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Tappan Genealogy Assistance: Rockland/Tappan History

Local History Resources

Hudson River Valley Heritage - HRVH provides access to historical materials from digital collections

contributed by colleges, libraries, archives, historical societies, museums and cultural organizations from the following counties in New York State: Columbia, Greene, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, and Westchester.

Tappantown Historical Society - Monthly meetings at the DeWint House. 


Historical Society of Rockland County - Acquires, preserves, and exhibits objects, buildings and sites which reflect primarily the history of Rockland County and the Lower Hudson Valley, and researches, documents, promotes and publicizes the rich historical heritage of the county for the people of Rockland.


New England Historic Genealogical Society - Whether your family came to this country in the 17th century or the 20th century, NEHGS offers access to an incredible collection of primary materials and other resources that can make your research productive and rewarding.


HRVH Historical Newspapers - Provides access to digitized copies of historical newspapers from the Hudson River Valley region of New York State. As a first step toward this vision, The Kingston Daily Freeman has been completely digitized for the years 1903 to 1912.

Rockland County Messenger - Published Weekly from Haverstraw, 1847-1898 .

National Newspaper Index - Provides indexing of America's top five newspapers: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post; 1997-present