Access individual records, including all available US Census records, the immigration collection, NY passenger lists and more.
Library Temporarily Closed
Out of an abundance of caution, the Library will be closed beginning January 14th at 5 p.m. and will reopen Monday, January 25th at 9 a.m. due to a COVID-19 exposure. Because of the Library’s strict safety protocols, risk of exposure to patrons is minimal.
During the closure, the Library will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. Patrons who signed up for Grab & Go or Take & Make kits can pick them up when the library reopens January 25th.
Please continue to visit our website for updates, to access our online services, utilize our digital collection and learn about our online programs.
Please do not place items in our Book Drop for the duration of the closure. No late fines are being assessed.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and ask that you please continue to follow all safety precautions against COVID-19 in your daily life.
The Brooklyn Public Library's digital newspapers including the Brooklyn Eagle, Brooklyn Life, and Activities of the Long Island Society.
FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations. Research your family history using genealogical records from around the world.
Access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.
Access to digitized copies of historical newspapers from the Hudson River Valley region of New York State.
Search records from around the world including birth, marriage, death, military, census, and parish records.
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.
Search this database of newspapers published in the state of New York, including the New York Times and the New York Post.
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.
Digital collection of yearbooks from Walt Whitman High School, South Huntington High School, Holy Family High School, and St. Anthony's High School.