Donna Dutton, City Historian of the City of Watertown, has kindly provided us with the following information on what you can find at the city historian's office. The office is located in the basement of Watertown's municipal building, next to Flower Library on Washington Street.
The office contains over 350 notebooks on subjects such as:
5. Famous Men
6. Famous Women
16. Plus many more!
Copies of family trees and other information on many families in the area
donated to the City Historian's Office.
City Clerk indices for births, deaths and marriages occuring in the city from
Village of Watertown and City of Watertown directories from the 1840s.
Scrapbooks containing great research material.
Books on New York State History and Jefferson County History as well as books
on adjacent counties.
WE ALSO HAVE
Did you know we have artifacts which we use for window displays?
The City Historian's Office wants to share all of the research materials with
the community. We are open 1-4 p.m. each weekday. The office is staffed by
volunteers who love history and who are here to assist you with any research
you might have.
While no items can be removed from the City Historian's Office, we will be
glad to copy any of the material for you at a fee of ten cents a sheet.
For more information please call (315) 785-7769 during the hours of 1-4 p.m.
or 785-7780 at any other time.
Coordinator's note: This is a very friendly place to research. The volunteers
are continually indexing names from the notebooks and scrapbooks for better