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Databases of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Highlights include full-text access to the New England Historical and Genealogical Register from 1847 to 1994 and the Massachusetts Vital Records to 1910.
Ancestry Library Edition
Access to more than 7 billion names in more than 4,000 genealogical databases including Census Records, Passenger Lists and UK & Ireland records. Library version of Ancestry.com.
Fold3 (formerly Footnote)
Searchable digitized images of millions of historical primary documents relating to the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, U.S. Presidents, historical newspapers and naturalization documents, many from the National Archives.
Search U.S. Federal Census records, digitized family and local history books, an index to genealogical and local history periodicals, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files and the Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1874.
New York Times (1851-2009) w/ Index
Searchable full-text and page images from The New York Times archive with the option to search by subject headings (index covers 1851-1993).
America's Historical Imprints
Search full-text early American books, pamphlets, broadsides, government documents and rare printed materials. Combined search of American Broadsides and Ephemera (1760-1900) and Early American Imprints (1639-1819).
America's Historical Newspapers
Searchable full-text and page images of newspapers from across the country including early newspapers, 1690-1922, African American Newspapers, 1827-1998; Ethnic American Newspapers from the Balch Collection, 1799-1971 and Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980.
APS Online provides searchable full-text and page images from over 1,800 popular magazines, journals and newspapers which began publication between 1740 and 1900 with coverage through 1940. Also contains titles archived at the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), including labor, trade, literary, scientific, and photographic periodicals, as well as other historically-significant titles.
Atlanta Constitution (1868-1945)
The Atlanta Constitution (1868-1945) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue.
Biography and Genealogy Master Index
Indexes biographical listings in dictionaries and encyclopedias covering millions individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world.
Boston Globe (1872-1981)
Full-text and image archive offering complete coverage of the Globe from 1872-1981.
Compact Memory offers actual reproductions of the most important research journals for German-Jewish history and genealogy research, covering the entire German-speaking world. Since some of these journals carried news about Jews in areas outside Germany as well, they are worth consulting for news of other locations, such as the United States and Russia.
An experimental NYPL website features digitized 1940 telephone directories for New York City, which, combined with powerful search tools enable patrons to convert residential street addresses into census enumeration districts (ED), which leads to the 1940 Census records via the National Archives.
Directory of Professional Genealogists
Contains the 1999-2000 Directory of Professional Genealogists. Also find links to other Professional Genealogical organizations under Resources.
Covers the period 1892-1924 when 22 million passengers and crew members entered the Port of New York through Ellis Island. Search for an immigrant's name and view a digitized page of the passenger manifest.
An enhanced search of the Ellis Island Database (1892-1924).
Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1874
Freedman's Bank Records are a great source for genealogists researching their African American heritage. This database is an index to registers of signatures of depositors and includes images of the original documents.
A searchable repository of old newspapers published in New York State, between 1795 and 2007. Includes Old Fulton NY Postcards, a collection of digitized images recording the history of Fulton, NY.
Marquis Who's Who on the Web
Basic biographical information on over 1 million of the most accomplished individuals worldwide from all fields of endeavor.
Naturalization Index to New York Petitions, 1792-1989
Access through Ancestry Library Edition - Search under U.S. Immigration Collection. This database contains an index to the petitions for naturalization filed in various federal, state and local courts in New York City.
Index to the Kings County (Brooklyn) naturalization records located in the Kings County Clerk's Office.
Naturalization Petition Index at the New York County Supreme Court, 1907-1924
Access through Ancestry Library Edition - Search under U.S. Immigration Collection.
A searchable database of the brides indexes for Manhattan 1866-1937; Kings County (Brooklyn) 1871-1918; 1928-1937; Bronx 1899-1937; Queens 1904-1937; Richmond (Staten Island) 1898-1937.
A searchable database of the groom indexes for Brooklyn, 1864-1907, Manhattan, 1866-1907, Staten Island, 1898-1907, and All Boroughs,1908-1937.
New York Death Notices, 1801-1890
Access through Ancestry Library Edition - Search under the Birth, Marriage & Death category - New York Death Newspaper Extracts, 1801-1890. Digitized version of Gertrude A. Barber's extracts of deaths recorded in the "Brooklyn Eagle" (1841-1890) and the "New York Evening Post" (1801-1890).
