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.
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
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
Free digitized versions of many of the above resources may be consulted online at the Family Search website
Wills (1830-1916), probate information (bonds, letters of administration, minutes). Most of the documents are also available online at Family Search.
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.
Northern New York SAR/DAR Joint Patriot Project
is a joint effort of the Thousand Islands Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and three chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the LeRay de Chaumont Chapter, Watertown, the Nihanawate Chapter, Potsdam, and the Swe-kat-si Chapter, Ogdensburg. Between Jefferson and St Lawrence counties there are approximately 800 burials of Revolutionary war veterans. … The goal of this project is to find and mark these graves.
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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Bayside Cemetery Gatehouse