White Plains, New York

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  • 1793–1864 Methodist Episcopal Church FHL film 18023. Includes indexes to baptisms and marriages. Contains baptisms with birth dates, 1793-1864; marriages, 1795-1864. Includes records of the New Rochelle and White Plains Charge. The official name of this church is First Methodist Episcopal Church (White Plains, New York).
  • 1895–1996 St. Matthew's Lutheran Church FHL film 2030848. Microfilm of records at Saint Matthew's Lutheran Church, White Plains, New York. Text in German and English. Baptisms, 1895-1923; Confirmations Marriages, 1895-1923; Baptisms, 1923-1948; Confirmations Marriages, 1924-1948; Funerals, 1924-1948; Baptisms, 1948-1995; Marriages, 1949-1995; Funerals, 1949-1996.

City Records

To locate additional published and transcribed records for White Plains, New York check:

  • Gordon L. Remington, New York Towns, Villages, and Cities: A Guide to Genealogical Sources (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002). American Ancestors online edition; At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974.7 D27r. Alphabetical list including date founded, if a town history exists, church and cemetery sources, and if a Civil War register (TCR) exists. The codes used under Church and Cemetery are defined in the link above the listing of towns, cities and villages.


Archives, Libraries and Museums

Local History Collection[1]
White Plains Public Library
100 Martine Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: 914-422-1480
Fax: 914-422-1462


City Clerk

City Clerk[2]
255 Main Street
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: 914-422-1227

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City Historian

City Archivist[3]
Elaine Massena
100 Martine Avenue
255 Main Street (mailing address)
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: 914-422-1450
Email: webpo@ci.white-plains.ny.us

Vital Records


  1. The Local History Collection at http://www.wppl.lib.ny.us/collections/local_history/ (accessed 15 December 2011).
  2. City of White Plains at http://www.cityofwhiteplains.com/ (accessed 13 December 2011).
  3. Elizabeth Petty Bentley, County Courthouse Book, 3rd ed. (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Pub., 2009), 499. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D24bena 2009.