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We have a wide variety of resources for your family research needs. Genealogy research requests can be made with Lewis County Historical Society.

Find more at our

Lewis County Resource Center
































































The Research Center is a wholly funded department maintained by the Historical Society for the County and is located in our Lowville building.  The office is open year round whenever the Historical Society is open. All research is free.   Those requiring a visit to the Research Center on the weekend please contact Jerry Perrin at 942-4891 and he will try to accommodate your requests.


Hough’s History 1860
Hough’s History 1883 including name index
Bowen’s History 1880 – 1965
Books on various aspects of Lewis County history

Lewis County Directory 1872
Lewis County Directory 1896
Lowville Directory 1902

Farmers Directory of St. Lawrence County 1918
Farmers Directory of Jefferson and Lewis Counties 1918

Cutter’s Families of Northern NY 1912 including name index
Important Families of Southern Lewis County

Crawford Files (compilation of statistical information of Lewis County Individuals)
Birth and Death records from Lewis County Newspapers (1831 - 1859

Immigration Cards

Alsace and Lorraine Genealogies

WWII ration Cards

Revolutionary War Soldier List
War of 1812 Soldier List
Civil War Soldier List (“Where We Stand” by Charles Shaw)

Census Records

Obituary file index

Names Files

Newspapers on Microfilm:

Journal and Republican
Lewis County Democrat
Adirondack Sun
Black River Gazette

Cemetery Records for all Townships
Cemetery Index and Maps

1875 De Beers Atlas of Lewis County
1875 De Beers Atlas of Oneida County

Topics Files
General History Files
List of Lewis County Historical Society Journal articles
List of articles in New York Life

Family Genealogies

Scrap Books


The Historical Society possesses various collections pertinent to Lewis County history which we will get out for you.

Document and Photograph Boxes for each Township
Document boxes by category such as Lowville Academy, Gould Paper Mill, Lowville Fair, etc
Native American Collection
Fossil Collection
Textile Collection
Object collection
Map Collection
Hard copies of newspapers that have been microfilmed in Research Center
Large book collection on state, county, and local history
Business directories
Letters and diaries



Lewis County Court House
Lowville, NY 13367

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Satisfaction of mortgages
Civil Records

Supreme Court Affidavits
County Court Affidavits
County Court Orders
Supreme Court Executions
Judgments and Rolls
Tax Rolls (County Treasurer’s Office)

Census 1830, 1850, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1870, 1875, 1880, 1892, 1905, 1915, 1925
Births 1848 - 1850, deaths 1847 - 1849, and marriages 1847 - 1849 (incomplete)
Naturalization records
Miscellaneous records


Online Sources


Historic Newspapers:

GENWEB which includes some cemetery records, some Crawford Files, and Census

Houghs History of Lewis County 1805-1883:

Cutter’s Families of Northern NY 1912:

 Lewis County New York Obituaries and Death Notices


Sources for other state newspapers

Wikipedia List:

Chronicling America:



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