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Long Island Genealogy

Group for anyone digging into their Long Island, New York roots! (Includes the counties of Queens, Nassau, Kings, and Suffolk)

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Started by James P. LaLone. Last reply by Jennifer Powell Nov 9, 2020. 32 Replies

Our colonial-era Long Island ancestors

Started by Joan Foster. Last reply by Cynthia Joslin Feb 22, 2016. 31 Replies

collaborating on Long Island genealogy

Started by Janie Kimble. Last reply by Gena Philibert Ortega Jul 13, 2012. 2 Replies

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Comment by John J. Tierney on April 23, 2010 at 7:58am
@Barbara M Leydecker:
Pardon me for a generic answer, but LI is a fairly large area so if you have possibilities of a more specific location it would help.

Here's a listing of LI cemeteries:

Look at the ones in the 516 (Nassau) and 631 (Suffolk) area codes. Also check 718 if Queens is a possibility. (Calvary in Queens was extremely active in that time period, but you will need a death or burial date for them as they cannot look up by name.)

You can also check out a some listings by county:

Finally you can find more listing using this Google search:
Comment by PM Wanser on April 23, 2010 at 7:33am
Do you know what area of Long Island the cemetery is located (North Shore, South Shore, East End)? St. Patrick's in Brookville (North Shore) could fit the description.
Comment by Barbara M Leydecker on April 22, 2010 at 7:38pm
I'm looking for a Long Island catholic cemetery which would have been around in 1874 and still accepting burials in 1927. Any ideas?
Comment by Judi Palmquist on March 1, 2010 at 6:25pm
Forgot yo give first names, sorry about that. The one I'm looking for is David B. Stillman, who marrried Esther on the date given below. He says his Civil War records that he was born in New York. but I am unable to locate the right David b. in 1824.
Comment by Lisa A. (Thamm) Spegal on February 28, 2010 at 3:12pm
I saw this link in a list I subscribe too for NY and thought it might be worth reading for ya'll if you didn't already know:
Comment by Judi Palmquist on February 27, 2010 at 3:49pm
Bennett-Stillman marriage took place in East Hampton, LI in 1846, Esther Bennett, daughter of Henry Bennett & Abagail Edwards. I am unable to find them in 1850 census and by 1860 they had moved ti Wi. Their children were Alice, Henry B., Lydia, Charles; the rest may have been born in WI.
Comment by Christine Kay Olsen-Needham on February 22, 2010 at 4:17am
Hey Frances! I have some Van Nests on my mom's side, WAAAAY back in New York in the 1600's. Related to the Deckers and Brokaws and Op Den Graffs in my tree.
Comment by Frances Hagaman Vannest Powell on February 21, 2010 at 8:17pm
Jeannine - The Green County Historical Society, which is a part of and located at the Vedder Library in Green County is a wonderful research resource for that area of the country. Their volunteers are also at the Vedder Library on a regular basis and are available to do lookups. Green County is really well organized. I didn't find Clinton County, across the river, as well organized when I was there several years ago, with volunteers on duty regularly, but they did have books published of records. I bought one of each that were available while I was there, since my husbands 4th and 5th great grandfathers were named in them. The graveyards in the area were invaluable, along with the many, many small state historical sites and museums, and especially the docents at the Bethpage state living museum on Long Island.
Comment by Carol Peckham Poulos on February 21, 2010 at 11:18am
Thank you Joan. I also descend from John and Elizabeth Feake through their son John (b. abt. 1639) and his wife Elizabeth PRIOR.
Comment by Jeannine on February 16, 2010 at 5:31pm
Frances ... I was unaware of the Vedder Library resource. Thank you for noting it here. We live on Vancouver Island (on the other coast) and it is my dream to travel to NY some time in the next couple of years. Thank you for sharing this info with us.

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