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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New York]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nassau_County,_New_York|Nassau]]''  
 
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
 
{{Wikipedia|Nassau County, New York}}
 
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
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'''1899:''' Created from eastern 70 percent of [[Queens County, New York|Queens County]].<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 490. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
'''1899:''' Created from eastern 70 percent of [[Queens County, New York|Queens County]].<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 490. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
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'''1664 '''[[Yorkshire County, New York|Yorkshire]] became the first large government unit (not actually a county) organized by [[New York]] after the English took control from the [[Netherlands]]. It was divided into three ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riding_(country_subdivision) ridings]'' including North Riding (Westchester, Bronx, New York (Manhattan), Nassau and part of Queens counties).<ref name="Thor">Kathryn Ford Thorne, ''New York Atlas of Historical County Boundaries'' (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1993), 115, and 153-55. {{WorldCat|191123253|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|471644|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 E7t}}.</ref> <ref name="YCNY">Wikipedia contributors, "York Shire (Province of New York)" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York_Shire_(Province_of_New_York) (accessed 16 December 2011).</ref><br>'''1683'''&nbsp;New York ended '''Yorkshire''', creating '''[[Queens County, New York|Queens County]]'''&nbsp;(including later Nassau County) from part of Yorkshire.<ref name="Thor" /> <ref name="YCNY" /><br>'''1899 Nassau County''' was created from the eastern 70 percent of [[Queens County, New York|Queens County]].<ref name="Thor" />
  
 
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| colspan="3" | &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;*See the [[New York Cemeteries#Online_Resources|New York Cemeteries]] page for details about each site.
 
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=69320 Beth David Cemetery, Elmont] BillionGraves
  
 
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==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
  
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Ann Mensch's [http://localcatholic.webs.com/newyork.htm Local Catholic Church and Family History &amp; Genealogical Research Guide] is a free online resource that identifies the parishes of Nassau County, years parishes were created, contact information, as well as links to online records and research tips. Nassau County parishes fall under the jurisdiction of the [[New York Church Records#Roman_Catholic|Diocese of Rockville Centre]].<br>
  
 
The following church records are available online:  
 
The following church records are available online:  
  
:*'''1704-1784''' - "[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48331 Early Vital Records of Hempstead, Long Island, N.Y., From the Minutes of the Meetings of the Town Justices and Vestry]," ''Long Island Source Records'' (begins on page 22), courtesy: [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($).
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:*'''1660s-1770''' - Hicks, Benjamin D. "Records of the Society of Friends of Westbury, L.I.," ''The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record,'' '''Births 1660s-1750s:''' Vol. 16, No. 4 (Oct. 1885):171-175; '''Births 1710s-1770:''' Vol. 17, No. 3 (Jul. 1886):218-222. Digital version at [http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/public-elibrary New York Family History] ($); {{FHL|1181533|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 16-17}}. Internet Archive has digitized [http://www.archive.org/details/newyorkgenealog17newy Vol. 17], but not Vol. 16.<ref>WeRelate contributors, "Source:New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (New York Genealogical and Biographical Society)," in ''WeRelate,'' http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Source:New_York_Genealogical_and_Biographical_Record_%28New_York_Genealogical_and_Biographical_Society%29, accessed 17 February 2012.</ref><br>
:*'''1735''' - [http://www.ancestorsatrest.com/cemetery_records/stgeorge-long-island.shtml St. George's Episcopal Church, Hempstead, NY List of Members], courtesy: [http://www.ancestorsatrest.com/ Ancestors at Rest].  
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:*'''1747-1802''' - [http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/nn/church/flatlands1.shtml Baptismal Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Flatlands, Long Island, New York 1747-1752] at [http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/ Olive Tree Genealogy].
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:*'''1785-1878''' - Frost, Josephine C. ''Marriages Recorded at Reformed Dutch Church, Manhasset, Long Island: 1785-1878, Also a Few Deaths 1841-1878.'' Brooklyn, N.Y., 1913. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=20871 Ancestry] ($).<br>
:*'''1760-1763''' - [http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/nn/church/hempstead1760stg.shtml Baptisms St. George's Church Hempstead, Long Island, New York 1760-1763], courtesy: [http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/ Olive Tree Genealogy].
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:*'''1785-1878''' - Frost, Josephine C. ''Marriages Recorded at Reformed Dutch Church, Manhasset, Long Island: 1785-1878, Also a Few Deaths 1841-1878.'' Brooklyn, N.Y., 1913. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=20871 Ancestry] ($).  
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:*'''1790-1900''' - ''Quaker Marriages, Jericho Monthly Meeting, Long Island, New York.'' 1991. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=20827 Ancestry] ($). Births 1812-1887, marriages 1790-1900, deaths 1813-1888.<br>
:*'''1790-1900''' - ''Quaker Marriages, Jericho Monthly Meeting, Long Island, New York.'' 1991. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=20827 Ancestry] ($). Births 1812-1887, marriages 1790-1900, deaths 1813-1888.  
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:*'''1793-1855''' - Gritman, Charles T. ''Marriage Records, Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York: Register of Marriages Performed by the Rev. Marmaduke Earle, 1793-1855: at Stamford, Connecticut, 1793-1801, at Oyster Bay Long Island, 1802-1855, at New York City, in 1811.'' New York,: unknown, 1926. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=20764 Ancestry] ($).
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:*'''1800s''' - [http://dunhamwilcox.net/ny/jericho_ny_quakers.htm Register of Members, Jericho Monthly Meeting, Long Island, New York], courtesy: [http://dunhamwilcox.net/ Dunham - Wilcox - Trott - Kirk].<br>
:*'''1800s''' - [http://dunhamwilcox.net/ny/jericho_ny_quakers.htm Register of Members, Jericho Monthly Meeting, Long Island, New York], courtesy: [http://dunhamwilcox.net/ Dunham - Wilcox - Trott - Kirk].  
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:*'''1826-1859''' - Frost, Josephine C. ''Marriages by Rev. Henry Hermance at Reformed Dutch Church of North Hempstead, Long Island (Formerly Success): 1826-1859.'' Brooklyn, N.Y., 1913. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=20872 Ancestry] ($).
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:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48131 Westbury Monthly Meeting and Nassau Monthly Meeting], ''Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. III'', courtesy: [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($).<br>
:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48131 Westbury Monthly Meeting and Nassau Monthly Meeting], ''Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. III'', courtesy: [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($).
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==== Genealogy  ====
 
