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St. Lawrence County, New York
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St. Lawrence County, New York Facts

When was St. Lawrence County, NY Created?
St. Lawrence County was created on 1802 from Clinton CountyHerkimer County and Montgomery County.

What is the County Seat of St. Lawrence County, NY?
The County Seat is located in Canton and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to St. Lawrence County, NY?
Bordering Counties are Jefferson County, Franklin CountyLewis CountyHerkimer CountyHamilton County,Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties, Ontario and Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario, Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario.

St. Lawrence County, NY Vital Records

Where can find St. Lawrence County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
St. Lawrence 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 St. Lawrence County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for New York Birth and Death CertificateMarriage and Divorce Certificate Application to mail.

St. Lawrence County, NY Census Records

What St. Lawrence County, NY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for St. Lawrence County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18101820183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

There are New York State censuses from 1880, 1892, 19051855186518751892190519151925. You can get free downloadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also New York Census Records Research Guide

St. Lawrence County, NY Courthouse and Government Records

St. Lawrence County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the St. Lawrence County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of St. Lawrence 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 St. Lawrence 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 Courthouse Records Research Guide.

St. Lawrence County, NY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in St. Lawrence County, NY?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to St. Lawrence 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.

St. Lawrence Co. NY Books, Newspapers & Publications

St. Lawrence Co. NY Cemeteries & Church Records

St. Lawrence Co. NY Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

St. Lawrence Co. NY General and History Websites

St. Lawrence Co. NY Immigration & Naturalization

St. Lawrence Co. NY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

St. Lawrence Co. NY Military Records

St. Lawrence Co. NY Schools & Directories