Orleans Resources

Orleans ALHN is coordinated by Bonnie Shafer, of Northern New York Genealogy & Research, and features court records, vital records, pictures, churches, biographical sketches, Patriot War information, and much more!!

Other Independent Sites

Orleans Genweb, administered by Nancy Dixon, includes:

  • 1864 land owners maps
  • 1890 Child's Business Directory
  • 1890 Census of Civil War Veterans
  • Civil War Soldiers Buried in Orleans
  • Civil War Index (records)
  • Civil War Enlistments (from Town Clerk's 1865 enumeration)
  • Bartlett's Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Child's Family Sketches (1890)
  • Early settlers & Family Sketches
  • Haddock's Family Sketches (1894)
  • Postmasters
  • Stone Mills and vicinity (four photographs)
  • Vital records, 1847-1849

"Barns Along the River," includes photographs and historical details of numerous structures throughout the Thousand Islands, including the Town of Orleans. Created by Jon Holcombe.

Stone Mills Museum, maintained by the Northern New York Agricultural, has its home in a church built in 1837 which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Contributed by Jon Holcombe.

1848 Orleans Tax Roll, scans of every handwritten page of the original, with an interactive index for quick searching, plus links to biographical and genealogical information, created by Mark A. Wentling.

1850 Census of the Town of Orleans, available through the courtesy of Alice Corbett, on behalf of the Jefferson County Genealogical Society.

1914 LaFargeville G.A.R. Parade (photo only), by Mark A. Wentling.

Rock Island Lighthouse Historical & Memorial Association, created by Mark A. Wentling, features station history, keeper biographies, and vintage photographs.