Jefferson County Histories and Directories

This collection contains histories and directories of Jefferson County, New York. These volumes provide crucial historical context that can help researchers uncover more records and develop a deeper understanding of their Jefferson County ancestors. 

The volumes in this collection also contain genealogical and biographical information—apart from the names listed in the directories, many of the histories include biographical sketches, lists of county officers, and other details of the people that lived in the county. 

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Collection Category: County Histories|Collection Type: OCR|Location: Jefferson County

Genealogical and Family History of the County of Jefferson, New York, Volume 1 & 2 

These two volumes contain biographical sketches of people who lived in the cities and towns of Jefferson County, including comprehensive family histories.

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The two volumes were compiled by R.A. Oakes and published by the Lewis Publishing Company in 1905. 

History of Jefferson County, New York with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers 

This volume contains a general history of Jefferson County and biographical sketches of some of its residents.   

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This book was published by L.H. Everts & Co. in 1878. 

Gazetteer and Business Directory of Jefferson County, N.Y., for 1866-7 

This volume is a gazetteer and business directory for 1866-1867. The full volume covers Jefferson County. 

Researchers will find business listings, information related to local history, advertisements, and other short articles. 

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This book was compiled and published by Hamilton Child in 1866. 


Suggested citations for this collection: 

New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, “Jefferson County Histories and Directories” digital images, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, (, 2021.