Research Resources

Although many of you have traced your lineage, there are so many other interesting facts and information about your ancestors that can be added to your family tree.

Genealogy is the study of family histories and ancestral lines, often using methods like interviews, historical records, and genetic analysis to uncover a family’s past and connections. Results are often displayed in charts or narratives. It’s a broader field than genealogy, encompassing family, community history, and biographical narratives.

Please note: We do not accept online database family trees (, etc.) nor DNA as supporting documentation for new line applicants. 

New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Online Records and Educational Programing

Find a Grave

Find the graves of ancestors

Ancestry ProGenealogists

Extend Your Family Tree with Help from the Pros

Family Search

A global network of experts, volunteers, documents, and resources that can help you discover your family.

Chronicling America

Subscription - Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1756-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

Library of  Congress Reading Room

Genealogy and Local History staff will help you to develop research strategies and search criteria that enable you to discover your family and community in Library collections

National Archives Resources for Genealogists

Guides to Genealogy Resources, Charts, Databases, and Information on how to search for your ancestors.

Daughters of the American Revolution

The DAR Genealogical Research System (GRS) includes free online databases containing information on Revolutionary patriot ancestors, descendants of those patriots, as well as the vast array of genealogical resources from the DAR Library.

Smithsonian Research Guides

Subscription-based electronic resources from the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives. is a network of genealogical, historical records, and related genetic genealogy websites.

DNA Weekly

Family Tree Creator Tool and Ancestry Research Links