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Library Hall and Mattituck Railroad Station, c. 1905

Library Hall and Mattituck Railroad Station, c. 1905 

Genealogy Resources

Heritage Quest
Search this database for census records and family histories in the United States. You will need your Suffolk County library card barcode number or username and password to access this database.

Ancestry Library Edition   (In Library Use Only)
Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to the Mattituck- Laurel Library. It’s an online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Australia. Powered by Ancestry.com, this database delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.

 Family History Center Library Microfilm Program 
Request microfilm from the extensive Family History Library Catalog to be delivered to the Mattituck-Laurel Library.  The loan is free but there is a small shipping and handling charge for each film.

Genealogy Resources
Genealogy resources compiled by Suffolk County Libraries.

 Local Genealogy Resources

Suffolk Historic Newspapers
Genealogists, students, scholars and history buffs will be able to browse or search the entire digital archive. Pages and articles can be printed, saved and emailed. 

Long Island Genealogy
Long Island Genealogy was created in 1993 to provide a means for Long Island family history researchers to share, exchange and connect with fellow researchers anywhere in the world

 Southold Town-Shelter Island Register 1910-1911  
A digitized copy of the Southold Town-Shelter Island Register  published by the Lawton Company of Maine. 

Gildersleeve Scrapbooks  
A digitized copy of the Gildersleeve Newspaper Scrapbooks compiled and donated by the late Donald Gildersleeve of Mattituck.  The scrapbooks consist of newspaper clippings from local North Fork newspapers. There are 22 scrapbook covering the years 1915-1982.   

Marriage Indexes  
An index of marriage announcements located in the Gildersleeve Newspaper Scrapbooks and an alphabetical index of marriages recorded by the Mattituck Presbyterian Church from 1884-1934. 

Obituaries Indexes  
An index of obituaries published in the Suffolk Times for the years 1900-2005 and an index of of obituaries listed in the Gildersleeve Newspaper Scrapbooks. 

Local History Resources

A History of Mattituck By Rev. Charles E. Craven


Randall Genealogy of the descendants of Stephen Randall and Elizabeth Swezey.pdf



Back Over the Years
Searchable PDF files containing transcribed oral interviews of local Mattituck residents conducted by the Friends of the Library in 1978. These interviews contain a great  detail about daily life in Mattituck at the turn of the century and  into the early 20th century. 

Volume 1     Volume 2     Volume 3      Volume 4


Suffolk Life Covers  1964-1969

A nostalgic look back at the people and events of the North Fork through the front page pictures of the Suffolk Life Newspaper. The Libray has a hard copy archive of the North Fork edition of this iconic local newspaper.  

Focus on Nature Archive
A searchable database covering over 30 years of the Focus On Nature columns written by Paul Stoutenburgh which appeared in the Suffolk Times

History of Mattituck-Laurel Library
A multimedia look at our library from its beginning in 1881-present.

Summer Camps of Mattituck and Laurel
Reminisce in photos and postcards about a bygone era of summer camps and days spent in the outdoors of Peconic Bay and Laurel Lake.  





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Phone: (631)298-4134
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