News: Jefferson County Estate Claims are now available. Estate claims are unpaid bills presented to the executors of some Jefferson County residents in the 1800's. You will have to come to the library to view the records. Click here to see a list!
News: Old Houses of the North Country are online. Click here to see them!
News: Watertown High School Yearbooks are online. Click here to see them!
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!
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. Again, 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.
Did you know that we have New York State Vital Records?
These are Births, Deaths and Marriages in New York State excluding New York City. The material in on Microfiche and can only be viewed in the library.
Births: 1881- 1938
Links to helpful online genealogy sites
AncestryLibrary.com (Only Available in the Library)
Heritagequest (Use your library barcode)
Canadian Genealogy and History Links
and Town Maps
the American Revolution
Federal Census - Jefferson County NY
Genealogy Research Resources
Historical Association of
Jefferson County NY
Genealogy Web Page
Jefferson County NY Local History Network (ALHN)
LDS Family Search
New York Heritage
Digital Collection - Watertown High School Yearbooks Online!
Vital Records Information
- United States
US Genweb Project
Franklin Co. Federal: 1850 - 1870, 1900, 1910 & 1890 Civil War
Franklin Co. State: 1855, 1875 & 1905
Herkimer Co. Federal: 1850
Jefferson County, Federal: 1810,1820, 1830,1840-1880&1900 -1930
Jefferson County, State: 1825, 1835, 1855, 1865, 1875
Jefferson County, Civil War Veterans: 1890
Lewis County Federal: 1850 - 1930 & 1890 Civil War Vets.
Lewis Co. State: 1855, 1865 & 1905
Montgomery Co. Federal 1850
Oneida Co. Federal: 1850
Onondaga Co. Federal: 1850
St. Lawrence Co. Federal: 1850 - 1920 & 1890 Civil War
St. Lawrence Co. State: 1865 (partial)
Oswego County, Federal: 1850 - 1920 & 1890 Civil War Vets.
Canada: Wolfe Island, Howe Island, Amherst Island,
Portsmouth, Dundas County: 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881
Hamilton 1860 and 1870
Herkimer 1860 and 1870
Montgomery 1860 and 1870
Oneida 1860 and 1870
Onondaga 1860 and 1870
Census Indexes Bound Volumes
New York State Federal Census, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870
New York State Census Jefferson Co. 1865, bound
Census Indexes on CD's
New York State 1900 and 1910
Revolutionary: Abstracts of Jefferson County Pension records
Loyalists: Loyalists of Massachusetts by E. Alfred Jones
Loyalists in Ontario by William D. Reed
Sabine's Biographical Sketches
United Empire Loyalists by Mike and Helma Mika
War of 1812: Vermont Roster 1812 - 1914 by Herbert Johnson
Index of Awards of Soldiers
Pension List - 1818
Roster of Jefferson County - War of 1812
Civil War: N.Y. State in the War of Rebellion - 5 volumes
N.Y. State Adjutant General's Report, 1897 & 1902
Roster of Surgeons
152nd N.Y. Volunteers
55th N.Y. Volunteers
Spanish American War: Discharge records from Jefferson County
World War I: Discharge records from Jefferson County Courthouse
Jefferson County in World War I by George Reeves