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Contents

Resources

Census

Church Records

  • Early 1700s - Hoes, Roswell Randall. "Extracts from the Early and Original Records of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, of London," (Register Book of the Church of England of Hempstead, Long Island, N.Y.) The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 22, No. 3 (Jul. 1891):127-132. Digital versions at Internet Archive - free; New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 22.
  • 1725-1759 - Hicks, Benjamin D. "Records of St. George's Church, Hempstead, L.I. Baptisms," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 1725-1736: Vol. 9, No. 4 (Oct. 1878):182-187; 1737-1745: Vol. 10, No. 1 (Jan. 1879):16-19; 1745-1750: Vol. 10, No. 2 (Apr. 1879):89-92; 1751-1759: Vol. 10, No. 3 (Jul. 1879):133-139. Digital version at New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 9-10. Internet Archive has digitized Vol. 9 and Vol. 10 - free.[1]
  • 1725-1786 - Hicks, Benjamin D. "Records of St. George's Church, Hempstead, L.I., from June 5, 1725, to ---- Marriages," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 1725-1730: Vol. 11, No. 3 (Jul. 1880):133-136; 1731-1732: Vol. 12, No. 1 (Jan. 1881):45-46; 1733-1749: Vol. 12, No. 2 (Apr. 1881):78-83; 1762-1769: Vol. 13, No. 3 (Jul. 1882):140-143; 1774-1777: Vol. 14, No. 2 (Apr. 1883):70-73; 1778-1779: Vol. 14, No. 3 (Jul. 1883):116-118; 1779-1782: Vol. 15, No. 2 (Apr. 1884):77-80; 1782-1784: Vol. 15, No. 3 (Jul. 1884):111-113; 1784: Vol. 15, No. 4 (Oct. 1884):176-177; 1785-1786: Vol. 24, No. 2 (Apr. 1893):79-80. Digital version at New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 11-15, 24. Internet Archive has digitized Vols. 11-13, Vol. 15, and Vol. 24, but not Vol. 14 - free.[2]
  • 1805-1893 - Fish, John Dean. "History and Vital Records of Christ's First Presbyterian Church of Hempstead, Long Island, New York," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Marriages 1805-1858: Vol. 53, No. 3 (Jul. 1922):235-257; Marriages 1859-1893, Baptisms 1805-1829: Vol. 53, No. 4 (Oct. 1922):381-392; Baptisms 1829-1893: Vol. 54, No. 1 (Jan. 1923):30-42; Baptisms 1893, Deaths 1821-1890: Vol. 54, No. 2 (Apr. 1923):138-150. Digital version at New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 53-54. Volume 53 has been digitized by Internet Archive.

History

Hempstead was first settled in 1640.[3]

Land and Property

  • 1785-1792 - Sprague, John Russel. "Hempstead Ear Marks 1785-1861," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 1785-1787: Vol. 125, No. 3 (Jul. 1994):151-155; 1787-1788: Vol. 125, No. 4 (Oct. 1994):230-232; 1788-1790: Vol. 126, No. 2 (Apr. 1995):132-135; 1790-1791: Vol. 126, No. 3 (Jul. 1995):201-203; 1791-1792: Vol. 126, No. 4 (Oct. 1995):250-252. Digital version at New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 125-126.

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums

The Merrick Library [4]
2379 South Merrick Avenue
Merrick, New York 11566
Phone: 516-377-6112
Fax: 516-377-1108
Email: merricklibrary@merricklibrary.org

Museums

African American Museum
110 North Franklin Street
Hempstead, NY 11550
Phone: (516) 572-0730
Fax: (516) 572-0732

Societies

Baldwin Historical Society and Museum[5]
1980 Grand Ave.
P.O. Box 762
Baldwin, New York 11510
Phone: 516-223-6900
Baldwin Historical Society Newsletter - published bi-monthly


Hempstead Village Historical Society
c/o Hempstead Public Library
115 Nichols Ct.
Hempstead, NY 11550
Phone: 516-481-6990

Historical Society of the Merrick[6]
c/o The Merrick Library
2279 South Merrick Avenue
merrick, New York 11566
Phone: 516-377-6612
Email: merrick.history@yahoo.com
Facebook page

Town Clerk

Hempstead Town Clerk
One Washington Street
First Floor
Hempstead, NY 11550
Phone: 516-489-5000 ext. 3046
List of records available
Archives User Form

Unincorporated Communities within the Town of Hempstead:
Baldwin; Barnum Island; Bay Park; Bellmore; East Meadow; Elmont; Franklin Square; Garden City Park; Garden City South; Gibson; Green Acres; Harbor Island; Hewlett; Inwood; Lakeview; Levittown; Lido Beach; Meadowmere Park; Merrick; North Bellmore; North Lynbrook; North Merrick, North Valley Stream; North Woodmere; Oceanside; Point Lookout; Roosevelt; Salisbury; Seaford; South Hempstead; South Valley Stream; Uniondale; Wantagh; West Hempstead and Woodmere.

Incorporated Villages using Town of Hempstead Registrar:
Hewlett Harbor

Town Historian

Town of Hempstead[7]
Town Hall Plaza
Main Street
Hempstead, NY 11550

Taxation

Town Records

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Hempstead, 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

  • 1704-1784 - Combes, George D.A. "Early Vital Records of Hempstead, Long Island, N.Y., from the Minutes of the Meetings of the Town Justices and Vestry, Beginning 1704 and Continuing to 1784," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 54, No. 1 (Jan. 1923):42-43. Digital version at New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 54.
  • 1793-1827 - Combes, George D.A. "Marriages Performed by Justice William Mott, of the Town of Hempstead, Long Island, N.Y., 1793-1827," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 55, No. 2 (Apr. 1924):175-176. Digital version at New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 55.
  • 1844-1866 - "Marriages by Justice Henry Pearsall, Hempstead, Long Island, 1844-1866," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 141, No. 1 (Jan. 2010):42. Digital version at New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 141.
  • 1847-1849 - Combes, George D.A. "Births, Marriages and Deaths, Hempstead, Long Island, N.Y., 1847, 1848, 1849," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 55, No. 3 (Jul. 1924):270-280; Vol. 55, No. 4 (Oct. 1924):368-377; Vol. 56, No. 1 (Jan. 1925):19-28; Digital version at New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 55-56.

Websites

References

  1. 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.
  2. 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 16 February 2012.
  3. 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.
  4. 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), 433. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D24ben 2009.
  5. Bentley, Genealogist's, 432. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D24ben 2009.
  6. Bentley, Genealogist's, 433. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D24ben 2009.
  7. Bentley, Genealogist's, 433. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D24ben 2009.

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