Clayton, New York

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Church Records


Archives, Libraries and Museums


Hawn Memorial Library
220 John St.
Clayton, New York
Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday and Thursday 9 am - 7 pm
Saturday 9 am - 2 pm


Thousand Islands Museum
312 James Street
Clayton, New York 13624
Phone: 315-686-5794

Collection includes: documents, clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, maps, printed histories and more.


Clayton Thousand Island Area Historical Society
403 Riverside Drive
Clayton, New York 13624
Phone: 315-686-5794

Town Clerk

Clayton Town Clerk
405 Riverside Drive
Clayton, New York 13624
Phone: 315-686-3512
Email: (Clerk) or (Deputy Clerk)
Resources include birth, death and marriage records from 1882.

Town Historian

Clayton Town Historian
405 Riverside Drive
Clayton, New York 13624
Phone: 315-686-3512
Hours: By appointment
The Historian's office is currently located in the Thousand Islands Museum at 312 James Street, downtown Clayton.

Town Records

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Clayton, New York check:

  • Gordon L. Remington, New York Towns, Villages, and Cities: A Guide to Genealogical Sources (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002). American Ancestors online edition; 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