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New York


A History of the Town of Hempstead: The 325th Anniversary of the Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, 1644-1969

Nassau, Suburbia, U.S.A.: The First Seventy-Five Years of Nassau County, New York, 1899 to 1974 icon

Nassau County, Long Island, in Early Photographs icon

Architectural Guide to Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Long Island icon

Muscle, Steam and Motor...the Centennial History of the Sea Cliff Fire Department: 1884-1984

Sea Cliff Diamond Jubilee: 1883-1958

Original 1873 Vintage Map of Sea Cliff Grove
From the seller: "Art Source International is proud to present maps from F. W. Beers Atlas of Long Island, New York - 1873. This is the one of the rarest county atlases in existence today- subsequently, these maps are sure to sell fast! The maps show the counties and towns of Long Island, with roads, railroads, bodies of water and rivers, as well as buildings and the names of homeowners and landowners, making this an excellent genealogical resource! Original hand coloring highlights the maps in bright pastels. MAKER: F. W. Beers. CONDITION: Very GoodSIZE:15 1/2 x 24Year:1873."

Original 1873 Vintage Map of Sea Cliff Grove Glen Cove
From the seller: "22"x 14", map with original hand coloring in very good condition. There are two renderings of "View of the Metropolitan Tabernacle" and "Sea Cliff Summer Home for aged and infirm members of the Methodist Episcopal Church of New York City." Pages 129 - 130 from "Atlas of Long Island, New York from Recent and Actual Surveys and Records under the Superintendence of F. W. Beers."

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New York

Old Calvary Cemetery: New Yorkers Carved in Stone icon

Burials at New York City Marble Cemetery

Cemeteries in New York City: Green-Wood Cemetery, Hart Island, New York, Cypress Hills National Cemetery icon

Greenwood Cemetery Views icon

Green-wood in 1846

New York City Methodist Marriages, 1785-1893 icon

Marriages From 1639 to 1801 in the Dutch Reformed Church, New Amsterdam, New York City icon

The New Harlem Register. a Genealogy of the Descendants of the Twenty-Three Original Patentees of the Town of New Harlem, Containing Proofs of Births, Baptisms, and Marriages From the Year 1630 icon

Marriages Performed in New York City, 1794-1830, By Rev. John Stanford icon

Personal Records of the Brick Presbyterian Church in the City of New York, 1809-1908; Including Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths

New York City Court Records, 1684-1760: Genealogical Data from the Court of Quarter Sessions icon

New York City Court Records, 1760-1797 icon

New York City Court Records, 1801-1804: Genealogical Data from the Court of Quarter Sessions

Permanent New Yorkers: A Biographical Guide to the Cemeteries of New York icon

Revised History of Harlem (City of New York), Its Origin and Early Annals . . . Also Sketches of Numerous Families and the Recovered History of the Land-titles

Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Family History of New York

New York Extra: A Newspaper History of the Greatest City in the World from 1671 to the 1939 World's Fair

Petitions for Name Changes in New York City, 1848-1899 icon

Guide to Genealogical and Biographical Sources for New York City (Manhattan), 1783-1898 icon

Rivington's New York Newspaper Excerpts From a Loyalist Press, 1773-1783 icon

Churchyards of Trinity Parish in the City of New York, 1657-1969

In Old New York: The Irish Dead in Trinity and St. Paul's Churchyards icon

Childhood's Deadly Scourge: The Campaign a Control Diphtheria in New York City, 1880-1930 icon

St. Luke's Lutheran Church in the City of New York 1850-1940 icon

Irish Immigrants in New York City, 1945-1995 icon

New York City's African Slave-owners: A Social and Material Culture History (Studies in African American History and Culture)

New York's Black Regiments During the Civil War

Graveyard Shift: New York City Metropolitan Area Cemeteries

Quarantine!  East European Jewish Immigrants and the New York City Epidemics of 1892 icon

The Cholera Epidemic of 1832 in New York City icon

A Plain and Practical Treatise on the Epidemic Cholera, as It Prevailed in the City of New York, in the Summer of 1832 icon