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*[http://longislandsurnames.com/ Long Island Genealogy Surname Files Database] at [http://longislandgenealogy.com/ Long Island Genealogy] - free.<br>
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*[http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.newyork.counties.nassau/mb.ashx Rootsweb message board ] for {{PAGENAME}} has many information threads about families that resided in that county. There is a search engine that allows you to search by surname and topic.<br>
  
 
==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
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{{Wikipedia|Nassau County, New York}}
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
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Original land records in {{PAGENAME}} began in [?dateyear?]. These records are housed at the [?repository?] in [?town?].
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:- [[176th Regiment, New York Infantry]]
 
:- [[176th Regiment, New York Infantry]]
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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:*'''1865–1957''' {{RecordSearch|1840491|New York, Eastern District Naturalization Petitions, 1865-1957}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. <br>
 
:*'''1865–1957''' {{RecordSearch|1840491|New York, Eastern District Naturalization Petitions, 1865-1957}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. <br>
  
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:*'''1899-1986''' [http://www.italiangen.org/nassau.stm The Nassau County Naturalization Project] at [http://www.italiangen.org/ Italian Genealogical Group] - free.<br>
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:*'''1792-1989''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7733 Index to Petitions for Naturalization filed in New York City, 1792-1989] at [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($). This database is based on NARA's ''Soundex Index to Petitions for Naturalization filed in Federal, State, and Local Courts located in New York City, 1792-1989.'' All 5 boroughs are included.
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The Family History Library has also acquired this comprehensive index for the years 1792 through 1906 on microfilm: {{FHL|319796|item|disp=FHL Film 1419807 (1st of 294 films)}}. The courts this index covers are:
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:*U.S. District Court Southern Court Southern District, (New York, Bronx and also Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Richmond, Rockland, Sullivan and Westchester counties), 1824-1906<ref>Family History Library Catalog, ''FamilySearch,'' accessed 6 December 2011, http://www.familysearch.org.</ref>
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[http://www.baldwinpl.org/ Baldwin Public Library] <br>2385 Grand Avenue<br>Baldwin, NY 11510-3289<br>Phone: 516-223-6228 <br>Email: edalyba@nassaulibrary.org <br>  
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[http://www.baldwinpl.org/ Baldwin Public Library] <br>2385 Grand Avenue<br>Baldwin, NY 11510-3289<br>Phone: 516-223-6228 <br>Email: [mailto:edalyba@nassaulibrary.org edalyba@nassaulibrary.org] <br>  
  
 
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[http://www.nassaulibrary.org/glencove/index.html Glen Cove Public Library ]<br> 4 Glen Cove Avenue<br> Glen Cove, NY 11542-2885<br> Phone: 516-676-2130<br> Email: glencove@glencovelibrary.org <br>  
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[http://www.nassaulibrary.org/glencove/index.html Glen Cove Public Library ]<br> 4 Glen Cove Avenue<br> Glen Cove, NY 11542-2885<br> Phone: 516-676-2130<br> Email: [mailto:glencove@glencovelibrary.org glencove@glencovelibrary.org]<br>  
  
