Databases: Genealogy

This historical newspaper provides easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Coverage: 1857 – 1922

Discover your ancestors with the world’s largest family history website. Start a family tree, browse Census records and more online at

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The Brooklyn Public Library’s digital newspapers including the Brooklyn Eagle, Brooklyn Life, and Activities of the Long Island Society.

Access to US military records including stories, photos, and personal documents.

Search over 26,108,000 old New York historical newspapers. Included in the collection are issues of Suffolk County News from 1900 to 1986 (with some gaps).

Combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI® Genealogy and Local History book collection.

Access to digitized copies of historical newspapers from the Hudson River Valley region of New York State.  Free, but requires registration.

Search records from around the world including birth, marriage, death, military, census, and parish records.

Access to full text articles of The New York Times from 1851-2014. Each article is in PDF format and includes images. Find obituaries and death notices back to 1851.

Access to local and Long Island regional news stories and articles covering 1940 – 1989. 

Access to a wide range of historical newspapers that reflect New York’s unique history. Search by newspaper title, publishing date, or keywords for content.

A great source for genealogical information. Lists are compiled from historical publications, naturalization records, government documents, ship manifests, and other historical sources. 

Access to local newspapers covering nearly 100 years of Suffolk County, NY history. Including obituaries.

Access to full text articles from 1889 through 2000.