The Research Room is open noon to 4 pm Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 8 pm on Friday, and by appointment.
Our association, a county historical association, is a not-for-profit organization that researches, collects, preserves and interprets St Lawrence County History. Among our resources for genealogical research are a surname card index, family files, cemetery records, directories, county and town histories, old maps, a local genealogy database and reference books. Our town files can also be searched for information on subjects not related to genealogy, such as business and industry, education, religious institutions, etc. For further information please refer to this description of archives resources
If you are unable to visit the Research Room yourself, and are interested in having us conduct some research for you, the following fees apply:
- A free, half hour preliminary search of sources will be performed. Research beyond this will be billed at $25 per hour, with $25 to be paid in advance. Most research requests can be completed in one to three hours. (Donor and Benefactor level members of the SLCHA receive two hours of free research annually.)
- 25¢ per page for photocopies
- $2 minimum for mailing
- Please note that we are not a part of county government and do not have access to records, such as vital statistics, probate, land and tax records. However, some of this material is available at FamilySearch.org. For research beyond our resources we may be able to find a private researcher to do these tasks.
JeanMarie Martello is the Archives Manager. She started working in the archives in late October of 2002. She does research fulfilling requests for information, helps people who come in to do historical or genealogical research, and maintains the archives.