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Biography & Genealogy

Ancestry (available from inside the library only, either using a library-owned computer or by connecting to the library's wi-fi network).

Biography Reference Bank

Credo Reference contains the full text of over 240 major reference works including: dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, books of quotations and a host of subject-specific titles covering everything from the arts to accountancy and law to literature.

Fold3 (formerly Footnote) Fold3 provides access to almost 64 million digitized historical images. It is able to bring you many never-before-seen historic documents through partnerships with The National Archives, the Library of Congress and other institutions.

Gale's Virtual Reference Library gives access to full text e-book versions of encyclopedias and other reference sources in a variety of subjects including; business, environment, history, literature, medicine, religion, and science. You may search a single book or the whole collection.

Find Family History and Census information in HeritageQuest , which includes U.S. federal census records from 1790-1930 plus searchable family histories.

Find Author information in the Literature Resource Center.

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

Find Obituaries in the New York Times Historical which includes death notices back to 1851. Type in a name in the search box (last name, first name); click on more search options at the bottom of the screen; click the down arrow button for document type; click on obituary; click the search button.

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

World Vital Records search records from around the world.

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