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Lewis County, New York GenWeb


Lewis County, New York



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This site contains a collection of information, public domain documents, vital statistics, images and queries relating to genealogy and family history research in Lewis County, NY.  

Last update to the site was 08/25/2009 and it was another face lift on the site!

My name is  
Sandy and I am your Lewis County Host!  Huge THANK YOU! to  Jan Cortez your former Host.

Sorry I do not live in New York, I am not able to provide lookups.   



 What's New    22 August 2009

 Announcements page of currently available info 

Bible Records

 Davenport Bible


 Short Biographies

 Adam Traxel of Constableville

 Peter Wolf of Ava and West Leyden

 "Pierre Jean DuPont, the Facts, the Fiction and the truth." Author  Glen A. Swartz 2007-2009

 Claffey family history


  Books Available to Lewis County Researchers


Lewis County Journal and Republican that came out today-
Oct 3, 2008-

" Over 50 headstones at the 7th Day Settlement Cemetery in the
Town of
were destroyed and turned over. 'In talking to the sheriff we
thought either Thursday or Friday night it might have happened", Virgil
Taylor, Watson town supervisor, told the Journal. Anyone knowing
anything about the damage done should contact Mr. Taylor at 315-376-2387
or the Sheriff's Department
Submitted by:  

 Sands Cemetery  
 Sperryville Cemetery

 St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery, Greig, NY
 Seventh-Day Settlement Cemetery

 Otter Creek Cemetery
 Beaver Falls (New) Cemetery 
 High Market Cemetery With Headstone Photos
Inactive Lewis County Cemeteries
 Beaver Falls Old Cemetery
Old Lowville Cemetery
 Fairview (REED) Cemetery  

 Lowville Rural Cemetery pg. 1 (pdf)
 Lowville Rural Cemetery pg. 2 (pdf) 
 Locust Grove Lord Cemetery (pdf) 
 Port Leyden Cemetery Partial listing
 Oswegatchie Corners Cemetery
 Lewis County Cemeteries  
 Town of Croghan Cemeteries



   1895 Census Town of Diana 
   1895 Census Harrisville Village 
   1895 Census Harrisville - Country 
   1895 Census Index for Town of Diane, Harrisville Village and Harrisville Country
   Census of Pensioners 1840 
   Lewis County Census Lists- Off site link 
   NY State Census Online - Off site link


  Stone Church (St. Mary's) Church Prussian Settlement 
  Stone Church (St. Mary's) Church Prussian Settlement Page 2 

  Stone Church (St. Mary's) Church Prussian Settlement Page 3 
  Pine Grove Community Church Preservation Society 
  West Leyden Ev. Lutheran & German Reformed Church Baptisms 
  West Leyden Ev. Lutheran & German Reformed Church Marriages 
  West Leyden Ev. Lutheran & German Reformed Church Confirmations 
  West Leyden Ev. Lutheran & German Reformed Church Deaths 
  West Leyden Ev. Lutheran & German Reformed Church Records


  1872-73 Business Directory of Lewis Co., NY 
  Lowville Business Directory - 1867-1868 
  Copenhagen Business Directory 1857

Family Reunions

  Family Reunions  

Helpful websites for planning a family reunion:  Submitted by:  Charmaine

Family WebPages/Family Pages - Related to Lewis County

 John Hamlin Family Tree
 Brooks and Burr Families
  Descendants of Peter Rauscher 
  Marriage and Story of Lois Sears and Benjamin Parmeter 
  My Genealogy Homepage ~ Johnson, Reed, Sutz, Wetmore
  Claffey Home Page

Jacob and Peter Zimmer Newspaper article collection


  Erie Grange - Indian River 
  Gardner's Corners Grange 
  Turin Lodge No. 184 F & AM 
  Official Year Book and Directory Lewis County Grange

Historical and Genealogical Societies/Museums

   The Jewish Genealogical Society (JGS) 
   The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
   Railway Historical Society of Northern New York 
   Central NY Genealogical Society - Offsite link  
   Lewis county Historical Society - Offsite link 
   Info on Lewis county Historical Society
   Historical Association of Jefferson County - Offsite link 
   The Mennonite Heritage Farm

History Related

  Franklin B. Hough (1822-1885)
  Page 1 Images of "Souvenir of Lowville" 19 images 
  Continued Page 2 Images of "Souvenir of Lowville"
  History of Northern NY in progress - Offsite link 
  Historical Notes of Constableville 
  History of Lewis County 
  Historians of Lewis County 
  French's Gazetteer of Lewis County
  Historical Notes on the Settlement of Number 4


  Northern NY Library Network - Off site link 
  Lowville Free Library - Off site link
  Port Leyden Community Library - Off site link
  William H. Bush Memorial Library (Martinsburg) - Off site link
  The New York Public Library - Off site link

