Here is a list of resources for more information
Tottenville Historical Society:
The former Village of Tottenville had no organization or place to care for its records and treasures of the past. Scattered in shoeboxes, attic trunks, scrapbooks and dusty basement library stacks were the isolated repositories that contained clues to the Village’s history.
Alice Austen House:
Located just one block east of Bay Street at 2 Hylan Boulevard is the childhood home of Alice Austen, one of America’s earliest and most accomplished female photographers. Known as Clear Comfort, Alice’s home was built in 1690 as a seaside cottage
Staten Island Historian, 460 Brielle Avenue, Staten Island, N.Y. 10314
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The Conference House, built in the 17th Century and located at the southern most tip of New York State in Staten Island, is famous for the Peace Conference held there on September 11, 1776.
Staten Island Historical Society:
Historic Richmond Town is New York City’s living history village and museum complex. Visitors can explore the diversity of the American experience, especially that of Staten Island and its neighboring communities, from the colonial period to the present.
Snug Harbor Cultural Center:
Snug Harbor Cultural Center, a distinguished Smithsonian Affiliate, is Staten Island’s premier destination for culture and entertainment.
Sea View Historic Foundation:
Affordable Supportive Senior Housing will include hotel-like services such as three meals daily, weekly laundry and linen service, activities, jitney service to the local malls and will also include cable TV.
The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art celebrates its 60th anniversary of the Museum’s official opening with the installation of a new exhibition, From Staten Island to Shangri-La.
Preservation League of Staten Island:
The Preservation League of Staten Island (PLSI) is the only borough-wide historic preservation organization in New York City. Organized in 1977.
Staten Island History on the Web:
Libraries are the memory of humankind, irreplaceable repositories of documents of human thought and action.
Help Find Your Ancestors:
For those of you interested in tracing your family tree, I have listed several web sites that can be helpful. I will be attaching more as times go by.
American Towns offers communities a single online location for everything–and everyone — needed to navigate daily life in their town. The American Towns site is an indispensable practical tool and the most effective way to bring neighbors together.
Uncovering Staten Island’s past through modern metal detecting technology.
Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries:
FACSI is a 501C3 New York State not for profit, charitable organization founded in 1981 whose mission it is to identify, restore, project and beautify the abandoned, neglected or otherwise forgotten cemeteries and those interred within. We currently maintain approximately 40 acres of cemetery properties as well as an archive of original obscure records dating back 200 years. All donations are tax deductible.