available in libraries, from used booksellers, on microfilm or in reprint
- Portrait and Biographical Record of Queens Co.,
(NY & Chi: Chapman Publishing Co, 1896, 1204 pages)
Short biographical sketches composed by Chapman staff writers from material submitted by the individuals
included in the volume (typically, businessmen and politicians).
Can be found at Queens Central Library and in many genealogical libraries.
Heritage Quest has this book on microfilm.
It can also be rented from LDS catalog at local FHCs. FHL reel# 962528, and another filming on reel# 934847.
- History of Queens County, New York: With Illustrations, Portraits, and Sketches of Prominent Families and Individuals.
(1882, New York : W. W. Munsell and Co., 576 pages, with illustrations and map)
Can be found at Queens Central Library and several Queens branch libraries and in many genealogical libraries.
has on microfilm.
FHL reel# 1425619 Item 2
- History of the Town of Flushing, Long Island, New York, by Henry D. Waller. (1899. Index. 73 pages)
Heritage Quest has
- History of Long Island City: A Record of its Early Settlement &
Corporate Progress, Sketches of the Villages that Were Absorbed...with
Some Notice of the Men who Built the City. By J.S. Kelsey.
(1896, Long Isl. Star; 202 pages, reprinted 1997 by Higginson Books
Carried by Higginson Books ($29.00)
- Annals of Newtown, Queen's County,
Containing its History from its Settlement...with Many Interesting Facts
Concerning the Adjacent Towns.
By James Riker. (1852, 437 pages)
1992 reprint available at
Higginson Books ($47.00)
- Description of private and family cemeteries in the Borough of Queens by
Charles Underhill Powell (Topographical bureau) and Alice Henshaw Meigs (editor)
(1932, Queensborough Public Library, 81 pages, including maps.
This edition had a print-run of 500 copies).
Surveys and gravestone transcriptions of Cemeteries that were still
in existence at the time of the various surveys.
carries a reprint of the 1932 edition ($16.50).
The LDS also has this on FHL reel# 844958 Item 5
Note: Queens Central Library (Long Island Room) has a typescript supplement to this volume
published in 1974. It includes several more cemeteries, surveyed in 1935.
- Abstracts of Wills for Queens County, 1787-1850. Compiled by Ray C. Sawyer.
(1937, reprinted 1997)
has the four volumes for $49 or $14.50 each.
Volume I, 1787-1813; Volume II, 1813-28; Volume III, 1828-43; Volume IV, 1843-50.
FHL reel# 860322 Items 1-4
- Deaths Reported by the Long Islander, 1878-1890, David Roberts (1998, Paperback,
Date Published: August 1998
- Queens Street Name Cross Reference
Study of Neighborhood Statistics, Queens House Numbers in Health Areas, Section
4 of Study 10 of the Research Bureau of the Welfare Council, published by the
Research Bureau, Welfare Council of New York City, 1934.
Cross reference of old to new Queens street names.
I have only seen this at Queens Central Library (Long Island Room)
- Story of Union Congregational Church, Richmond Hill, NY. by Queens Co. 1947, 102p.
- Genealogical resources in New York,
Estelle M. Guzik (Editor) (2003, Jewish Genealogical Society, 418 pages)
An essential guidebook to New York genealogy.
Can be ordered directly from the
Jewish Genealogical Society.
Also available from the usual online sources.
- Old Queens, N.Y. in Early Photographs, Vincent F. Seyfried, William Asadorian
(Dover paperback, 1991, 192 pages, 261 photographs)
Highly recommended (by me). Well researched, printed and inexpensive ($12.95).
Still in print and at
B & N and
and NYC's Citybook store
- An annotated bibliography of the history of Queens County, New York / by Mary A. Glascock.
Mary A. Glascock, (Typescript, 1977, Queens College, Flushing , NY;
109 leaves : maps) Held at many Queens library branches.
A research guide to the history of the borough of Queens and its neighborhoods: bibliography, chronology, and other aids.
Queens, NY: Dept. of History, Queens College, The City University of New York, 1983.
This can be found at several branches of the
Queens Public Library
- Old Calvary Cemetery: New Yorkers Carved in Stone
(Rosemary Muscarella Ardolina.. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, Inc, 1996,
549 pages, illustrations, map, name index).
Transcriptions of gravestones which name place of birth
in the "Old" section of Calvary, the earliest large Catholic cemetery in Queens.
List, $76; discounted at
- Bishop Loughlin's dispensations, diocese of Brooklyn - Vol 1 - 1859-1866
Joseph Silinonte, 7901 4th Ave - D6, Brooklyn, NY 11209, self published July 1996.
Lists and cross-references individuals who married within the Diocese of Brooklyn
between 1859 and 1855, and who applied for a dispensation from the standard
procedures or waiting period.
Does not give reasons for application, but lists date, address and place of birth
of bride and groom, and parents names and places of birth.
Can be found in some libraries or purchased directly from the author through his
Web site No Stones Unturned
Queens Public Library
Long Island Division]
[ [MARION catalog]
Queens Historical Society
has the largest collection of reprinted historical material on Queens that I've found.
NYC's Citybook store
Mitch's New York Genealogy Bookstore
Genealogy Source Catalog
Also try these used booksellers:
Advanced Book Exchange (ABEbooks) combined catalogs of a world-wide
group of used book dealers. Find obscure books all over the world and deal directly with sellers.
bibliofind.com similar to ABE
lights.com searches publisher's catalogs
Alibris similar to ABE and bibliofind,
but adds a handling charge
Barnes & Noble's OOP book search
Cyndi's List on booksellers
a NY bibliography