Lewis County, New York

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This site contains a collection of information, public domain documents, vital statistics, images and queries relating to genealogy and family history research in Lewis County, NY.  

I do not live in New York so I am unable to provide lookups.   


Announcements Page

Bible Records

Davenport Bible

Biographies / Lineages

Short Biographies

Adam Traxel of Constableville

Peter Wolf of Ava and West Leyden

"Pierre Jean DuPont, the Facts, the Fiction and the truth." Author Glen A. Swartz 2007-2009

Claffey family history


Books Available to Lewis County Researchers

Cemetery Records


1895 Census Town of Diana
1895 Census Harrisville Village
1895 Census Harrisville - Country
1895 Census Index for Town of Diane, Harrisville Village and Harrisville Country
Census of Pensioners 1840
Lewis County Census Lists


Pine Grove Community Church Preservation Society
Stone Church (St. Mary's) Church Prussian Settlement
Stone Church (St. Mary's) Church Prussian Settlement Page 2
Stone Church (St. Mary's) Church Prussian Settlement Page 3
West Leyden Ev. Lutheran & German Reformed Church Marriages
West Leyden Ev. Lutheran & German Reformed Church Confirmations
West Leyden Ev. Lutheran & German Reformed Church Baptisms
West Leyden Ev. Lutheran & German Reformed Church Deaths
West Leyden Ev. Lutheran & German Reformed Church Records


1872-73 Business Directory of Lewis Co., NY
Lowville Business Directory - 1867-1868
Copenhagen Business Directory 1857

Family Histories

Claffey Family
Davenport Bible
DuPont Family
Thompson, Mary Ophelia Glasgow
Traxel Family
Wolfe, Peter
Wood-Brown-Moshier Family
Zimmer, Jacob and Peter Family

Family WebPages/Family Pages - Related to Lewis County

Brooks and Burr Families
Claffey Family Home Page (off-site link)
Hamlin, John Family Tree
Johnson, Reed, Sutz, Wetmore Family Homepage (off-site link)
Parmeter, Benjamin and Lois Sears Marriage and Story
Rauscher, Peter Family Tree 


Erie Grange - Indian River
Gardner's Corners Grange
Lewis County Grange, Official Year Book and Directory
Turin Lodge No. 184 F & AM

Historical and Genealogical Societies/Museums

The Jewish Genealogical Society (JGS)
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
The L & BR Railway Historical Society
Central NY Genealogical Society- Offsite link
Lewis County Historical Society- Offsite link
Historical Association of Jefferson County- Offsite link
The Mennonite Heritage Farm

History Related

Franklin B. Hough 1822-1885)
Page 1 Images of "Souvenir of Lowville" 19 images
Continued Page 2 Images of "Souvenir of Lowville"
History of Northern NY in progress -
Offsite link
Historical Notes of Constableville
History of Lewis County
Historians of Lewis County
French's Gazetteer of Lewis County
Historical Notes on the Settlement of Number Four

Libraries - Offsite links

Lewis County
Beaver Falls Library
Constableville Village Library
Lowville Free Library
Lyons Falls Library
Port Leyden Community Library
William H. Bush Memorial Library - Martinsburg
Neighboring Counties
Erwin Library and Institute - Boonville
Carthage Free Library
Flower Memorial Library - Watertown

New York State
New York State Historical Association Research Library - Cooperstown
New York State Library - Genealogy - Albany
Northern NY Library Network

Local/State/Federal Government/Chambers of Commerce

Brantingham (off-site)
Lewis County Clerk Records
Postmasters - Croghan, NY
Lewis County Chamber of Commerce (off-site)
1914 Assessor's List of Properties - Constableville
Boundary Book - Town of West Turin
Lewis County Officials, 1928
Lewis County Poorhouse - 1850
Lewis County Poorhouse - 1860
1897 Lewis NY Map
D.G. Beers 1875 Atlas of Lewis County, New York


Marriage Journal

Medical Professions

Lewis County Medical Profession - from Hough's History


177 DECEASED VETERANS The Journal and Republican - Lowville
John REED, Revolutionary Vet New page
Rev. War Pension File of Samuel Cone/Coan
Rev. War Pension File of Joseph Webb
Excerpt from Military Minutes for Lewis County
First Military Organization after formation of Lewis County
Members of CO. K, 87th Regiment
More Civil War Vets 
(Additional contributions by Charles Shaw)
Beneath Two Flags
Military Links


Lewis County Fire Wardens
Louisa White Diary and White Family Home

News & Newspapers

Harriett Merrihew Crime~ warning explicit, click with caution
NY State Newspaper Project - Lewis county
Historical Newspapers - Offsite Link



Photos/Pictures/Post Cards

Ackerman Family Album
Ackerman Family Album page 2
Family Photo Albums
Lewis County Post Cards
Photos of album belonging to Alice Provida Olmstead Salmon of Greig
Downtown Lowville Post Card
Unknown Wood, Brown, and Moshier family photos
Wedding Photo of Mary Ophelia Glasgow Thompson


Lewis County Queries Aug 2002-Apr 2005
Lewis County Queries - Page 2-2 Apr 2005 - Nov 2008
Lewis County Queries - Page 2 Dec 2006 - Nov 2008
Lewis County Queries - Page 3 Dec 2008 - Jan 2009
Message Board for Lewis County ~ offsite link


1899 School Photo ~ Also found in Photo section
1947 West Leyden Central School Class
Constableville School

Vital Records

Deaths and Marriages from The Lowville Journal and Republican 1860
More Deaths and Marriages from The Lowville Journal and Republican 1860
Lowville Births from Grandma Evilo's Scrapbook
Lowville Deaths from Grandma Evilo's Scrapbook
Lowville Marriages from Grandma Evilo's Scrapbook
Death Notices
Lewis County Obituary Page
Marriage & Anniversary Announcement page
Marriage Records of Rev. P. Wright - Newport, NY.


Lewis County Will Book Indices Volumes C & D - 1840 - 1862
Lewis County Wills

Off Site Resources (Links)

Newspaper Abstracts : Lewis County
New York State Historical Newspaper Search
Northern New York American-Canadian Genealogical Society
US Gravestone Photo Project for Lewis County, NY
Lewis County Political Graveyard
Want to Live Forever?  Write Your Own Obit
Genealogy LookUp Forum
Ellis Island Foundation
Mennonite & Amish Genealogy Project
Lewis County Off-line Resources
Lyons Falls History in pictures
Cornell University Digital Library
The Genealogist's Index to the World Wide Web

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Lewis County Clerk's Office
Jake Moser
, County Clerk
Lorri Lovett, Deputy County Clerk
7660 State Street
Lowville, NY 13367
Phone: 315-376-5333
Fax: 325-376-3768

Lewis County Historical Society

7552 South State St.
PO Box 446
Lowville, NY 13367
Phone: 315-376-8957

Visit Lewis County's neighboring sites:

North of Lewis Co.: St. Lawrence County, NYGenWeb
Northwest of Lewis Co.: Jefferson County, NY GenWeb
East of Lewis Co.: Herkimer County, NY GenWeb
South of Lewis Co.: Oneida County, NY GenWeb
Southwest of Lewis Co.: Oswego County, NY GenWeb

This page was last updated on
June 17, 2023

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