The Archives and Reading Room features:
· Genealogical data about families, indexed and often cross-referenced.
· Donated genealogies; some names included are Austin, Ballou, Condlin, Goodell/Goodale, Harwood/Hatch/Hayes, Jung/Young, Kenyon, Francis LeClerc and Felicite Bisaillon (and children), Maine/Mayne, Polley, Van Slyck/Van Slyke, and Westurn.
· Military records from the American Revolution, War of 1812, Civil War, WWI, WWII, and some veteran obituaries.
· Books on topics relating to St. Lawrence County or written by authors from our county.
· Topics on our 32 towns and one city (Ogdensburg), including early settlements, personalities, religions, churches, schools, businesses, and fraternal organizations.
· County and town maps dating from the early 1800s; some have names of early property owners.
· Gravestone transcriptions for over 100 cemeteries – and descriptions on the creation of some cemeteries, including some that were moved.
· Donated scrapbooks, indexed by surname and topic and organized by town – many include clippings from early newspapers.
· Photographs organized by surname, town, organizations; postcard views of town streets, buildings and residences;
· County-wide directories and phone books; diaries, ledgers, fraternal/civic group records, advertising posters and fliers.
· Subjects such as immigration, rivers, agriculture/farming, forestry, education, transportation, mining, artists, fairs, and other entertainment.
The SLCHA is open Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm, and Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. Call (315) 386-8133 to make an appointment for archives research.
For more information, call (315) 386-8133, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their website.