(Mostly) Digital Local History Resources

SHHS is busy getting ready for our Annual Benefit Party fundraiser this coming weekend (June 20th from 6-8 pm) at Breakwater Yacht Club, but the new Boatshop is open for visitors!

We’ve had some requests about genealogy in the past, so SHHS wanted to share a couple great resources for genealogists:
The Suffolk County Historical newspapers are largely online. The Sag Harbor Express and Sag Harbor Corrector are available online here.

A lot of local manuscript materials, including deeds, wills, and whaling logs ended up at the East Hampton Library, and many are digitized online here.

SHHS also has a collection of photos that were part of the Historic District expansion back in 1994. Our set isn’t complete, but it has many historic houses–and houses that were built more recently in Sag Harbor. These aren’t yet digitized, but we’re definitely looking into it!

Photos from the Historic District expansion application process

Photos from the Historic District expansion application process

Photos from the Historic District expansion application process

Photos from the Historic District expansion application process

And Sag Harbor Partnership has taken material from the SHHS Walking Tour guide, and some other local institutions to create an app for the Sag Harbor Cultural District. This app is scheduled to be released in the next month, we’ll be happy to let you know more soon!

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