Old yearbooks from Canton, Madrid, Potsdam, Colton, Brasher schools now online; more coming soon
Old school yearbooks from Canton, Madrid, Potsdam, Colton and St. Lawrence Central are now available online.
The St. Lawrence-Lewis School Library System (SLS) has received a $6.000 grant from the Northern new York Library Network to scan school yearbooks to make them accessible on the internet.There are currently over 130 yearbooks from five districts on the New York Heritage digital Collections web site at http://www.newyorkheritage.org/nc-sllboces.php. The oldest yearbook is from Canton Central School 1928.
More yearbooks are digitized and added to the web site each week. The goal is to make all yearbooks from all 18 school districts accessible on the New York Heritage Digital Collections web site.
The SLS serves 18 school districts in Brasher Falls, Canton, Clifton-Fine, Colton-Pierrepont, Edwards-Knox, Gouverneur, Hammond, Harrisville, Hermon-DeKalb, Heuvelton, Lisbon, Madrid-Waddington, Massena, Morristown, Norwood-Norfolk, Ogdensburg, Parishville-Hopkinton and Potsdam.
The intended audience is the St. Lawrence community at large, as well as genealogists of families from the county. Users can enter the names of former classmates and teachers in the online yearbooks.
The Northern New York Library Network was chartered by the New York State Regents in 1965 to facilitate cooperative services among libraries in northern New York and to improve library services within the region, which consists of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego and St. Lawrence counties.