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Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York Genealogy

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Guide to Plattsburgh, Clinton ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Resources[edit | edit source]

Church Histories[edit | edit source]

  • Proceedings at the Centennial Anniversary of the Organization of the First Presbyterian Church, Plattsburgh, New York, October First and Third, 1897. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Church Records[edit | edit source]

  • 1811–1884 Baptist Church of Plattsburgh FHL film 17849 Contents: item 1. Membership records of Plattsburgh Baptist Church including baptisms and some deaths, 1821-1855; minutes of meetings of the West Plattsburgh Baptist Church with some records of members, 1811-1855 -- item 2. Records of the Plattsburgh Baptist Church including members and minutes of meetings, 1878-1884. Microfilm of Original records.
  • 1831–1915 St. John the Baptist Catholic Church FHL film 1450723 Items 6–14 Microfilm of original records. Baptisms, communions, marriages, burials and some confirmations. Irish settlement cemetery. Some indexed volumes. Text in Latin, with some English and French.
  • 1853–1915 St. Peter's Catholic Church FHL film 1450723 Item 15 (first of 4 films) Microfilm of original records. Baptisms, communions, marriages, burials and confirmations. Indexes at beginning of most volumes. This is a French Catholic church. Text in Latin and French with some English.
  • 1907–1915 Lady of Victory Catholic Church FHL film 1450726 Item 3 Microfilm of original records. Baptisms, marriages, burials, and confirmations. Some indexed volumes. Text in Latin.

Directories[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Histories for Plattsburgh, New York:

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Alice Arneson, Canadian & Nova Scotian Refugees (Syracuse, New York : Central New York Genealogical Society, 1964-1977). FHL book 974.7 R2t Contains documentation of the Canadian and Nova Scotia Refugee Tract on Lake Champlain in the towns of Plattsburgh and Schuyler Falls, Clinton County, New York; military history of New York in the Revolutionary War.

Military[edit | edit source]

Military histories for Plattsburgh, New York:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Search historic Clinton County newspapers 1811 to present at Northern New York Historical Newspapers

  • Cardinal Points of SUNY Plattsburgh 1940-2006
  • Plattsburgh Daily Press 1931-1942
  • (Plattsburgh) Press-Republican 1942-1992
  • The Press Republican 2007 - present
  • Plattsburgh Republican 1811-1820
  • Plattsburgh Sentinel 1866-1931

Taxation[edit | edit source]

  • 1798 - Martin, David Kendall. "A 1798 United States Assessment List for Northern New York State," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 113, No. 2 (Apr. 1982):93-102; Vol. 113, No. 3 (Jul. 1982):152-154. Digital version at New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 113.

Repositories[edit | edit source]

Archives, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

Plattsburgh Town Clerk
Ricky Collins
151 Banker Road
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Phone: 518-562-6833
The Town Clerk has the records of birth, death, or marriage for the Town.

City Historian[edit | edit source]

Plattsburgh City Historian
John Krueger
41 City Hall Place
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Phone: 518-563-7701
E-mail: jkruegervt@msn.com
Hours: Housed at the Plattsburgh Public Library Local History Room.
Collection: The historical documents given to or collected by the city historian are deposited in the local history collection of the Plattsburgh Public Library.
Restrictions: Materials do not circulate from the Local History Room.


Town Historian[edit | edit source]

Plattsburgh Town Historian
Gerald Bates
8 Hendrix Road
Morrisonville, NY 12962
Phone: 518-562-6887
E-Mail: historian@townofplattsburgh.org
Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., or by appointment.
Collection: Scrapbooks containing news clippings dating to the mid 1960s, cemetery records, county and local history, newsletters, town and village records.
Restrictions: Records may not be removed from the Town Hall.

Town/City Records[edit | edit source]

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York Genealogy check:

  • Gordon L. Remington, New York Towns, Villages, and Cities: A Guide to Genealogical Sources (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002). Archive.org; At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974.7 D27r. Alphabetical list including date founded, if a town history exists, church and cemetery sources, and if a Civil War register (TCR) exists. The codes used under Church and Cemetery are defined in the link above the listing of towns, cities and villages.


Vital Records[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Places[edit | edit source]