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Historic Richmondtown
Staten Island Historical Society
441 Clarke Avenue
Staten Island 10306-1198
(718) 351-1611 (Society)
(718) 351-1617 (Museum)
(718) 351-6057 (FAX)
If you call the society number, and press extension 299, you will reach Carlotta or her machine. Carlotta is very helpful and is there two days a week (Mon, Tue) or one day during the summer. You must make an appointment in advance.


The SIHS maintains records generally from the Colonial period, whereas the SIIAS generally maintains records for the post-Colonial period.
  • WPA index cards index names from deed libers. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has microfilmed these cards; but you can see the originals here.
  • Vosburgh Church Indexes contains copies of church records and tombstone inscriptions, copied from a dozen churches (not Catholic) around Staten Island in the 1930's.
  • Correspondence from other researchers.
  • Directories back to 1883/4. There were two or three a decade, until phone books came out annually. The collection is current, spanning over a hundred years.
  • Real Estate and Insurance Maps and Atlases from years such as 1874, 1887, 1898, 1907, 1917.
  • Geographical Location Photos organized by town, then street.


Membership LevelCostBenefits
  • Free regular admission to Historic Richmond Town
  • Free admission to Old Home Day & Civil War Weekend
  • Discounts on Museum Ship purchases
  • Reduced fees for classes, workshops, & trips
  • Subscription to calendars, newsletters, & semi-annual Staten Island Historian
  • 10% discount in Parsonage Restaurant
Family$35See Individual
Sponsor$75All above benefits plus a special member's "Thank-you" gift
Contributing$100All above benefits plus lunch for two at Historic Richmond Town
Patron$500All above benefits plus dinner for two at Historic Richmond Town
Benefactor$1000 or moreAll above benefits plus a hand-crafted reproduction early 19th century tin sconce

More Information

If you'd like more information on the Library, call Monday or Tuesday (718) 351-1611 ext. 299.

Thanks to Bob O'Connor for a lot of this information.

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