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Jamaica
Creating a New County: Nassau / E. Smits. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 11, No. 2; p.129-144; Spring 1999.
The history and creation of Nassau County, with slight notations on the formation of Queens County as well. Towns are noted as having had an impact on how the county was founded. Information dates back to 1784.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Jamaica
Flushing's Early History / N. Howell. Long Island Forum, Vol. 3, No. 10; p.209-210, 212, 214; Oct. 1941.
A detailed article about the founding of Flushing, and it's impact on other local towns. The article details the involvement of Flushing in the Revolutionary War, important figures in Flushing (Long Island) history, with an overview of what made Flushing the town it is today.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Jamaica
Jamaica, New York, 1656-1776: Class Structure and Social Mobility / J. Peyer. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 14, No. 1; p.34-47; Fall 1977.
A overview article about the early days of Jamaica, which includes the development of class structures (both white and black), and the development of class movement. Other towns are referenced as examples of Jamaica's infrastructure, comparison of wealth, and overall development.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Jamaica
Notes on the History of Queens County (Part 1: 1639-1783) / H. Onderdonk, Jr. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 7, No. 1; p.53-76; Spring 1967.
A chronological listing of the history of Queens County, but only using larger and well known towns. Depending on date, and how much information was available, some listings are more detailed than others.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Jamaica
Notes on the History of Queens County (Part 2: 1784-1852) / H. Onderdonk, Jr. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 7, No. 2; p.36-56; Summer/Fall 1967.
A continuation of the chronological listing of the history of Queens County, but only using larger and well known towns. Depending on date, and how much information was available, some listings are more detailed than others.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Jamaica
The Birth of Nassau County (part 1) / G. Weeks, Jr. Long Island Forum, Vol. 3, No. 11; p.299-230; Nov. 1940.
A detailed, but brief, article about the founding of Nassau County. It primarily focuses on the politics, governmental issues, and who was involved. The towns mentioned in the article were in relation to county development and home-towns of county leaders.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Jamaica
The Birth of Nassau County (part 2) / G. Weeks, Jr. Long Island Forum, Vol. 3, No. 12; p.255-256; Dec. 1940.
A continuation of the article "The Birth of Nassau County," and primarily focuses on the politics and governmental issues. However, the majority of the article focuses on the people who were influential in developing the county.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Jamaica -- Civil War
Brooklyn and Long Island Sanity Fair: 1864 / H. Styker-Rodda. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 4, No. 1; p.1-17; Winter 1964.
During the midlist of the Civil War, women in Brooklyn and New York City held Sanitary fairs to raise money to aid the families of those fighting. Many towns on Long Island held smaller versions of the Brooklyn and New York Sanity Fair, and they each raised a substantial sum of money.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Jamaica -- Dutch
Dutch Were Sturdy Islanders / E. Wagner. Long Island Forum, Vol. 2, No. 4; p.5-6, 18; Apr. 1939.
A detailed article about the founding of Long Island, through the Dutch perspective. The article also goes into detail about a few specific towns and an anthological perspective on how they lead their lives.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Jamaica -- Dutch Reform Church
The Formative Years of the Dutch Reformed Church on Long Island (Part 1) / G. de Jong. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 8, No. 2; p.1-16; Summer/Fall 1968.
A short article about the history of the Dutch Reformed Church on Long Island. Includes how, when, and by whom the church was founded. It also give a brief history of the founding of each location of the church.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Jamaica -- Dutch Reform Church
The Formative Years of the Dutch Reformed Church on Long Island (Part 2) / G. de Jong. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 9, No. 2; p.1-20; Winter/Spring 1969.
A continuation of the short article about the history of the Dutch Reformed Church on Long Island. Includes how, when, and by whom the church was founded. It also give a brief history of the founding of each location of the church. The article ends with a notation that the church is still an active part of Long Island.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Jamaica -- Early Schools
Long Island's Earliest Schools (part 3) / N. Howell. Long Island Forum, Vol. 7, No. 8; p.153-155; Jul. 1944.
A detailed article about the first English and Dutch schools that were developed while the island was being settled. The article begins in the late 1600s and ends around 1720. The article goes into details about the education level, the religious impact of education, and the differences between the English and Dutch schools. Image of the Huntington Academy dated in 1825.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Jamaica -- Education
Literary Culture on Long Island, 1640-1700 / C. Auser. Journal of Long Island History, Vol.4, No. 2; p.19-25; Spring 1964.
A short article about the education and religious education of the population of Long Island. Some towns are noted as having made special strides toward religious education.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Jamaica -- Education
Long Island's Earliest Schools (part 1) / N. Howell. Long Island Forum, Vol. 7, No. 6; p.105-106, 118; Jun. 1944.
A detailed article about the first English and Dutch schools that were developed while the island was being settled. The article begins in the late 1600s and ends around 1720. The article goes into details about the education level, the religious impact of education, and the differences between the English and Dutch schools. Image of a small school building.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Jamaica -- George Washington
George Washington and Long Island / K. Stryker-Rodda. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 1, No. 1; p. 8-21; Spring 1961.
