Genealogy & Local History

Researching your family tree or need historical information about Suffolk County?

Click below for resources brought to you by your library:


Fold3 (formerly Footnote) provides history and genealogy archives with social networking and interactive features.

Heritage Quest combines digital, searchable images of federal census records with a digitized version of the popular UMI® Genealogy and Local History book collection.


Suffolk Historic Newspapers is a constantly growing, online, searchable collection of Suffolk County newspapers.  Prior to the creation of this collection, these newspapers were available on microfilm at a limited number of libraries and historical societies.  Currently there are 12 newspapers in the digitized collection enabling you to delve back nearly 200 years into Suffolk’s history.  The articles can be viewed separately or as they appear on the full page.  They can be printed, saved to your local computer and emailed.

The Deer Park Library subscribes to Ancestry, the leading online source for family history research.  Free access is in-library only.  Please see Reference for assistance.

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