 
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'''Genealogical Resources:''' The Robert R. Coles Long Island History Room contains books; periodical series; artifacts; pamphlets; maps; microfilmed documents; records and manuscripts, and microfilm of local newspapers for the local area. The room has limited hours. [http://cdm15281.contentdm.oclc.org/glen.php Digital collection]. Email for history room: Longislandhistory@glencovelibrary.org.  
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'''Genealogical Resources:''' The Robert R. Coles Long Island History Room contains books; periodical series; artifacts; pamphlets; maps; microfilmed documents; records and manuscripts, and microfilm of local newspapers for the local area. The room has limited hours. [http://cdm15281.contentdm.oclc.org/glen.php Digital collection]. Email for history room: [mailto:Longislandhistory@glencovelibrary.org Longislandhistory@glencovelibrary.org].  
  
 
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[http://www.pwpl.org/localhistory/ Port Washington Public Library]<br> One Library Drive<br> Port Washington, NY 11050<br> Phone: 516-883-440 x167<br> Email: localhistory@pwpl.org<br>  
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[http://www.pwpl.org/localhistory/ Port Washington Public Library]<br> One Library Drive<br> Port Washington, NY 11050<br> Phone: 516-883-440 x167<br> Email: [mailto:localhistory@pwpl.org localhistory@pwpl.org]<br>  
  
 
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'''Genealogical Resources:''' The library has a Local History Center containing [http://www.pwpl.org/localhistory/digital-projects-blogs/ digital collections] and onsite marterial including newspapers, histories, maps, and manuscripts. The center has limited hours and can be contacted at: [mailto:localhistory@pwpl.org localhistory@pwpl.org]. <br>  
  
 
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Nassau County Historian<ref>Elizabeth Petty Bentley, ''Genealogist's Address Book: State and Local Resources, with Special Resources Including Ethnic and Religious Organizations'', 6th ed. (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Pub., 2009), 432. {{WorldCat|317917451|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1619813|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D24ben 2009}}.</ref><br> Edward J. Smits, Director<br> Nassau County Museum<br> 1864 Muttontown Road<br> Syosset, New York 11791<br> Phone: 516-571-7615<br> Fax: 516-571-7623
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*[http://www.facebook.com/NewYorkGenealogy New York Genealogy Research Community] (FamilySearch on Facebook)
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/NewYorkGenealogy New York Genealogy Research Community] (FamilySearch on Facebook)
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''Birth Substitutes''  
 
''Birth Substitutes''  
  
:*'''1640–1962''' {{RecordSearch|1680842|New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index.<br>
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:*'''1640–1962''' {{RecordSearch|1680842|New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index.<br>  
 
 
 
:*See ''Town Clerks' Registers of Men who Served in the Civil War'' in the Civil War section of [[{{PAGENAME}}#Military|Military]] for birth information.<br>
 
:*See ''Town Clerks' Registers of Men who Served in the Civil War'' in the Civil War section of [[{{PAGENAME}}#Military|Military]] for birth information.<br>
  
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{{NYmarriage|Nassau|1907|1935}}<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 283. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}</ref>  
 
{{NYmarriage|Nassau|1907|1935}}<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 283. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}</ref>  
  
:*'''1664–1784''' New York. Secretary of State, ''Names of Persons for Whom Marriage Licenses Were Issued By the Secretary of the Province of New York, Previous to 1784'' (Albany, New York: Weed, Parsons and Co., 1860). At Cornell University<span style="text-decoration: underline;"> </span>[http://digital.library.cornell.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=moamono;idno=tuck0005 digital library]-free; [http://www.archive.org/stream/namesofpersonsfo02newy#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive] - free; [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3177 Ancestry edition($)]; {{WorldCat|1508227|At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL| 342358|disp=FHL Film 514675 Item 1 or 930131 Item 2}}. Marriage bonds issued in the State of New York prior to 1784, and the earliest record dating 1664.<br>
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:*'''1664–1784''' New York. Secretary of State, ''Names of Persons for Whom Marriage Licenses Were Issued By the Secretary of the Province of New York, Previous to 1784'' (Albany, New York: Weed, Parsons and Co., 1860). At Cornell University [http://digital.library.cornell.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=moamono;idno=tuck0005 digital library]-free; [http://www.archive.org/stream/namesofpersonsfo02newy#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive] - free; [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3177 Ancestry edition($)]; {{WorldCat|1508227|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|342358|item|disp=FHL Film 514675 Item 1 or 930131 Item 2}}. Marriage bonds issued in the State of New York prior to 1784, and the earliest record dating 1664.<br>  
 
