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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.


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.

Cyndi's List of genealogy sites on the web

A categorized and cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet.

Ellis Island

Research passenger records through the entrance to the United States at Ellis Island from 1892 to 1924.


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.

NY GenWeb

Link to each County within New York State, where you will find a wealth of county related genealogy information.

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.

The World Genealogy Web Project

The WorldGenWeb Project is a non-profit, volunteer based organization dedicated to providing genealogical and historical records and resources for world-wide access!

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