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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Population Schedules for the 1870 Census, the Population Schedules for the 1880 Census, the Population Schedules for the 1890 Census; the Population Schedules for the 1900 Census, and the Population Schedules for the 1910 Census, the Population Schedules for the 1920 Census, the Population Schedules for the 1930 Census, and the Population Schedules for the 1940 Census in the Records of the Bureau of the Census (Record Group 29) that may contain information about William Henry Leggue and his parents in New York. The 1940 Census schedules are digitized and available using the Catalog. For more information about the non-digitized schedules, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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For genealogy research resources, we suggest that you review the National Archives web pages titled Resources for Genealogists and Census Records plus search the FamilySearch Research wiki for New York, especially for St. Lawrence County.
According to the New York State Archives, New York began statewide registration of births, marriages, and deaths ("vital records") in 1880-81, under supervision of the State and local boards of health. Compliance with the law was incomplete until 1913 or even later; therefore certificates are lacking for many events. The State Archives holds an index to “delayed” birth certificates filed for some births occurring prior to 1881 [series B2029], mostly in the 1870s. Please contact the NY State Archives for more information about this index. The New York State Department of Health (NYSDH) and local registrars of vital statistics are authorized to furnish uncertified copies of vital records for genealogical purposes. Please contact NYSDH if a search of the delayed birth certificate index shows that there is one for William Leggue.
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Thank you for your prompt reply, Mr. Crumley. I will continue my search and advise of any new discoveries.
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Found this on familysearch.org. It is a free website, you will need to register to use.
Parents of Henry William Legue according to the above
Thank you for your response Alice. I presume you found this information from an existing family tree?? I have encountered this information before in other family trees however some things don't quite add up. I was looking to find either a birth certificate, marriage record or census record for Henry to validate any connection.