Rockland County, NY Gen Web Links
Rockland County GENWEB and ALHN LINKS
Genealogical, historical, and general reference
Portal sites for Rockland genealogy
Maps, atlases, gazetteers, postcards, photos
Articles and research papers
Cole, History of Rockland County
Green, History of Rockland County
Tompkins, Historical Record to the Close
of the Nineteenth Century of Rockland County New York
Genealogical, historical, and general
reference links. The first section includes what the
editor considers to be "must visit" sites.
- Genealogical Society of
Rockland County (GSRC)
NOTE: many members of GSRC do not have e-mail or Web access.
Serious Rockland researchers should join GSRC and submit their
queries to its newsletter.
GSRC links of particular interest include:
- Historical Society of
Rockland County, 20 Zukor Road, New City, NY 10956
They sell a number of books and maps covering Rockland County
history. Membership, including their quarterly journal South of
the Mountains, is $35 family, $30 individual, $20 senior (over
65), $20 student (to age 22).
repositories of Rockland County, a project of the
Southeastern New York Documentary Heritage Program
- New City Library,
especially the Rockland
Room, and the GSRC list of genealogies
in the New City Library
- For New Netherland information (Dutch settlers in the
17th and 18 centuries), see:
York State Off-line Sources: A researcher's guide to New York
State genealogical and historical sources found at various libraries
across the USA.
- Alumni directories
- Bergen County
Historical Society (NJ)
- Books We Own: if you
own a Rockland-related history or genealogy book and would be
willing to do lookups for people, please sign up here.
Cemetery. Official website includes a link to a
spreadsheet of all interments.
- GSRC cemetery
directory. Comprehensive listing of locations and sizes,
but no specific interment records.
of Rockland County, part of the Interment.net Cemetery
Transcription Library website. Includes records and photos
submitted by individuals. This is part of a large website
focused on cemeteries, and includes links to cemetery records
all over the world.
- Rockland Co. cemeteries.
- Name lists from Mt. Repose 1880-1936. Photos of Mt. Repose,
Mt. Rest, and Summit Park.
- New York Gravestones.
View and add photos of gravestones.
cemetery database: Mount Repose. A database of over 3000
interment records can be searched. Pull down the "Location" menu
and select "Rockland Co, NY". Then fill in your desired surname
and select "Search". Unfortunately, you can only search for one
surname at a time, and cannot simply browse the
database. You can add personal notes to individual records.
cemetery, Nyack. Approx. 100 interment records.
- A Brief
History of Rockland County by Thomas F. X. Casey, Rockland
- City directories
in New York State. A partial inventory of both library holdings and
Web-based historical city directories.
Library Catalog. If you follow this link, be sure to click on
"View Related Places" to search at both the county and the town/
village level. Films and fiches can be ordered from your local Family
Center. Maintained by the LDS Church, the Family History
Library in Salt Lake City is the world's largest genealogical
library. Family History Centers around the world are branches of the
library in Salt Lake City and are free and open to the general
in Rockland County (post-Civil War)
- Genealogical Society of Bergen
- Historic markers in Rockland County,
locations and text
- Historical sites and landmarks
societies, and town historians (HVnet)
NY State Census
index. A birth and death index derived from obituaries and
maintained by José Rivera Nieves.
Many entries are from the Middletown Times Herald-Record. This index
consists mainly of people who died in 1998 or later in Orange Co.
who were born in Rockland Co.
- Old '76 House (Mabie
- Orange County
Genealogical Society (NY)
born and buried in Rockland County
- Poorhouse /
and biographical record of Rockland and Orange Counties, New York.
Containing portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and
representative citizens of the counties. Together with biographies
and portraits of all the presidents of the United States. Published
1895 by Chapman Pub. Co. in New York.
- Researchers specializing in Rockland
War soldier lists (see the Orange Co. section)
- Rockland Byways, a
driving tour of various historic sites
- Smith /
Heine family history
Rockland Co. resources at RootsWeb. A single page
from which you can search mailing lists, GenConnect boards, etc.
Police Dept. history
- US Post Offices: 1851
GNIS Geographic Names Information System. Enter a feature type
and county and get back a list of exact locations by latitude and
archives for Rockland
- Vital records
(births, marriages, deaths)
(SAMPUBCO , commercial service)
Wills (Abstracts through 1850 from the Budke Collection,
Maps, atlases, gazetteers, postcards,
Articles and research papers
Naturalizations: Index of
Declarations of Intent and Final Papers compiled by the Rockland
US-wide databases useful for finding deceased Rockland County
David Cole, History of Rockland County.
New York: J. B. Beers, 1884 (including 1986 every-name index)
In October 1996 firstname.lastname@example.org
wrote to GEN-NYS-L@rootsweb.com:
"I have recently acquired History of Rockland County New York,
which is a reprint of the old Beers edition, with an every name
index. An Appendix has been added to the volume with baptisms from
Tappan and from Clarkstown. There are 4035 baptisms at Tappan,
covering the years 1694-1816; another 164 "irregular" baptisms at
Tappan covering the years 1767-1778; and 1853 baptisms at Clarkstown
covering the years 1749-1794. The information included the name of
the child, the name of his parents (with the maiden name of the
mother), the date of baptism, and the sponsors (again, with the
maiden name of the woman sponsor given). I will be happy to do any
[Ed. Note: This reprint is available for $45.00 + $2.50 shipping
charges (+$3.26 sales tax for NY residents). The index alone is
available at $10.15 + $3.00 tax & shipping. Order from Historical
of Rockland County, 20 Zukor Road, New City, NY 10956.
914-634-9629. Confirm the price and availability before ordering.
Also, the book (sans index) is available as LDS film #0017887 and
that microfilm can be ordered on interlibrary loan from your
Books shows various editions, and the full text of
Cole is available online at archive.org.
Frank Bertange Green, History
of Rockland County. New York: A. S. Barnes, 1886.
Full text of Green is online at Google
Books and at archive.org.
Arthur Tompkins, Historical record
to the close of the nineteenth century of Rockland County New
York, 1902. Full text of Tompkins is online at
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