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UPDATE January 2016 - concerning the future of Long Island Genealogy
     Because of the generosity of  our users we have been able to keep these resources safe and accessible through early March 2016.  In order to extend that time we need your continued support.  Please help us keep these records accessible.

Unfortunately I can no longer support this site by myself.  It's become a huge part of my life as well as a valued resource to many family history researchers.  Unfortunately I'm facing the very real possibility of having to shut it down which will wipe the resource from the internet.  Hopefully I will be able to keep it public and free. If not, but there proves to be enough interest, I'll convert it to a subscription service available for fee. If that happens I will do my best to make it affordable at $100 per year or $10 per month.

     This turn of events is unfortunate. We’re a self supporting community resource site with the expenses of a top website: servers, programs, equipment, research etc that has been struggling for years to maintain a web presence. We believe Long Island Genealogy is something special. It's your family history library, updated and maintained by a small group of volunteers with a passion for Long Island's family history.  If our information has been helpful and you would like to help keep it online, please help by making a donation.   Donations can be made either by mail or online by using this Link - Or through the Donate button on the left.

Thank you again for your continued support, and we look forward to continuing our research together in 2016Your friends from Long Island Genealogy

NEW- MEGA Surname Research Text Library on DVD or Flash Drive - over 70 Surname Research libraries on one DVD, NEARLY 300 different Text!! Families covered on the DVD - Adams, Baker, Brewster, Burr, Carpenter, Corwin, Darling, Denton, Doty, Field, Floyd, Foster, Gardiner, Greene, Haight, Hallock, Halsey, Hammond, Hart, Havens, Hildreth, Horton, Howe, Howell, Jarvis, Jones, Kissam, Knapp, L'Hommedieu, Mather, Mott, Nichol, Norton, Parshall, Payne, Pearsall, Prime, Randolph, Raynor, Reese, Reeve, Robinson, Roe, Rogers, Roosevelt, Scott, Seaman, Seversmith, Skidmore, Smith, Sprague, Stillwell, Strong, Suydam, Swasey, Terry, Thompson, Tooker, Townsend, Treadwell, Vail, Vanderbilt, Van Voorhees, Verity, Webb, Weekes, Wells, West, Whitman, Williams, Woodhull, Woolsey, Wright, Young. For a complete list of all the text on this DVD Follow this link.

NEW "Long Island Genealogy" Surname Database CDs are currently available for over 100 Long Island Family Surnames, (one Surname File per CD) - Due to popular request we have decided to make our individual databases available on CD. Each CD will concentrate on one surname.  For example:  The Hallock Surname database will concentrate on descendants of the Hallock line.  The Thurston Raynor, Ketcham etc will do the same.  If you are familiar with using the site you will find the CD set up in a similar manner.  Due to the CD format some of the menus will be different but all of the information will be there.  If you have any questions please ask before you order to diminish the risk of disappointment.  For a complete list of what Surname files are available please follow this link 

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Long Island Records and Resources
Long Island Surname Database
Long Island's MEGA Surname Reference Text Library on DVD Long Island Reference Text on CD
Current & Archived Queries - Query Email
Biography and Family Histories of Long Island
Surname Specific Texts Online Miscellaneous Articles of Interest on LI History
Genealogical Information Resources History of Long Island and locations on Long Island
Military and War Information related to Long Island
Mariners, Ships & Shipwrecks of Long island
Long Island Agriculture Related Information
Long Island Maps and Images Education or School Related Long Island Information Ethnic Groups on Long Island
Long Island Historical Societies & Groups

Agriculture, Education and Science Resources on Long Island

The History of Swift Stream Duck Farm, INC . Moriches, LI Long Island Duck Fams - sources of Pollutants
The Story of our LI Duck & "The Big Duck"
Long Island Outgrows the Country - National Geographic,  March 1951
Wickham's Fruit Farm - Historic LI Farm off site link
Farming the Future: Farm Life on Long Island - off site link
Hallockville Museum Farm - off site link
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives - off site link
  Architecture Related Information on Long Island Genealogy
The Old Horton House Built by Barnabas Horton Esq. in 1640, Oct. 1878
The Knapps Lived Here - off site link
Old Long Island - offsite link - Dedicated to the Presevation of LI's "Gold Coast" Images of Long Island Windmills
"The Homestead" Painted by Catherine "Kate" Reardon MacGregor The History of the Sackett/Kelly/Howell Estate
The Ketcham Inn, a look at 18th Century life on Long Island
Education or School Related Information on Long Island Genealogy
Center Moriches Public School abt 1900-1908
Center Moriches, NY - Class of 1941 Patchogue High School Class of 1915
Center Moriches, NY - Class of 1942 Students, district flourish in Port Jefferson Station - by George Moraitis
School Houses and School Teachers

