Wednesday, December 22, 2010 71 million documents available online in 2010

2010 has been a busy year for the people at Over the past year they've added millions of documents to Footnote. Here are some of the titles they've been working on lately:

Civil War Service Records, Union and Confederate

Compose a soldier's wartime history from cards describing his physical characteristics, how much he was paid, who he fought with, if he was imprisoned or hospitalized, if he died in battle or of a disease, or even if he switched sides during the war.

World War II War Diaries

War diaries recorded the day-to-day operations of Navy units during World War II. Though often routine, they reveal surprising and interesting insider accounts of wartime activities.

Holocaust Era Assets

View artwork and artifacts looted by the Nazis during World War II. They were collected, photographed, and classified in an attempt to reunite the objects with their original owners.

War of 1812 Service Records (Lake Erie)

Browse records which include dates and terms of service, monthly pay, names of ships, and notes of interest for men aboard vessels attached to Lake Erie Station during the War of 1812.

And much more.

Suffolk County residents with a library card can access this wonderful database from home using their library card.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Award 2011

The New York State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust announce the availability of awards to qualified applicants to pursue research using historical records at the New York state Archives. For official applications and requirements, go to or contact the Trust at: 518-473-7091.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Genealogy Open House at the National Archives in New York City

A wonderful opportunity for genealogists.

In celebration of Archives Month, the staff and volunteers at NARA in NYC are hosting an open house from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M on October 12, 2010. They will provide hands on assistance to help direct your family history research. Topics include: Getting Started Online, Federal Census Records, Federal Passenger Arrival Records, Naturalization Records and other genealogy resources outside of NARA. The day will conclude with a behind-the-scenes Archival Stack Tour, highlighting some of their treasures.

The workshop is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Register by October 8th to or call 866-840-1752.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Huntington Celebrates American Archives Month!

October is American Archives Month and what better way to highlight Huntington's history than to meet with the record keepers themselves; the archivists, librarians and historians! Join us in playing the history mystery game and learn a history lesson along the way or take a free tour of the Kissam House.
Date: October 3, 1pm-5pm
Place: Kissam House, ca. 1734
434 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY

for further information contact: Teresa Schwind at 631-427-5165 x250

Monday, August 2, 2010

Heritage Crafts Fair at Huntington

Featuring 30 craftsmen including potters, weavers, jewelry designers, artists, soap makers, fiber needle workers and more!

Date: Saturday, Aug. 21- 22, 2010
Time: 10am -5pm
Location: Kissam House, 434 Park Avenue, Huntington

Food and Refreshments available

Monday, June 14, 2010

Huntington Historical Society's New Exhibit

From House Calls to Hospitals: Huntington's Healthcare Heritage is the newest exhibit at the Conklin House, 2 High Street, Huntington. The exhibit features a recreation of Dr. Teich's Office c. 1940. This is a rare and unique opportunity to view medical equipment and ephemera from days gone by.

Anyone who has known or worked for Dr. Teich is asked to share their memories of him. Please contact Teresa Schwind at for more information.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Oral History Celebration!

Thanks to all our wonderful participants at our first oral history gathering in the Library. We all shared memories of the Hurricane of '38, Kings Dairy, Main Street and Huntington Station (before the demolition.)
If you grew up in Huntington, won't you consider sharing your memories with us?
For more information, contact Teresa Schwind at or call 631-4275165 x250.

Monday, March 15, 2010

New Exhibit in Huntington Town Hall features 1930's Girls’ Dress and Ladies Gloves from Saks Fifth Avenue, New York

For Women's History month 2010, the Huntington Town Clerk's Archives has mounted an exhibit in Town Hall that highlights the activities of prominent women in Huntington over the years. This is a co-operative effort of the Huntington Town Clerk's Archives, the Huntington Historical Society and the Huntington Public Library. Among other artifacts that this exhibit features, is a girl's dress and a pair of vintage, 25" long, white kid gloves from Saks Fifth Avenue. One of many styles of ladies’ gloves of the times. These are only a few of the elegant pieces on loan to the Archives from the Huntington Historical Society. The exhibit will remain on display until the end of April 2010 and it is free of charge. Exhibit panels and cases are located in the lobby of Town Hall, across from the Town Clerk's Department, and on the third floor across from the Council Office.

For more information about programs and events of these institutions

Huntington Public Library-- (631) 427-5165 x250, Main Library, Teresa Schwind

Huntington Town Clerk's Archives--Jo-Ann Raia, Town Clerk/RMO

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Conklin House Lecture Series

On March 18th,at 2 pm, The Huntington Historical Society is presenting a lecture given by Dr. Natalie Naylor entitled, "US Presidents and First Ladies, The Long Island Connection."
President Theodore Roosevelt is well known as a Long Islander, but a number of other presidents or their wives also had some connections with Long Island, sometimes before or after their presidency. The Huntington Historical Society is please to presnet this special lecture in recognition of Women's history Month.
HHS Member: Free
Non-members: $5.00
For reservations, please call 631-427-7045 x403.