Genealogy & Local History

  • ANCESTRY PLUS LIBRARY EDITION Provides access to 4,000 genealogy-related databases, including vital records indexes, passenger and immigration lists, city directories and military service indexes. U.S. Federal census images from 1790-1930 are available to view, with indexing provided.


  • FULTONHISTORY.COM A historic newspaper website which contains archives of over 700 New York newspapers, and some from other states and Canada. It contains the Yonkers Herald Statesman from 1932-1985. For Yonkers Statesman 1863-1932, click here. For Yonkers Statesman 1932-1985, click here.


  • JOURNAL NEWS (in PROQUEST) Newspapers Archives from the Journal News from 1999 –present. Note: Yonkers Public Library card needed


  • JOURNAL NEWS IN MICROFILM Full-image newspaper content from the Journal News from 2010 till present. Note: Username: yonkers and Password: yonkers. Select Journal News from Titles.


  • SANBORN MAPS 1867-1970  Provides digital access to more than 660,000 large-scale maps of more than 12,000 American towns and cities including the city of Yonkers.  Note: Username: yonkers Password: yonkers


  • WHERE TO WRITE FOR VITAL RECORDS Collection of links to direct access for individual state and territory agency information from the CDC. This will assist in locating information on birth records, death records, marriage records, etc.