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The Daily Genealogist: Larchmont Historical Society

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Valerie Beaudrault

Valerie Beaudrault
Assistant Editor

Larchmont Historical Society, New York

Larchmont is one of two villages located within the town of Mamaroneck, in Westchester County, New York. The Larchmont Historical Society has made some local resources available on its website.

Larchmont and Mamaroneck Cemeteries
The Larchmont and Mamaroneck Cemeteries section is a collection of photographs of the gravestones in six cemeteries. Click on the link in the contents list to access the database. You can browse the photographs by cemetery by clicking on the cemetery name and address link or you can search the database by family name or keyword. You can select one or more cemeteries to search by clicking on the cemetery name. If you do not select a cemetery, the photographs returned in the search results will be drawn from all of the photo databases in the society’s photo collections.

Historic Photo Collections
To access this collection click on the Historical Photograph Collection link in the contents list. There are more than a dozen photo collections, including a number of fire company history collections, a collection related to local politics, street images from Mamaroneck and Larchmont, and the Larchmont Times collection. The Larchmont Times collection covers the period from April 20, 1901 through March 1902. There is also a separate database of newspaper advertisements for that period. Click on the site link to access a page with direct links to the databases. Next, click on the specific database link to open a new page with thumbnail images of each newspaper. Click on the thumbnail to select it and click a second time to enlarge it.

New York Soldiers of the Great War
This database was created from a 1920 publication, Soldiers of the Great War, which was an official attempt to identify, with photographs, all the members of the U.S. armed forces who died during World War I. The Larchmont Historical Society has posted on its website all of the pages related to New York soldiers. The database can be searched by the soldier’s surname or residence. The search results will be displayed as scans of the relevant pages from the book. Click on the image of the individual to bring up a full-page image with the following information: name, residence, and cause of death or injury. These pages may be downloaded. Click on the Download a page link for instructions.

Slavery in Mamaroneck Township
This interesting webpage contains resources related to documenting the historical record of slavery in Mamaroneck. There are lists of slaves and slaveholders from a variety of sources, some digitized documents, and links to off-site resources.

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