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How to Locate Genealogy Resources for Nassau County, NY

How to Locate Genealogy Resources for Nassau County, NY

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How to Locate Genealogy Resources for Nassau County, NY

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47 Seiten
25 Minuten
Herausgeber:
Freigegeben:
Sep 25, 2018
ISBN:
9781386180708
Format:
Buch

Beschreibung

This short genealogy guide will give the reader guidance in locating records for genealogy research in Nassau County, New York. It covers searching for vital records, census records, land records, military records, and naturalization records. List of genealogy websites is included.

Herausgeber:
Freigegeben:
Sep 25, 2018
ISBN:
9781386180708
Format:
Buch

Über den Autor

Jean King has spent over 30 years researching her own family tree, mainly in the New York City and Long Island area. Over the last 12 years Jean has taught many introductory genealogy research classes at public libraries, the local community college and local school districts. She has been publishing a genealogy blog for her employer for four years and is a member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society and a board member of the German Genealogy Group. Jean has a Masters in Library Science from the University of Arizona.

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How to Locate Genealogy Resources for Nassau County, NY - Jean King

How to Locate Genealogy Resources for Nassau County, NY

Jean King

Published by Jean King, 2018.

While every precaution has been taken in the preparation of this book, the publisher assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions, or for damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein.

HOW TO LOCATE GENEALOGY RESOURCES FOR NASSAU COUNTY, NY

First edition. September 25, 2018.

Copyright © 2018 Jean King.

Written by Jean King.

Contents

Introduction

Vital Records

Census Records

Church Records

Land Records

Military Records

Naturalization Records

Newspapers

Appendix A – Alphabetical List of Villages

Appendix B – Location of Hospital Records

Appendix C – Family History Centers

Appendix D – Websites Mentioned in this Book

Introduction

This booklet gives a quick overview of locating major genealogy records in Nassau County, New York. It covers vital records (birth, marriages and deaths), census records, church records, land records, military records, naturalization records, and newspapers.

I live in Nassau County and have done genealogy research here for over 20 years. I wanted to write this booklet to explain where records are located and how to access these records. In addition, I wanted to\ let readers know about free or inexpensive ways of obtaining genealogical information pertaining to Nassau County.

Of course the major websites, such as Ancestry.com and MyHeritage.com, also have records for Nassau County but why not start searching free resources before paying for one of the expensive subscription websites.

Because I mention many websites in the booklet, I have decided to list them all in one place, in Appendix D, at the end of the booklet.

Vital Records

Let's start by looking at the records that are considered the cornerstones of genealogy research: birth, marriage and death records. The key to locating these documents in Nassau County is understanding the county government structure.

Nassau County is the youngest of the four counties on Long Island and came into being on Jan. 1, 1899. It was formed from the eastern portion of Queens County. The other three counties are: Brooklyn (Kings), Queens and Suffolk. Brooklyn and Queens are two of the

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