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Genealogical Society of Rockland County

   P. O. Box 444, New City, New York 10956

Society Resources


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  • Resources for Researchers

    Belanger signature collection updated

    Visit the signature collection page to see the latest version of historical Rockland signatures, courtesy of Brian Belanger.

    Rockland census documents now available on Rockland Room PC

    Thanks to the tireless efforts of Rockland resident and genealogist Charles McGarvey we now have available on the computer in the Rockland Room the complete images and indexes of Rockland County Federal and State census records.  While the library provides access to these via databases like Ancestry or Family Search, these records place all Rockland census records in one place for easy browsing as well as searching  of specific years.  Sign up to use this PC at the reference Desk.

    Welcome to the official Web site of the Genealogical Society of Rockland County. The Society was organized in October, 1985 by members of the Historians Roundtable of the Historical Society of Rockland County (NY). It is a non-profit organization, sponsored by the New City Library.

    Its Aims and Goals are:

    1. To encourage and promote accurate and thorough research of every region through educational programs and workshops.
    1. To discover, collect, preserve, record, and catalog Rockland County genealogical and historical data and to make these records available for study.
    1. To prepare and distribute to the membership a quarterly publication to include genealogical inquiries from members nationwide and worldwide, plus genealogical articles and hitherto unpublished records such as family Bible records, parish records, census records, and collections of newspapers and the like.

    To further these aims:

    Our monthly meetings take place on the fourth Tuesday the month January thru May, and September thru November, at 7:00 PM in the auditorium of the New City Library. We also co-sponsor joint meetings / speakers with other societies and the New City Library.

    Society projects include the copying, computerizing, and publication of Rockland County church, funeral home, state census, and cemetery records. Since our first volume, That All May Be Remembered, written by Peter Krell was published by the Rockland County Bicentennial Commission in 1976; we have continued to publish other compilations. (Please see our Publications Form for a complete list of available titles).

    We maintain one Reference Collection at the


    Records Management and Archives Department, Building S,

    Pomona Health Complex

    50 Sanatorium Road, Pomona


    From time to time, we have sponsored field trips to sites of historical and genealogical interest such as:

    the Rockland County Clerk’s Office,

    the New City Library (Rockland Room),

    the Orangetown Museum,

    Ellis Island, etc.


    Many of our members also participate in the activities of

    the Historical Society of Rockland County,

    the Genealogical Society of Bergen County (NJ),

    and many family organizations throughout the region.

    They research in archives and libraries throughout the region and welcome those who wish to learn how to research to join them. Others volunteer at the County Archives, where the catalog and index record sets and assist researchers to find materials. They lecture in libraries and at conferences throughout the area, and generally make themselves available at Society meetings to anyone who asks for help.

    GSRC Volunteer Program

    As part of our agreement with the New City Library to sponsor our Genealogical Society, we need to provide some volunteer assistance for Library patrons who are working on their genealogy or family history.

    We are looking for members who are willing to assist patrons with their genealogical and family history questions. This can be done by making appointments to meet with them one-on-one, or it can be handled by mail, telephone, or e-mail.

    A list of volunteers with their addresses, phone numbers, and/or e-mail addresses, as well as "particular areas of expertise," is currently being prepared. This list will be placed at the library's Reference Desk.

    Genealogical research requests: members of the society will respond to genealogical inquiries by checking  indexed material in order to provide answers to your inquiries.  Please note, members do not attempt to do in-depth research in response to your inquiries.

    For further information, please contact ,
    or write to:

     Genealogical Society of Rockland County
     PO Box 444
     New City, NY 10956

    Entire contents of this website copyright © 1998-2024 Genealogical Society of Rockland County (NY) and the individuals creating the content. Reproduction for commercial purposes prohibited without explicit  permission.

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