Long Island, New York
Gen Web Pages Geographical Areas Surname Pages
Queens County GenwebNewsday - Long Island's current newspaperRecords of the town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, N. Y. ... / vol. 2
The Brooklyn Page - tons and tons of material on Brooklyn, New York
East Hampton Lecture Series - Don't miss this one!
Colonial East Hampton - A New England Town
East Hampton Lecture Series - 350th Anniversary
Early History of East Hampton - How it left Connecticut to become part of New York
The Hempstead History Web Site
The Hempstead 1698 Census
Town of Hempstead Web Site
Bound Archival Volumes of the Town of Hempstead
The Hudson Valley Page - Spend hours here!
Longwood History Page - A High School Project
The Nassau County History Page - Chock full of Info.
Riverhead Historical Sites
Shelter Island Southold Town Hall Page, including:
MapsMaps and Stats - click on LI Population Survey, need Acrobat.
Long Island maps, showing resident's names (Southold, Riverhead, and others)
Long Island Towns - Don't Miss This One....
Rootsweb Suffolk Co, NY PageTop of Page
Long Island Links - from Newsday
Long Island Genealogy Links at the Long Island Genealogy Page
Genealogy Quest's "Special Collections" Page - having many lists: military, census, etc.
Top of PageBetts, Richard - Sketch
Beebe - English Origins
Case Clearing House
Chamberlain - Sketch
Corey - Corey Family Society Home Page
Corey - John Corey of Southold Database Surnames
Corwin, Matthias - Sketch
Gardiner - Lyon Gardiner
Gardiner - Gardiner Data Base - 40,000 entriees
Goldsmith Family of Long Island - Becker Page
Hildreth Network Page
Ketcham - Ketcham Genealogy
King, William (second generation to Long Island)
Mapes Family Association Page
Mapes Family Home Page
Mew family - English origins
Norris Families of America
John Norris of Roxbury and Southampton, Mass
Henry Pearsall Page
Another Pearsall Page
Raynor - The Raynor Family of Hempstead and Southampton
Raynor - Tom Raynor's Data Base
Sherrill Family of Easthampton
Terry - Terry Family Historian Page
Youngs - Christopher Yonges Descendants Society
c 1640 - First English Settlers - Under the jurisdiction of the New Haven Colony.
1650 - Records of Southold begin... earlier records, if they existed, are lost.
1662 - The Connecticut Colony proclaims eastern Long Island, including Southold to be a part of the Connecticut Colony and the New Haven colony apparently passes out of existence. This from a new and liberal charter that John Winthrop, Jr had been able to secure from the Crown. 32 citizens sign a letter dated Oct 4, 1662 responding favorably to being "annexed" by Connecticut. 26 citizens of Southold were proclaimed freemen of Connecticut on Oct 9, 1662.
Aug 1664 - Long Island proclaimed to be a part of the holdings of the Duke of York, brother of the King, commensurate with the seizure of New Amsterdam from the Dutch by the English navy. This action not only "took" Long Island from Connecticut, but some of the eastern portion of Connecticut, including what is today Westchester Co, New York. This was not popular with Long Islanders, and New York was widely not recognized as their authority.
1673 - The Dutch temporarily retake New York, including Long Island. Local resistance and non-recognition to the Dutch is strong, although the Long Islanders do not engage in any battles. Resistance would be, in "modern terms": civil disobedience.
Feb 19, 1673 - Peace treaty with the Dutch involved giving Long Island back to the Duke of York and from this day forward, Long Island has been considered a part of New York.
1686 - First census of Southold - 108 families
1698 - Second census of Southold - close to 1,000 souls counted.
Historical Notes from the Vail Genealogy:Meats: Mainly pork, fish and game (hogs were the prime livestock, and sheep were raised, but primarily for their wool, not meat.) If not fresh, was salted.
Vegetables: Indian corn. Also turnips, beans, peas, and squashes. The "Irish" potato didn't become popular in America till 1812.
Eating utensils: The fork didn't become popular in England till after 1650.. the earliest Puritans probably didn't use forks.
Money: The "local" economy of Puritan New England was "glued" together via a confusing array of forms of items used for money, consisting of:Bartering of servicesSee the History of Money in America web site for more.
Bartering of goods, especially crops
Open accounts for services & goods
Hodge-podge of coins, English & foreignProbably brought in by sailors and others, probably procured by merchants in probably places close to the sea.Wampum - See Wampum Web Site
Anything having gold or silver in it - from a goblet to a spoon.
Personal promissory notes
Copyright 1999, 2000 Norris Taylor