Hives of Sickness: Public Health and Epidemics in New York City icon

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100 Years Ago Today: Niagara County in the Civil War as Reported in the Pages of The Niagara Falls Gazette

Gazetteer & Business Directory of Niagara County, New York for 1869

History of the Genesee Country (Western New York) Comprising the Counties of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates

A History of Niagara County, New York

Journeys to the Brink of Doom: True Stories of Disaster, Mystery and Heroism at Niagara Falls icon

Lockport: Images of America

Niagara Frontier Genealogical Magazine icon

Niagara Country (American Folkways) icon

Niagara Falls (Images of America) icon

Folk of the Mill District icon

The Town of Porter [New York] 1776-1976 a Bicentennial History icon

The Niagara Frontier: Embracing Sketches of Its Early History, and Indian, French and English Local Names

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Vignettes of Old Utica icon

Around Utica icon

History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West, 1614-1925; Covering the Six Counties of Schenectady, Schoharie, Montgomery, Fulton, Herkimer and Oneida

The Pioneers of Utica: Being Sketches of Its Inhabitants and Its Institutions, With the Civil History of the Place, From the Earliest Settlement to the Year 1825, the Era of the Opening of the Erie Canal

Annals and Recollections of Oneida County icon

The Early Welsh Settlers of Oneida County, New York

Transactions of the Oneida Historical Society, at Utica. 1881-1884

Upstate: Records and Recollections of Northern New York icon

Utica for a Century and a Half

Early Histories and Descriptions of Oneida County, New York icon

Cradle of the Middle Class: The Family in Oneida County, New York, 1790-1865 icon

Genealogy of the BARTON Family of the Town of Marshall, Oneida County, New York icon

DEVEREUX of the Leap, County Wexford, Ireland and of Utica, New York: Nicholas DEVEREUX, 1791-1855 icon

Pioneers of Vernon, Oneida County, New York and the ROOT Family

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The Lesley E. Voorhees Records. Vol. I. Van Buren-Baldwinsville-Lysander Area Cemetery Inscriptions and Burial Records icon

Pioneer Irish of Onondaga, about 1776-1847

Pioneer Times in the Onondaga Country

Onondaga's Centennial, Gleanings of a Century

Pompey: Our Town in Profile icon

Syracuse Landmarks: An AIA Guide to Downtown and Historic Neighborhoods

The Ancestors and Descendants of Rulef SCHENCK: A Genealogy of the Onondaga County, New York Branch of the SCHENCK Family

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The Country Cousin : A Chronicle of the Town of Geneva, Ontario County, New York State

A Century and a Quarter of History: Geneva from 1787 - 1912

History of the Genesee Country (Western New York) Comprising the Counties of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates

1788 History of Ontario County, New York, with Illustrations...

All Name Index to 1788 History of Ontario County New York icon

History of Ontario Co., New York, With Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, Palatial Residences... icon

Unmasking the Past: Millers Corners-Ionia, 1789-1989

Atlas of Ontario County, New York: From Actual Surveys

The Route of the Orange Limited: the Story of the Canandaigua Street Railway Company, Canandaigua Electric Light and Railway Company, Ontario Light and Traction Company, and the Rochester and Eastern Rapid Railway icon

Farmer's Diary Or Ontario Almanac for the Year of Our Lord 1831 icon

Geneva Telephone Directory Summer 1931 icon

Ontario County: Pictorial Reflections in the Finger Lakes Region icon

The Canandaigua Lake Steamboat Era: 1827 to 1935 icon

Quarter Century Report of Canandaigua Cemetery Association, Canandaigua, New York - Woodlawn Cemetery, 1884-1909

A History of Early Canandaigua

Our Grandmothers' Recipes and Some Others
(1914) Ontario County, New York Historical Society

Ontario County Cobblestones

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Early Orange County Wills: 2 Volumes in 1 [I: Abstracts of Wills 1731-1788, Orange and Ulster County Wills on File, Surrogate's Office, City of New York; II: Abstracts of Wills June 27 1787-Dec 31 1830, Orange County Surrogate's Office, Goshen, New York] icon

