Antiquities of Long Island by
Gabriel Furman (1874). This item is a classic compendium of the
colonial history of Long Island -- its Dutch Reformed, Puritan, Anglican
religious traditions; its time as a part of Connecticut; dealings with
Native Americans; a little genealogy -- it's all here. While Long
Island is a melting pot today, this volume reveals how long the history
of cultures meeting and mixing on Long Island has been a way of life.
274 pages, in PDF format, download now for $4.25.
Genealogies from the Annals of Newtown
by James Riker (1852). While Newtown today is the
name of a neighborhood in Queens County, at the time Riker published his
work the locale was considered to cover a considerably wider area that
included portions of what today is Nassau County. Considered a
classic source of Long Island genealogical material. 148+ pages, PDF format,
download for $4.50.
The Queens County chapter from French's
Gazetteer of New York (1860).
The following localities in Queens County appear boldfaced in this
chapter: Flushing, College Point, Whitestone, Marathon, Wilkins Point,
Hempstead, Jerusalem South, Bridge Haven, Merrick, Greenwich Point,
Freeport, Milburn, Baldwinsville, Christian Hook, Rockville Center, Near
Rockaway, Far Rockaway, Valley Stream, Fosters Meadow, New Bridge,
Washington Square, Brookfield, Jamaica, Woodhaven, Cypress Avenue,
Unionville, Clarenceville, Centerville, Hopedale, Jamaica Heights,
Willow Tree, Queens, Springfield, Newtown, Astoria, Ravenswood, Hunters
Point, Penny Bridge, Winfield West Flushing, Maspeth, Melvina,
Columbusville, Winantsville, Lawrenceville, Middletown, Locust Grove,
Linden Hills, New Astoria, Middle Village, South Williamsburgh, Dutch
Kills, St. Ronans Well, Calvary Cemetery, The Cemetery of the
Evergreens, Cypress Hills Cemetery, Mount Olivet Cemetery, Lutheran
Cemetery, North Hempstead, Manhasset, Roslyn, Hempstead, Mineola, Flower
Hill, Montrose, Westbury, Carl Place, Hyde Park, Lakeville, Farmers
Village, Port Washington, Oyster Bay, Glen Cove, South Oyster Bay,
Farmingdale, Hicksville, Syosset, Norwich, Cedar Swamp, Locust Valley,
Jericho, Woodbury, Lloyds Neck, Bethphage, Brookville, Fort Neck,
Dosoris, Lattingtown, and Matinicock. Many are still
well-known locations, and some are now little known. 8+ pages, PDF format, download for $1.75.
Queens County chapter
in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York
(1848). We have grouped some counties and provided several in a
download according to their sequence in this historic volume.
Included in this grouping are Albany County, New York County, Kings
County, Queens County, Richmond County, and Suffolk County.
Remember that Queens County at that time included present-day Nassau
pages, PDF format, download now for $3.75
Charities in Nassau County
This chapter, taken from volume II of a three volume report of the
State Board of Charities, identifies and provides some information about
Nassau County charities that were substantial enough to be registered
with the State Board. The material will be of interest to local
historians who wish a better picture of charitable institutions in
Nassau County a century ago, to genealogists and family historians
interested in the people who administered charity back then as well as
how any unfortunates housed in these facilities may have lived, and to
those who have questions about the now-politicized "safety net" for the
unfortunates in our society back in those years. 6++ pages, in PDF
format, download now for $2.50.