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).
Find ancestors in the complete set of U.S. Federal Census images from 1790-1940, including name indexes for many years. Also includes information on people and places described in over 28,000 family and local histories. Search selected records from the Revolutionary War Era Pension & Bounty-land Warrant Application Files. Finally, find facts from obituaries from the 1800's on.
Formerly called World Vital Records. MyHeritage includes over 12 billion historical records and complete census information to help you complete genealogy and family history research.
New York Heritage Digital Collections
A research portal for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and anyone else interested in learning more about the people, places and institutions of New York State. Provides access to more than 170 distinct digital collections, totalling hundreds of thousands of items.
Passenger and Immigration Lists Index
A great source for genealogical information. Lists are compiled from historical publications, naturalization records, government documents, ship manifests, and other historical sources. Entries include the name and age of immigrant; year and place of arrival, or naturalization; and associated family members who arrived with the entrant.
Suffolk Historic Newspapers
Access to local newspapers covering nearly 100 years of Suffolk County, NY history. Including obituaries.
The American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger
This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Coverage: 1857 - 1922.