Ethnic Group Information on Long Island Genealogy
Long Island's first Italian, 1639 The LI Native & Black History Newsletter - by Sandi Brewster-walker
Slavery on Long Island - Articles & off-site Links
Indian Place-Names on LI by William Wallace Tooker
Garvies Point Museum and Preserve - LI geology & Native Amer archaeology

Genealogical Information Resources
Birth Date Calculator NY Genealogical & Biographical Record Index of LI Records
The Story of Long Island Presbytery and Churches - George Nicholson Online Resources
The Calendar Change - Old Style vs. New Style
Lineage Societies of  Long Island
Resource Groups, Clerks & Historians
New York State Census Information Printable Ancestral Worksheets
What exactly is a GEDCOM File??
Frequently asked Genealogy Questions
Long Island Family Coats of Arms
New York Regional Quaker Records
Italian Genealogy Group  - off site link
Jewish Genealogy Society founded in 1985
Useful Information presented by Friends of Long Island Genealogy
Suffolk Historic Newspapers  - off site link
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 1841-1902  - off site link
Old NY State Historical Newspaper Pages - off site link Long Island Advance Index to Vital Birth, Marriage, Death - off site link
German Genealogy Group  - off site link Find A Grave  - off site link
Find People From the Past:  A Genealogy Resource Guide for Kids www.BandeGrantTrust.org - a free way to learn how to write academic essays.
SAMSON writing tips for college and graduate students.

(If you see a link missing please feel free to contact us so it can be added)
Long Island Historical Societies & Groups
Amityville Historical Society
Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Mattituck - Laurel Historical Society
Bohemia Historical Society Miller Place - Mount Sinai Historical Society
Bridgehampton Historical Society Montauk Historical Society
Brooklyn Historical Society Nassau County Historical Society
East Hampton Historical Society Northport Historical Society
East Islip Historical Society
Oyster Bay Historical Society
Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association Oysterponds Historical Society
Flanders Village Historical Society
Port Jefferson Historical Society
Hampton Bays Historical & Preservation Society
Rocky Point Historical Society
Huntington Historical Society Sag Harbor Historical Society
Irish Family history forum Sayville Historical Society
Italian Genealogy Group  - off site link
Shelter Island Historical Society
Jewish Genealogy Society founded in 1985 Smithtown Historical Society
Lake Ronkonkoma Heritage Association Celebrates it's 10th Year
Southampton Historical Society
Lake Ronkonkoma Historical Society Southold Historical Society
Levittown Historical Society Stony Brook (Three Village) Historical Society
Lindenhurst Historical Society Suffolk County Historical Society
Lloyd Harbor Historical Society Yaphank Historical Society
Long Island Chapter of the Association of Personal Historians
Long Island Studies Institute - Hofstra University

History of Long Island and Long Island Locations
Inhabitants of Fosters Meadow 1726
Lincoln Park Gardens & the man who built it - growing up in early Port Jefferson St
The streets we go past in Port Jefferson Station by George Moraitis Remembering Chris' Diner & the way things were - by George Moraitis
Franklinville, Long Island Passing into History - 1898
Riverhead Town Place Names
Early Moriches in the 17th and 18th centuries
Long Wood - Chester G. Osborne
The Colonization of Eastern Long Island by Peter Venturini
Gardiners Island   "An American Lordship" by George Lathrop
The roots of the town of Islip
The Buried Past of Long Island
Long Island's First Historians - Silas Wood & Benj. Thompson
The Real Founding Father's of LI The arrest of Nelson B Squires - letters written by Nelson B Squires, husband of Ida Marie Taft, to his brother Frederick Squires concering his arrest in South Carolina found and submitted by Linda Koss.

