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Cemetery Records

The Potsdam Public Museum archives hold a number of cemetery records and interments compiled by individuals and groups over the years. As in all cemetery records PLEASE note there are great inconsistencies.

Some records are transcribed from interment records and many times interment records were made by a local gravedigger who could not always read or write. Other times records were written down by groups or families with persons of various abilities to read and write. Stones were often times illegible and some of the information was a guess, yet, there is no record that information was questioned. Other records may have been made by gravestone rubbings. These deteriorate with acid rain, moss, freezing and thawing, sand and wind.

Sometimes, you will find an incorrect date or spelling of a name on a gravestone and dismiss it as the wrong person. Be careful dismissing such information as many times the information given to the person doing the inscription was written in longhand and the stone carver read it as best possible. When the family discovered the mistake " written in stone", it was too late. With limited finances, not every family could justify a new stone.

When compiling records, especially from the twentieth century and before, keep in mind that census records, cemetery records, gravestones, marriage licenses, birth and death records may vary a bit with spelling and dates. Make notes of where you find such records for posterity. Keep an open mind and use variations of spellings. 

For local cemetery records available online go to our downloads section on your left.

Our goal is to make these records available online in the future.

Bayside Cemetery Listings By Adam Barnes - This new Bayside Cemetery Listing was recently completed by Adam Barnes of Potsdam.  It is only to be used for genealogical research purposes.  Any other use, including commercial use, must receive permission from Adam Barnes and the Potsdam Public Museum. [December 2014]

The following link will take you to:

Anne Cady's Cemetery Records in St. Lawrence County, NY

 Bayside Cemetery Association - Clarkson Avenue - County Route 59 - Potsdam


The following cemetery records are at the POTSDAM PUBLIC MUSEUM in our Archives:               

                                                         

Brasher Falls

St. Patrick’s

Canton

Evergreen

Colton

Sevey’s Corners

Madrid

Dailey/Scotch Ridge

Dixon/Trout Brook

Haskell

Old Catholic

Nicholville

Mound Hill

Parishville

Blake

Chapel Hill

Coulon

Fairview

Furney

Hillcrest

Riverview

Rogers

Piercefield

Gale

Potsdam

Bacon/Hinman

Bayside

Bucks Bridge

Dailey/Scotch Ridge

Dayton/Leete

Garfield

Grant/Eben/French/South Potsdam

Hewittville

            Liberty Knowles

Parmeter/San Jule

St. Mary’s Catholic (New and Old)

Union

West Potsdam

Stockholm

Brookdale

East Part/Buckton

East Stockholm

               Ellis

Jenkins Neighborhood

Sandfordville

 

The Political Graveyard, St. Lawrence County, NY

 

            Southville

West Stockholm