Welcome! The purpose of this project is to provide an online home for all available pictures of the earliest settlers of Jefferson County, New York, who were either settled or born in the county before the close of the Civil War in 1865. Sources for the pictures on this website include direct donations, other websites, and published books.
*1,025* pioneers online!!!
you'd like to share a portrait please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Published Sources Included in This Project
Many images on this website depict portraits published in county history books that were printed in the 19th-century. These books were chosen because they are difficult for researchers to get ahold of and are poorly indexed, yet contain a wealth of photographic information that would otherwise be overlooked: