Townsend Society of America
123 South Street
Suite 207
Oyster Bay, NY 11771
(516) 558-7092
Director@TownsendSociety.org
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For the past four years, the East Hampton Library Long Island Collection has given serious, dedicated attention to one of its important collections, the Townsend Family Papers. Comprised of numerous manuscript letters, deeds, and the voluminous business records of this prosperous Oyster Bay, N.Y. merchant family, it’s the latter material, specifically the business records of son Robert Townsend, that are best known to researchers of the famed Culper Spy Ring, George Washington’s professional, secret intelligence gathering operation in New York during the British Occupation in the American Revolutionary War. Through diligent digitizing, cataloging, transcribing and useful tools, we have made this fascinating and important information accessible and, it is our hope, more readily understandable and usable to everyone. The reader will not only find innumerable names, products, prices and other glimpses into 18th century life just before, during, and immediately after the Revolution, but the painstaking research and explanatory guidance of arcane accounting & bookkeeping methodology, colonial currencies conversions, and much more.
[Located in Category: General Townsend Information]
"An Officer of the Long Parliament Being an Account of the Life & Times of Colonel Richard Townesend of Castletown (Castletownshend) & a Chronicle of his Family"
[Located in Category: Specific Townsend Information]
From the Family Search WIKI.
[Located in Category: General Townsend Information]
This genealogy by the Burvals is the key to the Benedictus line. Please use it before relying on the many incorrect lines on the internet.
[Located in Category: Member's Websites]
Walker Family Cemetery, Augusta, Georgia
[Located in Category: Member's Websites]
Website owned by Janie Jackson Kimble.
[Located in Category: Member's Websites]
This site opens up the vast resources not only at familysearch.org but at other online resources. For example, if you enter East Raynham, Norfolk, England in the search box it will bring up a page with full information about the parish. At the bottom there is graphic showing all of the dates for which the parish registers still exist as well as links to online sources where you can find either transcriptions or the actual registers.
[Located in Category: General Townsend Information]
Declaration of Religious Freedom, signed by two Oyster Bay, NY Townsends
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Search for Townsend related books
[Located in Category: Libraries, Books, CDs & DVDs]
An Oyster Bay line from Henry, Rufus Townsend's "Origination and Genealogy"; a Townsend Plan quilt
[Located in Category: Member's Websites]
Oyster Bay line
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The International Society for Genetic Genealogy whose "Mission is to advocate for and educate about the use of genetics as a tool for genealogical research and promote a supportive network for genetic genealogy." Information about this on line organization of more than 1000 persons interested in genetic genealogy around the world The Townsend DNA Project is a founding member. It is free to join. ISSOG's email address is ISOGG@yahoogroups.com
[Located in Category: DNA Information]
Long-time TSA member and owner of Town's End Books, specializing in antiquarian books.
[Located in Category: Member's Websites]
CDs full of information on Long Island locations and families
[Located in Category: Libraries, Books, CDs & DVDs]
Myers/Townsend/McCune/Green, An Oyster Bay Family line
[Located in Category: Member's Websites]
The source for all genealogical information for New York.
[Located in Category: Genealogical Societies]
The society recently built a research center that has a library and archive, as well as an exhibition space. Periodically, they give walking tours of Oyster Bay. The society is a short walk from our office.
[Located in Category: Genealogical Societies]
The Townsend home in Oyster Bay, across the street from the society.
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Descendant Tree of Gerardus Townsend
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Townsends in polictics
[Located in Category: General Townsend Information]
Derek Townshend's website which includes Prince Edward Island, Park Corners [NS], the Raynham Townshends [in detail], the Lynn, MA family, Australia and New Zealand.
[Located in Category: Specific Townsend Information]
Tom Townsend Genealogy
[Located in Category: Member's Websites]
Society for the descendants of Capt. John Underhill, and other Underhill families. Their office and library are in the former Townsend Inn across the street from our office and research center in Oyster Bay.
[Located in Category: Related Family Organizations]