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:*'''1908–1915''' {{RecordSearch|1618491|New York, County Marriages 1908–1935}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; {{FHL|102682|item|disp=FHL film 102682Item 1}}<br>  
:*'''1908–1915''' {{RecordSearch|1618491|New York, County Marriages 1908–1935}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; {{FHL|102682|item|disp=FHL film 102682Item 1}}<br>
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:*'''1908-1936''' [http://www.germangenealogygroup.com/nassaucountymarriage.stm Nassau County Marriage Index] at [http://www.germangenealogygroup.com/ German Genealogy Group] - free.<br>  
 
 
:*'''1908-1936''' [http://www.germangenealogygroup.com/nassaucountymarriage.stm Nassau County Marriage Index] at [http://www.germangenealogygroup.com/ German Genealogy Group] - free.<br>
 
 
 
 
:*'''1908-1936''' [http://www.italiangen.org/nassaucountymarriage.stm Nassau County Marriage Records 1908 to 1936] at [http://www.italiangen.org/ Italian Genealogical Group] - free.<br>
 
:*'''1908-1936''' [http://www.italiangen.org/nassaucountymarriage.stm Nassau County Marriage Records 1908 to 1936] at [http://www.italiangen.org/ Italian Genealogical Group] - free.<br>
  
 
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:*'''1686-1980''' {{RecordSearch|1680847|New York Marriages, 1686–1890}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.<br>
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:*'''1686-1980''' {{RecordSearch|1680847|New York Marriages, 1686–1890}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.<br>  
 
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:*'''1740s-1840s''' [http://nyvagenealogy.homestead.com/georgemeaster.html George M. Easter Marriage Records] at [http://nyvagenealogy.homestead.com/ Virginia &amp; New York Genealogy] - free.<br>
:*'''1740s-1840s''' [http://nyvagenealogy.homestead.com/georgemeaster.html George M. Easter Marriage Records] at [http://nyvagenealogy.homestead.com/ Virginia &amp; New York Genealogy] - free.<br>
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:*'''1770s-1830s''' [http://dunhamwilcox.net/ny/oyster_bay_ny_marr2.htm Marriage Records Kept by Mr. John Hegeman (1754-1844)] at [http://dunhamwilcox.net/ DUNHAM - WILCOX - TROTT - KIRK].<br>
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:*'''1793-1855''' [http://dunhamwilcox.net/ny/oyster_bay_ny_marr.htm Register of Marriages Performed by the Rev. Marmaduke Earle] at [http://dunhamwilcox.net/ DUNHAM - WILCOX - TROTT&nbsp;- KIRK].<br>
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:*'''1800–1855''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4244 ''New York Marriage Notices''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage notices published in newspapers around the state. Contains name of bride and groom, marriage date, marriage location, residence, and newspaper found in.<br>
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:*'''1801–1880''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8936 ''Barber Collection- Newspaper Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. Information extracted from the "Brooklyn Eagle" and the "New York Evening Post." <br>
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:*'''1808–1848''' Huntington American Revolution Bicentennial Committee and Daniel Darling Whitney, ''Marriages and Deaths (with Comments) From the Account Book of Darling Whitney and Daniel Darling Whitney of Woodbury, Long Island, New York, 1808-1848: Towns of Huntington and Oyster Bay.''(Huntington, New York: Huntington Town Historian, 1977). {{FHA|IE105721|disp=ExLibris digital copy}} - free; {{WorldCat|19857087|disp=At various libraries}}; {{FHL|173466|item|disp=FHL Book 974.72 V2w and film 1036201 Item 2}}<br>
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:*'''1839-1864''' Stevens, Marian F. ''An Index to the Long Islander, 1839-1864, Marriages-Deaths.'' Huntington, New York&nbsp;: Huntington American Revolution Bicentennial Committee Huntington Historical Society, 1974. {{FHL|216261|item|disp=FHL Book 974.721 B32s}}.<br>
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:*'''1856–1863''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49240 ''Index to Marriages and Deaths in the New York Herald''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. These newspaper notices refer to people up and down the East Coast as well as midwesterners and persons from as far west as the State of California. Also browseable.<br>
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:*'''1878-1900''' Roberts, David. [http://longislandgenealogy.com/1891/Intro.html Deaths and Marriages as Reported by the ''Long Islander''] at [http://longislandgenealogy.com/ Long Island Genealogy] - free.<br>
  
:*'''1770s-1830s''' [http://dunhamwilcox.net/ny/oyster_bay_ny_marr2.htm Marriage Records Kept by Mr. John Hegeman (1754-1844)] at [http://dunhamwilcox.net/ DUNHAM - WILCOX - TROTT - KIRK].<br>
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:*'''1793-1855''' [http://dunhamwilcox.net/ny/oyster_bay_ny_marr.htm Register of Marriages Performed by the Rev. Marmaduke Earle] at [http://dunhamwilcox.net/ DUNHAM - WILCOX - TROTT&nbsp;- KIRK].<br>
 
