Townsend Society of America
21 West Main Street
Oyster Bay, NY 11771
(516) 558-7092

The Townsend Society of America

The TOWNSEND SOCIETY OF AMERICA collects, preserves, cataloges, and makes available resource materials of genealogical and historical significance to and for Townsends around the world.


 "Putting people together" is one of the most productive roles the Society plays. Building Townsend family groups through research and DNA testing, surmounting brick walls, and expanding knowledge of one's ancestors is our speciality.

The first Townsends arrived on the shores of the North American continent before 1640. The Townsends have participated in many major events which formed the United States. The Townsend name is found in documents dating as far back as the 1200's.

The Townsend Society of America collects and preserves artifacts and written materials illustrative of the Townsend families and their many contributions to the nation's history. It assists and supports members with their family histories and genealogies. By way of our "members only" pages we provide the contents of those contributions, collections, and archives to our membership. Membership is open to all who share an interest in the goals of the society.