Townsend Society of America
Established in 1962
Oyster Bay, NY 11771
(516) 558-7092

Society resources


Many of our books and archival materials have been scanned and are available for search in the Members Only "Download Section."  An extensive list of those materials can be viewed in the Archives Catalog.                

We maintain a small collection of primary documents mostly pertaining to the Oyster Bay Townsends. See the Collections Summary for these items.

We also have:                  

  • Printed volumes of the Oyster Bay town records

  • Published Townsend family histories

  • Individual member files, some with family group sheets or family histories

If you are interested in copies of our materials, we can assist you.  See our Research and Copies policy.  Please send an e-mail to with as much detailed information as possible about what you would like researched or copied.  If you have searched our Archive Catalog, attach a copy of your search results.  We will send a return e-mail with an estimate of time needed and cost before beginning on your project.

Initial genealogical help is free. More extensive research help is free for members. Please contact the director or Liane Fenimore at