Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A little bit of old school genealogy: More fun with newspapers. And libraries.

Just as an example of how popular researching one's family tree has become, the Patchogue-Medford Library out in Suffolk County, Long Island, has a whole page on their website devoted to the genealogy books and databases and other resources available inside their building.

http://www.pmlib.org/genealogy

A couple of their links are for newspaper databases on the web, available from anywhere. So, if you have New York City or Long Island ancestry from the late 19th to early 20th century, you may want to check these sites out. I had so much fun with them last night that I stayed up waaay later than I should have. But that's what happens when you're a genealogy addict, I guess. Oh, and was able to find the obit in The Mid-Island Mail that cousin Claudia mentioned for John Ricklefs. Now to shoot an e-mail to the Patchogue town clerk to see if she's the person I ask to try to find his death certicate for me. Anyway, enjoy!

http://www.suffolkhistoricnewspapers.org/

http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Skins/BEagle/Client.asp?Skin=BEagle&AW=1285094521031&AppName=2&GZ=T

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