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Ardsley (Village)


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 «Bibliography » « Cultural and/or Historical sites » « Renowned Residents »
 «Surnames » «Other Institutions of Genealogical Interest » «Military info » «Loyalists»
«Picture Gallery» « Surname Query and Links»
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History

Ardsley was incorporated in 1896 as a village and is within the town of Greenburgh. It was part of the original Manor of Philipseburgh.

Vital Records

Besides checking at the State level, you should also check to see what may be available within the town of Greenburgh

Also, see if there is any additional information on the Vital Records page at this site.

Historical Society's address

Ardsley Historical Society

Don't overlook the many resources held at the Westchester County Historical Society.

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Churches and Synagogues

Ardsley United Methodist Church
525 Ashford Avenue, Ardsley, NY 10502; Phone: 693-4225
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
R1 Cross Road, Ardsley, NY 10502; Phone: 914-693-0030
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church
Heatherdell and Revolutionary Roads, Ardsley, NY 10502; Phone: 914-693-3366

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Cemeteries

Transcribed Cemetery Inscriptions

Carretta, Katherine A., compiler. A Guide to Listings of Old Cemetery Inscriptions and other Genealogical Aids for Westchester County, New York. [Westchester County Historical Society, 1977]

Eardeley, William A., compiler. Westchester County, New York, Cemeteries... 1704-1914. [Brooklyn, 1914]. Contains inscriptions on tombs from Armonk, Bedford, Westchester, Croton, Mt. Kisco, Chestnut Ridge, Harrison, Mamaroneck, and Eastchester. Copy available at New York Public Library's Genealogical & Local History Room.

Horton, William P. Cemetery Inscriptions of Westchester County, NY. [Peekskill, NY: 1928] Copy available at New York Public Library's Genealogical & Local History Room.

The Westchester County Historical Society also has extensive manuscripts giving inventories of many old cemeteries located throughout the County.

Have you looked at the cemetery listing here at the Westchester NYGenWeb site?

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Maps

The Sanborn Map Company has issued Insurance maps of the town of Greenburgh, New York (including Hastings, Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley, Greenville, and Hartsdale) , copies of which are available in the Map Division of the New York Public Library. Volume 2 includes Irvington, East Irvington, Elmsford, Glenville, and Tarrytown in the town of Greenburgh, also North Tarrytown and Philipse Manor in the town of Mt. Pleasant. Insurance maps were detailed to the point of showing each building on each street so that insurance compaines knew what to pay the insurer in the event of fire or destruction.

Many town historical societies hold maps of their vicinities, including copies of the Sanborn insurance maps.Be sure to inquire at such institutions as well as at local libraries.

Also, see additional information on the Maps page at this Westchester site.

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Library

Ardsley Public Library

Village Web Site

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Census Information

New York State Census

The only NY State censuses which survived are for the years 1905, 1915, and 1925. Check at your local LDS Family History Center for these films.

Federal Census

Fuller, Elizabeth Griffen. Index to Westchester County Names in the Federal Censuses, 1790-1840 [Elmsford: Westchester Cty. Historical Society] 1994.

Look under Greenburgh for any 1790 census info. 1790

Some additional census information for Westchester county can be found at the Census page.

Directories and Newspapers

City Directories
Richmond's Directory of Tarrytown, North Tarrytown, Irvington, Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley and Hastings [Yonkers, NY: W.L. Richmond, 1914]. Copy available at NYPL; Years Available: 1914-1915 and 1918-1919.
Also see the City Directories page on this Westchester Site.
Newspapers
Microfilmed copies of the Greenburgh Register can be found at the New York Public Research Library. Check their on-line catalog to determine the years available.

Bibliography

___. Ardsley-on-Hudson [New York: The Lorena Company, 1900?]

Fuller, Elizabeth Griffen. Index to Westchester County Names in the Federal Censuses, 1790-1840 [Elmsford: Westchester Cty. Historical Society] 1994.

Pelletreau, William S., Am. M. Early Wills of Westchester County, New York 1664-1784 Pub. 1898. Cornell University Library has scanned this book and placed it on the web at the following address: http://moa.cit.cornell.edu/MOA/bookp.html

Silliman, Arthur W. A Short, Informal History of Ardsley, N.Y. [Ardsley, NY: 1968] Available through the Ardsley Historical Society.

For other books with information relating to this town but covering a county-wide level, see the County section of the Bibliography page.

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Cultural and/or Historical sites

If you have any such information relating to this location, please contact the county coordinator for this web site.

Renowned Residents

If you know of any notable residents from this town, please please contact the county coordinator for this web site.about adding them to this section and please identify when the person resided here as well as why you consider them to be notable.

Other Institutions of Genealogical Interest

Westchester County Genealogical Society

The Westchester County Genealogical Society has been publishing a series of articles in their monthly newsletter for some time which gives an overview of each town within the county. Their Focus on Ardsley [WCGS Newsletter, Jan. 1997] article includes a brief history of the town, a listing of some houses of worship, and some cemeteries. See the information about ordering back issues of the newsletter.

If you know any additional information relating to this town, please please contact the county coordinator for this web site.about adding it to this page.

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Military Info

See the Military & War Links page for more information.

As we find information relating specifically to this town, we'll post it here. If you have any such information or know of other web pages to link to, please please contact the county coordinator for this web site.with particulars.

Loyalist Info

Have you a Loyalist in your family tree? If so, the Loyalist page may be of interest to you. If you have any specific information relating to this town and loyalists, please contact the county coordinator for this web site. about adding the information to this page.

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Picture Gallery

If you have a scanned picture relating to any location within Westchester and would like to add it to this site, please please contact the county coordinator for this web site.with particulars.

Some Surnames associated with this town

See the Surname Web Pages for links to web pages of researchers in Westchester but not specifically associated with this town.

Query & Message Boards

Rootsweb.com has Some Query boards where you can post a query for others to view. Or join the Westchester mailing list and correspond with other Westchester researchers.

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