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See the Genealogy Guide for additional sites of interest



Genealogy Meeting

 Meet with our resident genealogy expert and other genealogists the Second Saturday of the month @ 3:00

Ancestry (in library use only)

More than 450,000 fulltext biographies.
Fold3 database    
Fold3 features premier collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military.
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HeritageQuest combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI® Genealogy and Local History book collection. Accessible with the number on the back of your library card. 


American Ancestors (in library use only)

Access millions of names in about the databases of the New England Historic Genealogical Society.


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Birth, marriage, death, military, census, and parish records online. Accessible with the number on the back of your library card.

Great for vital records. Death index from 1891-1948, bride and grooms index from 1800s-1936, naturalization index and more. Not just for Italians!



High school yearbooks, church records and more. Not just for Germans!


Finding Newspaper Articles

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Newsday Historical


NY Amsterdam News

Full-text articles from Newsday back to 1985.     Full-text articles from Newsday, 1940 - 1984     One of the nation’s leading black newspapers and one of New York’s most influential black-owned institutions
New York Times     NY Times Historical     National Newspapers
Full-text articles from 1995 to the present.     1851-2006. Each article is in PDF format and includes images. Find obituaries and death notices back to 1851.     Full-text articles from over fifty national and international newspapers.
NY State Newspapers     National Newspaper Index     US/Intl. Major Newspapers
Albany, Buffalo and Syracuse, plus the New York Observer, the New York Times, the New York Post, and the New York Daily News, back to 1980.     Indexing to The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post     Full-text collection of over 250 regional, national and international newspapers.
Free Newspaper Sites

Suffolk Historic Newspapers

A growing, searcheable collection of different suffolk newspapers.

 Brooklyn Daily Eagle 1841-1902


Northern New York Newspapers

33 papers of Clinton, Jefferson & neighboring counties


Library of Congress: Chronicling America

Newspapers from 8 states including NY from 1890-1910.