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Local History & Genealogy

Ready to dive into the history of Long Island, New York, or even your own family? These resources will point you in the right direction!

For help accessing any of our resources, please call us at 631-725-0049 or email info@johnjermain.org


The American Hebrew and Jewish Messenger     Fold3
American Hebrew and Jewish Messenger
 
Ancestry: Library Edition
 
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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.   Search for your ancestors from over two billion names listed in this comprehensive genealogical database. For use in-library only.    Access to US military records including stories, photos, and personal documents.
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Heritage Quest   About MyHeritage | Company History and Culture   Newsday Logo
HeritageQuest
 
My Heritage: Library Edition
 
Newsday (1985-Current)
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.   Search records from around the world including birth, marriage, death, military, census, and parish records.   Access to local and Long Island regional news stories and articles covering 1985 – current.
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Newsday Historical Logo   New York Amsterdam News   New York Heritage Logo
Newsday (Historical)
 
New York Amsterdam News
 
New York Heritage
Access to local and Long Island regional news stories and articles covering 1940 – 1993.   Access to full articles in the New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), one of the nation’s leading black newspapers of the 20th century and one of New York’s most influential black-owned institutions.   Research the people, places and institutions of New York State. Provides access to more than 170 distinct digital collections, totaling hundreds of thousands of items. Ideal for students, educators, historians, and genealogists.
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New York Historic Newspapers
 
Passenger & Immigration Lists Index
 
The New York Times (1980-Current)
Access to a wide range of historical newspapers that reflect New York’s unique history. Search by newspaper title, publishing date, or keywords for content.   A great source for genealogical information. Lists are compiled from historical publications, naturalization records, government documents, ship manifests, and other historical sources.   Full text of The New York Times late edition. Access to complete articles from 1980 onward including the Book Review and Magazine sections.
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The New York Times (Historical)
 
The Wall Street Journal (1984-Current)
 
The Wall Street Journal (Historical)
Access to full text articles of The New York Times from 1851-2017. Each article is in PDF format and includes images. Find obituaries and death notices back to 1851.   Access to full text articles from The Wall Street Journal from 1984 through today.   Access to full text articles from The Wall Street Journal  from 1889 through 2004.
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