St Lawrence County Historical Association

St Lawrence County Online Genealogical Resources

SLCHA QUARTERLY
SLCHA hosts an online index to the SLCHA Quarterly.
Cemeteries
SLCHA has bound copies of surveys for most county cemeteries. Some of these contain information on burials that was not available when later surveys were done. Online resources can be consulted at
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Newspapers

Digitized versions of many northern New York historical newspapers are provided by the Northern New York Library Network to enhance access to the region's unique local history. The online collection currently consists of almost 2,500,000 pages from numerous area newspapers.

Several newspapers from St Lawrence County can also be searched at the Fulton, New York History site.

Town Historians
Town historians maintain collections of records and other materials related to their particular village, town or city. Further information and a list of historians
Vital Records

County birth, marriage and death records are maintained by the various town clerks. Since New York State only mandated that vital records be kept by the towns in 1880, towns generally have few records prior to that year. However, some records were kept from 1847-1849 and can be accessed at Vital Records Index at Anne Cady's site.

List of town clerks from St Lawrence County

St Lawrence County Clerk, Surrogate Office

Many documents useful for genealogical research pertaining to St Lawrence County are available at the County Clerk's Office in Canton and at the Surrogate's Office.

St Lawrence County Clerk
48 Court Street
Canton, NY 13617
315-379-2237
  • Various censuses for county towns: 1905, 1915, 1925 (partial 1845, 1865)
  • Naturalization records
  • Marriages 1908-1935, 1912-1934
  • Divorces
  • Land and tax records (starting in 1802): deeds, mortgages, indices of grantors and grantees
  • Convictions books

Free digitized versions of many of the above resources may be consulted online at the Family Search website

Surrogate Clerk's Office
Surrogate Clerk's Office
48 Court Street
Canton, NY 13617
315-379-2217

Wills (1830-1916), probate information (bonds, letters of administration, minutes). Most of the documents are also available online at Family Search.

Assorted Vital Records Websites

New York, Marriages, 1686-1980

Includes some records from St Lawrence County. Searchable.

New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962

Largely from New York City, but some from other areas also. Searchable.

New York, Northern Arrival Manifests, 1902-1956

Alphabetized collection of completed forms for locations including Hogansburg, Malone, Nyando, Morristown, Ogdensburg, Rooseveltown, and Waddington

St Lawrence County Naturalization Records, 1791-1980

Includes petitions for naturalization, petition evidence and petition abtracts. Partially searchable.

New York State censuses that include St Lawrence County. Searchable.

St Lawrence County Land Records

Deeds, indices of grantors and grantees, mortgages.

New York, Deaths and Burials, 1795-1952

Most are from New York City, but some from other areas as well. Searchable.

Other Recommended Websites

Anne Cady's website This website contains many links resources, transcriptions and other websites of interest for St Lawrence County research. Includes cemetery transcriptions, 1847-49 vital records, maps, church records, etc.

Births, Deaths, Marriages from Gouverneur, NY Herald, St. Lawrence County, NY (approx. 1864-1904)

North Country Now has many links to good sites for genealogists on its Local Websites/History page.

St Lawrence County GenWeb - The GenWeb project covers much of the world. St Lawrence County GenWeb is part of New York GenWeb, which in turn is part of the US GenWeb. The programs, run by volunteers and hosted by Rootsweb, collect data and links from a variety of sources and post them in the appropriate spot.

St Lawrence Valley Genealogical Society - Serving the needs of genealogists since 1983, with newsletters, free queries, research library, social events, business meetings, workshops, advice and assistance, and access to several useful sources.

St Lawrence University Special Collections contains over 175 manuscript collections, many of them relevant to genealogical research. Examples are:

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