Do you love history?
Have you visited our local

history room? 

We have:

  • Local history reference books

  • Newspapers indexed on microfilm from the early 19th century forward

  • Genealogy resources including local family files, family picture files, other picture files, scrapbooks

  • Maps and atlases

  • Issues of Palmyra newspapers dating back to 1820 are available online. Click this the link.

  • Family Photo Index can be found here. 

Palmyra Community Library House & Building History Project

(established 2020)

About: The Palmyra Community Library, 402 E. Main Street, Palmyra, NY has a Local History Room which includes maps, scrapbooks, genealogical files and photographs, newspaper indexes, local history books, regional and community interest holdings, files and other information that relates to Palmyra’s rich history. One of the questions the staff gets regularly is, “How can I find out more about my house?”


The library has established a Palmyra House & Building History Project, where histories of properties in Palmyra are collected and preserved. Space in the library’s local history room has been created to hold these histories.


An associated pamphlet, “Researching Your Property’s History,” is a how-to guide to assist you. Scroll down.

How: Fill out this form below or download a paper copy and return to the ciruclation desk. This will become a public document and by submitting this form you agree and understand this.  

If you want to include pictures of your house, email them directly to the library

 Researching Your Property’s History

  is a how-to guide to assist you. Read below. Download

or Photocopy at the Circulation Desk.