History & Genealogy

Obituaries and Marriage Indexes

Obituaries Indexes

An index of obituaries published in the Suffolk Times for the years 1900-2003 and an index of obituaries listed in the Gildersleeve Newspaper Scrapbooks.

Marriage Indexes

An index of marriage announcements located in the Gildersleeve Newspaper Scrapbooks and an alphabetical index of marriages recorded by the Mattituck Presbyterian Church from 1884-1934.

Local Newspaper Resources

Suffolk Historic Newspapers

Access to local newspapers covering nearly 100 years of Suffolk County, NY history, including obituaries.

Mattituck-Laurel News from the County Review Newspaper, 1905 - 1920

Search excerpts from the Mattituck and Laurel columns in the County Review Newspaper, a local weekly published in Riverhead from 1904-1950. Local correspondents recorded newsworthy events that suggest the character of the hamlets at the turn of the century. The County Review Newspaper is available through the New York State Historic Newspapers Project and can be found at  NYS Historic Newspapers (Suffolk)

Mattituck News from the Long Island Traveler for the years 1872-1898

Search transcribed excerpts published in the Mattituck column of the Long Island Traveler Newspaper, a local weekly published in Southold from 1872-2004. Local correspondents recorded newsworthy events that suggest the character of Mattituck in the last three decades of the 19th Century.

Donald Gildersleeve Scrapbook Collection

A digitized copy of the Gildersleeve Newspaper Scrapbooks compiled and donated by the late Donald Gildersleeve of Mattituck. The scrapbooks consist of newspaper clippings from local North Fork newspapers. There are 22 scrapbooks covering the years 1915-1982.

Wilmotts & Why-Nots from the Suffolk Life Newspapers

Editorials written by David J. Wilmott the editor of Suffolk Life Newspapers. The Library has a hard copy archive of the North Fork edition of this iconic local newspaper.

Suffolk Life Covers, 1964-1969

A nostalgic look back at the people and events of the North Fork through the front page pictures of the Suffolk Life Newspaper. The Library has a hard copy archive of the North Fork edition of this iconic local newspaper.

Other Local History Resources

A History of Mattituck, by Reverend Charles E. Craven

Reverend Charles Edmiston Craven took charge of the “old Mattituck Church” toward the end of 1895, and became so caught up in its history he devoted all his spare time to researching the Presbyterian church under his care...[and later] enlarged the scope of his work...to write and eventually publish “A History of Mattituck, Long Island, New York,” in 1906.

Back Over the Years

Reminiscences of Mattituck in the early years of the 20th Century. This unique 6 volume collection contains the stories of Mattituck citizens speaking about a time and place they knew intimately. They are transcribed from oral interviews of local Mattituck residents in 1978:

Summer Camp Memories

Reminisce in photos and postcards about a bygone era of summer camps and days spent in the outdoors of Peconic Bay and Laurel Lake.

North Fork Postcard Collection

View over 1,000 historical postcards of the North Fork from the Library’s collection.

North Fork Community Theatre Playbills

View the playbills from past productions of the North Fork Community Theatre.

Online Resources

Ancestry.com

Ancestry Library Edition

Your Ancestors Become More Than a Name. Historical Insights, Photos, Records, and More. Search for Your Ancestors, Build a Family Tree & More.

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New York Digital Heritage Collections

New York Heritage Digital Collections

Free access to primary source resources. Learn more about the people, places, and events that shaped New York State. 

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North Fork Post Card Collection

Peconic Bay And Mattituck Park, Mattituck, L.I.

View over 1,000 historical postcards of the North Fork from the Library’s collection.

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