Historical Society of East Rockaway and Lynbrook

Browse Collection:

Circuit Records Collection
Old Sand Hole Church-Rockaway Circuit Records

  • 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.

Church Records Collection
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.

  • Book Three: 1872-1882
    This book was organized by the Reverend R.S. Hulstart, March 5th 1871. It contains church records including Membership, Marriages and Baptisms.
  • Book Four: 1882-1896
    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.

Newspaper Collection:

The Helm, 1963-1974, 1976
The Helm was a newspaper circulated in East Rockaway and Lynbrook for which we are providing full year weekly runs for the years 1963 and 1964.

The Observer, 1983-1989
The Observer was a weekly newspaper circulated in East Rockaway and Lynbrook.