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Please be aware of the price you bid and the price it should sell for.
The Face Behind the Veil, a
fiction novel set partly in Staten Island, written by a Staten Islander. The author says, "Because the book is based on
the memories of senior citizens still living on Staten Island, and paints an accurate picture of the Island's past, I am
wondering if you would be interested in posting two related links on the rootsweb pages. Story locations include the
historic St. George Theatre when it was in its prime, the historic Horton's Row townhomes in New Brighton (pictured on the
book's cover) and an elegant Victorian home in Clifton.". First Chapter Free.
FHL film numbers by ED:
# 2341346 ED's 1- 16 and 101-107
# 2341347 ED's 17- 37 and 108-143
# 2341348 ED's 38- 60 and 144-207
# 2341349 ED's 61- 79 and 208-276
# 2341350 Ed's 80-100 and 277-363
- Annals of Staten Island from its discovery to the present time by J. J. Clute. Out of print.
Berries in the Hot by Doris Lane Scheduled to be published by eWorks Publishing. It is a serialized historical
fiction in installments set in late nineteenth century Staten Island.
Pierre Billiou Family by Elmer Garfield Van Name. An account of the Pierre Billiou family on Staten Island with
an addenda on the Simonson family of the same area. Soft cover; 16pp; 1960; G.C.H.S.
History of the Branch of the Bodine Family founded by Cornelius Bodine by E.P. Bodine.
- You can wait-list at amazon.com.
- For sale for $49.00 at Higginson Book Company.(You need to do a Find on the
book title or scroll thru the books.)
- $35 at (gone).
- Ed - sinker at globalnet dot co dot uk and
Sharon - sharon dot ross at unh dot edu have volunteered to check it.
for lookups. Not indexed.
Books WeOwn, a volunteer lookup list hosted by
New York Volunteers - and
Family Histories by Surname
*under books we own, when they come back online*.
Britton Genealogy by Elmer Garfield Van Name. A good study of the Britton-Britaine-Britten family from
the early generations in Somersetshire, England, to those in Staten Island, New York. Soft cover; 34pp.; 1964,repr. 1970;
Genealogy Britton by Edward E. Britton.
Cadmus - Pam Sears has offered CADMUS info.
email Pam - pjsears at stratos dot net for more info.
The 1850 Federal Census for New York State.
Pierre Cresson, the Huguenot of Staten Island, Pennsylvania and New Jersey Progeny by Elmer Garfield Van
Name. References are fully documented in this genealogy, which also contains material on the De la Plaine and
Demarest lines. Soft cover; 21pp.; index; 1968; G.C.H.S.
The Crocheron Family of Staten Island, NY, by Charlotte M. Hix, 1979 - lookups by
Charlotte - cmhix at metrocast dot net
Days Afield on Staten Island by William T. Davis. $10 at the SIIAS.
Decker Holly Tooker is collecting all Staten Island Deckers. This is a work in progress, an ongoing effort. She
says, "I offer to answer DECKER questions ...FREE... I can offer DECKERs, 1850, 1855, 1860, 1865 and SI DECKERs 1933/4
Directory." Also some gravestone inscriptions and church records. Please
email Holly Saartje81 at aol dot com if you would like to share your DECKER info with her, or to ask her to check for your
History of Richmond County (Staten Island) From its Discovery to the Present Time . ed. by Richard
The Housman (Huysman)-Simonson Family of Staten Island, N.Y. by Elmer Garfield Van Name. This is a
narrative of these two families with records from the late 1600's to the early 1800's. Soft cover; 10pp.; 1955, repr.
1981; G.C.H.S. (See also The Simonson Families of Staten Island, N.Y.)
Images of America
IMAGES OF AMERICA Staten Island in the Twentieth Century $16.99 at
IMAGES OF AMERICA Staten Island II OP $18.99 at
IMAGES OF AMERICA Staten Island $18.99 at
Ken - adobeblues at email dot msn dot com - has info on the Killmeyer family given to him by Susan Killmeyer,
the great-granddaughter of Nicholas Killmeyer. The name is associated with an old (1859) restaurant on Staten Island.
Morris's Memorial History of Staten Island by Ira K. Morris.
for lookups. Not
indexed. Contains mostly information on the Winchester and Caroline Amelia (Parker) Britton line of Brooklyn.
Old Families of Staten Island excerpted from Annals of Staten Island by J. J. Clute. I recommend
you get the original book, but if you want this one, it's
Daniel Perrin, "The Huguenot", by Howland D. Perrine,1910 - lookups by
Charlotte cmhix at metrocast dot net
Pre-Revolutionary Dutch Houses and Families in Northern New Jersey and Southern New York by Rosalie
The Church of St. Andrew Richmond, Staten Island Its History, Vital Records and Gravestone Inscriptions
by Davis, William T., Leng, Charles W. and Vosburgh, Royden Woodward, Staten Island Historical Society, 1925
- For sale for $95.00/2 Vol set at Higginson Book Company.
(You need to do a Find on the book title or scroll thru the books.)
Includes 1) extractions for: Christenings 1752-1796, Marriages 1754-1808, Communicants 1769-1792 [all on one index];
Note: the church book states: "This index makes no pretext of "http://richmond.nygenweb.net/ the spelling of the printed text, the aim being to
aid and not perplex the reader. Surnames are indexed with the spellings now  usually used and consequently most
familiar to the reader... "
2) 817 Gravestone inscriptions - complete with type of stone[sometimes], complete transcription -- [and where they
were illegible in 1923 there are notes from former transcriber's work]. The stones are all numbered so you can often tell
who is next to one another- but there are no apparent 'family plots'. (If anyone has seen a map showing where the identified
Jim - elbrecht at email dot com - would love to know about it) There is a separate index for the cemetery.
