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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

Our 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: To make individual appointments or for more information, contact Lori King at 631–427-5165 x 261 or by email: lori_king@huntlib.org.

Local History Books

  • Local History Books
    • Lost British forts of Long Island
    • Adventureland
    • The underground railroad on Long Island : friends in freedom
    • Women in Long Island's past : a history of eminent ladies and everyday lives
    • Sound rising : Long Island Sound at the forefront of America's struggle for independence
    • Around Huntington Village
    • George Washington's 1790 grand tour of Long Island

Featured Databases

ANCESTRY is temporarily able to be accessed from home via the link found in the IMPORTANT COVID-19 and LIBRARY RESOURCES section of our homepage.

(In Library Use Only)

 

ANCESTRY is temporarily able to be accessed from home via the link found in the IMPORTANT COVID-19 and LIBRARY RESOURCES section of our homepage.

(In Library Use Only)

 

Founded in 1867 by D. A. Sanborn, the Sanborn Map Company was the primary American publisher of fire insurance maps for nearly 100 years. The maps provide a wealth of information, such as building outline, size and shape. Come explore America's rich and diverse building history.
(In Library Use Only)

 

Founded in 1867 by D. A. Sanborn, the Sanborn Map Company was the primary American publisher of fire insurance maps for nearly 100 years. The maps provide a wealth of information, such as building outline, size and shape. Come explore America's rich and diverse building history.
(In Library Use Only)

 

Fold3 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.

 

Fold3 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.

 

History 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.

 

History 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.

 

Genealogy & History Periodicals

American Ancestors appeals to family historians of all levels. Major topics include useful sources, helpful research strategies, compelling historical accounts, and interesting case studies. American Ancestors is free to members.
The Journal of the Suffolk County Historical Society (formerly the Register) is a free publication for Society members and is available by subscription only to libraries and institutions. The Society welcomes Journal contributions relating to all aspects of the history and natural history of Suffolk County and its peoples, the genealogy of Long Island families, and general information on genealogical research.

Each issue is chock-full of informative articles that show and tell readers how to do effective genealogical research using the most current information, sources, and techniques.
Regular columns discuss National Archives records, technology, genetic genealogy, and reference topics.
Articles appeal to a variety of interests and skill levels while delivering content useful to all.

Since 1912, the National Genealogical Society Quarterly has published material concerning all regions of the nation and all ethnic groups including

compiled genealogies,
case studies,
essays on new methodology and little-known resources,
critical reviews of current books, and
previously unpublished source materials.

Published quarterly since 1847, The New England Historical and Genealogical Register is the flagship journal of American genealogy and the oldest in the field, focusing on authoritative compiled genealogies. Typical articles also solve genealogical problems, identify immigrant origins, or present treatments of multiple generations.

New York Archives, published quarterly by the Archives Partnership Trust, is an educational publication about New York State history as revealed by research in archival records maintained throughout the state.

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record is a quarterly journal dedicated to the scholarly preservation of materials related to New York State familes. More than 600 issues have been published over the last 150 years - researchers will find rare record transcriptions, compiled genealogies, case studies, biographies and more. 

The New York Researcher is a colorful quarterly that is a benefit of membership in the NYG&B.  Covered subjects include informative articles on New York genealogy, news, book reviews, announcements, and NYG&B programs.