Online Resources for Local History
Ancestry.com offers a network of genealogical and historical record websites, develops and markets genealogical software, and offers a wide array of genealogical related services. Our Ancestry.com account is available for in-library use only.
Biography & Genealogy
Find information about famous people and research your family lineage.
Encyclopedias & Dictionaries
Help in starting big research projects or just need a quick answer.
Local, New York State, and Federal Government documents and information.
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.
Local, US and World History resources for serious researcher to the history buff.
Magazines & Journals
Access our extensive databases of magazines & journals.
American & International Newspapers – Includes access to The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Newsday as well as several other national and international newspapers.
Suffolk Historic Newspapers – Suffolk Historic Newspapers is a constantly growing, online, searchable collection of Suffolk County newspapers. Prior to the creation of this collection, these newspapers were available on microfilm at a limited number of libraries and historical societies. Currently there are 12 newspapers in the digitized collection enabling you to delve back nearly 200 years into Suffolk’s history. The articles can be viewed separately or as they appear on the full page. They can be printed, saved to your local computer and emailed.
Southold Town Preservation
View a presentation from the Southold Town Historic Preservation Commission on a proposed change to Chapter 170 of the Southold Town Code.