Other Useful Contacts

Medford, NY

Patchogue, NY

  • Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce:  15 North Ocean Avenue, Patchogue, NY  11772; Tel.:  (631) 207-1000; Fax:  (631) 475-1599; Website:  https://www.patchogue.com/
  • Greater Patchogue Historical Society, P.O. Box 102, Patchogue, NY 11772; Website:  https://www.greaterpatchoguehistoricalsociety.com/
  • Incorporated Village of Patchogue.  Historian:  Hans Henke, 78 North Prospect Avenue, Patchogue, NY  11772; Tel.:  (631) 289-1062 (home); Email:  hiam52@yahoo.comNote:  Copies of Patchogue: The Early Years and Patchogue:  The Twentieth Century are available directly through the author, Mr. Henke, each priced @ $26.00.
  • Cemeteries:
    • Cedar Grove Cemetery Association, 80 Jennings Avenue, Patchogue, NY   11772; tel.: (631) 447-1971; Email: patchoguecedargrove@gmail.com; Website: https://patchoguecedargrove.wixsite.com/patchoguecedargrove -- Note:  Some initial burials here were later transferred to Lakeview Cemetery
    • Lakeview Cemetery: Friends of The Lakeview Cemeteries (formerly the Cemetery Restoration Committee) c/o Greater Patchogue Foundation, 15 North Ocean Avenue, Patchogue, NY  11772;  Website: https://www.facebook.com/CRCPatchogue/ and https://www.patchoguecemetery.org/ (formerly http://www.cemeteryrestorationcommittee.com)  Note:  Lakeview Cemetery, actually 5 cemeteries in 1, had been overgrown and seriously vandalized,  but starting in 2006, restoration and maintenance of the cemetery has resumed, and the Friends are seeking funds to ensure regular, long term maintenance of the cemetery.  -- Some burials, initially interred in Cedar Grove Cemetery, were transferred here.
    • Patchogue Hebrew Cemetery: 208-212 Peconic Ave, Holtsville, NY 11742; Patchogue Hebrew Cemetery Association: Contact:  Liz Efimetz, Principal Officer, EIN# 11-6076275, P.O. Box 293, Patchogue, NY 11772; Tel.:  (631) 475-0310; affiliated with Temple Beth-El of Patchogue, 45 Oak Street, Patchogue, NY  11772; Tel.:  (631) 475-1882 -- Some burials, initially interred in other cemeteries, were transferred here.
    • St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, East 2nd St., Patchogue, NY  11772; affiliated with St. Francis de Sales R.C. Church, 7 Amity Street, Patchogue, NY; Tel:  (631) 475-0161.

Brookhaven (N.Y. : Town)

  • Brookhaven Town Historian:   Barbara Russell, Brookhaven Town Hall, One Independence Hill, Historian's Office, Farmingville, NY  11738; Tel.:  (631) 451-8038; Fax:  (631) 451-8039, Web Page:  https://www.brookhavenny.gov/524/History

Suffolk County, NY

--  Archaeology

  • Suffolk County Archaeological Association:  P.O. Box 1542, Stony Brook, NY  11790; Tel.: (631) 929-8725; Fax:  (631) 929-6967;  Website:  https://scaa-ny.org/

--  History

Suffolk County, NY -- Government Records & Archives

Long Island, NY

-- History & Historical Societies

  • Long Island Radio and TV Historical Society – Preserving Wireless History,  41 Sayville Boulevard, Sayville, NY  11782.  Telephone: (631) 589-2700; Email: liradiotelevision@gmail.com. Contact: Constance Currie, Past President; website:  http://www.lirtvhs.org/
  • Long Island Rail Road, Alphabetical Station Listing and History – Compiled from data researched by Vincent F. Seyfried, Robert M. Emery, Art Huneke, and Jeff Erlitz.  Website: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirrphotos/LIRR%20STATION%20HISTORY.pdf
  • Long Island Studies Council, 496 Clarendon Road, Uniondale, NY 11553; Contact:  Dr. Natalie Naylor, Co-President; Founder & Director Emerita, of Hofstra University’s Long Island Studies Institute
  • National Railway Historical Society.  Long Island Sunrise Trail Chapter,  NRHS-LIST, P.O. Box 507, Babylon, NY 11702-0507.  Email:  LISunriseTrail@yahoo.com.  Website:  http://www.nrhs-list.org/ 

Libraries, Archives, & Special Collections


New York City

New York State

  • APHNYS – Association of Public Historians of New York State  Website:  Find an Historian http://www.aphnys.org/historian-lookup/   Lets you search for contact information by county, name, or region  (some are difficult to find, such as Suffolk Town Historians), also offers a Speaker’s Bureau, historical markers links, and an Historians’ Manual, among other useful resources. 
  • New York State Archives.  Metro-Long Island Region (Part of Catskill-Hudson Valley Region, Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester Counties):  Lorraine Hill, Regional Advisory Officer; Suffolk State Office Building, Room 3A, Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY  11788-5501; tel.:  (631) 521-9796; Email: Lorraine.Hill-Campbell@nysed.gov; NYS Archives website: http://www.archives.nysed.gov/
  • New York State Historical Society (Cooperstown, NY)  https://www.nyhistory.org/
  • New York State Museum  http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/
  • New York State Library
             Digital Collections   http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/scandocs/ 
             Electronic Resources  http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/elecres.htm
            Excelsior:  New York State Library/Archives/Museum Catalog  https://nyst.sirsi.net/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/x/0/49/
                    Note: Includes Nassau & Suffolk portions of NYS Historical Documents Inventory not available in print, 
                     elsewhere -- listing archival holdings of surveyed institutions, and their location at the time of the survey
  • Ask a Librarian  http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/ask.htm  

United States


  • NYS Historic Newspapers:  Suffolk County, New York (formerly Suffolk Historic Newspapers) - Contains selected runs of weekly newspapers, selected by public libraries from nine regions of the County.   Website: https://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/?a=p&p=countybrowser&county=Suffolk
  • Brooklyn Newsstand:  Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online, 1841-1963 (Brooklyn Public Library.  Brooklyn Collection) - Click on Brooklyn Daily Eagle:  This daily (as opposed to weekly) newspaper covered not only Brooklyn, but Long Island communities, from Brooklyn to Montauk & Orientand points in-between.  It rewards searching.  https://bklyn.newspapers.com/   
  • Searchable at Patchogue-Medford Library, through the Library's subscription, and at many other Long Island area Libraries are the New York Times Historical 1851-2007 and  Newsday Historical 1940-1984, as well as their current editions.  Both often prove valuable sources of Long Island historical information.