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Lewis County, New York
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Lewis County, New York Facts

Lewis County

When was Lewis County, NY Created?
Lewis County was created on March 28, 1805 from Oneida County.

What is the County Seat of Lewis County, NY?
The County Seat is located in Lowville and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Lewis County, NY?
Bordering Counties are St. Lawrence County, Herkimer County, Oneida County, Oswego County, Jefferson County.

Lewis County, NY Vital Records

Where can find Lewis County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Lewis County vital records can be found at the New York Department of Health which has copies of birth records after 1881 and death records after 1880, copies of marriage since 1881 and a Divorce records since 1847 . There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in New York for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Lewis County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for New York Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage and Divorce Certificate Application to mail.

Lewis County, NY Census Records

What Lewis County, NY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Lewis County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Lewis Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Lewis Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Lewis Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.

There are New York State censuses from 1880, 1892, 1905, 1855, 1865, 1875, 1892, 1905, 1915, 1925. You can get free downloadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also New York Census Records Research Guide

Lewis County, NY Courthouse and Government Records

Lewis County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Lewis County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Lewis County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in New York courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless New York residents. The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Lewis County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also New York Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Lewis County, NY Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Lewis County, NY?
A list of Lewis County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide New York Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Lewis County, NY Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Lewis County, NY?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Lewis County. Most of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is simply a listing that has been compiled or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

Lewis Co. NY Books, Newspapers & Publications

Lewis Co. NY Cemeteries & Church Records

Lewis Co. NY Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Lewis Co. NY General and History Websites

Lewis Co. NY Immigration & Naturalization

Lewis Co. NY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Lewis Co. NY Military Records

Lewis Co. NY Schools & Directories

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