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Genealogy Resources

American Hebrew and Jewish Messenger

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

Fold3

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.

Livebrary

Discover books, media, and other electronic resources available from the Public Libraries of Suffolk County, NY.

MyHeritage

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

Passenger & Immigration Lists Index

A great source for genealogical information. Lists are compiled from historical publications, naturalization records, government documents, ship manifests, and other historical sources. Entries include the name and age of immigrant; year and place of arrival, or naturalization; and associated family members who arrived with the entrant.

Historic Newspapers

American Hebrew and Jewish Messenger

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

Brooklyn Newstand

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

Magazines A to Z

Searching for a specific magazine or journal article? Start here with this A to Z list.

 

 

New York Amsterdam News

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

Research the people, places and institutions of New York State. Provides access to more than 170 distinct digital collections, totaling hundreds of thousands of items. Ideal for students, educators, historians, and genealogists.

New York State 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.

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)

Access to full text articles of The New York Times from 1851-2017. Each article is in PDF format and includes images. Find obituaries and death notices back to 1851.

News: New York State Newspapers

Access articles from newspapers from around New York State including: Glens Falls Post-Star, New York Times, New York Post, Buffalo News, and Newsday.

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