At 12:13 PM 5/15/97, David Roberts wrote: >Chris: >Sorry to be so long in getting to answer you. You got "lost" in the >backlog of "to be answered" postings. >Some years ago I found at the LDS in Salt Lake: >"Transcriptions of the Early Town Records of New York prepared by the New >York City Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Professional and >Service Projects, Work Project Administration, Town Minutes of Newtown >1656-1688 volume 1" it was published by The Historical Records Survey, New >York City, New York June 1940. I xeroxed the section "Historical Sketch", >which runs about 20 pages which includes some good maps showing the Dutch >land grants to: Dominie Bogardus, Jan Jansen, Peter Andriessen, Jacob >Blackwell, William Hallet, Burger Jorrissen, Richard Brutnel, Francis >Dought, Hendrick Harmensen, Abraham Riker and others ... mostly 1640's. >You might want to track this down via the LDS or some major library like >the NYG&B. A call number on my xerox of the title page is 974.724/Q1 N2n >Vol. 1 but that might be old by now. >One word of warning ... when I went thru' some Newtown material at Salt >Lake in the summer of 1995 Newtown was listed as being in SUFFOLK County >.. where it has never been. I brought this to the attention to somebody at >the LDS Library ... but doubt they have changed it since I was TOLD that >it PROBABLY "used to be" in Suffolk County ... well, us Long Islanders >know that "ain't so" but try telling that to someone 2,000 away! >Anyway, check both QUEENS and SUFFOLK for Newtown items if you use LDS. >David > >On Wed, 2 Apr 1997, Chris Wanamaker wrote: > >> Can anyone tell me about the availability of vital records for Newtown >> 1665-1800? I have discovered a brand of the family tree lived there during >> those years. Thank you so much for any information you can give me, >> Chris >> >>
You can also try the New York City Municipal Archives, 31 Chambers Street
Room 103, NYC, NY 10007 (212-788-8580).
They have Town and Village Records 1847-1848; 1871-1898. They do some mail work.