Historical Society of East Rockaway and Lynbrook
The Historical Society of East Rockaway and Lynbrook is an all volunteer organization dedicated to preserving the history of our villages. Our mission is to discover, document, and sustain the chronicle of our communities. We recognize that history is an ongoing account of the present, the past as well as insight into the future. We firmly believe that the knowledge of our corner of the county is rife with people, place and events which must not only be preserved but must be publicized so that our communities are aware of the rich heritage they enjoy.
The Society is committed to promote the history, publish its findings and work with the local officials, the public and the educational institutions to disseminate our legacy and promote interest and excitement about the history of the area.
Through our historical programs and speakers we attempt to reach out to the community and through our Annual Retrospective for every fourth grade student we work to increase awareness of the history of East Rockaway and Lynbrook.
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- Book One (1826-1854): This book contains the Rockaway Circuit Records of the Sand Hole Church Records 1826-1854 including Membership, Marriages and Baptisms as well as Financial Records from 1837-1861. The Reverends were DeVinne, Thomas, Sillick, Law, Matthews, Holmes, Youngs and Bates.
- Book Two (1854-1868): This book contains Rockaway Circuit Records of the Sand Hole Church 1854-1868 including Membership, Marriages and Baptisms. There Reverends were Charles, Stearns, Glover, King and Booth.
Record of the First Methodist Protestant Church of Rockville Centre
Please note that the Old Sand Hole Church was renamed in 1872 to the First Methodist Protestant Church of Rockville Centre, Long Island, N.Y.
This book was organized by the Reverend R.S. Hulstart, March 5th 1871. It contains church records including Membership, Marriages and Baptisms.
This book contains records of Membership, Marriages, Baptisms as well as a few Deaths. The Reverends were L.E. Davis, Purdy, Spahr, T.E. Davis, and Ogg.