Local/State/Federal Government/Chambers of Commerce

  Brantingham- Off site link 
  Lewis County Clerk Records 
  Postmasters - Croghan, NY 
  Lewis County Chamber of Commerce - Off site link 
  1914 Assessor's List of Properties - Constableville 
  Boundary Book - Town of West Turin 
  Lewis County Officials, 1928 
  Lewis County Poorhouse - 1850 
  Lewis County Poorhouse - 1860


  1897 Lewis NY Map 
  D.G. Beers 1875 Atlas of Lewis County


  Marriage Journal

Medical Professions

  Lewis County Medical Profession - from Hough's History 1860


  177 DECEASED VETERANS The Journal and Republican - Lowville 
  John REED, Revolutionary Vet New page
  Rev. War Pension File of Samuel Cone/Coan 
  Rev. War Pension File of Joseph Webb
  Excerpt from Military Minutes for Lewis Co.  
  First Military Organization after formation of Lewis County
  Members of CO. K, 87th Regiment 
  More Civil War Vets More Civil War Vet Added to this page from Charles Shaw 
  Beneath Two Flags 
  Military Links


  Lewis County Fire Wardens 
  Louisa White Diary and White Family Home

News & Newspapers

  Harriett Merrihew Crime ~ warning explicit, click with caution
  NY State Newspaper Project - Offsite Link
  Northern NY Historical Newspapers - Offsite Link

Photos/Pictures/Post Cards

  Ackerman Family Album
Ackerman Family Album page 2
 Family Photo Albums  
  Lewis County Post Cards 
Photos of album belonging to Alice Provida Olmstead Salmon of Greig
  Downtown Lowville Post Card 
  Unknown Wood, Brown and Moshier family photos 
  Wedding Photo of Mary Ophelia Glasgow Thompson 
  Copenhagen Monument 


  Lewis County Queries 
  Lewis County Queries - Page 2  
  Lewis County Queries - Page 3  - still under construction
  Message Board for Lewis County - offsite link


  1899 School Photo ~ Also found in Photo section
  1947 West Leyden Central School Class 
  Constableville School Alumni Association Banquet 2005

Vital Records

  Deaths and Marriages from The Lowville Journal and Republican 1860
  More Deaths and Marriages from The Lowville Journal and Republican 1860
  Lowville Births from Grandma Evilo's Scrapbook
  Lowville Deaths from Grandma Evilo's Scrapbook
  Lowville Marriages from Grandma Evilo's Scrapbook
  Death Notices
  Lewis County Obituary Page  
  Marriage & Anniversary Announcement page 
  Marriage Records of Rev. P. Wright - Newport, NY. - Offsite link


  Lewis County Will Book Indices Volumes C & D - 1840 - 1862 
  Lewis County Wills

Off Site Resources (Links)

  Newspaper Abstracts : Lewis County
Northern NY Library Network Newspaper Search

Northern New York American-Canadian Genealogical Society
  US Gravestone Photo Project for Lewis County, NY
  Lewis County Political Graveyard

  PoynterOnline Want to Live Forever?  Write Your Own Obit 
  Genealogy LookUp Forum 
  Ellis Island Foundation 
  Mennonite & Amish Genealogy Project 
  Lewis County Off-line Resources 
  Lyons Falls History in pictures 
  Cornell University Digital Library 
  The Genealogist's Index to the World Wide Web

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Previous "Do you know me" unknown photos have been moved from here to their own page for easier viewing.  Click Here to view the UNKNOWN Photos 0f People and Places page

Douglas Hanno, County Clerk
7660 State Street
Lowville, NY 13367

Lewis County Historian
Lisa Becker
7552 South State St.
PO Box 446
Lowville, NY 13367

Visit Lewis County's neighboring sites: 

North of Lewis Co.:  St Lawrence County, NY GenWeb
Northwest of Lewis Co.:  Jefferson County, NY GenWeb
East of Lewis Co.:  Herkimer County, NY GenWeb

South of Lewis Co.:  Oneida County, NY GenWeb
Southwest of Lewis Co.:  Oswego County, NY GenWeb
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About the Lewis County, NY GenWeb

A message was sent out over the GEN-NYS-L list in June of 1996 asking if anyone would be interested starting a NYS GEN-WEB page similar to a highly successful project underway in Kentucky. Many people expressed an interest in this idea. About the same time, Jeff Murphy, coordinator of the KY GEN WEB, decided to go national with the idea, and out of that grew the US GEN WEB project, and the NY GEN WEB project.

At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page. Contact the volunteer shown on the county page if you have a desire to add your data to the database. If the county in which you are interested does not have a page and you wish to participate, please contact Robert Sullivan, New York State Coordinator

The person responsible for the Lewis County, New York GenWeb pages is Sandy and I am responsible for online data related to Lewis County. If you have data or information to contribute related to other counties, please contact me .  Some New York counties are still available. If you are interested in volunteering and hosting a county or in some other volunteer work for this project please contact the NY State Coordinator for details.

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