Ossining Historical Society Request For Information Form


To submit a request for genealogical or historical information, print and fill out this form, then mail it with the initiation fee of $20.00 to the Ossining Historical Society, 196 Croton Avenue, Ossining, New York, 10562. There is an additional $20 per hour administrative fee for searches, beyond the initial hour payable upon completion of research.*

You may also download a Microsoft Word version of this form here


Person Requesting Information


Name: ______________________________________________________

Street: ______________________________________________________

Town, State, Zip: ______________________________________________________

Telephone Number: ______________________________________________________

Facsimile Number: ______________________________________________________

E-mail Address: ______________________________________________________

In Search Of:


Name: _________________________________________________

Approximate Date: ______________________________________________________

Address if Known: ______________________________________________________

Occupation: ____________________________________________

Church/School/Civic Affiliation: ______________________________________________________

Names of Relatives: ______________________________________________________

Other Helpful Identifying Data: __________________________________________________________________



Enclosed please find my check or credit card information   Check Number ______________

Credit Card Type: ______Number___________________________Exp. Date__________  in the amount of $20.00 for the initial research. Be aware that we will make a diligent search but we cannot guarantee that we have indeed have the information you requested in our archives. If you would like to visit and do some research on your own you must call (914)941-0001 in advance for an appointment.


Signature___________________________________ Date___________________


    • Emily Rowe

      I just want to find out whether the historical society might have a photograph of my 2nd great grandfather, James Scott who was Superintendent of the Croton Aqueduct until he died in 1873. If you do, I am more than willing to pay for a scanned copy of the image.
      Thank you,
      Emily Rowe

      • ohsmwp


        I recommend you call Norm Macdonald at the OHSM at (914) 941-0001 to see what we have on file. He’s usually there weekdays from 9-2:30. Let me know if you have any difficulty getting through.

        • Emily Rowe

          I just saw your reply a few days ago. Is the contact information still the same? I am coming east in September for the New York State Genealogy conference in Tarrytown. I am interested in visiting Ossining as this is where my great grandfather grew up.
          Emily Rowe

    • angie montana

      I am trying to find a Ossining high school year book for 1975. do you have any, and if you do, how much is it? thank you

      • ohsmwp


        The OHSM keeps copies of most of the OHS yearbooks and I believe we have that one, though we don’t sell them. You’re welcome to visit the museum M-F to look at it if you like.

      • Justin

        This was great to see Rob. I haven’t had the chance to walk anurod Ossining lately, but I always appreciated the older buildings and remnants of former workers’ housing or industrial bldgs near Sing Sing. I enjoyed the red shingled house pic, and the last shot of the Old Croton Aqueduct. Funny, it looks so timeless easily could be circa 1985 or 2005! (or 2012)

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