Newspapers for Local History and Genealogy Research

If you have an interest in Long Island genealogy or local history, you should check out these newspaper databases we subscribe to:

Newsday (1940-1984)

Newsday (1985-present)

Suffolk Historic Newspapers

New York Times Historical

Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online

   All of the above can be freely accessed through your home computer or mobile device. To do this, you will need a valid library card and to follow these steps:

1)      Visit our website at

2)      Select Databases

3)      Choose Newspaper Articles

4)      Click on the name of the database you would like to search and when prompted to  type in your Connetquot Public Library card number.

   Another database I find worthy of mentioning is the Old Fulton New York Postcards located at: This is a free website, which I wrote extensively about in a previous blog entry (January 9, 2012), and it includes lots of historical newspapers for many areas of New York State, including Long Island, Queens and Brooklyn.

   If you are researching long Island history or families try out these databases.  Old newspapers can contain a treasure trove of information for local historians and genealogists.

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