Reformed Church at Machackemack (Deerpark), Orange County, New York icon

1850 Census: Warwick Township, Orange County, New York

Warwick Historical Papers icon

The Churchyard of the Reformed Church of Shawangunk, 1752-1872 icon

Portrait and Biographical Record of Orange County, New York icon

Where We Came From: The William DEAN Family and Their Environs--Orange, Putnam and Steuben Counties, New York - A History & Genealogy

History of the Town of Newburgh

Vignettes of Old Utica icon

History of Orange County, New York icon

An Outline History of Orange County, With an Enumeration of the Names of the Towns, Villages, Rivers, Creeks, Lakes, Ponds, Mountains, Hills and Other Known Localities, and Their Etymologies Or Historical Reasons Therefore; Together With Local Traditions and Short Biographical Sketches of Early Settlers icon

Cemeteries of Chester, New York

Gardnertown Cemetery, Inscriptions in the Gardnertown M. E. Church Cemetery. Contained in Historical Papers No. X; Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands

A History of the Minisink Region: Which Includes the Present Towns of Minisik, Deerpark, Mount Hope, Greenville, Wawyanda, in Orange County, New York

Along the Wawayanda Path from Old Greycourt to Chester to Sugar Loaf

Newburgh: The Heart of the City (Images of America: New York)

Newburgh in the World War: A Review of the Part Played By Residents of Newburgh, New Windsor in the Great Conflict

Other Waters: a History of the Dominican Sisters of Newburgh, New York

Beatrice Rosenblum's Handbook Guide to Orange County Bottles

History of the Town of New Windsor, Orange County, New York icon

Index to the 1881 Ruttenber and Clark History of Orange County, New York icon

Newburgh Centennial: 1783-1883, the Peace Celebration of October 18, 1883 [Newburgh, New York] icon

Newburgh; Her Institutions, Industries and Leading Citizens (Historical, Descriptive and Biographical, With Folded Map) icon

Waite's Newburgh City Directory for 1911

History of the County of Orange With a History of the Town and City of Newburgh (New York)

Outposts of History in Orange County

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Landmarks of Orleans County, New York icon

A History of the Town of Yates in Orleans County, New York: 1822-1976

History of the Genesee Country (Western New York) Comprising the Counties of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates

Pioneer History of Orleans County, New York... icon

Historical Album of Orleans County, New York

Ancestors of Charles A. STYMUS and His Wife Ella C. SMITH: Orleans County New York Back Through Early New York-New Jersey-New England, 1620-1989 icon

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Bugles Echo Across the Valley: Oswego County, New York and the Civil War icon

Landmarks of Oswego County, New York icon

History of Oswego County, New York icon

Gazetteer and Business Directory of Oswego County, New York, for 1866-7 icon

Oswego: Its People and Events

Around Oswego: Images of America icon

The North Country: A History Embracing Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis and Franklin Counties, New York

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Quaker Records from Duanesburgh, Later Called Butternuts, Otsego County, New York icon

Hartwick, New York: Heart of Otsego County icon

Middlefield and the Settling of the New York Frontier: A Case of Development in Central New York, 1790-1865 icon

A Collection of Abstracts from Otsego County, New York, Newspaper Obituaries, 1808-1875 icon

Early Families of Otsego County, New York icon

Otsego County in the Civil War: Firsthand Accounts of War Experiences icon

Schoolhouse John's Pictorial Collection of One-Room Schools of Otsego County, New York icon

At Rest in Unadilla: Otsego County, New York icon

Centennial of the City of Oneonta: 1848-1948

A History of Otego icon

History of Otsego County, New York, With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches: 1740-1878 icon

Growing Up in the Cooper Country Boyhood Recollections of the New York Frontier icon

Landmarks of Otsego County icon

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Historical and Genealogical Record, Dutchess and Putnam Counties, New York icon

Brewster Through the Years: 1848-1948 History and Folklore

Cemetery Inscriptions of Putnam County, New York...