Maps and Images of Old Long Island
Local Scenes from Mastic & Moriches 1935-1938 - Video: Taken from 16mm films shot by Joseph Allen Titmus.  Images of local buildings, scenes and citizens taken between 1935 and 1938.  Lots of establishments along Montauk Highway from the Moriches Grammer School and Twin Ponds area, heading west on Montauk Highway into Mastic. Included are the Parr family Garages and home (now Davin Funeral home) , Poje's Garage ( with the 1929 Chrysler Roadster sitting on it's rooftop) , the Mastic Park General Store and PO, the Log Cabin Rest and more including a quick glimpse of Schultie's Tavern down in Mastic Beach. (thanks to Ken Spooner)
Long Island Library Resources Council (LILRC) - Long Island Memories
Images of Old Long Island- Hicksville and Westbury, submitted by Mark Thomas
1938 Hurricane Hits New England - Video
Swift Stream Duck Farm 1935-1938 Moriches, LI, NY - Video
1938 Hurricane damage in Mastic and Moriches, Long Island, NY - Video
Rally Day Centre Moriches Presbyterian Church 9/24/1935 - Video
F. W. Beers 1873 Atlas of Long Island Travellers Map of Long Island 1848
Historic LI Churches Western Suffolk (Images by David Roberts fb link) Historic Long Island Postcards - 1904-1947
Historic LI Churches Eastern Suffolk (Images by David Roberts fb link)
"LONG ISLAND RESORTS" - 1912 Booklet 112 Pgs of Images & Information
Long Island's North Fork (Images by David Roberts fb link)
Long Island Lighthouses (Images by David Roberts fb link) Shelter Island Map produced circa 1930's
Along Long Island's South Shore (Images by David Roberts fb link) Island's First Magazine - by Martha K. Hall January 1940
Long Island's South Fork (Images by David Roberts fb link) Long Island Maps - off site link
New York and New England Lighthouses (Images by David Roberts fb link)
Churches of Nassau County (Images by David Roberts fb link) Center Moriches area Rebecca's and Mason's Group abt 1940
Along the North Shore of LI - Western Suffolk County (Images by David Roberts fb link) Stony Brook University Maps Collection - off site link
Along the North Shore of LI - Central Suffolk County (Images by David Roberts fb link) Library of Congress map Collection - off site link
Take a Virtual Tour of New Netherland - off site link

Military and War Information on Long Island Genealogy
Battle of Brooklyn 1776 , by David Roberts Roster Of Capt. John Hulbert's Company of LI Minute Men
New York State Military Unit History Project - off site link
The Camp Upton Story, 1917 - 1921 War Information, Links and resources relating to NY & LI
Camp Upton, LI, NY - Images and History
Long Island Descendants in the DAR
The Two War Camps On Long Island circa 1898
The Militia of Long Island
Camp Black - Garden City, Hemstead Plains 1898
Long Islanders Drafted into service on Sept 2, 1862
The Brooklyn Navy Yard by W F G Shanks
The 1655 Indian Uprising on Staten Is
The Monstrous "Jersey" & other British prison ships in NY Harbor
Citizen Soldiers - New York 93 Infantry 1862 just before Antietam

Information on Mariners, Ships and Shipwrecks on Long Island Genealogy
Pirates, Whales, Wrecks and Salvage
Island Whaleman's Own Story - by James M. Worth 1820
What Became Of All The Old Port Jefferson Vessels Wreck of the Schooner Louis V. Place February 8, 1895
The Wreck of the Bristol - November 21, 1836
The strange story of the bark ELIZABETH - Van Field
Long Island Life Saving Stations and Personnel 1872-1876
Long Island Shipwrecks
The Schooner C. C. Colgate & Capt.Franklin N. Van Brunt
Long Islanders on the Titantic
The loss of the steamboat Lexington , in LI Sound 01/13/1840 The Park City of The Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Co.
Death on the Schooner James E. Bayles

Miscellaneous Articles of Interest on Long Island Genealogy
Wireless History - By L.I. Wireless Historical Society
Old Medical Terms - often found in old death certificates
Long Island's "Hunter's Garden Association" Hunters Garden Association by Don Michne
Booker T. Washington Buys Home on LI - April 2, 1911
Influence of the "Duke's Laws"
Samson Occum "a Fisher of Men" 1749 Important Long Island Women
Scrapbook of Clara Harriet (Young) Terry - clipping from East Moriches Ca.1900
Articles From Great-grandmother's Scrapbook Old Time Duck Hunting on Long Island
Lady Deborah Moody - a picturesque early Long Islander
New Village Sewing Circle Long Island Quilt Circa 1855
Of Shoes, Shoemakers, & Shoe Parlors in Old Freeport by Joyce Bedell Merletti A Few Famous Long Island Women
Ansel Smith's fence war - Port Jefferson  NY Times 1899
The Charity Society , Jericho & Westbury Friends Monthly Meetings
Egbert Tangier Smith's letters to William Sidney Mount Recipes From Grandma's Kitchen
Wyandance To Lion Gardener - 06/10/1658 by Richard G. Beyer
Memories of an Heroic Woman - "Margaret Fuller"
As I Remember Doc Mulford - Bridgehampton abt 1900 In Search of Barnabas Horton, From English Baker to LI Proprietor   Book Available

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