Holiday Closing

In observance of Memorial Day, the Library will be closed Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27.  We will reopen on Tuesday, May 28 at 9:30am.  

Announcement

Our servers will undergo scheduled maintenance starting at 1:30am on Wednesday, May 22, 2024. During this time, Live-brary services, including access to your patron record, searching the catalog and logging into Live-brary services and databases, will be temporarily unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Online Resources

Database Type

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Ancestry provides access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos, plus local narratives, oral histories, indexes and other resources in over 30,000 databases that span from the 1500s to the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

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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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Fold3

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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 Search Historical Documents and more.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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HeritageQuest Online

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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.

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MyHeritage

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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. 

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New York Heritage Digital Collections

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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.

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Passenger and Immigration Lists Index

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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.

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Suffolk Historic Newspapers

Suffolk historic newspapers

Access to local newspapers covering nearly 100 years of Suffolk County, NY history. Including obituaries. 

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The American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger

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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. 

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