Genealogy + History

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Geneaology Resources for Libraries

Please note this database is only accessible on-site at the Library.

Genealogy resources including federal and U.S. censuses; birth, death, and marriage records including the Social Security Death Index; U.S. border crossing and trans-ocean ship records; family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.

Other Online Genealogy Resources

National Archives Resources for Genealogists

NYPL Genealogy Databases (Resources preceded by a globe icon are available to all)


Where to Write for Vital Records

Local History


Gateway to digitized historical resources and online exhibits, contributed by members of the Southeastern New York Library Resources Council, for the following counties: Columbia, Greene, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, Rockland, Orange, Putnam and Westchester. 

Livingston-Svirsky Archive

Desmond-Fish Public Library and Philipstown History

Wade Diorama

Virtual Trip on the Hudson River

Other Online Local History Resources

Historic Hudson Valley

Hudson River Maritime Museum

Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area

New York History Net (through 03.2017)

New York State Library Digital Collections



World History

Full text magazine and academic journal articles related to World History

Full text magazine and academic journal articles related to United States History