Lewis County, New York
Genealogy, History & Facts
Lewis County, New York Facts
When was Lewis County, NY Created?
Lewis County was created on March 28, 1805 from Oneida County.
Lewis County, NY Vital Records
Where can find Lewis County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Lewis 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 Lewis County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for New York Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage and Divorce Certificate Application to mail.
- Marriage and death dates from the Black River gazette of 1831-32 and the Northern journal of 1838-45, 1847-53, 1855-59
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- USGenweb Archives New York Marriage Project
- New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962
- New York, County Marriages, 1908-1935
- New York Marriages, 1686-1980
- New York Deaths and Burials, 1795-1952
Lewis County, NY Census Records
What Lewis County, NY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Lewis County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Lewis Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Lewis Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Lewis Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.
There are New York State censuses from 1880, 1892, 1905, 1855, 1865, 1875, 1892, 1905, 1915, 1925. You can get free downloadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also New York Census Records Research Guide
Lewis County, NY Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Lewis County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Lewis 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 Lewis 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.
- Lewis County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 7660 N State St, Lowville, NY 13367
- Lewis County Clerk
- Phone: 315-376-5333
- Land Records: 1805
- Court Records: 1805
- Lewis County Surrogate Court Clerk
- Phone: 315-376-5344
- Probate Records: 1805
- Lewis County Historian
- Address: Masonic Temple Building, 7552 South State Street, P.O. Box 446, Lowville, New York 13367
- Phone: 315-376-2825
- New York Wills, 1626-1836
- BLM Land Records
Lewis County, NY Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Lewis County, NY?
A list of Lewis County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide New York Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Lewis County Historical Society, 7552 South State Street, Lowville, New York 13367, Phone: 315-376-8957 or 315-376-2825; Collection includes local and regional history books, farm and business directories, obituaries, cemetery records, early newspapers on microfilm (182501993), immigration index, photographs, genealogies, historical documents and morel
- Lowville Free Library, 5387 Dayan Street, Lowville, New York 13367, Phone: 315-376-2131
- Central New York Genealogical Society, P.O.Box 104, Colvin Station, Syracuse, NY 13205
- Four Rivers Historical Society , PO Box 504, Carthage 13619
- Directory of Archival and Historical Document Collections (nnyln.org)
- New York State Archives and Records Administration, 11th Floor, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230; (518) 474-8955
- New York State Library, Cultural Education Center, 7th Floor, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230
- The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 122 East 58th Street, New York, New York 10022-1939
- New York State Historical Association, West Lake Road, P.O. Box 800, Cooperstown, New York, 13326-0800
Where can I connect with other Lewis County, NY Researchers through message boards and forums?
- New York Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- New York State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Lewis County, New York Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Lewis County, New York Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Lewis County, NY?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Lewis 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.