All YPL buildings are closed through at least April 15th.  For information on interim library services, visit the COVID-19 updates page.

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.
  • – A historic newspaper website which contains archives of over 700 New York newspapers, and some from other states and Canada. It allows some searching in the old Yonkers Statesman and in the pre-1986 Herald Statesman.
  • Genealogy Resources – Available at the federal level. Includes information on the Bureau of Land Management records, how to locate microfilm immigration records, Library of Congress local history and genealogy resources, and preservation tips to save family records.
  • 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.
  • Park Hill Collection Archives – Archive with documents and materials relating to the Park Hill section of Yonkers.  (Owned by the Park Hill Residents’ Association and housed at the Yonkers Riverfront Library)
  • 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.