Here are just a few links to other
Genealogical and Historical organizations and websites
that may be of help to the visitors of our website
(Please report any dead or non-working links
Here - All
links checked & updated 12-2-2014):
Foundation - Organization devoted to the preservation of Brecknock Hall
in Greenport, the former home of David Gelston Floyd. The hall is
listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- The Custer Institute and Observatory is Long Island's oldest public
observatory (est.1927), and is located in Southold Hamlet. It is named
for General George Armstrong Custer, whose niece resided on the North Fork
of Long Island.
Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library History Page - Has contact
information and a few links to other useful resources.
Cutchogue New Suffolk
Historical Council - A wonderful location that includes several important
historical buildings and documentary holdings relating to the hamlets of
Cutchogue and New Suffolk, Long Island.
East End Arts Council
- East End Arts is a multi-award winning not-for-profit arts
organization serving the five East End towns of Long Island, NY since 1972.
East End Arts is committed to building and enriching community through the
arts by way of education, support, advocacy and inspiration.
East End Seaport
Museum & Foundation - The Mission of the East End Seaport Museum and
Marine Foundation is to recognize, restore and preserve the maritime heritage
of the East End of Long Island, New York. They also manage the restored Bug
Lighthouse (a restoration, the original burned in 1963) which is located off of Greenport, New York.
Hampton Library - The Library holds The Pennypacker Collection of Long
Island related documents and memorabilia. Their holdings relating to the
history and genealogy of the east end of Long Island are quite extensive.
Ferguson Museum -
This museum is devoted to the history of Fishers Island, which is part of
Southold Town. They hold an extensive collection of papers and
photographs relating to the island's history as well as Fort H. G. Wright,
which was once located there.
Forgotten New York - A truly
wild website that details the history of many things that we today overlook.
The site includes New York neighborhood histories, cemetery descriptions, the
history of lost streets and rail lines, and much, much more.
Hallockville Museum Farm and
Folklife Center - Located in the Town of Riverhead, Hallockville is a
cultural institution dedicated to preserving and celebrating eastern Long
Island's history, oral history, and cultural heritage relating to its
Long Island Children's Museum
- One of the largest children's museums on Long Island and in the New York
Long Island Genealogy - A
website that is filled with huge amounts of data and links related to Long
Island history and genealogy. Of special note are the cemetery indexes,
local histories, and many articles on hard to find subjects.
Historical Journal - The Journal is an annual peer-reviewed journal
dedicated to publishing original studies of any aspect of Long Island history
from the four counties of Kings, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk. The
journal is a product of the Department of History at the State University of
New York at Stony Brook.
Long Island History On
The Web - A website resource for many different sites that deal with
history of Long Island in general. A useful site that includes
commentary and discussion concerning the accuracy and quality of the
information provided on many of the websites.
Long Island Lighthouses
- A website devoted to the history of the many lighthouses that have and
continue to dot the coast of Long Island. The site includes detailed
histories and photographs as well as links to other related lighthouse sites.
Society - Preserving the history of the hamlets of Mattituck and
Laurel. Their grounds contain a number of historic buildings which are
open for tours during the summer.
Mattituck - Laurel Library History - This page has some good links
concerning the history of Mattituck, New York, including scrapbooks and
Waterfront Fund - Dedicated to the preservation of the New Suffolk
waterfront property's scenic vistas and historic character while
redeveloping it to provide greater public access opportunities now and for
Genealogical & Biographical Society - Founded in 1869, the Society is the
clearing house for genealogical and biographical material relating to New York
State and especially the region around New York City.
Works - Interesting site with radio interviews of North Fork of Long
Island residents done by Hazel Kahan.
Historical Society - One of the earliest historical societies founded on
the North Fork, they preserve one of the only 18th century Southold Town
taverns still in existence.
Peconic Dunes County
Park & Camp - Peconic Dunes is the successor camp to Camp Pinecrest
Dunes, located in Peconic, NY. Acquired by the County in the early
1970's, the camp is now operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension.
Queens Public Library - From its modest beginnings, the Long Island
Division of the library has grown into one of the most extensive and important
historical resources about Long Island, containing approximately 32,000 books,
newspapers and other publications, 2,500 cubic feet of manuscripts, and over
Railroad Museum of Long Island -
The museum, which is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the
history of railroading on the Island, has two locations - one in
Riverhead and one in Greenport, Long Island, New York.
Harbor Library - The Sag Harbor History Room is housed on the third floor
of the John Jermain Memorial Library on Main Street in the Village of Sag
Harbor. It holds an extensive collection of material related to the history of
the people and communities of the Sag Harbor area.
Island Historical Society - Founded in 1924, the Society holds a
large collection of material relating to the families and history of Shelter
Island, including items that link the families of the North and South
Forks across time.
Museum - The Incorporated Long Island Chapter of the New York State
Archaeological Association is dedicated to the preservation and study of
archaeology and natural history. The chapter was formed in 1925 and
their museum holds tens of thousands of artifacts relating to the Indians of
District - The Park District manages many sites, including the grounds
of the Horton Point Lighthouse. If you are looking to take photographs
or have a weeding ceremony at the lighthouse, consider contacting the Park
Southold Town Historians Office - The Town Historian manages the extensive
holdings relating to the management of the town of Southold, New York since
1640, though some of the earliest records no longer exist. The current
Southold Town Historian is Antonia Booth (Mrs. Whitney Booth).
- Represents the area of Great Britain where some of the earliest settlers of
Southold, Long Island, New York came from, including the Rev. John Youngs.
The museum's collecting policy covers Southwold and its surrounding area,
including the villages of Reydon, Wrentham, Wangford, Easton Bavents,
Covehithe, Frostenden, Blythburgh, Walberswick, Wenhaston, Henham, Uggeshall
and South Cove.
County, Great Britain History & Genealogy - A good website for connecting
to all those ancestors who came to Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Long
Island, New York during the 17th and 18th centuries.
Historical Society - The Society was founded in 1886 to preserve the vast
history of Suffolk County, New York and is located in downtown Riverhead, New
York. They have an extensive research library and archive.
County Historic Documents Library - A part of the County Clerk's Office,
the library contains extensive data on the history and development of Suffolk
County, New York since 1683 including deeds, atlases, and insurance maps.
Sylvester Manor - Sylvester Manor is
notable as it is one of America’s few places that has been in the hands of
the same family since it was first developed. Today it operates as a
nonprofit farm committed to serving its neighbors and visitors by
celebrating local food, history and arts & inventiveness in the every day.
Vail-Leavitt Music Hall - Located in
downtown Riverhead, it is a charitable organization built in 1881 to emulate
the Ford Theater in Washington DC. It has a long and rich history that
includes early experiments in talking films by Thomas Edison, and currently
serves as both a rental venue and a presenting venue for the performing
- Whitaker Historical
Collection - A part of the Southold Free Library, the collection holds a
vast amount of documentary material originally assembled by the Rev. Epher
Whitaker, the long-time minister of the First Presbyterian Church of Southold.
Historical Organizations located on the North Fork of Long
Island, New York that DO NOT have a web presence include: