QUEENS GENEALOGICAL RESOURCES (bolded links are off-site)
Hofstra University, West Campus Library
619 Fulton Ave, Hempstead, NY 11549-4575
Standard hours: Mon-Fri: 9-5 Closed Sat & Sun.
4pm closing on Fridays during the summer.
The West Campus building is off-campus about 1/2 mile west of the student center. Shuttle buses are available at the student center.

Long Island Studies Institute: 516-463-6411, Fax 516-463-6441
Special Collections: 516-463-6409
University Archives: 516-463-6407

Get schedules online
but call for special holiday and school vacation hours: 516-463-5967
Hofstra Libraries page
West Campus Library
The Long Island Studies Institute has extensive holdings relating to Nassau, Suffolk and Kings County history and genealogy. There is little material on Queens, so if Queens is your focus, you would do well to visit the Queens Central Library in Jamaica.
Historical maps, genealogies, manuscripts, government documents.
New York State Census for 1915 and 1925 for Nassau, Suffolk and Kings

The Brooklyn Eagle.
An extensive collection of old Nassau and Suffolk County newspapers on microfilm. Its newspaper holdings are cataloged in the statewide newspaper database at unix2.nysed.gov/nysnp/nysnpcy.htm

Nassau and Suffolk public libraries

Nassau Co. Public libraries
NYC area library catalogs
• A list of Long Island/Queens libraries with genealogical collections
NY library links
LI Library Resource Center
Note that many of the local newspaper titles at Hofstra are also available in a number of Long Island public libraries, generally in the locality the title covers. I have found, however, that some local libraries don't include the reels in their own catalogs and may find them difficult to locate.

If you'd like to access the films locally, it's helpful to bring along a printout of the New York State Newspaper Project catalog listing of your title. Further, tell your reference librarian that the reels are part of the "Nassau County Museum" collection.

Nassau County Clerk

240 Old Country Road,
Mineola, NY 11501
Prior to 1899, the municipalities in today's Nassau County were part of Queens county. Registers of Vital records in these locations are not kept at the county level, but were/are kept by local town or village clerks. The office of the Nassau County Clerk gives a good overview of the local repositories for vital records within Nassau County.

Note that a wholly separate series of vital records for Nassau County are maintained by the Department of Health in Albany. See Repositories in Albany.

Family History Center
160 Washington Ave, Plainview, NY 11803
Telephone: 516-433-0122
Hours: Tues-Sat 10-2,
Evenings Tues-Thurs 7-9:30
Staff suggests that those traveling a distance to the center call a day in advance to find out if the library will be opened.
Has permanent film and book collection, mostly on New York and Long Island, including the largest collection of Irish records in this New York Area. Also has large collections of German and Italian material.
Microfilm and Microfiche copying machines and Xerox machines for patrons use on the premises.

Family History Center
10 Peninsula Ave, Lynbrook
Telephone: 516-599-8079
Hours: Friday 8-10am
Sunday 1-5pm


May 2005 Patty Fagan pfagan@compuserve.com