The Genealogy Library in Dannemora, NY is open and follows the CDC guidelines for safety. Reach us at 518-492-4142 if you have questions.
We know we can help you in your quest.
Be prepared to be surprised.
Whether you're just starting out, or adding to years of research, we have resources that may be able to help you. You'll be able to find out about your ancestor's lives and times. Bring your research to the library and we can start you on your way to the 1600's and beyond. Our volunteer librarians will assist you in beginning this journey.
You may encounter links to French Canada, to ancestors in Acadia, old New England, the British Isles and various European countries, all through your French-Canadian family. We have over 5,000 books relating to local genealogy. Our library collection is made up primarily, but not exclusively, of several hundred volumes dealing with major French-Canadian records Jette, PDRH on cd (1600-1799) and online subscription to Drouin records (free on site use). Besides the cemetery records by McLellan and others from Clinton County. We have a complete collection of LaForet Biographies and the Mayflower with index.
Our Canadian collection (books and PRDH) includes Acadia, Manitoba, Ontario and New Brunswick.
We have the outstanding resources of Clyde Rabideau, Sr. Mr. Rabideau spent years documenting births, marriages and deaths. His complete collection can be purchased here to assist with your research.
We have marriage repertories from most Quebec parishes along with birth and death records. The Loiselle Marriage Index, cross referenced by the names of the brides and grooms in Quebec, is of enormous help to some researchers. We have started a collection of marriage repertories from Ontario. In addition, we exchange from Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York as well as Ireland and England.
Members and other researchers have contributed over 400 publications on their own families, some found nowhere else in the country or online. You may be able to make a connection in these. Our file of local Family Group sheets is ever growing and may offer information on relatives living in the local area. You're invited to contribute your own Family Group sheets. It's very rare that researchers leave our library empty handed.
Many parishes have given our volunteer transcribers access to their records. We are constantly compiling area church records from the initiation of each parish through at least 1925. Some generous parishes have allowed us to transcribe to an even later date. The Society publishes these birth, marriages and death repertories of an always increasing number of local Catholic churches as well as a few from non-Catholic sources.
We are in the process of compiling records from our neighboring counties in New York.