3) 70 pages of history of the church 1705-1875 with its own index.
The Simonson Families of Staten Island, N.Y. by Elmer Garfield Van Name. This is a supplement to Mr. Van
Name's work on the Housman (Huysman) -Simonson Family of Staten Island, N.Y. It traces five generations of the early
Simonsons. Soft cover; 20pp.; 1950, repr. 1981; G.C.H.S.
- Jim - elbrecht at email dot com - will check for surnames in the indexes.
Staten Island, 1524-1898 by Henry G. Steinmeyer. Publisher is out of stock.
- $5.00 + .75 postage at the Gloucester County Historical
Society. (You need to do a Find on the book title or scroll thru the books.)
- Contact aol.com user DianneD with a person's name for a lookup.
Staten Island Church Records by Tobias Alexander Wright, NYG&BS, 1909. This rare volume, originally
printed in a limited edition of 100 for theNew York Genealogical and Biographical Society, includes some very old and useful material:
- $17.50 - 30.50 at amazon.com.
- Ed - sinker at globalnet dot co dot uk ,
Sharon - sharon dot ross at unh dot edu - have volunteered to check it. Not much genealogical information, but historically
(1) Records of the Dutch Reformed Church of Port Richmond, S.I.: Baptisms from 1696 to 1772.
(2) United Brethren Congregation, commonly called Moravian Church, S.I.: Births and Baptisms, 1749 to 1853;
Marriages, 1764 to 1863; Deaths and Burials, 1758 to 1828.
(3) St. Andrews Church, Richmond, S.I.: Births and Baptisms from 1752 to1795; Marriages from 1754 to 1808.
Staten Island; gateway to New York by Dorothy Valentine Smith. Yep, out of print.
- Sells for $27.50 at (gone).
- Also $27.50 at (gone).
- ed - sinker at globalnet dot co dot uk has volunteered to check it, and so has
Jeanne - jebloom at mcs dot net.
Also, most recently,
Jill - jjglisson at aol dot com .
Staten Island Wills and Letters of Administration, Richmond County, New York, 1670-1800 by Charlotte M. Hix, 1993. Out of print.
will check it, but it's not a genealogy book.
The Swaim Tysen Family by Joseph Mullane - lookups by Charlotte - cmhix at metrocast dot net
This Was Staten Island by Dorothy Valentine Smith.
- Wait-list at amazon.com.
- $33.00 at (gone).
- Not in stock for $24.00 at Willow Bend Books.
and Hope Farms (search on keyword Staten) sell it for
$33 on CD 1153; it contains three additional books. It's Called New York Volume 1.
- lookups by Charlotte - cmhix at metrocast dot net
- Ed - sinker at globalnet dot co dot uk - has volunteered to check it. It's mostly photographs.
The Swaim Tysen Family by Joseph Mullane - see SWAIM Some Descendants of Jan Aertsen Vanderbilt,
by Jean M. Rand, 1991 - lookups by Charlotte cmhix at metrocast dot net
The Early History of the Van Name Family
by Elmer G. VanName. Published by the Staten Island Historical Society, July - September 1953,#3, Vol 14, pp. 19-24.
Staten Island Gravestone Inscriptions...
aka Vosburgh's Inscriptions by Davis, Leng, and Vosburgh. They are transcriptions from several Staten Island
- e-Mail Janet
for a person lookup. Various FTM charts are available too.
Volume II, 1924-25: Bethel, West Baptist, St. Luke's, Vaughan, Marine, Lake, North Side Methodist Episcopal
The SIHS has done a free lookup for me over the phone.
The Family History Library carries it. It's on film number 0514657 Items 2-3. Another copy is film 0017902 Items 1-2. Rental is approx. $3.75
The SIIAS will check it for their usual $15/hr research fee.
- Volume I, 1923-24: Sylvan Grove, Merrell, Hillside, Ascension, Staten Island, and Fountain
Online Book Sellers
- Free Books We Own, a volunteer lookup list hosted by
Rootsweb, has New York Volunteers - sorry, no volunteers for Staten Island here - and
Family Histories by Surname.
- amazon.com and search for keywords Staten Island genealogy
- Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America specializes in rare and antiquarian books, maps, and prints.(One member is Tuttle, see below.)
(taken over by Amazon)
offers a searchable library of seven million old, used and rare books offered here for sale by three thousand booksellers
around the world. It's a great source. (gone)
Search for Staten Island in the title - note that they won't all be genealogy-related, but many will be.
- Genealogical Publishing Company's parent.
- Genealogy Books.
- Gloucester County (NJ) Historical Society has several Staten Island-related books for sale, published by them, at reasonable prices.
- Heritage Books for reading and reference materials on history and genealogy.
- Higginson Book Company specializes in genealogy and history.
- Hope Farm Press and New York books.
- Tuttle Antiquarian Books bought by De Wolfe and Wood
and check out their (gone) as well.
- Willow Bend Books (gone) sells and publishes books, especially genealogical and historical materials.
Found on GenGophers.com:
Cornelis Melyn, patroon of Staten Island and some of his descendants
Author: Burton, Paul Gibson; Becker, Alfred LeRoy
Location: Ogden Utah FamilySearch Library, FamilySearch International
Found on GenGophers.com:
Jean Belleville, the Huguenot, his descendants : an update to 1999, Vol. 3
Ivan L. Andrews, 928 pages, location Genealogical Society of Utah d.b.a FamilySearch;
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