In House Resources

The Flower Memorial Library Genealogy Department has many local resources. You will find a few of our resources listed below. Click on the picture and you will see the Finding Aid with all the specific information about that resource. As always, please call if you have any questions.

This Information is found IN THE LIBRARY

Family History Notebooks and Envelopes

Flower Memorial Library has hundreds of family notebooks and envelopes which contain newspaper clippings of local families. Click to see a .pdf file with the list of names.

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New York State Vital Records Indexes

  • Flower Memorial Library has New York State Vital Records Indexes. These indexes list where people were born, died and were married.
  • Our indexes include all of New York State, excluding New York City.
  • We have births from 1881-1937, deaths from 1880-1964 and marriages from 1881-1964.
  • These resources are available only in the library.

Church Records

Flower Memorial Library has Church records from many churches located in Jefferson County. Church records include baptisms, funerals and marriages. These resources are available only in the library.

Census Information on Microfilm

Flower Memorial Library has Federal and State census information on microfilm.

Watertown Daily Times on Microfilm

Flower Memorial Library has the Watertown Daily Times on microfilm. This microfilm is available when the library is open.

Jefferson County Estate Claims

After a person dies, there are still bills to be paid, typically for funeral expenses. Flower Memorial Library has files of estate claims from the 1800's for many residents of the county. Click on the link at the top to see a .pdf of all the families represented.

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