Canton, New York

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


Church Records


Archives, Libraries and Museums


Numerous scrapbooks of newspaper clippings available in print and on the library's website. Small collection of local history books and pamphlets and some genealogy materials.

  • State University of New York at Canton
    Southworth Library
    Cornell Drive
    Canton, New York 13617
    Phone: 315-386-7058
    Hours: Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm

Collection includes material relative to the history and conditions of the college.



Town Clerk

Canton Town and Village Clerk
60 Main Street
Canton, New YOrk 13617
Phone: 315-386-3735

The Town clerk's office offers genealogy searches and general information.

Town Historian

Canton town and village historian
60 Main Street
Canton, New York 13617
Phone: 315-386-1633
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 9 am, noon - 1 pm, 4 pm - 5 pm, and by appointment.

Collection contains photographs, memorabilia relating to Canton's history and inhabitants from 1802-1991, maps, cemetery records, diaries, town and village minutes from 1805 to present.

Town Records

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Canton, 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