General Research Tools

Resources in this list offer general research assistance.

Digital PML is the Patchogue-Medford Library's repository of digitized materials, containing scanned books, postcards, photographs, maps, virtual exhibits and more.

LI & Patchogue Vertical File Index is the index to the vertical files in the Celia M. Hastings Local History Room, which contain newspaper articles, papers, brochures and ephemera regarding the history of Long Island, New York and, more specifically, the history of Suffolk County, the Town of Brookhaven and Patchogue Village and its environs.  Most people are listed alphabetically by surname first (e.g., Chase, William Merritt).  Some sub files have as few as a single item; others are more extensive, containing more than fifty items.  Please contact us before you visit the Local History Room, so we can advise you as to the contents of any particular file.

Historic L.I. Newspapers offer searchable or browseable newspapers in electronic form from Suffolk County, Brooklyn, and other New York State counties on Long Island and on Manhattan.

Long Island Forum Index, 1938-2003 is an electronic version of the printed indexes to the Long Island Forum, published from 1938 to 2004 by the Friends for Long Island's Heritage.  A full set of the Long Island Forum periodical (1938-2004) is available in the Celia M. Hastings Local History Room.