Do you have family from Flushing, New York, and its surrounding areas? Search through this collection of marriage and death abstracts compiled from local newspapers dating from 1847-1870 to uncover significant details about your ancestor’s marriage or death. Included in these records are lists of Long Island men who died during the Battle of Gettysburg.
Josephine Frost abstracted marriage and death information pertaining to Flushing and its vicinity in Queens and (now) Nassau counties, 1847–1870, from unidentified newspapers, but likely including the Flushing Journal. Marriage records contain full name and hometown of both the bride and groom and the date of the marriage, in chronological order. Death records contain the date of death, age upon death, hometown, and, in the case of some women, husband’s name. The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society digitized its copy of Mrs. Frost’s 1907 typescript.
Contained within these records
Marriages, 1847-1870 (p. 1-56)
Deaths, 1847-1870 (p. 57-147)
Report of Interments in Flushing Cemetery, 1865 (p. 148-149)
Long Island casualties
Please note that the image number and provided page number do not link up in the record set. However, the images contained within these records do have a page number included, which reflects accurately the page numbers provided above.
Depending on the type of record you are looking at, you may be able to discover the following information about your ancestor:
Date of event
Place of event
The interments report for Flushing Cemetery, 1865 often includes age and cause of death.
The Long Island casualties are a list of those Long Island men who were wounded or killed in the Battle of Gettysburg. You may be able to find these men in our U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1965 record set, located in the Useful Links & Resources section.
Additionally, there is a searchable version of these records located in the Useful Links & Resources section. The searchable version allows you to perform full-text searches as well as searching by name.