Looking to recapture your family history?  You are welcome to stop in to use our microfilm newspaper records, materials in the archives, and the resources below.  You may also search old newspapers from the comfort of your own home.

If you have a question please call at 315-393-4325.

For New York Free Online Genealogy Research Websites

For historic pictures of Ogdensburg, click here.

We do not have and cannot obtain legal records such as: birth certificates, marriage certificates or death certificates. 

If you are seeking these items please contact:

City Clerk

Cathy Jock

Ph: (315) 393-3540
Fx: (315) 393-1136

330 Ford St., First Floor, Room 4, Ogdensburg, NY  13669

Monday through Thursday

8 am to 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm to 4 pm

(Hours taken from City Website and accurate as of that source on 2/1/2024 at 9:42 am, please see the City Website for updates after this date)

The City of Ogdensburg Historian is: 

Julie Madlin

Phone: (315) 393-3540

Ogdensburg History Museum

Useful Links

American Family Immigration History Center
Ancestry.com can be accessed free at the Ogdensburg Public Library public computers.
Cyndi’s List
National Center for Health Statistics
NYS Historic Newspapers
Old Fulton New York Postcards, site contains St. Lawrence County newspapers
Other databases available through the North Country Library System
Roots Web
St. Lawrence County Historical Association
St. Lawrence-Lewis School Library System Collection collection consists of high school yearbooks from area high schools.
The USGenWeb Project
USA People Search Genealogy page
Vital Records Information

(Links provided as a service only.  The library does not endorse or guarantee any information found off-site.)