Carmel Newspapers, Putnam County, New York: Marriages and Deaths, 1849-1873

Putnam County Directory: 1938-1939

The Town of Kent, New York

History of Putnam County, New York

The Genealogical Record of the Descendants of James BAILEY, Levi BAILEY in Westchester and Putnam Counties, New York icon

The Descendants of Elisha COLE, who Came from Cape Cod to what is now Putnam County, New York about 1745

Sold! The Town of Southeast: 1788-1988 icon

Sold! Old Gravestones of Putnam County, New York...

Sold! Where We Came From: The William DEAN Family and Their Environs--Orange, Putnam and Steuben Counties, New York - A History & Genealogy

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Unique, Original 18th-Century Document: 1798 Manuscript Deed from Huntington, Queens County, Long Island, New York: John BISHOP to David WOOD; Families Crabmeadow
From the seller: "Eighteenth-century manuscript deed agreement, between John BISHOP & William JONES Huntington deeding ".in the consideration of the Sum of thirty five pounds Current lawfull money of the State of New York to me in hand paid by David WOOD. Fresh meadow land and swamp situate lying and being at Crabmeadow in the township of Huntington." & more detail about the area of land to be deeded; 16" x 13" approximate size; BISHOP, WOOD families given generous and extensive mention in MATHER's opus genealogical work, "The Refugees of 1776 from Long Island to Connecticut" documenting their genealogies and involvement in the Revolutionary War; with original paper-covered seals at bottom; signed by Jonas WOOD, Jonah BISHOP, John BISHOP, Helen BISHOP; some edge, tips wear and darkening to leaf; a few small holes, a little loss to a few letters; in medium brown ink, in legible hand; on back is old note, again in an eighteenth century hand: 'John BISHOP deed to David WOOD'; good condition."

Documentary History of the Dutch Congregation of Oyster Bay, Queens County, Island of Nassau (Long Island)

Portrait and Biographical Record of Queens County (Long Island) New York, Containing Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County...

Old Queens, N.Y., in Early Photographs: 261 Prints icon

Long Island Genealogies icon

Genealogies of Long Island Families: From the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record icon

Records of the Town of Jamaica, Long Island, New York 1656-1751

Antiquities of the Parish Church, Jamaica, (Including Newtown and Flushing) Illustrated From Letters of the Missionaries, and Other Authentic Documents

Description of Private and Family Cemeteries in the Borough of Queens...

Manor Houses and Historic Homes of Long Island and Staten Island icon

The SANDFORD  - SANFORD Families of Long Island: Their Ancestors and Descendants icon

The Annals of Newtown, in Queens County, New York

First Presbyterian Church of Jamaica, New York 1662-1942... icon

Unique, Original Collection of 15 Documents & Receipts Relating to the Life and Estate of William McQUEEN of the Town of Oyster Bay, Long Island, 1859 - 1865
From the seller: "Including: 2-page (with integral 2 pages of blanks) Bond dated 1859 for William McQueen of Oyster Bay Queens County Long Island New York for 1600 dollars to the Mary & Sarha Earle of the same town, with appropriate paper-covered seals and signed by James M. Burtis, McQueen is co-signed by Lucy McQueen, with interest information and payment details on next page, approx. 8" x 12" legal document size; other documents relate to this transaction and others: 1860 receipt from Edwin Griffing on order of J. Sammis interest on bond from McQueen and on the same paper, receipt for 2 years interest in 1862; evidently Wm. McQueen passes away around this time, since NOv. 19th 1861 receipt is from the Estate of Wm. McQueen to the School district for tax; other estate purchases in 1861 for white ash coal, pine slats, clths, horse, to S.Y. Ludlam; 1862 mortgage payment for J. M. Sammis & McQueen from Moses Austin(?); Town of Oyster Bay printed receipt accomplished by hand for town taxes for year 1862, printed at Glen Cove Gazette Print; estate of Wm. McQueen, interest payment, signed by Andrew McQueen; 1863 funeral expenses, travel interest charged for 2 years of carrying the bill, since 1860, J.S. White; 1863 McQueen estate payment receipt for large sheets of tin, charcoal, labor, more to Downing; 1863 from Edwin Griffin, for interest on note-now carried by David McQueen, signed by Stephen Schenck; Town of Oyster Bay town tax receipt for 1864 signed by Peter Vanderwater; 1865 receipt from Edwin Griffin executor of the estate of Wm. McQueen for professional services, by McCoun; 1865; 2 1865 receipts signed by Van Lise for Town of Oyster Bay taxes; and another 1865 Schenck interest receipt from original McQueen loan via David McQ. & Edwin Griffin; average size about 3 1/2" x 8"; light wear, old fold lines, a little foxing; very good condition and interesting Oyster Bay Long Island historical ephemera; a great 'snapshot' view of a family's estate & finances in the middle part of the nineteenth century."

