Library & Archives
Our collections have been assembled during the past 100 years with materials that reflect the 300 year history of Suffolk County, its ten towns, and its inhabitants. Besides histories, the library contains genealogies, biographies, periodicals, town records, ledgers, diaries, photographs, postcards, maps and atlases, cemetery transcriptions, ancestor charts, scrapbooks, Bible records and newspapers. Federal and state censuses for Suffolk County are also available on microfilm. Currently the library has more than 20,000 volumes and over 840 cubic feet of manuscripts.
In addition, our library and archives is the repository of the holdings of the National Society of the Daughters of the Revolution of 1776 (D of R). This organization was distinct from the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and our D of R holdings reflect different lineages from those found in DAR records. The D of R membership applications have been indexed. This index is a database that can be searched by the Patriot's name or by the D of R Applicant’s name. This database is available at the website of the German Genealogy Group along with a printable request form for use in ordering copies of the D of R applications from our library. The fee is $10 per D of R application.
Research rates for a 2-hour basic search are $18 for members ($30 non-members) plus the cost of photocopies, and postage and handling. Payment must be received prior to research being commenced.
PHOTOCOPY SERVICES AND FEES
NON-MEMBER VISITOR FEES