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Biography & Genealogy

Find information about famous people and research your family lineage.

Online Resources

Find in-depth, original profiles of Current Biography with full-text articles, page images and abstracts from today’s leading magazines and journals.

A great place to start your research.

Formerly called Footnote.  This product provides history and genealogy archives with social networking and interactive features.

HeritageQuest combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI® Genealogy and Local History book collection.

New York Amsterdam News became one of the nation’s leading black newspapers and one of New York’s most influential black-owned institutions.

The entire historical run of The New York Times from 1851-2009. Each article is in PDF format and includes images. Find obituaries and death notices back to 1851.

Examine the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults.

Newspapers with obituaries covering nearly 100 years of Suffolk County history.

Birth, marriage, death, military, census, and parish records online.

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This is the place to begin searching for your family roots