Long Island Room

Welcome to The Smithtown Library's Richard H. Handley Collection of Long Island Americana, also known as the Long Island Room.

This special local history archive is located within the Smithtown Building. This site will help to familiarize you with the collection and provide information regarding its use.  Here you can search the collection, find out about upcoming projects, programs, and exhibits, as well as link to other local history resources.



*The postcards shown here were gifts to the Long Island Room from Everett Lee and Charles Spahr.

Long Island Room Information & Resources

Genealogy Resources

Ancestry Library Edition

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Ancestry provides access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos, plus local narratives, oral histories, indexes and other resources in over 30,000 databases that span from the 1500s to the 2000s.

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FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services each year to learn more about their family history. Any images found in the catalog that include the notation that they must be accessed at a FamilySearch Affiliate Library can be viewed from computers at any Smithtown Library building. This includes personal devices accessing the library's wireless network (wifi).

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Formerly known as Footnote. Search Historical Documents and more. Fold3 is a great tool for Genealogists and those doing genealogy searches.

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