Clinton County Historian

Dr. Anastasia Pratt, County Historian
Clinton County Government Center
137 Margaret Street, Suite 105
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, Thursday by special appointment
Phone #:  518-565-4749
Fax #:  518-565-4616

Welcome to the Clinton County Historian's Office
Researchers interested in topics ranging from genealogy to geology, commerce to fraternal organizations, New York State laws to local lawmakers, farm life to industrialization, military service to scrapbooks, and newspapers to photographs will find records in this office.  Designed to collect, record, and preserve the history of Clinton County, the Historian’s Office maintains archival holdings for virtually every facet of the county’s history.  Along with a library of secondary sources related to local, state, and national history, we preserve significant primary sources, including: the correspondence and notes of Judge Healey; the records of the Clinton County Jail and Poorhouse; the blueprints, photographs, and selected records of the Plattsburgh Air Force Base; the blueprints, photographs, and reminiscences of the Clinton County Government Center; various local scrapbooks, photograph albums, and postcards; various local ledgers (private and commercial); and various correspondence (personal and legal) between local citizens.
All of our materials are available for public use in our office. Please visit us on Mondays from 12pm until 5pm, Tuesdays by appointment only, Wednesdays from 12pm until 5pm, Thursdays by appointment only, and Fridays from 12pm until 5pm, or schedule an appointment by phone or e-mail. Questions may also be directed to us by phone or e-mail; we will happily suggest ways to find information or resources, though we are unable to conduct extensive personal research.
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Birth, Death, Marriage and Divorce Records—New York State Department of Health:
Northern New York American-Canadian Genealogical Society:
Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Society:
RootsWeb's WorldConnect
Family Search -- Latter Day Saints:
Tanguay - Dictionnaire Genealogique des familles canadiennes:
GenForum - _____Family Genealogy Forum:
Northern New York Library Network - Northern New York Historical Newspapers:
National Archives - Genealogical Research:
Daughters of the American Revolution:
Sons of the American Revolution:
Tan Americans of Clinton County: Guadalupe Vanderhorst-Rodriguez
Canadian Immigrants:
Ellis Island:
Jewish Ancestry:
Adirondack History Center Museum and Essex County Historical Society:
Franklin County Historical Museum and Society:
National Register of Historic Places:
New York State Archives:
Northern New York Library Network:
Alice T. Miner Museum:
Babbie Rural & Farm Learning Museum:
Battle of Plattsburgh Association:
Champlain Valley Transportation Museum:
Clinton County Historical Association:
Kent-Delord House Museum:
North Country Center Cultural Center for the Arts:
North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association:
Plattsburgh Public Library:
Northern New York American-Canadian Genealogical Society:
Northern New York Library Network:

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