Local History

Access to the Thomas F.X. Casey Local History Room is available during the library’s regular hours. Please sign in at the Adult Reference Desk.

This collection includes books, newspapers, photographs and materials relating to all eras of the history of the town of Haverstraw and the Villages of Haverstraw, West Haverstraw and Garnerville.

We accept donations of local historical significance. Donated materials might include: yearbooks, books, family histories, maps, funeral programs or local photographs. If accepted, these materials are added to the collection and are available for in-house genealogical and historical research.

Call the Main Library at, (845) 786-3800 or submit a request by filling out the Local History Research Request form.

Images from the Library’s photographic collection are available online at the New York Heritage website, click here. See 1900 farm families in Thiells as well as Civil War Veterans in fancy dress. Additional house photos from the Village of Haverstraw circa 1974 have since been added.

The old photographs were digitized as part of Library Association of Rockland County’s (LARC) Rockland Images, a project funded by the Rockland County Legislature. Click here for Library Association of Rockland County’s (LARC) Rockland website.

You may also view even more Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library photographs at the Digital Public Library of America, click here.

A microfilm reader-printer is available for use in the local history room in the Main library.

Journal News (August 1, 1932-May 31, 2011)
New York Times (January 1, 1971-December 31, 2006)
Rockland County Times (January 6, 1894-December 29, 1894; January 6, 1900 – December, 1947; January 3,. 1952 – December, 1970)
Rockland County Messenger (July 8, 1847-April 4, 1878, incomplete, with gaps)

Recensio (Haverstraw High School) – 1927, 1940, 1943-1958
Recensio (Haverstraw-Stony Point High School) – 1959-1967
Recensio (North Rockland High School) – 1970-1971, 1973-1985, 1987, 1989-2019
Genesis (Haverstraw Middle School) – 1978-1986, 1988
Omega (James A. Farley Middle School) – 1968-1969, 1975-1980, 1984-2004, 2006-2008, 2012

Phoenix (Willow Grove Middle School) – None owned, please donate a copy that you no longer want

Census records/images from 1850-1905 from areas within Haverstraw, Warren and Stony Point.

Images were acquired from FamilySearch.com, click here for website,  and compiled by Charles McGarvey. If you would like to make further historical research, feel free to drop by the main library in Garnerville and check out our Thomas F.X. Casey Local Historical Room.

Haverstraw, NY
1850
1855
1855-1865
1865
1870
1892
1900
1905

Stony Point, NY
1865
1870
1892
1900
1905

Warren, NY
1870

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