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Jamaica was first settled in 1657.[1]

Contents

Resources

Church Records

Dutch Reformed

  • 1702-1890s - Stryker-Rodda, Kenn. "Records of the First Reformed Dutch Church of Jamaica, Long Island," The New York Genealogical and Biographical RecordBaptisms 1702-1706, Membership Lists 1715: Vol. 105, No. 1 (Jan. 1974):10-17; Baptisms 1707-1711: Vol. 105, No. 2 (Apr. 1974):93-97; Baptisms 1711-1713: Vol. 105, No. 3 (Jul. 1974):146-148; Baptisms 1714-1716: Vol. 105, No. 4 (Oct. 1974):203-208; Baptisms 1717-1720: Vol. 106, No. 1 (Jan. 1975):19-26; Baptisms 1720-1723: Vol. 106, No. 2 (Apr. 1975):87-94; Baptisms 1723-1725: Vol. 106, No. 3 (Jul. 1975):139-143; Baptisms 1726-1729: Vol. 106, No. 4 (Oct. 1975):200-207; Baptisms 1729-1732: Vol. 107, No. 1 (Jan. 1976):33-42; Baptisms 1733-1734: Vol. 107, No. 2 (Apr. 1976):105-110; Baptisms 1735-1736: Vol. 107, No. 3 (Jul. 1976):154-157; Baptisms 1737-1741: Vol. 107, No. 4 (Oct. 1976):203-210; Baptisms 1742-1754: Vol. 108, No. 1 (Jan. 1977):20-26; Baptisms 1766-1774: Vol. 108, No. 2 (Apr. 1977):89-92; Baptisms 1753-1757, 1771-1785: Vol. 108, No. 3 (Jul. 1977):146-149; Baptisms 1785-1788: Vol. 108, No. 4 (Oct. 1977):226-228; Baptisms 1789-1793: Vol. 109, No. 1 (Jan. 1978):42-43; Baptisms 1760, 1793-1798: Vol. 109, No. 2 (Apr. 1978):101-108; Baptisms 1799-1805: Vol. 109, No. 3 (Jul. 1978):138-141; Baptisms 1806-1823: Vol. 109, No. 4 (Oct. 1978):217-220; Baptisms 1802-1815: Vol. 110, No. 1 (Jan. 1979):43-46; Baptisms 1815-1824: Vol. 110, No. 2 (Apr. 1979):78-82; Baptisms 1825-1833: Vol. 110, No. 3 (Jul. 1979):141-145; Baptisms 1834-1851: Vol. 110, No. 4 (Oct. 1979):198-206; Marriages 1803-1829: Vol. 111, No. 1 (Jan. 1980):22-30; Marriages 1830-1838: Vol. 111, No. 2 (Apr. 1980):95-111; Marriages 1837-1844: Vol. 111, No. 3 (Jul. 1980):170-174; Marriages 1845-1851: Vol. 111, No. 4 (Oct. 1980):201-204; Members Received 1786-1850: Vol. 112, No. 1 (Jan. 1981):18-24; Marriages 1871-1876, Baptisms 1850s-1870s, Members Dismissed 1835-1880s, Deaths 1835-1890s: Vol. 112, No. 2 (Apr. 1981):80-89. Digital version at New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 105-112.

Episcopal (Church of England)

Grace Episcopal Church
In the 1780s, St. George's Episcopal Church in Flushing began keeping separate registers.
  • 1710-1732 - "The Register Book for the Parish of Jamaica, Kept by the Rev. Thomas Poyer, Rector from 1710 to 1732," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Baptisms 1710-1732: Vol. 19, No. 1 (Jan. 1888):5-12; Marriages 1710-1731, Burials 1710-1731: Vol. 19, No. 2 (Apr. 1888):53-58. Digital version at New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 19. Internet Archive has digitized Vol. 19 - free.
  • Ladd, Horatio Oliver. The Origin and History of Grace Church, Jamaica, New York. New York: The Shakespeare Press, 1914. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.

Presbyterian

  • 1775-1848 - "Presbyterian Marriages at Jamaica, Queens County, 1775-1800," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 1775-1794: Vol. 129, No. 1 (Jan. 1998):36-42; 1795-1800: Vol. 129, No. 2 (Apr. 1998):121-124; 1801-1808: Vol. 129, No. 3 (Jul. 1998):170-173; 1809-1822: Vol. 130, No. 1 (Jan. 1999):60-63; 1823-1830: Vol. 130, No. 2 (Apr. 1999):89-90; 1831-1834: Vol. 130, No. 3 (Jul. 1999):217; 1835-1839: Vol. 130, No. 4 (Oct. 1999):301-302; 1840-1848: Vol. 131, No. 1 (Jan. 2000):62-63; 1846-1848: Vol. 131, No. 2 (Apr. 2000):146. Digital version at New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 129.

History

Additional Resources:

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

Genealogical Resources: Towns in Queens county, NY - Jamaica

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.

Museum

King Manor Museum
150-03 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11432
Phone: 718-206-0545
E-mail: contact@kingmanor.org

Societies

Barnes Historical Society[3]
PO Box 300049
JFK Station
Jamaica, NY 11430-0049
Phone: 718-658-2515
Fax: 718-298-6047

King Manor
90-04 161 Street
Suite 704
Jamaica, NY 11432
Phone: 718-206-0545
E-mail: contact@kingmanor.org

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.

Town Clerk

Borough of Queens[3]
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[3]
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

Town Historian

Historian (Not located)

Queens County Historian
Stanley Cogan[3]
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

The Long Island Historical Society published early Jamaica town records in three volumes in 1914.[1]

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Jamaica, 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. The guide to Protestant Episcopal Churches, Queens at NYGenWeb, see http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/, helped locate these Olive Tree Genealogy collections.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 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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