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Local History Room: New Hours!

newhours2Our Local History Room, located on the second floor of the Main Building has new hours! A librarian will be available to answer your genealogy and history related questions or you are invited to just browse the collection:
Tuesdays  •  1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Thursdays  •  9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wednesdays  •  5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
First Saturday of every month  •  10:00 am to 2:00 pm

To make individual appointments or for more information, contact Teresa Schwind at 631–427-5165 x 202 or by email: .

DNA and Genealogy - DNA Test: What's It All About?
Saturday, July 7  •  7:00 pm • Auditorium
Register using code HMA899
In this July 7th session we explore what you can learn from your DNA test results using kits like Ancestry and 23andMe. Join professional genealogist Patricia Kellner for an exciting three-part series about one of the hottest topics in genealogy today – DNA and you! Register for one or all three programs. Attendees are entered into a raffle to win an Ancestry DNA kit after the final lecture (one ticket per attendance).   Registration required.  Open to all.

 

 

DNA and Genealogy - Finding Lost Family Using DNA
Saturday, July 21  •  7:00 pm • Auditorium
Register using code HMA899
In this July 21st session, we explore who are those people on your DNA list? To answer that question we discuss the use of DNA to prove a family relationship. Join professional genealogist Patricia Kellner for an exciting three-part series about one of the hottest topics in genealogy today – DNA and you! Register for one or all three programs. Attendees are entered into a raffle to win an Ancestry DNA kit after the final lecture (one ticket per attendance).   Registration required.  Open to all. 

 

DNA and Genealogy - Strategies for Getting Your DNA Matches to Respond
Saturday, July 28  •  7:00 pm • Auditorium
Register using code HMA899
In this July 28th session, we discuss strategies for getting Your DNA Matches to respond (“If you build it, they will come.") through the use of Facebook groups, Google searches and other tools to make contact with your DNA relatives. Join professional genealogist Patricia Kellner for an exciting three-part series about one of the hottest topics in genealogy today – DNA and you! Register for one or all three programs. Attendees are entered into a raffle to win an Ancestry DNA kit after the final lecture (one ticket per attendance).   Registration required.  Open to all.

 

 

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History Reference Center is the world's most extensive full-text history reference database, featuring full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias, and non-fiction books. This content comes from leading history publishers such as Branden Publishing, Compass Point Books, Houghton Mifflin, Lerner Publishing Group, Mason Crest Publishers, Morgan Reynolds Inc., Oliver Press, Oxford University Press, Rourke Publishing LLC, Salem Press, Stackpole Books, and Toucan Valley Publications.  History Reference Center also includes full text for 150 leading history periodicals, including America's Civil War, American Historical Review, American History, Archaeology, British Heritage, Canada’s History, Civil War Times, Heritage New Zealand, Military History, Teaching History, African Studies Quarterly, Ancient Egypt Magazine, American Indian Quarterly, Australian Historical Studies, Chinese Studies in History, Early Medieval Europe, Family & Community History, and many more!

 

Welcome!
Our Mary Talmage Local History Room houses a collection of materials consisting of photographs, postcards, scrapbooks, maps, newspaper clippings, oral histories, and many unique items that were originally housed in the Soldier's and Sailor's Memorial Building, and moved to our present location at 338 Main Street.

Room Hours:

Tuesdays, 1:00 to 4:30 pm  ·  Wednesdays, 5:00 to 8:30 pm  ·  Thursdays, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, along with the first Saturday of every month from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  For further information about our collection, doing research or donating materials, please contact Teresa Schwind at 631-427-5165 ext. 202 or email 

 

This Month's Featured Databases

Fold3Fold3 features premier collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military. Many of records come the U.S. National Archives, The National Archives of U.K. and many others.

 

HeritageQuestHeritageQuest Online provides genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s.

 

History Reference CenterHistory Reference Center is the world's most extensive full-text history reference database, featuring full text for reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, periodicals and many other historical sources from leading history publishers.

 

 

Suffolk County Topic Guides:  Genealogy: Getting Started

 

New to Our Collection

On loan from Teresa Schwind we present this handcarved, 19th century, gold leaf, eagle that was most likely used on or in government buildings such as the post office.
 

 

 

 

 


Genealogy News

FamilySearch is now offering users to register for a free account. FamilySearch is a genealogy organization operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was previously known as the Genealogical Society of Utah and is the largest genealogy organization in the world.   https://www.familysearch.org.

 

Long Island Memories

Huntington Public Library is proud to participate in the Long Island Memories Project, a Long Island Library Resources (LILRC) Regional Digitization Program to develop a regional digital collection built collaboratively by regional institutions that will:

  • Ensure public access to the rich regional resources of Long Island.
  • Promote the economic and efficient delivery of digital resources to the people of Long Island.
  • Contribute to the State and National effort to develop digital libraries and museums.
  • Encourage the use of digital resources to meet the New York State education standards.

 

 

Highlights of our Collection

Interior of Soldiers and Sailors Building

Books:

  • A Sermon Preached at Brook-haven, on Long Island, June 15th, 1758, previous to the Ordination of The Rev. Mr. Abner Brush, published 1758
  • A Sketch of the First Settlement of the Several Towns on Long Island by Silas Wood, 1826
  • New York City Directories: 1786, 1811, 1863, 1873
  • Huntington Phonebooks (1978-present)


Documents:

  • Original Walt Whitman Correspondence
  • Historic Documents and Letters: Wills, Deeds and Correspondence relating to Ketcham, Lloyd and Wood families (1704-1914)


School District:

  • Huntington School District High School Yearbooks (1930-present)
  • The Scribe, Huntington High School, vol. 1, no. 1, December 1904
  • The Question Mark, Huntington High School, Feb 1935 - June 1936
  • Census Records (1920-1924)


Genealogies:

  • Ketcham
  • Brush
 
  • Bowers
  • Lloyd
 
  • Frost
  • Sammis
 
  • Wickes
  • Skidmore
 
  • Scudder
  • and more...

Historic Newspapers:
Portico (Huntington Newspaper) - (1826-1827)
  • Harper's Magazine (1850-1944)
  • Harpers Weekly (1857-1864)
  • National Enquirer (1827)

Periodicals:
  • Long Island Forum (1939-2004)
  • Long Island Historical Journal (1988-2008)
  • Huntington Historical Society Quarterly (1961-1986)
  • Suffolk County Historical Society Register (1978-2002)
  • New York History (1960-2001)
  • New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1859-2004)
  • New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (1872-present)
 

 

 

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The Huntingtonian Digital Archive
is Now Available:
1930 to 1955

The Huntingtonian Archive
HeritageQuest Online
Ancestry Library Edition

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