Wednesday, March 18, 2009

HeritageQuest Online

HeritageQuest Online is an essential research tool that often gets overshadowed by It's wonderful collection of unique material for genealogists and the historical researcher. It's comprised of census records, more than 20,000 book titles (both family and local histories), primary documents, including city directories, tax lists, probate records and more. Military records are also part of the collection, dating back to the American Revolution and the Freedman Bank Records, is considered on of the most important resources for African-American genealogical research.

Best of all, you can access this database from the comfort of your own home. Visit our library's homepage at:, click on our databases, than click on Suffolk e-resources. Scroll down and click on HeritageQuest. With your valid library card number and password you can begin your research.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Genealogy resources from our collection are on display on the main floor of the library. Stop by and check out a sample of these wonderful and unique items.

We have Huntington and Long Island family genealogies in our collection that may be a valuable asset to your genealogy research.

In the digital age, print sources often get pushed aside in favor of online resources. However, thoroughly researched and compiled books may provide previously undiscovered information.

Visit our library's catalog to search for specific titles: ttp:// or stop by the Local History Room for assistance.