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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

Tarrytown was part of the original Manor of Philipseburgh. In researching your ancestor in Tarrytown, you should also check the records for Sleepy Hollow.

Vital Records

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

Historical Society

The Historical Society of the Tarrytowns

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

Churches and Synagogues

First Baptist Church of Tarrytown
56 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591; Phone: 914-631-6372
United Methodist Church of the Tarrytowns (formerly known as Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church
27 South Washington, Tarrytown, NY 10591; Phone: 914-
Christ Episcopal Church
43 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591; Phone: 914-366-6134
Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church
199 North Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591; Phone: 914-631-0446
Roman Catholic
Roman catholic churches in Westchester county are under the juridiction of the Archdiocese of New York. You can search their parish listing at the following web page: http://www.ny-archdiocese.org/pastoral/parishes.cfm
Episcopal Churches -- New York
See a list of Episcopal Churches in New Yorkhttp://www.episcopalchurch.org/webpages/p2.html#NewYork or use their Parish Finder search engine.

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Cemeteries

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
540 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591; Phone: 914-631-0081
Old Dutch Church and Burial Grounds
North Broadway, Tarrytown, NY

Transcribed Cemetery Inscriptions

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.

Manville, Margaret. Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Cemeteries in Westchester County, New York. [White Plains, NY: 1966] Copy available at New York Public Library's Genealogical & Local History Room.

Perry, William Graves. The Old Dutch Burying Ground of Sleepy Hollow in North Tarrytown, New York. [Boston, MA: Rand Press] c.1953.

Spies, Francis F. Inscriptions copied from gravestones in West Chester County yards with genealogical notes. Copy available at New York Public Library's Genealogical & Local History Room.

Spies, Francis F. Inscriptions copied from gravestones in West Chester County yards with genealogical notes. 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 listings here at the Westchester NYGenWeb site?

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 companies knew what to pay the insurer in the event of fire or destruction.

International Map Company of Ridgefield, NJ has issued a map entitled "Sleepy Hollow Country" which covers Irvington, North Tarrytown, Tarrytown. A copy of which is available in the Map Division of the New York Public Library.

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

Warner Library

Village Web Sites

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

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

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Directories

Also see the City Directories page on this Westchester Site.

Annotated Bibliography

If you know of other resources relating to this location, please please contact the county coordinator for this web site.about adding them to this page.

___. An Account of the Action at Tarrytown and of its Commemoration. [New York: Sons of Revolution] c. 1899.

Bacon, Edgar Mayhew. Chronicles of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow. [New York, NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons] c. 1897. Reprinted in 1900 by Putnam's Knickerbocker Press of NY.

Canning, Jeff, and Wally Buxton. History of the Tarrytowns, from Ancient Times to the Present [Harrison, NY: Harbor Hill Books] c. 1975.

Conklin, Margaret Swancott. Historical Tarrytown and North Tarrytown ( A Guide). [Tarrytown, NY: Tarrytown Historical Society] c. 1939.

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

General Motors. GM Tarrytown, an Autobiography. [NY: General Motors] c. 1996.

Hufeland, Otto. The Capture of Major John Andre at Tarrytown, New York...

Hutchison, Lucille. The Centennial History of North Tarrytown. [Mass.: Western Publishing] c. 1974.

Keller, Allan. Life Along the Hudson. [Sleepy Hollow Restorations, 1976]

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

Perry, William Graves. The Old Dutch Burying Ground of Sleepy Hollow in North Tarrytown, New York. [Boston, MA: Rand Press] c.1953.

For other books containing information related 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

Historic Hudson Valley

Philipsburg Manor, Tarrytown

Lyndhurst, Tarrytown


Kykuit, Tarrytown

If you have any other 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

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 The Tarrytowns [WCGS Newsletter, April 1996] article includes a brief history of the town, a listing of some houses of worship, some cemeteries and a bibliography. See the for 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 Village

SLEEPY HOLLOW CENTRAL: A page linking researchers and descendants of Colonial Philipse Manor families can be found at http://pages.preferred.com/~dsee/SleepyHollowCentral.html

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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