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Queens County
New York
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County Information
New York City is the county seat of this borough/county, as well as the county seat of Richmond, Kings, Bronx, and New York Counties

Don't forget to check our New York City website for data that didn't specify any specific place other than "New York City"

"Queens" is co-extensive with Queens county
Originally, Queens County included the area now comprising Nassau County.

From 1683 until 1784, Queens County consisted of these towns:
Flushing, Hempstead, Jamaica, Newtown, Oyster Bay
The town of North Hempstead was added in 1784
City of Long Island City - 1870

All of Flushing, Jamaica, Long Island City, and Newtown, as well as the Rockaway Peninsula portion of Hempstead were consolidated into Greater New York in 1898. The rest of Hempstead and the Towns of North Hempstead and Oyster Bay split from Queens County to form Nassau County in 1899.

County Seat: New York City
Year Organized: 1683 as one of the 12 original counties
Square Miles: 309
Queens Borough was established on Jan 1, 1898

Courthouse Info:
City Hall
52 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007-1222

Names of Queens Neighborhoods

Queens County Data

Births

Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

County History

Marriages

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Website Updates:
Dec 2014:  
WHITMAN - HOPKINS marriage announcement
Nov 2014:  
CUDAHY - COCHRAN marriage announcement
June 2014:  obits for
HENRY, CHAMBER, GARDNER; Marriage announcement for L'HUILIER - UHLMAN, VAN VOORHIS-SNEDIKER; BARRY obit; WW1 Casualties
Mar 2014:  Burials in 1st Methodist Church Cemetery; Family bibles for CORWIN, COVENTRY, CRUGER, FISH; bio for ADDABBO
Dec 2013:  birth announcement for NAMMACK, bio for ADIKES, GIBBS
Aug 2013: 1883 Pensioners; LADD obit
June 2013: obits for SOUTHGATE, PALMER
Mar 2013: bios for BOGERT, EGLEE

Previous Updates:
bios for MUHLENBERG, MUNKITTRICK, PAYNE, HALL, SAYRES, HUNT
ADAMS obit, ULLMAN obit; wills for BURROUGHS, RAPELYE, SEAMAN, SMITH, TITUS, TOWNSEND
Neighborhoods; obits for FRANKLIN, CAMPBELL, KREISA, WAGNER, WALCUTT, WIGGINS, ACKERY, CARMEN, DURYEA, FROST, RUDYARD, WOODEN; Index to ESTATE INVENTORIES, 1666-1775; 1930 Merchant Seamen Census; obit of McMAHON


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