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Our Genealogy Helper for Westerleigh ...

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 Westerleigh (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 Westerleigh. 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.

Newspapers Published in Westerleigh ...

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 86 newspapers that have been published in the area around Westerleigh.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Westerleigh, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Westerleigh.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Westerleigh:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Connecticut
    • Stories from New Jersey
    • Stories from New York

Cemeteries Near Westerleigh ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Westerleigh.

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 Westerleigh covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Fairview Cemetery
  • St. Peters Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Peters Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Peters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Peters Cemetery
  • Merrill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Merrill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Merrill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrill Cemetery
  • Woodland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Woodland Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Woodland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland Cemetery
  • Silver Lake Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Silver Lake Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Silver Lake Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Lake Cemetery
  • Silver Mount Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Fountain Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fountain Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fountain Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain Cemetery
    • Staten Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Staten Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Staten Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Staten Cemetery
    • Baron Hirsch Cemetery
    • Vanderbilt Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Vanderbilt Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Vanderbilt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vanderbilt Cemetery
    • Moravian Cemetery
    • Sailors Snug Harbor Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sailors Snug Harbor Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sailors Snug Harbor Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sailors Snug Harbor Cemetery
    • Constable Hook Cemetery
    • Patterson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Patterson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Patterson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patterson Cemetery
    • United Hebrew 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 Westerleigh in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Westerleigh.

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

  • Port Richmond [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Richmond
    • Port Richmond [Richmond County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Westerleigh
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 6,290 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Port Richmond had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Richmond have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Richmond
  • Bergen Point [Hudson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bergen Point
    • Bergen Point [Hudson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Westerleigh
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bergen Point had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bergen Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bergen Point
  • West New Brighton [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West New Brighton
    • West New Brighton [Richmond County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Westerleigh
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,946 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, West New Brighton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West New Brighton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West New Brighton
  • Elm Park [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm Park
    • Elm Park [Richmond County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Westerleigh
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Elm Park had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elm Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm Park
  • Mariners Harbor [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mariners Harbor
    • Mariners Harbor [Richmond County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Westerleigh
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,001 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mariners Harbor had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mariners Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mariners Harbor
  • Arlington [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
    • Arlington [Richmond County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Westerleigh
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Arlington had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arlington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
  • Continue List ...
    • Grasmere [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grasmere
      • Grasmere [Richmond County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Westerleigh
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Grasmere had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grasmere have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grasmere
    • Clifton [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
      • Clifton [Richmond County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Westerleigh
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Clifton had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
    • Stapleton [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stapleton
      • Stapleton [Richmond County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Westerleigh
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 14,265 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Stapleton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stapleton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stapleton
    • Tompkinsville [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tompkinsville
      • Tompkinsville [Richmond County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Westerleigh
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tompkinsville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tompkinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tompkinsville
    • New Brighton [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Brighton
      • New Brighton [Richmond County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Westerleigh
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 16,423 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, New Brighton had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Brighton
    • Richmond [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond [Richmond County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Westerleigh
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 306 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Richmond had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richmond have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
    • New Dorp [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Dorp
      • New Dorp [Richmond County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Westerleigh
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 407 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, New Dorp had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Dorp have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Dorp
    • Arrochar [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arrochar
      • Arrochar [Richmond County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Westerleigh
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Arrochar had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arrochar have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arrochar
    • Fort Wadsworth [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Wadsworth
      • Fort Wadsworth [Richmond County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Westerleigh
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fort Wadsworth had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Wadsworth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Wadsworth

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

Mentions & References for Westerleigh

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About Richmond County

About New York

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

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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Westerleigh) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Westerleigh. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WesterleighOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westerleigh. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6210, Longitude: -74.1318    
<2>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.
<3>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.
<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 Westerleigh, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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