Do you have any ancestors who died or were buried in New York? Search through these records from Long Island, Staten Island, and Yorktown to uncover your ancestors’ death and burial dates, as well as the names of the church and place of burial.
There are over 1,300 transcripts in this record set. You may be able to learn the following details about your ancestor:
Age at time of death
Death date and/or burial date
Church and place
Names of parents and spouse
Some records are more detailed than others and some fields are very sparsely populated. For example, residence, occupation, age, and names of parents and spouse are sporadically populated throughout these records.
When searching by year, be sure to check both death year and burial year if you are having difficulty locating your ancestor.
There are five locations represented in these records:
Jamaica, Long Island – Grace Episcopal Church was established in 1702. Their first church was built in 1699 and their current building dates back to 1862. It is the second oldest Episcopal Church in New York.
Newtown, Long Island (only two results), dates back to 1652 when the Dutch established it as a suburb of New Netherland. It was then known as Middenburgh. When the British took possession of New Netherland, the name was changed to New Town. The residents renamed their town in the late 1800s to Elmhurst, owing to the prevalence of elm trees in the area.
Staten Island, the least populated of the five boroughs of New York City, is the southernmost part of New York.
Success, Long Island, Dutch Church (only one result) – Located east-northeast off New York Harbor, Long Island is split into four counties. Two of those counties make up the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. The remaining counties, Nassau and Suffolk, make up what is colloquially referred to as “Long Island.”
Yorktown, a town located in the suburbs of NYC, was of strategic importance during the American Revolution and the victory at the Battle of Yorktown was a decisive win against the British.