 
 
:*'''1800–1855''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4244 ''New York Marriage Notices''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage notices published in newspapers around the state. Contains name of bride and groom, marriage date, marriage location, residence, and newspaper found in.<br>
 
 
 
:*'''1801–1880''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8936 ''Barber Collection- Newspaper Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. Information extracted from the "Brooklyn Eagle" and the "New York Evening Post." <br>
 
 
 
:*'''1839-1864''' Stevens, Marian F. ''An Index to the Long Islander, 1839-1864, Marriages-Deaths.'' Huntington, New York&nbsp;: Huntington American Revolution Bicentennial Committee Huntington Historical Society, 1974. {{FHL|216261|item|disp=FHL Book 974.721 B32s}}.<br>
 
 
 
:*'''1856–1863''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49240 ''Index to Marriages and Deaths in the New York Herald''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. These newspaper notices refer to people up and down the East Coast as well as midwesterners and persons from as far west as the State of California. Also browseable.<br>
 
  
 
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:*'''1795–1952''' {{RecordSearch|1680842|New York Deaths and Burials, 1795-1952}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. The entries are primarily from the IGI along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as Family Records, Church Records, and Civil Registration. There may be entries that cite a specific source.<br>
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:*'''1795–1952''' {{RecordSearch|1680842|New York Deaths and Burials, 1795-1952}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. The entries are primarily from the IGI along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as Family Records, Church Records, and Civil Registration. There may be entries that cite a specific source.<br>  
 
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:*'''1801–1890''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8920 ''Barber Collection- Newspaper Deaths''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. Information extracted from the "Brooklyn Eagle" and the "New York Evening Post." <br>  
:*'''1801–1890''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8920 ''Barber Collection- Newspaper Deaths''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. Information extracted from the "Brooklyn Eagle" and the "New York Evening Post." <br>
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:*'''1808–1848''' Huntington American Revolution Bicentennial Committee and Daniel Darling Whitney, ''Marriages and Deaths (with Comments) From the Account Book of Darling Whitney and Daniel Darling Whitney of Woodbury, Long Island, New York, 1808-1848: Towns of Huntington and Oyster Bay.''(Huntington, New York: Huntington Town Historian, 1977). {{FHA|IE105721|disp=ExLibris digital copy}} - free; {{WorldCat|19857087|disp=At various libraries}}; {{FHL|173466|item|disp=FHL Book 974.72 V2w and film 1036201 Item 2}}<br>
 
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:*'''1839-1864''' Stevens, Marian F. ''An Index to the Long Islander, 1839-1864, Marriages-Deaths.'' Huntington, New York&nbsp;: Huntington American Revolution Bicentennial Committee Huntington Historical Society, 1974. {{FHL|216261|item|disp=FHL Book 974.721 B32s}}.<br>  
:*'''1839-1864''' Stevens, Marian F. ''An Index to the Long Islander, 1839-1864, Marriages-Deaths.'' Huntington, New York&nbsp;: Huntington American Revolution Bicentennial Committee Huntington Historical Society, 1974. {{FHL|216261|item|disp=FHL Book 974.721 B32s}}.<br>
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:*'''1849-50, 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80''' See Mortality Schedule information in the Federal Census section of [[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]] for death information.<br>  
 
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:*'''1856–1863''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49240 ''Index to Marriages and Deaths in the New York Herald''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. These newspaper notices refer to people up and down the East Coast as well as midwesterners and persons from as far west as the State of California. Also browseable. <br>  
:*'''1849-50, 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80''' See Mortality Schedule information in the Federal Census section of [[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]] for death information.<br>
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:*'''1878-1900''' Roberts, David. [http://longislandgenealogy.com/1891/Intro.html Deaths and Marriages as Reported by the ''Long Islander''] at [http://longislandgenealogy.com/ Long Island Genealogy] - free.<br>
 
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:*See ''Town Clerks' Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War'' in the Civil War section of [[{{PAGENAME}}#Military|Military]] for death information.<br>  
:*'''1856–1863''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49240 ''Index to Marriages and Deaths in the New York Herald''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. These newspaper notices refer to people up and down the East Coast as well as midwesterners and persons from as far west as the State of California. Also browseable. <br>
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:*'''1900-2003''' Roberts, David. [http://longislandgenealogy.com/SuffolkTimes/SuffolkTimes.html Suffolk-Times Obituaries 1900-2003] at [http://longislandgenealogy.com/ Long Island Genealogy] - free.<br>
 
 
:*See ''Town Clerks' Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War'' in the Civil War section of [[{{PAGENAME}}#Military|Military]] for death information.<br>
 
 
 
