Potsdam, New York

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United States Gotoarrow.png New York Gotoarrow.png St. Lawrence County Gotoarrow.png Town of Potsdam


Church Records


Archives, Libraries and Museums


Has accessbility for online databases provided by the New York State Library's EmpireLink Project.

Papers, photographs, memorabilia relative to the history of Potsdam College since 1869 and other general information.


Collection: family files, cemetery records, local history, maps, city directories, Civil War collection, photographs, deeds, and other material gathered by the St. Lawrence Valley Genealogical Society


Town Clerk

Potsdam Town Clerk
35 Market Street
Potsdam, New York 13676
Phone: 315-265-3430
Email: townclerk@potsdamny.us
Hours: 9 am - 4 pm Monday - Friday
Hours also by appointment.

Town Historians

Potsdam Town Historian
35 Market Street
Potsdam, New York 13676
Phone: 315-265-4310 or 265-3430
Email: brusso20@hotmail.com or deputyclerk@potsdamny.us
Hours: By appointment

Collection includes scrapbook items, published histories of St. Lawrence county and some towns, history of the area and more.

Town Records

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Potsdam, 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