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Genealogy Resources


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

Heritage Quest

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

World Vital Records

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

Historic Newspapers

Brooklyn Newstand

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

Hudson River Valley Historical Newspapers

HRVH Historical Newspapers provides access to digitized copies of historical newspapers from the Hudson River Valley region of New York State.  Free, but requires registration.

New York Amsterdam News

Provides access to full articles in the New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), one of the nation’s leading black newspapers of the 20th century and one of New York’s most influential black-owned institutions.

New York Heritage

A research portal for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and anyone else interested in learning more about the people, places and institutions of New York State. Provides access to more than 170 distinct digital collections, totalling hundreds of thousands of items.

New York State Newspapers

Access to full text articles in various New York State newspapers from the cities of Albany, Buffalo, and Syracuse plus the New York Observer, The New York Times, New York Post, and New York Daily News, back to 1980.

New York Times (1980 - Current)

Full text of The New York Times late edition. Access to complete articles from 1980 onward including the Book Review and Magazine sections.

New York Times (Historical: 1851-2013)

Access to full text articles of The New York Times from 1851-2013. Each article is in PDF format and includes images. Find obituaries and death notices back to 1851.

NYS Historic Newspapers

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.