Guide to the Mills Family of Jamaica and Mills

Descriptive Summary

Creator :

Mills Family of Jamaica and Mills Pond

Title :

Guide to the Mills Family of Jamaica and Mills

Dates :

1675 - 1900<lb/>

Abstract :

The Mills Family of Jamaica and Mills Pond Collection (2 boxes, 1675-1900) consist of materials from various Queens’ organizations. Included in the collection are newsletters for churches, community boards, and Neighborhood Civic associations detailing important events and issues for the specified community.

Extent :

2 boxes, 1.5 cubic feet

Identification :


Location :

The material is located in the Archives at Queens Library. The regular sized box number designates the regular sized box location. The location for oversized boxes is listed in the Manuscripts Shelf Location Register. Boxes containing photographic prints and negatives are listed in the Image Collections Location Register.

Historical Biographical Note

This collection documents the Mills Family of Long Island. The family originated in Buffalo, New York and moved to Long Island in the 1800’s. Most of the information included in this collection was organized and collected by James H. Mills through correspondence with fellow family members and work done by B.F. Thompson. The collection contains several logs of Mills Family descendants and related families from other territories in America. There are also letters from Henry/Harry Mills dated from 1871-1874. Henry/Harry Mills seems to have done a lot of research on family history. The bulk of the collection focuses on the descendants of Timothy Mills an early settler of Mills Pond, Long Island.

Scope and Content Note

The Mills Family of Jamaica and Mills Pond, Long Island (2 boxes, 1675-1900) contains material documenting the genealogy of the Mills Family of Jamaica, Long Island. The collection is made up of letters and logs of Mills Family descendants. Research consists of various logs and lists of family members. There are also letters and listings of Mill Family members from other parts on the United States. This collection was donated to the Buffalo History Museum by Louise Olmsted, whose family were close friends of the Mills Family located in Buffalo. The collection was donated to the Queens Library Archives in August 2015. The original finding aid for this collection is included with this finding aid. A description of each folder’s contents is located within each folder of the collection. The Mills Family (19 folders, 1879-1895) series has been broken down by specific family members. The specific members are: Isaac Mills (5 folders, 1879-1893) Jonas Mills (1 folder, 1893) Jonathan Mills (3 folders, 1879-1895) Timothy Mills (10 folders, 1739-1896) The series for each contains information on various relatives for each member. The information includes spouses and children. The Research series (5 folders, 1675-1876) contains the forms and documents used for accumulating the history of the Mills Family. The other series in the collection Various Relatives (6 folders, 1636-1900) consists of material related to other relatives of the Mills Family that lived outside of the Jamaica and Long Island area.


Folders are arranged by subject and the contents of the folders are in alphabetical order. Folders are arranged by series and sub-series. The series and sub-series are arranged in alphabetical order.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:Creator of item, date of item (if known), identification of item, if a photograph its control number. The Mills Family of Jamaica and Mills Pond, Long Island , Archives at Queens Library, Queens Borough Public Library.

Access Restrictions

Open for research without restrictions. Manuscripts are only available in the Archives at Queens Library. Call (718) 990-0770 for hours and access information. Manuscript users will be required to complete the division s Manuscript Usage Form and deposit their photograph identification or Queens Borough Public Library card with a staff member. The identification will be returned to the user after she/he has returned the material. Manuscript users will deposit all their personal items behind the reference desk. Manuscript users must use the division s loose sheets of paper for note taking. To reiterate, no pen of any type is permitted. Paper and a pencil are available upon request. Manuscript users may be required to use special handling procedures depending on the conditions of the material.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the:

Archives at Queens Library Queens Borough Public Library 89-11 Merrick Boulevard Jamaica, NY 11432 Phone: (718) 990-0770

Access Point

Subject Family Names

Mills Family

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