 
:*'''1995-1999''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nynassau/obits1.html ''Newsday'' (Long Island, NY) Obituaries, 1995-99 Nassau County, NY] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nygenweb/ NYGenWeb] - free.<br>
 
:*'''1995-1999''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nynassau/obits1.html ''Newsday'' (Long Island, NY) Obituaries, 1995-99 Nassau County, NY] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nygenweb/ NYGenWeb] - free.<br>
  
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nynassau/ The Nassau County NYGenWeb Project], a member of [[NYGenWeb|The NYGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nynassau/ The Nassau County NYGenWeb Project], a member of [[NYGenWeb|The NYGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ny/nassau/nassau.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Nassau County.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ny/nassau/nassau.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Nassau County.  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ny/nassau/nassau.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Nassau County. (Backup site)  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ny/nassau/nassau.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Nassau County. (Backup site)  
 
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This page describes sources of genealogical data about Nassau County, New York Genealogy families, including links to smaller localities at the bottom of this page. New York-related pages show useful statewide sources. United States pages explain the terminology and contents of genealogical records.

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Online Records



Nassau County, New York
Map
Map of New York highlighting Nassau County
Location in the state of New York
Map of the U.S. highlighting New York
Location of New York in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1899
County Seat Mineola
Courthouse
Ny-nassau-ch.jpg
Address 240 Old County Road
Mineola, NY 11501
Nassau County Website


Historical Facts

Parent County

1899: Created from eastern 70 percent of Queens County.[1]

Neighboring Counties

Bronx | Queens | Suffolk | Westchester | Connecticut: Fairfield[2]

Boundary Changes

1664 Yorkshire became the first large government unit (not actually a county) organized by New York after the English took control from the Netherlands. It was divided into three ridings including North Riding (Westchester, Bronx, New York (Manhattan), Nassau and part of Queens counties).[3] [4]
1683 New York ended Yorkshire, creating Queens County (including later Nassau County) from part of Yorkshire.[3] [4]
1899 Nassau County was created from the eastern 70 percent of Queens County.[3]

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

  • 1581–1917 New York, Family Bible Records at Ancestry– ($); Index. Database is a collection of genealogically important records taken from the Bibles of colony and state residents. Reveals the Bible's original owner, brief record of descendants,and a particular event such as birth or marriage as recorded in Bible.

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories
Findagrave.com* Family History Library* Findagrave.com*
Interment.net* WorldCat* Tombstone Transcription Project*
Cemetery Site*   NYGenWeb Cemeteries*
New York Gravestones*   epodunk*
NYGenWeb Cemeteries*   Billion Graves*
Billion Graves*   Names in Stone*
Names in Stone*    
Linkpendium*    
Ancestry*    
   *See the New York Cemeteries page for details about each site.

Individual cemeteries:

Census

For information and tips on using and accessing online census records, see New York Census.

Federal

U.S. Census Mortality Schedules for New York, 1850-1880:

  • Available online at Ancestry ($).
  • Deaths are included for the 12 months prior to the census, 1849-50, 1859-60, 1869-70, and 1879-80 beginning 1 June and ending 31 May of the census year.[5]
  • Basic contents of the records include: Name, sex, age, color, marital status, place of birth, month of death, occupation, and cause of death. 1870 also has parents' birthplace. 1880 lists how long a resident of the county.
  • Also on FHL Films 1415128–42.
State
Source 1825 1835 1845 1855 1865 1875 1892 1905 1915 1925
Ancestry.com - - - - - - - - Yes Yes
Family History Library Films - - - - - - - - Yes Yes
FamilySearch Images - - - - - - - - - -
New York State Library Films - - - - - - - - Yes Yes

Church Records

Church records are good substitutes for birth, marriage, and death information and are most often found on a local city/town or county level.  Published and manuscript church records can be found at public, university, and private libraries.

For a brief general history of denominations and a guide to finding various New York denomination's records, see New York Church Records Wiki page.

Ann Mensch's Local Catholic Church and Family History & Genealogical Research Guide is a free online resource that identifies the parishes of Nassau County, years parishes were created, contact information, as well as links to online records and research tips. Nassau County parishes fall under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

The following church records are available online:

  • 1660s-1770 - Hicks, Benjamin D. "Records of the Society of Friends of Westbury, L.I.," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Births 1660s-1750s: Vol. 16, No. 4 (Oct. 1885):171-175; Births 1710s-1770: Vol. 17, No. 3 (Jul. 1886):218-222. Digital version at New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 16-17. Internet Archive has digitized Vol. 17, but not Vol. 16.[6]
  • 1785-1878 - Frost, Josephine C. Marriages Recorded at Reformed Dutch Church, Manhasset, Long Island: 1785-1878, Also a Few Deaths 1841-1878. Brooklyn, N.Y., 1913. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • 1790-1900 - Quaker Marriages, Jericho Monthly Meeting, Long Island, New York. 1991. Digital version at Ancestry ($). Births 1812-1887, marriages 1790-1900, deaths 1813-1888.

