The Southold and
Greenport Flags flying in Southwold, England during our
Visit - 2005
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 to firstname.lastname@example.org):
The Southwold Museum
- 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.
The Suffolk County
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.
The New York
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.
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.
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.
The 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.
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).
The Southold Indian
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
- 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 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.
- 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.
- The 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.
- 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.
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
- Newsday's Long
Island History - A creation of the Long Island regional newspaper,
Newsday, this site contains a great deal of data on the history of
communities, people, and places across the Island. One caution,
sometimes the history contained in these articles is sometimes either
incorrect or incomplete.
- 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.
- The Long Island
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Peconic Dunes County
Park & Camp - Peconic Dunes is the succesor 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.
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.
- Mattituck Historical
Society - Preserving the history of the hamlets of Mattituck and
- East End Lighthouses - A
leader in the preservation and promotion of the lighthouses of eastern Long
Island, New York.
Historical Organizations located on the North Fork of Long
Island, New York that DO NOT have a web presence include:
The Stirling Historical Society (Greenport)
The Old House Society (Cutchogue)