Unique, Original 1772 Manuscript Deed of Lands Between John & Henry WHITSON & Samuel, Richard and Richard JACKSON, Junior in Oyster Bay, Queens County, Colony of New York
From the seller: "Extensive Eighteenth-century manuscript deed for lands owned by the Whitsons to the Jacksons (of Hempstead) in the Township of Oyster Bay, dated thirty first day of July 1772; 12 1/2" x 8" approximate size; giving much detail of the location of these meadow lands, ".in the Lower Division of Oyster Bay West Neck. West Island or thirteenth Share of upland. from the Northwest Corner of the hay house. (to the) fence as now standeth being the old arbitration line fixed by Platt Conklin and William Smith and Lately Confirmed by an arbitration Settled by Jonathan Seaman William Townsend and Doctor James Townsend."; assigning these meadow lands to the estate of the Jacksons; with the names of Jacob Jackson & Isaac Minor, with their marks and John Whitson & Henry Whitson signatures, signing the document, with the remains of the original red wax seals; accomplished in a legible hand in brown ink, chain-laid watermark paper; Oyster Bay local historical figures of note, Townsend & Jackson, Whitson families given mention in Mather's major genealogical work, "The Refugees of 1776 from Long Island to Connecticut"; light edge, tips wear and darkening to leaf; very good condition and interesting transaction just before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War and the division of many families due to their political loyalties."

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The Descendants of Timothy CARPENTER of Pittstown, Rensselaer Co., New York

A Pictorial Reminiscence and Brief History of Lansingburgh, Rensselaer County, N.Y., Founded in 1771

A Resourceful People: A Pictorial History of Rensselaer County, New York

Troy and Rensselaer County, A History

The Marble House in Second Street: Biography of a Town House and Its Occupants, 1825-2000

150th Anniversary Incorporation Hoosick Falls, New York

Landmarks of Rensselaer County, New York icon

Sold! Cast in Stone: Selected Albany, Rensselaer and Saratoga County, New York, Burials

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Staten Island Wills and Letters of Administration, Richmond County, New York, 1670-1800 icon

History of Richmond County (Staten Island) New York, from its Discovery to the Present Time icon

The Church of St. Andrew, Richmond, Staten Island; its History, Vital Records, and Gravestone Inscriptions

Annals of Staten Island, from Its Discovery to the Present Time icon

Manor Houses and Historic Homes of Long Island and Staten Island icon

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Cemetery Inscriptions from Hempstead, Long Island. New York icon

A Finding List of Bibliographical Materials Relating to Rockland County, New York icon

The History of Rockland County icon

Rockland County, New York in the 1790s icon

Rockland County During the American Revolution, 1776-1781

The Way it Was in North Rockland icon

Now and Then and Long Ago in Rockland County, New York icon

Rockland County Century of History icon

19th Century Painters & Paintings of Rockland County, New York

Adventures for God: A History of St. George's Episcopal Church, Hempstead, Long Island icon

The Roots and Heritage of Hempstead Town icon

Romantic Suffern: The History of Suffern, New York, from the Earliest Times to the Incorporation of the Village in 1896...

Historical Collections of the State of New York / History of Rockland County icon

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