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Our Genealogy Helper for Sun Haven ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Sun Haven (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Sun Haven. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Name Variations for Sun Haven ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Sun Haven: Sun Hvn. (or less commonly used: Sun Havn.)

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Newspapers Published in Sun Haven ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sun Haven.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sun Haven, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sun Haven.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Sun Haven:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • At this time (Dec 2022), GenDisasters website is currently offline due to a hacker attack. Hopefully they will be back soon.
    • Stories from Connecticut
    • Stories from New Jersey
    • Stories from New York

Cemeteries Near Sun Haven ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sun Haven.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Sun Haven covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Flandreau Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Flandreau Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Flandreau Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flandreau Cemetery
  • Quaker Burial Grounds
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Quaker Burial Grounds
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Quaker Burial Grounds have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quaker Burial Grounds
  • Beechwoods Cemetery
  • Trinity Protestant Episcopal Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Trinity Protestant Episcopal Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Trinity Protestant Episcopal Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity Protestant Episcopal Cemetery
  • Florence - Powell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Florence - Powell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Florence - Powell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence - Powell Cemetery
  • Palmer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Palmer Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Palmer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmer Cemetery
  • Seacord Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Seacord Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Seacord Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seacord Cemetery
  • Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
  • Blessed Sacrament Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blessed Sacrament Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blessed Sacrament Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blessed Sacrament Cemetery
  • Rogers Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rogers Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rogers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogers Cemetery
  • Disbrow Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Disbrow Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Disbrow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Disbrow Cemetery
  • Delancey Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Delancey Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Delancey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delancey Cemetery
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    • Old Town of Mamaroneck Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Town of Mamaroneck Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Town of Mamaroneck Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Town of Mamaroneck Cemetery
    • St. Pauls Protestant Episcopal Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Pauls Protestant Episcopal Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Pauls Protestant Episcopal Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Pauls Protestant Episcopal Cemetery
    • Gedney Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gedney Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gedney Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gedney Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

While we didn't find Sun Haven in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sun Haven.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Sun Haven, with the one closest to Sun Haven listed first.

  • Larchmont
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Larchmont
    • Larchmont lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Sun Haven.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 77 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,114 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Larchmont had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Larchmont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Larchmont<5>
  • New Rochelle
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Rochelle
    • New Rochelle lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Sun Haven.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 8,217 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,973 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, New Rochelle had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Rochelle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Rochelle<5>
  • Pelham
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
    • Pelham lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Sun Haven.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 101 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,917 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pelham had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelham<5>
  • Pelham Manor
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham Manor
    • Pelham Manor lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Sun Haven.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 159 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,465 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pelham Manor had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelham Manor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelham Manor<5>
  • Mamaroneck
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mamaroneck
    • Mamaroneck lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Sun Haven.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,396 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,083 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mamaroneck had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mamaroneck
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mamaroneck<5>
  • Mount Vernon
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Vernon
    • Mount Vernon lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Sun Haven.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 10,830 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 66,775 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Vernon had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vernon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Vernon<5>
  • Tuckahoe
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckahoe
    • Tuckahoe lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Sun Haven.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,769 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,482 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tuckahoe had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckahoe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuckahoe<5>
  • Bronxville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bronxville
    • Bronxville lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Sun Haven.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 409 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,394 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bronxville had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bronxville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronxville<5>
  • Eastchester
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastchester
    • Eastchester lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Sun Haven.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 154 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Eastchester had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eastchester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastchester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eastchester<5>
  • Scarsdale
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scarsdale
    • Scarsdale lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Sun Haven.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 349 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,785 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Scarsdale had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scarsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scarsdale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scarsdale<5>
  • Dunwoodie
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunwoodie
    • Dunwoodie lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Sun Haven.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dunwoodie had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunwoodie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunwoodie
  • Rye
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rye
    • Rye lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sun Haven.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 802 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,634 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rye had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rye
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rye<5>
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    • Nepperhan
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nepperhan
      • Nepperhan lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Sun Haven.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nepperhan had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nepperhan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nepperhan
    • Bryn Mawr Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bryn Mawr Park
      • Bryn Mawr Park lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Sun Haven.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bryn Mawr Park had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bryn Mawr Park
    • Hartsdale
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartsdale
      • Hartsdale lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Sun Haven.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 169 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hartsdale had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartsdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartsdale<5>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Sun Haven. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sun Haven.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sun Haven. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Westchester County: www.westchestergov.com/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sun Haven) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sun Haven. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9240, Longitude: -73.7701       In this case, the coordinates for Sun Haven have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<4>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Sun Haven, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

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