229 Washington Street
Watertown, NY 13601

The Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library, commonly known as the Flower Library, is the principle research center for Jefferson County NY. Staffed by a group of dedicated and competent volunteers, it has collected the best assortment of genealogical and historical materials in the county.

For HOURS and further information
Call (315) 785-7711

For information about doing research and fees, visit their website.

A partial listing of its resources includes:


Jefferson County, Federal: 1810/1820; 1840-1910

Jefferson County, State: 1825, 1835, 1865, 1875,

Jefferson County, Civil War Veterans: 1890

Lewis County, Federal: 1850 - 1910

St. Lawrence County, Federal: 1850 - 1910

Oswego County, Federal: 1850 - 1910

Canada: Wolfe Island, Howe Island, Amherst Island, Portsmouth, Dundas County: 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881

New York State Census Index, bound volumes: 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860


Child, Hamilton: Gazetteer of Jefferson county, 1890

Emerson, Edgar C.: Our County and Its People, 1898.

Everts, L.H.: History of Jefferson County, 1878.

Hough, Franklin B.: History of Jefferson County, 1854.


Bossout, Carthage, 1933 - 1940

Box-Cleveland, Watertown, 1912 - 1925

Carpenter-Stoodley, Belleville, 1915 - 1929

Cummings, Clayton, 1919 - 1933

Northam and Fox, Watertown, 1872 - 1973

Quencer, Alexandria Bay, 1880 - 1967


Jefferson County before 1880

Lewis County - partial listeing

St. Lawrence County - partial listing

Oswego County - Sandy Creek cemeteries


Ontario, Canada, Island records

LDS Family Index

Index Vital records of Massachusetts

NATURALIZATION RECORDS (Copied from originals at courthouse)

Documents, 1831 - 1904

Declarations, 1823 - 1895


"Adams Journal" marriages and deaths, 1855 - 1885

"Watertown "Reformer" marriages and deaths, 1851 - 1860

"Carthage Republican" marriages and deaths, 1860 - 1900


Towns of Adams, Alexandria, Antwerp, Brownville, Cape Vincent,

Carthage, Champion, Clayton, Ellisburg, Henderson, Hounsfield,

Leray, Lorraine, Lyme, Orleans, Pamelia, Philadelphia, Rodman,

Rutland, Theresa, Wilna, and the City of Watertown



Abstracts of Jefferson County Pension records


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. Volunteeers

55th N.Y. Volunteers

Spanish American War:

Discharge records from Jefferson County Courthouse

World War I:

Discharge records from Jefferson County Courthouse

Jefferson County in World War I by George Reeves

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