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YORKTOWN, NY (Town)


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«History» « Vital Records » « Historical Society »  «Churches and Synagogues »
 «Cemeteries » « Maps » «Library » «Town Web Site» « Census » « Directories »
 «Bibliography » « Cultural and/or Historical sites » « Renowned Residents »
 «Surnames » «Other Institutions of Genealogical Interest » «Military info » «Loyalists»
«Picture Gallery»  « Surname Query and Links»
«Town Index List»  «Main County Page»


History

Yorktown includes hamlets of Crompond, Jefferson Valley, Mohegan Lake, Shrub Oak, and Yorktown Heights. The town was originally part of the Manor of Cortlandt.

Vital Records

Transcribed Records

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]

Constant, Silas. The Journal of the Reverend Silas Constant, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Yorktown, New York. [Philadelphia, PA: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1903] With some of the records of the Church and a list of marriages, 1784-1825, together with notes on the Nelson, Van Cortlandt, Warren, and some other families mentioned in the journal by Emily Warren Roebling. (Note: This text has many genealogical footnotes of interest to researchers of this town.)

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.

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.

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

Historical Society

Yorktown Historical Society

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

Churches and Synagogues

First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown
280 Crompond Avenue, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598; Phone: 914-245-2186
Church began about 1730. See Silas Constant's Journal. Rev. Constant was the second pastor of this church and recorded in the journal many of the church events at which he ministered as well as genealogical information about the many families in this church.
Yorktown Baptist Church
Begun circa 1788. Records available at Yorktown Museum Research Center.
Congregational Church of Yorktown
See index to NY Genealogical & Biographical Record or contact the NYG&B .
St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church
117 Moseman Ave., Yorktown Heights, NY; Phone: 914-962-5050
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

Amawalk Meeting House of Friends & Cemetery
Quaker Church Road. Formed around 1760. Cemetery adjacent to meeting house.
Shrub Oak Cemetery, Main St.
adjacent to Shrub Oak United Methodist Church
East Burying Ground (or White Yard)

Old Presbyterian Church Cemetery Yard
see listing under Churches

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.

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.

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?

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Maps

Many town historical societies hold maps of their vicinities, including copies of the Sanborn insurance maps. 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. 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

Yorktown Heights Branch Library

John C. Hart Memorial Library

Town Web Site

Town's home page can be found at: http://www.townlink.net/ny/yorktown/

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Census Information

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

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

Federal Census: 1790
York Town

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.

Constant, Silas. The Journal of the Reverend Silas Constant, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Yorktown, New York. [Philadelphia, PA: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1903] With some of the records of the Church and a list of marriages, 1784-1825, together with notes on the Nelson, Van Cortlandt, Warren, and some other families mentioned in the journal by Emily Warren Roebling.

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

Lee, Arthur C. History of the First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown from 1906 to 1975. [Yorktown Heights, NY: Mohansic Press, 1975]

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

Roake, Charles Edgar, compiler. The Journal of Joseph Roake, an Early Quaker Settler in Westchester County, New York State. [Peekskill, NY: Roake, 1954]

White, Elizabeth Brett. Remembered Days [c. 1966]. The Henry White family of Yorktown during the later 19th Century.

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

Yorktown Museum

Yorktown Museum Research Center

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

LDS Family History Center

You can now search the catalogs of the Family History Centers on the Internet at their web site: http://www.familysearch.org/ or visit there Family History Center in person at:

Yorktown Family History Center
Route 134 East, Yorktown, NY 10598

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 Yorktown [WCGS Newsletter, Nov./Dec., 1996] article includes a brief history of the town, a listing of some houses of worship, some cemeteries and a bibliography. 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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