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The St. Lawrence Valley Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 205

Canton, NY 13617-0205


Serving the needs of genealogists since 1983, with newsletters, FREE queries, research library, social events, business meetings, workshops, advice and assistance, and access to great sources!


Who we are: The SLVGS answers the needs of family history researchers in the St. Lawrence Valley area, whether residents of the area or people whose ancestors once resided here. It serves the needs of genealogists who wish to research local area lines as well as those interested in other areas. Members frequently associate with each other at social events.


Newsletter: The SLVGS News is published four times a year. Those who join after April will be credited to the first of the year and will receive all four issues [unless specifying that they are joining for the coming year.. The newsletters include FREE queries to help in research. Remember not everyone is on the internet yet. If you have any queries you would like placed in the newsletter, please e-mail them directly to: Norm Young, [email protected]; snail mail:  456 Shantyville Rd., Gouverneur, NY 13642   315-287-2682.


Library: The society also maintains a research library in the Potsdam Public Museum to help members in their work. This library is available during regular museum hours. The museum is open from 2 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday [closed Saturdays in July and August]. Contact the museum at 315/265-6910 for more information.


Meetings: Meetings are held in most months of the year. Meetings are normally held at various locations around the St. Lawrence County area check local media for specific dates and times. We do send e-mail notice of meetings to local people with e-mail addresses., The annual meeting and electionof officers is held the 4th Thursday of April each year.


Low Cost. Membership is just $12 per year for U.S. addresses, $15 (U.S.) per year for Canadian addresses.


SLVGS Top Ten!


1. Free Queries

2. Vital Records Extracts

3. Research Library

4. Interactions with other genealogists

5. Workshops and other special events

6. Book reviews

7. Social events, including picnic

8. Low yearly dues

9. Advice and assistance

10. Great members!




Join the SLVGS: Printable Membership Application


Copyright 2001-05 by Norm Young and Russ Sprague

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