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  1. The GoAncestry Library database contains basic information on the printed materials in our library; you can browse the full Library here or use the search feature if you know the title or author. Browse below for a subset of our library focusing on this County:
  2. "Close by Sunnyside is one of those marvelous villages with which America abounds: it has sprung up like a mushroom, and bears the name of Irvington, in compliment to the late master of Sunnyside. . . . One of the most picturesque of the station-houses upon the Hudson River Railway is there, and a ferry connects with the village of Piermont. Morning and evening, when the trains depart for and arrive from New York, many handsome vehicles may be seen there. This all seems like the work of magic. Over this beautiful slope, where so few years ago the voyager upon the Hudson saw only woodlands and cultivated fields, is now a populous town." http://www.irvington...calsociety.org/
  3. Westchester County Genealogical Society (WCGS) was organized in September 1982 in Westchester County, New York to bring together people interested in tracing their ancestry. Here members can study methods of genealogical research and exchange information helpful in their search for family roots. Any person, whether amateur or professional, interested in genealogy or related topics is welcome to join WCGS. WCGS members range from persons just beginning to organizing their family trees to persons possessing over 20 years of genealogical research experience. Our members have research interests in a majority of the United States as well as many foreign countries. http://www.rootsweb....ry.com/~nywcgs/
  4. Stories about the people and events that have shaped the history of Westchester County come alive at the Westchester County Historical Society. Our library, Westchester's largest collection of local history and genealogy, covers the county's development from the first Dutch settlers in Yonkers to corporate settlers on the White Plains corridor. The collections are housed in a state-of-the-art temperature- and humidity-controlled facility. WCHS was founded in 1874 as a member-based, not-for-profit agency incorporated by the State of New York to serve the citizens of Westchester County. Named as the official County Historian in 2006, the Society's mission is to collect and preserve books, pamphlets, maps, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, periodicals, film, video and digital materials pertaining to the history of Westchester County, to promote the knowledge and understanding of that history, and to advocate for the preservation of the county's architectural heritage. The Society is located in the Westchester County Archives and Records Center in Elmsford, NY. It shares a reading room with the Westchester County Archives, which holds the historically significant public records of the County, perfectly complementing the private records held by WCHS. It is open to the public on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 am to 4 pm with professional staff and trained volunteers ready to assist you. http://www.westchesterhistory.com/
  5. Croton Historical Society 1 Van Wyck Street Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 http://www.crotononh...alSociety/index Mondays 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. or by appointment. When Monday is a holiday, the History Room opens on Tuesday instead
  6. The Hastings Historical Society was founded in 1971 as part of a grassroots movement to identify and protect the historic treasures of Hastings. Today our hundreds of members live in Hastings and around the world: What they have in common is their love of our village and its past. The Society is staffed and run almost completely by volunteers. They maintain our award-winning archive, publish our acclaimed newsletter, The Hastings Historian, run our programs for the public, and manage all our day-to-day operations. Together, they create an active and vibrant Society. The Society's revenues come from diverse sources: membership dues, donations, merchandise sales, and interest on investments. We appreciate support in any quantity. The Hastings Historical Society is a not-for-profit organization chartered by the New York State Board of Regents, and all contributions are tax-deductible. http://hastingshistorical.org/ The purposes for which this Society is formed are to discover, procure, preserve and exhibit whatever may relate to the natural, civil, literary, economic, ecclesiastical and cultural history of the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson in the State of New York; to establish and maintain collections in art, archaeology, economy, bibliography, architecture, memorabilia and related items; to acquire, by purchase, gift, devise, or otherwise, the title to, or the custody, control and preservation of, historic spots and places, buildings and sites of historic interest in Hastings-on-Hudson; and to foster and maintain an awareness of and appreciation of the history of the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson.
  7. Founded in 1916, the Bedford Historical Society is a non-profit, educational organization committed to preserving our historic Town and original Village Green, educating students of all ages and interpreting our collections for the benefit of residents and visitors alike. http://www.bedfordhi...calsociety.org/ The Bedford Historical Society is located at 612 Old Post Road in Bedford, NY in the newly restored Bedford Store building. Here, we display artifacts, documents and photographs from our collections; provide information on Bedford’s history and current events and host educational programs. We also operate a small gift shop offering our publications, Bedford gifts and penny candy in the spirit of the building’s original use as a general store. Please stop by our offices in The Bedford Store and visit when you are in the Village.
