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From: "Raymond" <>
Subject: Re: [NYSTLAWR] 1930 Canton Directory
Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 19:14:07 -0700
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Good Evening Russ,
Thank you very much for the response and the help. I live in California and
I do have access to the 1930 Census via Ancestry.com.
I also use familysearch.org consistently.
I "know" that the family, Warren J Baker, is listed in the 1930 Canton
directory because, the historical society told me so. In their one
response, that is what I learned.
In fact, my first query was answered by either the society or someone who
referred me to the society. I just need to know how I can get someone,
somewhere, somehow, to look at the directories to confirm their existence
and whereabouts. And, incidentally, I know they were living in Canton
because I found them in the 1920 Census.
Once again, thank you much for the help and the suggestions.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Russ Sprague" <>
Sent: Friday, May 31, 2002 6:09 PM
Subject: [NYSTLAWR] 1930 Canton Directory
> There are phone/city directories at the Library of Congress. Not sure if
that would be convenient for you. Cyberspace lacks geography unless you
sign where you live. The 1930 U.S. census was released this year and the
1925 NY state census has
> been available for many years. You could probably get both on microfilm
to view at the LDS family history center closest to you. For more info on
family history centers, start at www.familysearch.org.
> If you have not put out a query listing the names of interest, that could
> I've been told that items like this sometimes show up at Ebay, Yahoo and
other auction sites. You could give that a try now and then.
> Hope this helps -
> Russ Sprague
> Kensington, MD
> Raymond wrote:
> > Hello Pat,
> > I have contacted them twice, no three times. I received an answer once
that said they could do it but it would take six weeks and I would have to
authorize the research by filling out a form and promising I would pay for
> > I filled out the form and never heard back.
> > I wrote again and still did not get a response.
> > Hence, this latest email asking for help from someone else.
> > Raymond
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From:
> > To: ;
> > Sent: Friday, May 31, 2002 6:28 AM
> > Subject: Re: [NYSTLAWR] 1930 Canton Directory
> > Hi Raymond
> > Your best bet in getting this information on a directory is to contact
the Archives at the St. Lawrence County NY Historical Society in Canton, New
York. They have an
> > excellent Archives with a great deal of information and they are
staffed with some experienced people to assist you.
> > Here is the URL that tells you how to contact them
> > slcha.org/
> > Since this is a nonprofit organization and they depend on
contributions from the public to survive a nominal fee to them would
certainly be appreciated. They would probably have other information on
your Ancestors that would help you also.
> > Good Luck
> > Pat R