer
I have ancestors in Twns of Western, Steuben, Trenton and my O'Briens are in Boonville and Lewis Co.

Name: Joe Rappa <>
Date: 2007-12-05
Surnames of interest Rappa, Malorzo, Manfrates, Cimino
Will be attending a meeting and hopefully becoming a member in the future.

Name: Bob Armstrong <>
Date: 2007-10-11
Surnames of interest Armstrong,Tibbits
Family was long term residents of Rome. From the Revolutionary
war. Moved away before 1920, but we still have an interest.


Name: George Bracken <>
Date: 2007-10-02
Surnames of interest Bracken,Davoren,Booth,Watts,O'Roark
I was part of the Onieda Cty. society and I hope to get involved with yours.

Name: Karen Weston <>
Date: 2007-08-30
Surnames of interest Randall, Eckel, Skeel
My family lines are actually from Vienna,NY, but some of the children were married in Rome in the 1840's.

Name: Mark Stephenson <>
Date: 2007-08-17
Surnames of interest Stephenson, Cullen, Walker, Fisk, Faulkner, Nicolette, Cacciatore
I am related to Walker's from Floyd and found out about your organization at the Irish Festival in Frankfort. Always happy to hear from people with similar interests.




Name: Claudia Stedman <>
Date: 2007-05-29
Surnames of interest Stedman
Does anyone living in the Lee Center, Westernville area of New York have any pictures of the Stedman's in this area from 1860 to 1940. I have some current pictures but not many of my immediate line (Tristrim Stedman -Hazard- George W.- Charles- George - Claude E. - myself.) Thanks.

Name: Coralynn B. <>
Date: 2007-04-28
Just found 54 references to Rome, NY on Jane Devlin's website:

You may have to copy/paste the URL into your browser.

Cheers, C.


Name: Coralynn Brown <>
Date: 2007-04-28
Surnames of interest Hubbard, Brown, Jackson, Hallock
Glad to see you have the website up and running.
I have a Hubbards of New England website on, and many members have brick walls in Oneida County or Lewis County, NY.
I also contribute transcriptions to Jane Devlin's website, one of them being bios of people in Rome, NY.

Do you plan to post vital records, church records, etc. when they're found?

Cheers, Coralynn


Name: Barbara Stahr <>
Date: 2007-04-18
Surnames of interest Brownell
Interested in this area.