  8. In the late 1920s, a handful of Ossining’s leading citizens saw the need to preserve and celebrate the town’s unique history. A museum would be just the thing. But maybe, they said, a historical society should come first. In 1931 the first meeting was held at the home of Mrs. John “Fanny” Kane, a wealthy civic leader and philanthropist whose roots went deep in Ossining. The Democratic Register applauded the creation of the Ossining Historical Society, writing that “In the tales of yesteryear and the exhibits of historical importance will lie pleasure for many.” Fanny Kane became its first president. Subsequent meetings were held at the Ossining Woman’s Club on Highland Ave., which Fanny had also founded, along with the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. http://ossininghisto....org/wordpress/ Through her influence and popularity, Fanny made the Historical Society a success. As Ossining residents began to donate items to the museum, the growing collection needed a place to be stored and displayed. From 1935 to 1970, a museum occupied the third floor of the Washington School on Croton Ave. The collection grew from one room to three. In 1970, the collection moved into its current home at 196 Croton Ave., the Richard Austin house, built in 1878 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Headed by a series of energetic presidents, the OHSM has strived to nurture and protect Ossining’s architectural and cultural heritage, erecting historic markers (such as that for the Union Hotel outside Lucy’s Pizza) and hosting tours of historic homes. The museum continues to gladly accept old photographs, books, artwork, family papers, and memorabilia that might otherwise not have a home. Now 600 members strong, the OHSM remains a precious repository for those parts of Ossining lost to fires, bulldozers, and wrecking balls. Highlights of the permanent collection include an 1830 landscape by Hugh Reinagle; a large display of packaging, brochures, and photographs from the Brandreth Pill Works; and the bell from the locomotive that pulled Lincoln’s death train through Sing Sing and other river villages on its way to Springfield IL. The War Room houses artifacts from every conflict from the Revolutionary War to Desert Storm. There are newspapers dating from 1818, a map room, and extensive Sing Sing Prison files.
  9. The first historical society in Yonkers began in 1882 as “The Committee on the Historical Records of Yonkers.” In 1891, the Society, then known as “The Yonkers Historical and Library Association,” helped to preserve historic Philipse Manor Hall. This group was active until taken over by the Yonkers branch of the Westchester Historical Society. In the early 1950s, historic Sherwood House was threatened with demolition. A small group succeeded in saving and preserving the structure. This group of dedicated citizens also assumed the records and membership of the Yonkers branch of the Westchester Historical Society and formed the Yonkers Historical Society as we know it today. http://www.yonkershistory.org/ Like this
  10. The Yorktown Historical Society is an incorporated educational organization that was established to bring together those people interested in the history of the Yorktown area. We believe every community has a story to tell and the preservation of the past helps to define the individual character of our Town. http://yorktownhistory.org/ The mission of the Yorktown Historical Society is to foster public awareness and pride in preserving Yorktown’s historical heritage. According to our Provisional Charter, granted by the Board of Regents of The University of the State of New York, for and on behalf of the State Education Department on September 25, 1980, the purpose of our organization is: To promote and encourage original historical research To disseminate and encourage a greater knowledge of the history of the State of New York and particularly the town of Yorktown and its environs To gather, preserve, display and make available for study artifacts, relics, books, manuscripts, papers, photographs, and other records and materials relating to the history of the State of New York and particularly of the town of Yorktown and the surrounding area To encourage the suitable marking of places of historic interest, and To acquire by purchase, gift, device, or otherwise the title to or the custody and control of historic sites and structures, and preserve and maintain such sites and structures.
  11. Dedicated to discovering, preserving and disseminating the rich history of Scarsdale and our neighboring communities. http://www.scarsdale...calsociety.org/ Mission The Scarsdale Historical Society exists to discover, preserve and disseminate historical information, as well as inspire others to learn about and contribute to the history of Scarsdale and the Central Mid-Westchester Region. Vision The Scarsdale Historical Society is changing the way people think about historic preservation. The Scarsdale Historical Society will identify opportunities to preserve our historical record and foster understanding, awareness and enthusiasm of the historical significance of our village and region. In partnership with other community organizations, we will promote and support activities that not only preserve but create history through active engagement.
  12. The Rye Historical Society was founded in 1964 by a group of concerned citizens who banded together to preserve, restore and protect the Square House, an 18th century inn located on the Village Green in Rye. After faithfully restoring the Square House, the Society has maintained it as a house museum. In 1980, the Society received its accreditation from the American Association of Museums. The Society acquired the Timothy Knapp House, Westchester County’s oldest surviving house, in 1992, restored it and opened it to the public in 2001 as an archival and research center. The Society continues to serve the community through school visits and programs, docent tours, vacation and summer camp programs, lectures, exhibits, walking tours and numerous family and community events throughout the year. http://ryehistory.org/
  13. The Society promotes interest in local history through its second and eighth grade programs with the Chappaqua Schools. It mounts exhibits in each of the schools each year. Adult and family walking tours are given through downtown Chappaqua and the Greeley Wood. New Castle Historical Society Horace Greeley House 100 King Street P. O. Box 55 Chappaqua, NY 10514 http://www.newcastlehs.org/
  14. We created this page to display county information for each state. Our team is engaged in building out the content to populate this page, sharing genealogy and history information. In the near future, we will be adding our library records which contain Books, Newspapers, Photos, Postcards, and other unique materials. Some of these are being presented to connect descendants with their family heirlooms (postcards, journals, Bibles). These library records will also be useful to those wanting assistance in finding an entry for their ancestors; we will perform "lookups" as time permits. If you have suggestions for content or basic input on the website, send us a message. We would be happy to incorporate your ideas. As we continue to populate this page, it should become more useful in your research so please check back soon!
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