Additional Church Records

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Nassau County, New York Genealogy Church Records  in online catalogs like:

Court Records

Ancestors may have also been involved in municipal, state, or federal court cases. See also New York Court Records and United States Court Records.

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

  • Rootsweb message board for Nassau County, New York Genealogy has many information threads about families that resided in that county. There is a search engine that allows you to search by surname and topic.

History

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Nassau County, New York

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See New York Land and Property for more details, especially about the papers generated in New York State by large speculative land companies.

Original land records in Nassau County, New York Genealogy began in [?dateyear?]. These records are housed at the [?repository?] in [?town?].

Online

Microforms

Books

Additional land records can sometimes be found using these catalogs:

Maps

Migration

Military

Civil War service men in Nausau County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county.[7]

- 119th Regiment, New York Infantry
- 139th Regiment, New York Infantry
- 142nd Regiment, New York Infantry
- 155th Regiment, New York Infantry
- 176th Regiment, New York Infantry

Naturalization and Citizenship

Indexes

The Family History Library has also acquired this comprehensive index for the years 1792 through 1906 on microfilm: FHL Film 1419807 (1st of 294 films). The courts this index covers are:

  • City Court of Brooklyn, 1836-1894
  • Kings County Court, 1806-1906
  • New York City Marine Court, 1806-1849
  • New York County Common Pleas Court, 1792-1895
  • New York County Superior Court, 1828-1895
  • New York City and County Supreme Court, 1868-1906
  • Queens County Court, 1799-1906
  • Queens County Surrogate Court, 1888-1898
  • Richmond County Court, 1869-1906
  • U.S. Circuit Court Southern District, 1846-1876
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District, (Kings, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties), 1865-1906
  • U.S. District Court Southern Court Southern District, (New York, Bronx and also Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Richmond, Rockland, Sullivan and Westchester counties), 1824-1906[8]

Newspapers

Old Fulton NY Post Cards has the largest online collection of 400 New York 1795-2007 newspapers. The instructions for this quirky site are needed to get the most out of it.

Old Fulton NY Post Cards has the following Nassau County, New York Genealogy newspaper images:

  • Long Island NY Daily Star 1881-1889
  • Long Island NY Star Journal 1938-1967

Obituaries

 

Periodicals

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

Probate Records

Probate records including original estates and wills for New York are held in the office of the county Surrogate Court beginning in 1787, or when the county was formed. Prior to 1787, most are housed at the New York State Archives. See New York Probate Records for more information about using probate records.
Content:  Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.
Record types:  Wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distribution.

Probate Petitions

In 1830, state law required the Surrogate Court clerk to issue a probate petition for a deceased individual with property. This petition, unique to New York, usually lists the deceased's death date. It also lists the heirs, their relationship to the deceased, and their residence. Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 479. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004. Henry B. Hoff, "Navigating New York Probate," American Ancestors 12 (Fall 2011): 57.


These petitions are often found in the estate files and can be obtained from the county Surrogate Court.



Additional Probate Indexes and Abstracts

Additional probate indexes or abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Nassau County, New York Genealogy probate wills in online catalogs like:

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums

Libraries
The Nassau Library System consists of 54 public libraries in Nassau County. Each library has access to genealogical databases - especially newspaper sites. Many are accessible with your library card from home. A list of the libraries in this system and their website and contact information is found here.

Baldwin Public Library
2385 Grand Avenue
Baldwin, NY 11510-3289
Phone: 516-223-6228
Email: edalyba@nassaulibrary.org

Genealogical Resources: The library houses obituaries for local newspapers. The Baldwin History room houses history books on Nassau County and Baldwin as well as Suffolk, Queens, Kings, and New York Counties. Collections include journals, photographs, school records, directories, and yearbooks. Baldwin History room open by appointment only.

The Bryant Library
2 Paper Mill Road
Roslyn, NY 11576
Phone: 516-621-2240
Email

Genealogical Resources: Bryant Room houses the local history collection that includes 19th and 20th century books, mapts, photographs,newspaper clippings, letters and documents.  They also have a special collection that includes materials on William Cullen Bryant, Clarence H. Mackay and Christopher Morley. List of collections.  Hours vary from the library. You can also make an appointment.

Hofstra University Library
Joan & Donald E. Axinn Library
Special Collections Department
Room 032
Hempstead, NY 11549-1000
Phone: 516-463-6158

Genealogical Resources: Has the historical and genealogical collections of the Nassau County Historical Society, Oceanside Historical Society Collection (now defunct), Nassau County Museum Reference Collection, family history collections, newspapers, and photographs.

