Bronx County, NY GenWeb Site

Long May She Fly

Gates To The Bronx Zoo
Welcome To
Bronx County, New York
New York GenWeb

Part of the New York GenWeb Project

US GenWeb Project

Part of the USGenWeb project

Needed: Volunteers to do research. If interested email me .

Hello and Welcome to The Bronx!  My name is Richard Pettys.
I am the County Coordinator for Bronx County.
Over the
next few weeks, you will see many changes to this page.
I apologize for the delay in updating this page.

Bronx County is one of the five counties (boroughs) that comrpise the City of New York.  Bronx County (or "The Bronx", as it is commonly called) is the northernmost county in New York City is is across the Harlem River from Manhattan.  It also lies across the East River from Queens.  The Bronx is the home of such notables as Babe Ruth, Derek Jeter, Roger Clemens, Edgar Allen Poe and my great grandfather, William Howland Pettys.  At one time, the Bronx was all farmland owned by a family named Bronks.  The wealthy would travel to visit the Bronks family, and would simply say that they were going to the Bronks', and the name stuck. (this story is courtesy of Kathleen Pettys - a native Jersey Girl).

Edgar Allen Poe House

If you have family records or other information regarding Bronx County that you would care to share
with other researchers, please contact me and I will get this information online as soon as possible.


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The State Coordinator for New York is Robert Sullivan .
The Assistant State Coordinator for New York is Martha Magill .

The House That Ruth Built

Please remember our military men in your prayers today and everyday, as they are making the ultimate sacrifice that we may live free.  Also, please remember to thank a veteran of our armed forces for their service today and everyday.

Naval Flight Officer Wings

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