Held by the New York State Archives

Overview of the Records


New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

3.5 cu. ft.249 microfilm reels.
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Arranged by type of record.

Scope and Content Note

Microfilmed records include files of the Supreme Court and the County Court, recorded deeds, and other series of documents in the office of the Lewis County Clerk or other county offices.

Microfilmed civil court records (intermixed files from the County Court and Supreme Court) include complaints (1838-1907), judgment rolls (i.e., civil court case files) (1822-1934), referees' reports (1852-1909), sheriff's reports of sales (1820-1949), satisfactions (1901-1980), and various documents relating to appealed cases.

Separate series of Supreme Court files include affidavits (1857-1907), orders (1860-1917), executions (1901-1955), lunacy proceedings (i.e., commitments to mental institutions 1847-1897), infancy proceedings (i.e. appointments of trustees for property of minors, 1851-1912), and committee reports (1889-1916). Separate series of County Court files include orders (1834-1917) and affidavits (1868-1919).

Criminal court records include indictment files (1888-1938) and records of convictions in town and village justice's courts (various dates). Other microfilmed records from the county clerk's office are deeds (1805-1951; indexes not filmed), notary public appointments (1805-1968), lis pendens (1827-1908), and coroner's inquisitions (1894-1931). Also microfilmed were county treasurer's tax assessment rolls for the towns in Lewis County (1981-1982).

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

Alternate Formats Available

Microform is available at the New York State Archives through interlibrary loan.

Microfilm 249 reels; 16 and 35 mm. Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund Grant Project Microfilm.

Related Information

Other finding aids

Reel list.

Custodial History

This microfilm was produced by a grant awarded and administered by SARA's Local Government Records Services for the 1994 grant cycle. Grantees submitted two copies of each roll of project film: a silver copy for secure storage at the State Records Center; and a duplicate copy, containing only non-restricted records, for public use at the State Archives research room.

Use copies of rolls containing restricted records are not maintained by the Archives, and are withdrawn from public use at time of accessioning. Security copies of such rolls are held at the State Records Center and are subject to restrictions under law.

Restricted film was marked and use copies were weeded at time of accession; 249 rolls of master negatives (security copy) were sent to the State Records Center (TL 95-55, 56).

Location of Original MaterialOriginals held by local government.

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