Glen Cove Public Library
4 Glen Cove Avenue
Glen Cove, NY 11542-2885
Phone: 516-676-2130
Email: glencove@glencovelibrary.org

Genealogical Resources: The Robert R. Coles Long Island History Room contains books; periodical series; artifacts; pamphlets; maps; microfilmed documents; records and manuscripts, and microfilm of local newspapers for the local area. The room has limited hours. Digital collection. Email for history room: Longislandhistory@glencovelibrary.org.

Port Washington Public Library
One Library Drive
Port Washington, NY 11050
Phone: 516-883-440 x167
Email: localhistory@pwpl.org

Genealogical Resources: The library has a Local History Center containing digital collections and onsite marterial including newspapers, histories, maps, and manuscripts. The center has limited hours and can be contacted at: localhistory@pwpl.org.

 

County Historian's Office

Nassau County Historian[9]
Edward J. Smits, Director
Nassau County Museum
1864 Muttontown Road
Syosset, New York 11791
Phone: 516-571-7615
Fax: 516-571-7623

Genealogical Resources: The County Historian may provide access to obituaries, vital records, church records, maps, and family files or journals. Some historians provide search services for their office records and others may refer you to local genealogists who research in the area.

Courthouses

The Nassau County Clerk's office has marriage, land, court, military discharge and naturalization records as well as the state census. The Surrogate Court has probate records. For further information about where the records for Nassau County are held, see the Nassau County Courthouse page.

Family History Centers

Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

The main FHC for Nassau County, New York Genealogy is the Lynbrook New York Family History Center. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory.

Societies

Nassau County Historical Society
Box 207
Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: 516-538-7679
Email: Natalie.A.Naylor"at"hofstra.edu

The Nassau County Historical Society Journal is the offical publication and released annually.  The society has no research staff but their collection of books and manuscripts are located at:

Long Island Studies Institute
Joan And Donald E. Axinn Library, Room 032
123 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-1230
Phone: 516-463-6411
Email: LISI@hofstra.edu


Social Groups Online

Taxation

Town Records

Town records in New York may include early births, marriages, deaths, divorces, local histories, selected military records, and town meeting minutes. Vital records from 1880/1882 are kept by town and village clerks, although some (Kent’s and Putnam Valley’s) are available in the County Historian’s Office. For further details, try the links to individual town Wiki pages found in Places. See also:

The County Archives has the following records:

  • 031 Petitions, Licenses, and recognizance to sell liquor (Tavern licenses) 1813-1878
  • 139 Monthly Reports of Hunting and fishing licenses, 1908-1938
  • 165 Certificates of Qualifications as Examiner in Lunacy, 1883-1947

Vital Records

Vital records of birth, marriage or death were first recorded at the local level in the village clerk, town clerk, or city clerk’s ledger book. If you know where a birth, marriage or death took place, a copy of the certificate or record may be obtained by writing to the town, village or city clerk. See also How to order New York Vital Records or order electronically online.

See the heading Places on this wiki page for links to local community wiki pages and their available records. See New York Vital Records for a discussion about beginning dates and availability of vital records in New York.

Use substitute records for birth, marriage, and death information. These substitute records include Bible Records, Cemeteries, Church Records, Newspapers, and Probate Records.

Birth

Early births were recorded on the town level and the years vary by town. (List of towns) The New York State Department of Health (state level) began recording births in 1881. Births were not recorded on the county level.

Birth Substitutes

Marriage

Early marriages were sometimes recorded on the town level and the years vary by town. (List of towns) In 1880, town clerks were to record the marriage and a copy was sent to the New York State Department of Health (state level). Town clerks continue to record marriages. Marriages were recorded by the Nassau County clerk starting in 1907 and go until 1935.[10]

Marriage Substitutes

Divorce

Pre–1787

All divorces were granted by the governor or legislature and were very rare.

1787–1847

All divorces were granted by the court of chancery. These records are found in the New York State Archives or for the New York City area at the New York County Clerk's office.These divorces were granted only on the grounds of adultery.

1847–present

All divorces are handled by the county Supreme Court where the divorce was granted. Divorce files in New York are sealed for 100 years. Contact the County Clerk for information about divorce records.

Divorce judgment papers often include date and place of the marriage and the names and birthdates of any children. Local newspapers may publish notices of divorce actions.

Death

Early deaths were recorded on the town level and the years vary by town. (List of towns) The New York State Department of Health (state level) began recording deaths in 1881. Deaths were not recorded on the county level.

Death Substitutes

Additional Resources

Additional resources for Nassau County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the New York, Nassau– Vital Records topic page of the FamilySearch Catalog . Copies of books found in the FamilySearch Catalog may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the FamilySearch Catalog and the Worldcat Online Catalog.

Voting Registers

Places

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 490. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Handybook, 478.
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