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Chenango County on a map of New York State

County Historian

Henry J. Drexler, County Historian
John Antonowicz, Deputy Historian
Julie Kupris, Historical Research Assistant

43 Rexford Street
Norwich, NY  13815

Phone: (607) 337-1845
Email: historian@co.chenango.ny.us

What Does the County Historian Do?

The work of the Chenango County Historian falls into five broad categories as follows:

    1. researching and writing about the history of the county and its inhabitants;
    2. interpreting and teaching the county's history through public presentations;
    3. preserving the material culture of the county;
    4. organizing and promoting the county's history; and
    5. guiding and supporting the county's municipal historians.
The county historian does not perform genealogical services for the public, but does encourage individuals to do their own family history research.

Research Materials Available:

  • Local histories, maps, and directories
  • Photographs of people, places and events in Chenango County
  • Early records of schools in Chenango County
  • Local bible and cemetery records
  • Family genealogies
  • Family surname files
  • Local business and town files
  • Revolutionary, Civil War, and other war information
We encourage visitors to call ahead to ascertain the availability of particular research materials.

Public Office Hours:

    Wednesday & Thursday
    9am – 12 pm & 1 pm - 5 pm
    9am – 12 pm
Please note that days and hours may change due to the Chenango County government holiday schedule. For a list of holiday closures see Scheduled Building Closures.