President George Washington scheduled a tour of Long Island from the 19th of April 1780 to the 24th of April 1780. He stopped in many towns, and stayed over in quite a few of them. He kept a journal of when and where he stopped, of which towns he drove through, and of famous places.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Jamaica -- Indians of North America
The Indians of Long Island (part 1) / J. Morice. Long Island Forum, Vol. 7, No. 1; p.11-13; Jan. 1944.
A very detailed article about various Native American tribes and their impact on the first Long Island settlers. The article gives details on what happened to the Native Americans as the Dutch and English settlers moved into Long Island. It also discusses how specific towns have come to be named after the Native Americans that once inhabited them.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Jamaica -- Indians of North America
The Indians of Long Island (part 2) / J. Morice. Long Island Forum, Vol. 7, No. 2; p.11-13; Feb. 1944.
The second part of a very detailed article about various Native American tribes and their impact on the first Long Island settlers. The article gives details on what happened to the Native Americans as the Dutch and English settlers moved into Long Island. It also discusses how specific towns have come to be named after the Native Americans that once inhabited them.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Jamaica -- Indians of North America
The Indians of Long Island (part 5) / J. Morice. Long Island Forum, Vol. 7, No. 5; p.89-90, 94; May. 1944.
A very detailed article about various Native American tribes and their impact on the first Long Island settlers. The article gives details on what happened to the Native Americans as the Dutch and English settlers moved into Long Island. It also discusses how specific towns have come to be named after the Native Americans that once inhabited them. This article contains more history before coming to the 1936 conclusion.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Jamaica -- Indians of North America
The Indians of Long Island (part 6) / J. Morice. Long Island Forum, Vol. 7, No. 6; p.109-112; Jun. 1944.
A very detailed article about various Native American tribes and their impact on the first Long Island settlers. The article gives details on what happened to the Native Americans as the Dutch and English settlers moved into Long Island. It also discusses how specific towns have come to be named after the Native Americans that once inhabited them. This discusses the 1700s in more depth, and how the Indians assimilated into European culture.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Jamaica -- Indians of North America
The Indians of Long Island (part 7) / J. Morice. Long Island Forum, Vol. 7, No. 7; p.131-134; Jul. 1944.
A very detailed article about various Native American tribes and their impact on the first Long Island settlers. The article gives details on what happened to the Native Americans as the Dutch and English settlers moved into Long Island. It also discusses how specific towns have come to be named after the Native Americans that once inhabited them. An article that details the Indians of the 18th and 19th century, the involvement of former President Jefferson, and some notations about the Indian languages.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Jamaica -- John Youngs
The Inventories of the Estates of Colonel John Youngs of Southold and His Son, John Jr / K. Scott. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 6, No. 1; p. 37-46; Winter 1966.
An accounting of the estate of Col. John Youngs and John Youngs, Jr. Includes bibliographical information about their travels to various towns across Long Island.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Jamaica -- King Manor Association
The King Manor Association / J. Fosdick. Long Island Forum, Vol. 1, No. 4; p.10; Jun. 1938.
A historical building in Jamaica fell into disrepair, causing a committee to be formed to see to it's upkeep.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Jamaica -- Long Island Railroad Company
The Long Island Rail Road, A Most Unique Early History / M. Smith. Long Island Heritage, [no vol.]; p.26, 45; Aug. 1984.
A detailed article about the history of the Long Island Rail Road. It gives details similar to previous articles about the Long Island Rail Road, but builds on the idea of it being a unique part of Long Island History.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Jamaica -- Long Island Railroad Company
The Long Island Rail Road: Still on Track After Years / M. Smith. Long Island Heritage, [no vol.]; p.28-29, 37; Mar. 1984.
A very long article about the history of the Long Island Rail Road, and how it operates today. A listing of towns and stops are given in the article, through paragraphs.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Jamaica -- Long Island University
The Beginning of Long Island University / E. Gatner. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 14, No.1; p.4-33; Fall 1977.
The early years of Long Island University, including the scouting of locations on Long Island, and outside of Brooklyn. Article primarily about the Brooklyn campus, which was the original campus.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Jamaica -- Maps
Long Island Triangulated: Nineteenth-Century Maps and Charts of the U.S. Coast Survey / D. Allen. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 6, No. 2; p.191-207; Spring 1994.
An article about 19th century map-making of Long Island by Ferdinand Hassler. Hassler was commissioned by President Jefferson to make a complete and accurate survey of the Shore of Long Island. He used several larger towns as points of references. Images included.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Jamaica -- Travels
A Trip Through Long Island in 1744 / O. Shaw. Long Island Forum, Vol. 8, No. 6; p.103-104,117-118; Jun. 1945.
The article is a reproduction from a diary of three passengers who traveled through Long Island. The author of the article does not know who the travelers were, or why they had come to Long Island. They noted each town they stopped in.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes



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