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Archives Month

Box of archived records

October is New York State Archives Month, and you can celebrate by visiting the St Lawrence County Historical Association! During the month of October, the SLCHA will provide free access to in our public research room. is a subscription based website, and this is a great opportunity to check it out for free. is a great way to explore your family history and learn more about your ancestors. This website provides access to numerous historical records including census, military, immigration, and vital records from across the country in a searchable format. Also, the Historical Association itself has numerous records specific to St Lawrence County - including photographs, postcards, maps, and diaries - which are not necessarily available anywhere else. When you combine with the SLCHA’s unique records, the result is a more complete picture of your ancestors. So stop by the Historical Association during the month of October and take advantage of this great opportunity!

Annual Meeting

Bessie Abbott

Bessie Abbott

69th Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at Pickens Hall, Heuvelton. More…

SLCHA Constitution

The board has agreed to this amended version of the SLCHA Constitution, and now the membership has to approve the changes at our annual meeting to make it official.

World War I Articles and Information Wanted for SLCHA’s Quarterly Journal

US Doughboy and Canadian 'Kiltie'

U.S. soldier & Canadian "Kiltie"

Library of Congress

August 2014 marked the centennial of the outbreak of World War I and the Historical Association wants to recognize the local contributions to the war effort as well as its impact on local families. The SLCHA’s publication committee invites readers to submit articles or materials showing St Lawrence County residents’ involvement in World War I. News clippings, letters home, photos, and other documents can be carefully copied and the original materials returned to their lenders. If you think you may have something useful, contact County Historian Sue Longshore.

The Quarterly, published by the St Lawrence County Historical Association, is currently wrapping up its sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War this year. The cover of the December 2015 issue displays a young man in a Civil War uniform… or is it? Some clever research has answered questions about the photo, but more remain.

Coming Events

The Civil War Round Table originally listed as occuring on October 23 will actually take place on October 30.

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SLCHA has recently revised its sponsorship levels. Please consider us in your giving plans.

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