Jug Tavern, Ossining

Photograph by Gray Williams

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Holdings available for research on Westchester families

  • Scharf's History of Westchester County (colonial - 1886)
  • Mackenzie's "Families of the Colonial manor of Philipsburg" (colonial - early 1800's)
  • McDonald Papers (Revolutionary Period)
  • French's Scrapbook Collection (1880 - 1925)
  • Marriage and death notices from Westchester newspapers (1830 - 1875)
  • Pelletreau's Early Wills of Westchester (1664 - 1784) and New York Historical Society "Abstract of Wills" (1665 - 1800)
  • Genealogy Files (by family name)
  • Periodical Index (WCHS holdings - includes NYG&B Record, Connecticut Ancestry, TAG, local Westcheter periodicals)
  • Cemetery index (WCHS holdings - 18th-20th century)
  • Manuscripts index (WCHS holdings - mostly 19th century)
  • The Westchester Historian (WCHS quarterly, published 1925 - current)
  • Colonial censuses and Federal censuses, 1790 - 1840, 1850 - 1930
  • County almshouse records (ca. 1880 - 1908)
  • Orphanage records: Children's Village, Lincoln Hall, Wartburg, Graham-Windham (19th- 20th centuries)
  • Church records (microfilmed records of approximately 30 Westchester Churches)
  • Other (local histories, published military records, etc.)