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Librarians have chosen and provided resources here which often are a better option for completing certain research than what’s found from a standard web search. For additional help in your research contact one of our helpful librarians.

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Ancestry: Library Edition In-Library Access Only

Start your own genealogy using the U.S. Census (1790-1930), New York Passenger lists (1851-1891), World War I Draft Registration Cards (1917-1918), Civil War Service Records, the Social Security Death Index, and the England, Wales, Scotland & Ireland Parish and Probate Records plus much more.


Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images.

Access from inside the library on a library computer, personal computer, or device. Remote access requires a Saratoga Springs Public Library card.


Your library’s resource for census data, family records and local histories. This collection assembles every extant U.S. federal census, banking and military records, genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, and genealogical and local history serials. HeritageQuest Online is an ongoing project (new content is added regularly).

MasterFILE Reference eBook Collection

This eBook reference collection offers a rich selection of eBook titles covering a broad range of general reference subjects. Topics include biography, history, careers, cooking, literature, genealogy, health, parenting, personal finance, politics, architecture, science, current events, social-emotional health, sports, and travel.

New York Heritage

New York Heritage Digital Collections features a broad range of materials that present a glimpse into our state’s history and culture. Over 350 libraries, museums, archives, and other cultural institutions make their collections available in our repository. These primary source materials span the range of New York State’s history, from the colonial era to present. Our stories are told through photographs, letters, diaries, directories, maps, books, and more.

Saratoga Room Digital Exhibits

A collection of photographs, letters, objects, maps, audio recordings - and other history - put into a digital format on the web, and told through story to bring the objects to life. The digitized items (and more) can be found within the Saratoga (Local History) Room of the Saratoga Springs Public Library.


Search international genealogical index, pedigree resource file, US Social Security Death Index, Vital Records Index, other genealogical sites, and more.

Library of Congress: Digital Collections

Explore the online digital collections of the largest library in the world, the Library of Congress. The Digital Collections hold many rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 digital collections.

New York Breeder Magazine

“NYTB is the official authorized representative of the Thoroughbred breeding industry in New York State; the unified voice of Thoroughbred breeders in the State of New York for purposes of communicating the advantages and rewards of breeding Thoroughbreds in the State and for the purposes of conducting and coordinating activities with breeding and racing associations and agencies.” The magazine of NYTB provides an archival record of much of the breeders, breedings, and winnings of horses and owners around NYS and in Saratoga.

NYS Slavery Records Index

The NYS Slavery Records Index is a searchable compilation of records that identify individual enslaved persons and their owners, beginning as early as 1525 and ending during the Civil War.

The Rebirth of Elegance

A series of inspiring short essays, compiled by the Saratoga Springs Chamber of Commerce, created to show how important volunteers have been in the structuring and development of Saratoga Springs.

The US Genealogy Web Project

This Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free genealogy access for everyone. Organization is by county and state, and this website provides you with links to all the state genealogy websites which, in turn, provide gateways to the counties. The USGenWeb Project also sponsors important Special Projects at the national level and this website provides an entry point to all of those pages, as well.

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