Place:Oneida, Madison, New York, United States


Coordinates43.085°N 75.653°W
Located inMadison, New York, United States
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Oneida is a city in Madison County located west of Oneida Castle (in Oneida County) and east of Canastota, New York, United States. The population was 11,390 at the 2010 census. The city, like both Oneida County and the nearby silver and china maker, was named for the Oneida tribe, which had a large territory here around Oneida Lake during the colonial period. The city developed especially in the period following construction of the Erie Canal and railroads across the state.

The Oneida were one of the original Five Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy and many of its members were allies of the rebels during the American Revolutionary War. Afterward it was forced to cede most of its territory, some in unconstitutional ways to New York State, which did not have the authority to deal with the nation. Today the federally recognized Oneida Indian Nation owns land in this vicinity, where some members live. It operates the Turning Stone Casino and Resort in Verona, New York. It is one of four recognized tribes of Oneida people, the only one in the state.

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  • Outstanding guide to Oneida family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, town histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.

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