The Flower Library Genealogy Department


12:00 Noon to 4:00 pm. Monday through Saturday

Or call us and make an appointment!

Would you like to volunteer? Click here for an application!

Mission Statement:

1. Aid and assist the general public in genealogical and historical research, with a focus on Jefferson County, NY and the adjacent counties of Lewis, St. Lawrence and Oswego and the province of Ontario, Canada.

2. Collect and preserve genealogical and historical information in any and all possible forms and formats.

3. Maintain a genealogy and local history library collection.


The Genealogy Department staff conducts in house searches that are free, except for a $.20 per page copy fee and postage.

Requests can be sent by:

1. Mail Us. Please include a SASE (self addressed stamped envelope) and be as detailed as possible in your letter. Our address is Genealogy Department, Flower Memorial Library, 229 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601

2. Email Us at wat-genealogy@ncls.orgAgain, please be as detailed as possible and include an address for us to mail any copies, etc.

3. Telephone us. Our number is 315-785-7711 for answers and brief look ups.