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QUEENS County

New York, USA

 

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Introduction

 

 

     Queens is the largest in area, the second largest in population, located on the western portion of Long Island it is the easternmost of the five boroughs of New York City. The borough is coextensive with Queens County, an administrative division of New York state, in the United States.

     Queens was established in 1683 as one of the original 12 counties of New York and was supposedly named for the Queen consort, Catherine of Braganza (1638-1705), the Portuguese princess who married King Charles II of England in 1662.

     Counties that lie adjacent to Queens are: Bronx County (Borough of The Bronx);  Nassau County;  Kings County (Borough of Brooklyn);  New York County (Borough of Manhattan); and  Richmond County (Borough of Staten Island).

 

 

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County Records 

·         Queens County Clerk has Land & Court Records from 1787 and is located at 88-11 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11435; Phone: (718) 520-3137, Fax: (718) 520-4731

·         Marriages Prior to 1784 couples intending to marry were required to obtain licenses from and file bonds with the provincial secretary, if the impending marriage was not announced in a church. These Marriage Bonds were mostly destroyed in the 1911 Capitol fire. Published abstracts are available in Names of persons for whom marriage licenses were issued by the secretary of the province of New York, previous to 1784. (Albany: 1860; repr. with supplements 1984); and in New York Marriage Bonds, 1753-1783, comp. Kenneth Scott (New York: 1972).

·        Queens County Surrogate Court Clerk has Probate Records from 1787 and is located at Courthouse, 88-11 Sutphin Blvd., 7th Floor, Jamaica, NY 11435; phone:(718) 520-3132 . Most of all pre-1830 surrogate's files were lost or destroyed

 

Historical & Genealogical Societies

Queens County Historian is located at 35-37 211th Street, Bayside, NY 11361.In New York State, every municipality (town, city, village, county) must have an appointed historian.

Archivists Round Table  of Metropolitan New York
Bayside Historical Society 
Bowne House Historical Society 
The Douglaston/Little Neck Historical Society 
Genealogy Federation of Long Island 
Greater Astoria Historical Society 

The Greater Ridgewood Historical Society 
Metro New York Genealogy & Computer Group 
New York City Landmarks Preservation Comm.
The Queens Historical Society 
Richmond Hill Historical Society 

 

Libraries, Museums & Archives

Black Heritage Reference Center  Queens Library
Digital Metro New York 
Family History Library Holdings  New York City    
Family History Library Holdings     
King Manor Museum  Jamaica, New York
LaGuardia and Wagner Archives 
Local History & Genealogy  Queens Library

Repositories in N.Y.C. for Genealogical Research
New York City Resources - Queens     
NYC Department of Records 
PERiodical Source Index Search  Queens County
Queens County Farm Museum 
Queens County Libraries     
Rediscovering New York History and Culture

 

Historical Places

Your LINK to the Historical Places and Districts in QUEENS County

U.S. National Register of Historic Places

National Park Service

National Historic Landmarks

National Battlefields

National Historic Sites

National Historical Parks

National Memorials

National Monuments

 

Surnames

surnames

The following are names of persons, found within our databases,

as having been either born, married or died in this location.

To find out more about each surname listed above click on the corresponding LINK.

McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families

ABBOTT

Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families

 

Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families

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Family History Notes

 

Gen-Site Profiles

Hempstead;   Newtown (Elmhurst)

Hempstead

LOCATION:  Country: United States;   State: New York;   County: Queens / Nassau;  

Place: Hempstead; Coordinates/Map: 40° 42′ 17″ N, 73° 37′ 2″ W

 

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DESCRIPTION:  In 1683 the New York colony was divided into 12 counties. Queens County became one of these original counties and contained the two towns of Hempstead and Oyster Bay.  Hempstead remained in Queens County until 1899 when the eastern 70% of Queens County became a part of the newly formed Nassau County. 

ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GEN-SITE:  Joseph Abbott was born here around 1698 and probably lived in Queens County until he died around 1740.  It is most probable that his Wife Elizabeth Abbott (nee?) was born in this area also.  

INTERNET WEB LINK(s): Town of Hempstead (History & Archives);  Town of Hempstead;  History of Hempstead Village;  Hempstead Public Library

Newtown (Elmhurst)

LOCATION:  Country: United States;   State: New York;   County: Queens;   Place: Newtown (Elmhurst);  Coordinates/Map: 40° 44′ 11″ N, 73° 52′ 40″ W

17th century Road Map of Newton, Queens County

 

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DESCRIPTION:  When the British took over New Netherland in 1664, they renamed Middleburgh as New Town (Nieuwe Stad) to maintain the Dutch heritage. This was eventually simplified to Newtown. Newtown was established as the Town Seat for the Township of the same name when it was created in 1683. The village was renamed Elmhurst (Lep Hurst) in 1896 to identify the area with a new housing development, avoid association with the larger Township, and the Creek, and maintain the Dutch heritage.  "On January 1, 1898, Chapter 378, of the Laws of 1897, went into effect, creating The (Greater) City of New York which included that part of Queens County known as the Towns of Jamaica, Newtown, Flushing and the Westerly Part of Hempstead.

ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GEN-SITE:  Martha Abbott (nee?) wife of Joseph Abbott was born at Newtown c. 1673. 

INTERNET WEB LINK(s): Genealogy and History of NEWTOWN, Queens Co., NY;  Elmhurst, Queens - Wikipedia;  Newtown Historical Society - Queens Co., NY; The Annals of Newtown in Queens County, New York

 

LOCATION:  Country: United States;   State: New York;   County: Queens;   Place:; Coordinates/Map:

 

 

 

 

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ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GEN-SITE:  

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Map of County

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Gazetteer of Places

The list below will assist in your research regarding the matching of your ancestor’s birth, marriage, death dates and the place(s) within this locality at which these events may have occurred.

Profiles for 93 cities, towns and other populated places in Queens County New York

Map of Queens County New York

Queens County Physical, Cultural & Historic Features

Queens County ZIP Codes | Area Codes

Queens County Land - Property, Farms & Ranches

 

Profiles for 158 cities, towns and other populated places in Nassau County New York

Map of Nassau County New York

Nassau County Physical, Cultural & Historic Features

Nassau County ZIP Codes | Area Codes

Nassau County Land - Property, Farms & Ranches

 

Links To Populated Places Within Queens County

(hd) = housing development

 

Links To Populated Places Within Nassau County

List of municipalities on Long Island

Find Physical Features* Within This County

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Military Installations;  Populated Places, Post Offices, Schools, Streams, and Trails

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State-Wide Resources

For more information about the U.S. State in which this county is located  click  on  these  LINKS:

 

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General Resources

·         Our Genealogy Reference Library (USA Locations)

·         Genealogy Forum: U.S. States

·         Family Search, IGI Batches, Localities

·         Genealogy.com: Resources by county

·         Rootsweb.com - Localities

·         Cyndi's List - General U.S. Sites

Locality Specific Resources

·         Queens County (Family History 101.com)

·         Queens County USGenWeb

·         Queens County, Genealogy Forum

·         Queens County, at Rootsweb

·         Cyndi's List - U.S. – New York - Localities

·         Linkpendium > Genealogy> Queens County

 

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The following Link will take you to our library of genealogy reference books.   Here you may find books about the history and records of this county and other places such as towns and churches.  The collection also contains research works about military units and personnel during America’s wars, in addition too resource texts about the ethnic and religious groups who may have settled in this locality.

 

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During our research we have collected images and photographs that are of general interest to a variety of localities.  Some of them are presented on this website because we believe they tend to provide the reader with additional information which may aid in the understanding of our ancestors past lives.

The Unisphere - Symbol of the 1964/65 World's Fair in Flushing Meadow Park

 

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Contact Information 

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