New York Emigrant Savings Bank, 1850-1883
Access through Ancestry Library Edition - Search under U.S. Immigration Collection. The Emigrant Savings Bank was established in 1850 by members of the Irish Emigrant Society. The bank kept records on depositors and borrowers that provide the name of the depositor, account date, and year and place of birth, if given.
New York Herald (1840-1865)
Searchable full-text and page images from the New York Herald, 1840-1865, through the ProQuest Civil War Era database.
New York Marriage Newspaper Extracts, 1801-1880
Access through Ancestry Library Edition - Search under the Birth, Marriage & Death category. Digitized version of Gertrude A. Barber's extracts of marriages recorded in the "Brooklyn Eagle" (1841-1880) and the "New York Evening Post" (1801-1837).
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Access through Ancestry Library Edition - Search under U.S. Immigration Collection. Index to the passenger lists of ships arriving from foreign ports at the port of New York from 1820-1957. In addition, the names found in the index are linked to actual images of the passenger manifests.
The 1905/15/25 New York State census records are arranged by Assembly District (AD) and Election District (ED) and are only available on microfilm. In order to locate a person, you first need to know their address and then you need to convert that address into AD/ED. This website will help you obtain the AD/ED numbers.
New York State County Histories
Full-text searchable 19th century histories of counties in all of New York state.
New York Tribune / Herald Tribune (1841-1962)
Full text and full page and article images of The New York Tribune and its successor The Herald Tribune.
Search for Enumeration Districts (EDs) by address for large cities including New York.
Search over 80 million British and Irish genealogy records spanning over eight centuries including the Griffith's Valuation of Ireland, pre-1858 English wills and probate documents, and some census and vital records.
PERSI - The PERiodical Source Index
A subject index covering more than 6,500 genealogy and local history periodicals since 1800.
ProQuest Civil War Era (1840-1865)
Combines complete runs of eight newspaper titles, covering 1840-1865, as well as nearly 2,000 pamphlets covering a vast range of Civil War Era research topics.
ProQuest Historical African American Newspapers
Simultaneous search of the Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), Chicago Defender (1910-1975), Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005), New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), and the Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002).
ProQuest Historical Jewish Newspapers
Simultaneous search of the The American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger (1857-1922), The American Israelite (1854-2000), The Jerusalem Post (1932-1988), the Jewish Advocate (1905-1990) and The Jewish Exponent (1887-1990).
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
Searchable full-text and page images of all ProQuest historical newspaper databases, which includes The New York Times, The Amsterdam News, New York Tribune, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Defender, Atlanta Constitution, Detroit Free Press, Boston Globe, Baltimore Sun, Atlanta Daily World, Christian Science Monitor, The Guardian and The Observer, Hartford Courant, Irish Times and the Weekly Irish Times, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Sentinel, Newsday, Pittsburgh Courier, San Francisco Chronicle, St. Louis Dispatch, Times of India, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and the ProQuest American Jewish Newspaper Serie.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Jewish Advocate
Offers full-text access to The Jewish Advocate for the years 1905-1990.
Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970
Access to large-scale maps for towns and cities in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
From 1831 through 1921, the Boston Pilot newspaper printed a "Missing Friends" column with advertisements from people looking for "lost" friends and relatives who had emigrated from Ireland to the United States. This collection of 31,711 records is available here as a searchable online database.
Social Security Death Index
A national index to deceased persons possessing social security numbers and whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. The index includes Birth date, Death date and Last residence. Access via Ancestry Library Edition.
This site provides access to four databases (Voyages, Estimates, Images, and African Names) with "information on almost 35,000 slaving voyages that forcibly embarked over 10 million Africans for transport to the Americas between 1514 and 1866. Records of the voyages have been found in archives and libraries throughout the Atlantic world. They provide information about vessels, enslaved peoples, slave traders and owners, and trading routes.
Contains the full-text of all 128 volumes of The Official records of the Union and Confederate armies, originally published between 1881-1901.
Washington Post (1877-1997)
Searchable full-text and page images from the Washington Post archive.
World Biographical Information System (WBIS) Online
Contains short biographical information on millions of people worldwide from the 8th century B.C. to the present.