The German Genealogy Group recently added a new database to its website, the Onderdonk House Biographical Index.
This database was created from the biographical index card file of the Greater Ridgewood Historical Society (GRHS) located at The Onderdonk House in Ridgewood, Queens. It includes references to births, baptisms, marriages, deaths, cemetery information, and other types of records. The dates covered by the database begin in 1590 and run through 2007.
If a researcher wants a photocopy or scan of a card found in the database, the first card is free, 2-10 cards are $5. Instructions for ordering a photocopy or scan are available on The Germany Genealogy Group website.
Additionally, staff at Onderdonk House can conduct research on your ancestors. The first hour is free. They will then provide an estimate of how much more time would be needed to complete the research request. The charge is $25/hour.
To begin searching the database, go to: www.germangenealogygroup.com and click on Database Searches and then scroll down to Other NYC and Long Island.
For more information on the Onderdonk House, go to: https://onderdonkhouse.org/