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Flushing was first settled in 1645.[1]

Contents

Resources

Early records of Flushing do not survive.[1]

Church Records

Episcopal

Kenneth Scott published abstracts of the registers of St. George's Episcopal Church in The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (for earlier records, see Grace Episcopal Church in Jamaica):

Baptisms

  • 1788-1880 - Scott, Kenneth. "Records of St. George's (Episcopal) Church, Flushing, Long Island, Baptisms," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 1788-1812: Vol. 112, No. 1 (Jan. 1981):41-45; 1813-1831: Vol. 112, No. 2 (Apr. 1981):106-109; 1832-1841: Vol. 112, No. 3 (Jul. 1981):140-144; 1842-1874: Vol. 112, No. 4 (Oct. 1981):234-238; 1851-1863: Vol. 113, No. 1 (Jan. 1982):16-20; 1863-1880: Vol. 113, No. 2 (Apr. 1982):85-92. Digital version at New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 112-113. Scott did not publish later records, because 1880 is the year civil registration of births began in New York.

Marriages

  • 1782-1880s - Scott, Kenneth. "Marriages in St. George's (Episcopal) Church, Flushing, Long Island," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 1782-1830: Vol. 110, No. 1 (Jan. 1979):1-6; 1831-1856: Vol. 110, No. 2 (Apr. 1979):67-74; 1856-1880: Vol. 110, No. 3 (Jul. 1979):154-163; 1860s-1880s: Vol. 110, No. 4 (Oct. 1979):223-226. Digital version at New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 110. For marriages from 1885 to 1896, there is a manuscript file among the collections of The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.

Burials

  • 1790-1896 - Scott, Kenneth. "Records of St. George's (Episcopal) Church, Flushing, Long Island Burials," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 1790-1848: Vol. 111, No. 1 (Jan. 1980):39-50; 1849-1874: Vol. 111, No. 2 (Apr. 1980):105-110; 1874-1896: Vol. 111, No. 3 (Jul. 1980):164-170. Digital version at New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 111.

Methodist Episcopal

  • 1835-1878 - Sammis, A. Higbee. "Records of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Flushing," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Marriages 1835-1857: Vol. 125, No. 1 (Jan. 1994):25-29; Marriages 1858-1870: Vol. 125, No. 2 (Apr. 1994):93-95; Marriages 1870-1878: Vol. 125, No. 3 (Jul. 1994):167-169. Digital version at New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 125.

Additional church records include:

History

Additional Resources:

Gazetteer of the State of New York - Queens County, NY

Genealogical Resources: Towns in Queens county, NY - Flushing

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums

Archives at Queens Library
Queens Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432
Phone: (718) 990-0770

Genealogical Resources: Manuscripts, city directories, maps, photographs, newspapers.

Museums

The Vander Ende-Onderdonk House
Greater Ridgewood Historical Society
1820 Flushing Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385
Phone: (718) 456-1776
E-mail: info@onderdonkhouse.org

The Bowne House
The Bowne House Historical Society
37-01 Bowne Street
Flushing, NY 11354
Phone: (718) 359-0528
E-mail: office@bownehouse.org

Flushing Quaker (Friends) Meeting House
137-16 Northern Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11354
Phone: 718-358-9636

Societies

Queens Historical Society (QHS)
Kingsland Homestead
Weeping Beech Park
143-35 37th Avenue
Flushing, New York 11354
Phone: 718-939-0647 ext. 17
Fax: 718-539-9885
Email: info@queenshistoricalsociety.org or qhs@juno.com
Mary Cornell, Genealogy Research Analyst

Genealogical Resources: Their collection includes the history of Queens in photographs, manuscripts, maps and artworks. Family manuscript collections include(soon to be put online): the Mitchell Family Papers, the King Family Papers, the Clara Driscoll/Walcott Family Papers and the Diary of William King Murray. The Quarterly publication is the AHS Newsletter.

The Bowne House Historical Society
37-01 Bowne Street
Flushing, NY 11354
Phone: (718) 359-0528
E-mail: office@bownehouse.org

Greater Ridgewood Historical Society
1820 Flushing Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385
Phone: (718) 456-1776
E-mail: info@onderdonkhouse.org

Town Clerk

New York City Registrar
Borough of Queens[2]
Queens Business Center
144-06 94th Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11435

Genealogical Resources:

  • Official record of real estate and personal property transfers, recording deeds and mortgages

City Clerk's Office
Dora Young, Deputy City Clerk[2]
Queens Office
Borough Hall Building
120-55 Queens Boulevard
Kew Gardens, New York 11424
Phone: 718-286-2846

Genealogical Resources:

  • Marriages from 1866 to 1907
  • After 1907 if bride's residence or licenses of nonresidents was obtained in Queens

Taxation

Town Historian

Historian (Not Available)

Queens County Historian
Stanley Cogan[2]
35-37 211th Street
Bayside, New York 11361
Phone: 718-224-9592

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.

Town Records

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Flushing, 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.


Vital Records

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Orville B. Ackerly, "Long Island Town Records," New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 48, No. 1 (Jan. 1917):75-76. Digital versions at Internet Archive - free; New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 48.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 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), 459. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D24ben 2009.

 

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