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Ralph Phillips Genealogy Collection — Nassau, NYElm St Home

Ralph Phillips (1895-1982) traced family histories for nearly 70 years.   The Nassau Free Library now houses these many files that contain names, dates and other information through which one can trace family roots.  Click Here for a list of the family names he researched.


The NICHE site has digital images of a Kosegarten Piano Factory Ledger and Cash Books 1904/05;  Photos of the Piano Factory and a brief history of this industry in Nassau, NY.  CLICK HERE to see more…

About the NICHE project— NICHE stands for, “Networking Information and Collected History Electronically.”  In the 1990s a project achivist visited Nassau Free Library to survey the local history collection and created a brief online guide along with some digitized records.  The NICHE project was sponsored by the Upper Hudson Library System and supported by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, granted by The New York State Library.

Old Photos of Nassau

Assorted old pictures of Nassau.

Elmer B. Shaver Photo Album

Photographs taken in Nassau in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.

Scanned as part of a Eagle Scout service project by Matt Goldberg in 2013.

Nassau Village Timeline: Key events in the history of Nassau Village from 1609 to 1953

Originally prepared by Kurt Vincent for a 1994 Nassau Village 175th Anniversary observance booklet, the timeline has been gently updated with minor corrections in 2014 for the Nassau Free Library website.

Nassau Of Yesteryear, Vertical Files containing Nassau Town and Village local history Collection

Nassau of Yesteryear is a local history collection stored in one filing cabinet in the library about the Town of Nassau.  The files in this collection  contain information on a wide range of local topics including historic buildings, local events, and genealogy.  The library computers house a full finding aid in the form of an Access database. The index to the collection can be found here.   Contact the library for information about this collection. You must be in the library to use the Access database.  The index is on the website, see link above.

The  Access database finding aid to the library’s local history collection is only available in the library.  The database was completed in 2013 by Matt Goldberg as part of a Eagle Scout service project.