Townsend Society of America
123 South Street
Suite 207
Oyster Bay, NY 11771
(516) 558-7092

The Society Archives

The Archives

The TSA offers members and scholars an opportunity to study primary documents pertaining to the Townsends and historically related families, as well as the history of the communities in which they lived.

The TSA archives contains valuable resources on:                  

  • The Townsend family

  • Oyster Bay town history

  • Genealogy

  • Townsend family histories

  • Individual member files, with their family histories

  • Many other aspects of American history

  • The Underhill Family (through the Underhill Society of America located nearby).

Many of our archives, including family histories, member family histories and books, have been cataloged and are available for search in Archive Catalog section.  All archives are available at our office for viewing, study and photographing.


If you are interested in our archives and cannot come to Oyster Bay, we can assist you.  Please 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.