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John Wertis, Town of Ulysses Historian
Hours: by appointment
Phone: 607-387-4331
E-mail: historian@ulysses.ny.us

Trumansburg/Ulysses Local History
Town Cemeteries:
 - Jones (Goodwin) Cemetery

 - Updike Cemetery
 - Bower Cemetery
 - Quaker Cemetery 

Duties of the Town Historian:

  • Fill out a yearly report detailing inquiries, phone calls received, and meetings attended which is submitted to the Tompkins County Historian. This report is then sent to the New York State Historian.
  • Meet with the Tompkins County Municipal Historians an average of eight times a year and contribute to any local historical projects coordinated by the group
  • Attend a yearly meeting of the New York State District of Municipal Historians to exchange information and ideas relating to New York State history
  • Hold public informational sessions about any history-related activities in which the Town of Ulysses participates
Town Historian Memberships
  • Lifetime member of the Ulysses Historical Society
  • Member of the Tompkins County Municipal Historian’s Group
Please note that Town Historians are prohibited from providing genealogical services. Please visit our Genealogy page for helpful tips in your search.

     Last updated 11/2016