Queens Historical Society
Kingsland Mansion, 143-55 37th Avenue Flushing.
Greater Astoria Historical Society
Quinn's Gallery (4th Floor ), 35-20 Broadway, Long Island City, N. Y. 11103 - 718-278-2437
Bayside Historical Society
P.O. Box 133 Bayside, NY 11361
Tel - 718-352-1548 FAX 718-352-3904
Richmond Hill Historical Society
Jewish Genealogical Society, Queens page
P.O. Box 6398, New York, N.Y. 10128
New York Historical Society 2 West 77th Street, NY, NY 10024
Tue-Sun 11-5 -- 212-873-3400
New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
122 East 58th Street, New York, NY 10022-1939 - 212-755-8532
Queens Library, Long Island Division
Queens Branch libraries
Queens Library catalog MARION
Nassau Co. library

NYC area library catalogs
These are informational links. See also links to record repositories and books.

LI Library Resource Center
Queens Chamber of Commerce
Nassau Co History page
Richmond Hill info page
Hunters Point Tour
Long Island City Home Page
Queens: The City's Utopia architectural development
Medieval Astoria
• Historical pages on [Hell Gate] [Queensboro] [Triborough] Bridges
Town of Hempstead site [Archive] [History]
Suffolk Co. site
WPA personal histories
Queens Courier archives
• A page on the Sinking of the Gen'l Slocum a 1904 tragedy in which over a thousand people lost their lives

Newsday's  "Long Island: Our Story" Has an excellent series of articles and photographs of Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties. A few good pages to start at:
[Histories of 300 towns] [Queens links page]
Venture into the Front page only if you have a fast connection.
The Cemetery Belt "Why does Queens have so many cemeteries?" by Rhona Amon of the Newsday staff
Queens BBS
MAPS - for download
Queens neighborhood contemporary outlines
Neighborhood maps (Queens Library)
• A personal site, has contemporary NYC Subway track maps as high or low resolution GIFs, route maps and historical maps including portions of 1888 USGS maps of Jamaica and Rockaway
1906 L.I. town maps from Newsday click on image map at the top of the page
Interactive NYC neighborhood map
• historical map s of Long Island and of NY State from David Yehling Allen at SUNY Stony Brook.
Don't miss the Links page
• UT Austin's list of Historical Map links
PAPER MAPS - for purchase
Historical Ink Markets copies ($11) of old maps of NY and New England, including individual maps from an 1873 Beers Atlas of Kings, Queens and Suffolk
Slocum Historical maps sells inexpensive ($5.95)repros of US city maps
Gleason's markets inexpensive ($5) repros of pages from a 1891 atlas of the Hudson Valley, and their New York page (expensive originals) repro maps
• Queens Public Library's list of maps in their collection's NY maps page
Queens Branch libraries (hint: if you'd like to get a flavor of Queens neighborhoods, each branch library page features a short description of the area and a photo of the library building
The LDS's research guides to localities and subjects
• Page on Rochester Gen. Soc.'s list of New York State Census, includes a list of available Microfilm
• AGLL's page of Queens microfilm reels for sale (note that they don't have State census for Queens)

• Rootsweb's page on [N.Y.S. links] N.Y.S. Census Incorrectly omits Queens from its list of 1892 census available.
In Queens (Steve Morse)
Richmond Hill

• My table of repositories for Queens vital records
• Good overviews of vital records from the N.Y. State Archives and the N.Y. State Library

• has state research guides to Vital Records [New York State] [Queens County]
Nassau County vital records]
Brooklyn Diocese web page
Cemeteries, Queens from Genweb
Catholic cemeteries Brooklyn Diocese page
list of Queens cemeteries
Queens Jewish cemetery list from Jewish Gen. Org.
Brooklyn cemetery list addresses/phone #s

NYC Board of Ed school lookup this page leads you to lists, by district, of all NYC public schools. Queens schools fall into districts 24-30
Long Island school links
Nassau Co. public schools
PS 1, L.I. City

LINK PAGES (also see genealogical link pages, below)
•Queens pages from | Yahoo | epodunk | epodunk communities
Wikipedia: Queens County | Queens neighborhoods
• A few Open Directory sites:
[NYC] [Queens] [LI guides]
Long Island's Page of Pages
• My genealogy links page has several useful NYC links
• Subway route map of downtown Jamaica from
• My walking map of the Jamaica archives (43k) has research primers, travel directions, floor plans, screen-shots of on-site programs and street maps for NY area courts, including Queens County Courthouse.
Be warned that their address for the City Register is out of date.
NEWSPAPER Web sites Scanned archival NY State newspapers
Queens Tribune
Queens Courier
• New York Times, [Post], [Daily News],
Newsday [archive]

• Links to New York newspaper Web sites not necessarily archival full text search, newspaper selection recent vintage - NY Newsday is included
Obit links in NY State Good page of small papers .
Open Directory's NY NP links
Long Island Voice

LOCAL Web sites (not necessarily genealogical, but some have historical sections)
List of links to some Queens neighborhood sites also has neighborhood links.
Maspeth site (has posted a reprint of 1889 article on the History of Maspeth)
Queens Connection
Long Island City's licweb
Steinway Street
da Queens Stoop
Old Kew Gardens

Web efforts in neighboring boroughs
NYC Marriage index Not comprehensive, but thousands of index entries, nonetheless. From five published sources, including indexes to some marriage registers for Manhattan (1869-1880) and Brooklyn (1895-1897). (Queens is not represented).
• A Brooklyn information page includes table of 1880 Brooklyn/ Manhattan ED boundaries and several other valuable tables
• A personal Brooklyn page The owner has been transcribing background articles from 19th century Brooklyn Eagles.
Longwood Gen. Group has 1868 Queens directories online A private site; lists, transcripts, cemetery lists
NY libraries online Internet Public Library
• Queens genealogy message boards at
Genforum | Ancestry |

ROOTS-L New York resources page
New York State GenWeb Project
NYCGenWeb Queens page | Nassau | Kings Co. (Brooklyn)

Linkpendium's Queens page
Cyndi's List New York State page • NUCMC's page of NY State archives
Archives in Eastern United States University of Idaho's link-list
links to New York State record sites U. Michigan
Roots-L NYS mailing lists
The Queens mailing list: NYQUEENS-L or NYQUEENS-D (digest mode)
If you are new to NYC genealogy, consider joining NYC-ROOTS or NYBROOKLYN. Try digest mode to avoid heavy traffic.

• A merged list of New York mailing lists

July 2012 minor updates Patty Fagan