Suffolk County/NY Genealogy Links

Suffolk County/NY
Genealogy Links

New York State Archives Genealogical Resources

The Archives holds many records containing information on individuals. Among these records are indexes to vital records (births, marriages, deaths); records documenting war service (Revolutionary War through World War I); land records (mostly transactions involving the Colony or State of New York); trial court records (including colonial wills and early nineteenth century civil cases); and records of some State-run correctional and custodial institutions.

New York State Family History Centers

Family History Centers are associated with the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, and have access to its large collection (over 2 million rolls of microfilm) via a special loan arrangement. Family History Centers also have the International Genealogical Index, Ancestral File, and the catalog of the Family History Library's holdings.

NYSL: Genealogy: Starting Your Family Tree

Reprints of some of the State Library's collections and resources that may be of interest to genealogists. Many of these pages were originally developed as information sheets for onsite researchers, so they focus on materials available at the New York State Library.


The Family History Library has most of the records described in this outline. The library has over 50,000 microfilms and continues acquiring additional materials—particularly for New York City and Long Island. Although the Family History Library has microfilm copies of some twentieth century records, most are of pre-1900 records

NY Genealogy Web Sites

A list of possible sources for further genealogy research in New York State.

New York Maps

The Perry-Castaņeda Library Map Collection
State Maps, City Maps, Historical City Maps, Maps of National Parks, Monuments, and Historic Sites

New York State Archives and Records Administration.

Although not specifically a genealogical site, some information is provided about the genealogical sources, war service records, and naturalization records held by the Archives. The records themselves are not available on line.

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society

"The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, popularly known as the "G & B," was founded in 1869. As a non-profit educational institution, our purpose is to collect and make available information on genealogy, biography and history, particularly as it relates to the people of New York State."

Includes information on their Library and Record Search Service, Publications, Online Resources and a Portrait Collection.

New York State Newspaper Project

This site includes an on-line database that lists newspapers published in New York, dates of publication, and the NY libraries that have microfilm copies of these papers available; identifies, describes, preserves, and makes available to researchers the significant newspapers in all communities in New York State since the first publication in 1725.

Union Regiments - New York

This website has an amazing amount of information on the history of Cavalry, Artillery, Engineers, and Infantry units from New York State.

New York State and the Civil War

This site deals with New York's role in the Civil War and its aftermath, and the contributions and sacrifices of her sons and daughters.

New York Public Library, Local History and Genealogy Division.

This site presents descriptions of some of the resources available to family historians. Resources are held at the Library, and are not available on line.

(516) 852-2099 or 852-2048
FAX #(516) 852-2004

Ancestors: Resource Guide- New York

From the PBS television series' companion web site. Contact information for archives, libraries, genealogical & historical societies, church records and ethnic resources.

Everton's Genealogy: New York

Everton's Genealogical Helper Magazine site -- provides a list of research sources in New York State.

Census Online - NY

A listing of New York census information available online -- arranged by county.

New York State Archives Military Service Records

Military records in the New York State Archives document the service of many (but not all) individuals who served in the State's armed forces during conflicts prior to World War II.

Includes: Print Out the War Service Records Search Request & Reply Form

ACHOR -- Online Naturalization Records

The Albany County Hall of Records holds paper naturalization indexes from 1821-1991. Searchable online database holds all of the records from 1821-1906.

ACHOR Naturalization Indexes Search Page

New York Indorsed Land Papers, 1643-1676

An index to the earliest years of the New York Land Grant Application Files from the New York Secretary of State's Office.

Registers of Vessels Arriving at the Port of New York
from Foreign Ports 1789 – 1919

Set of twenty-seven rolls records information about vessels arriving at the port of New York from foreign ports for the years 1789 –1919. This set does NOT provide names of ancestors. Rather, for a specific time period, it provides : the name of each vessel arriving in New York, harbor from a foreign port , its arrival date , and the foreign port from which it came.


This page was last updated September 7, 2000.