Genealogy Databases

America's Obituaries and Death Notices
Searchable database of full text obituaries and death notices from over 500 American newspapers.

Ancestry Library Edition
Collection of genealogy databases including U.S. and UK census images, birth, marriage and death records, the U.S. Immigration Collection, containing many passenger and naturalization records, and a wide variety of other genealogy materials. 

Brooklyn Daily Eagle
This Brooklyn newspaper is indexed for the years 1841-1955.



Search United States historical documents and more. 


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Heritage Quest
Genealogy database with a fully searchable collection of 25,000+ genealogy books, plus U.S. Census images from 1790-1930. 

Italian Genealogical Group
The Italian Genealogy Group has indexed naturalization records, military naturalizations and vital records for the New York area.


Long Island Forum Index
An electronic version of the print indexes of the Long Island Forum journal of Long Island history.
The library maintains a full set of the print journal in our Local History Room.
Covers 1938 to the present.


New England Ancestors.org
The New England Historic Genealogical Society homepage features a wealth of online information. Databases are listed alphabetically, by record type, and by region. Included among their many records are probate, school, land, town, cemetery and vital records for the New England states, New York, Canada, England and Ireland. Over 2,200 genealogy-related databases are searchable through this site. 

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New York Times Historical 1851-2008

Description: This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

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Newsday Historical 1940-1984

Description: Searchable historical newspaper providing first-hand accounts and coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

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 Newsday 1985+

Description: Local and regional news is easily searched and found in the various sections and pages.

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 Origins Network
Description: Searchable database specializing in records for Britain, Ireland, and Scotland. The database has indexed wills, court, probate, apprenticeship, birth, marriage, burials and census records dating back to the 1500s. 



Patchogue-Medford Library Genealogy Index
An index to genealogy materials at the Patchogue-Medford Library.


Research Libraries Group Union Catalog - Archival MARC Cataloging File Search Form - Soft Reference
A nationwide database of archival and specialized historical collection descriptions. It's the only place where you can research entire New York State historical documents inventory for Nassau and Suffolk Counties, which were never printed. It lists the name of the collection, its author or compiler, a description of its contents or of sub-collections, is rich in its list of subject headings, many of which are personal and family names, and usually identifies the holding institution and its general location. In many cases a sub-collection is given its own seperate entry, so searching by institution can bring its own, added rewards. A rich, little known resource for genealogical and historical research.


Sanborn Digital Maps of New York State
Sanborn Fire Insurance maps were detailed property and land-use records for many U.S. towns and cities produced from 1867-1970. The maps can provide a wealth of information, such as building outline, size and shape, construction materials, height, building use, street and sidewalk widths, boundaries and house numbers. Commercial and industrial buildings often have ownership and land-use listings. Maps are available for Patchogue Village for 1884, 1891, 1897,1902, 1910, 1916, 1926 and select maps from 1926-1947. Maps are also available for Bayport, Bellport, Sayville, and other communities in New York State for select years. Each year available will have an index street key to tell you which map sheet(s) the address you want is on. Worth viewing and printing out for reference is the "Sanborn Maps Legend" located in the upper-left corner of the main screen. This contains a legend of symbols and markings common to all Sanborn maps. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view the maps. 

Suffolk Historic Newspapers
A collection of selected historic newspapers from Suffolk County, NY. 6 papers are currently included, covering approximately 100 years. 


World Vital Records.com
Genealogy resource with over 10,000 databases, including birth, death, military, census, and parish records.