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Long Island Biographies Index

The Suffolk County Historical Society has several books that contain short biographies, and sometimes pictures, of residents of Kings, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. These are often referred to as "mug books." They cover the late 19th century and first half of the 20th century. Check our database and if you are interested in obtaining a copy of any of the biographies, contact the Suffolk County Historical Society at  for further information and costs.  Supply the full information as shown on the record including subject’s name, book title, volume number and page.

Records Search: Suffolk Bios

Please note that the Surname (e.g. Last Name) is a required entry field. But since exact spellings are not always known, to aid your search we offer three different ways to specify Surnames...

  1. Exact Match ("is exactly") - This is the default surname search method.
  2. Soundex ("sounds like") - This option enables you to specify a surname spelling it out as best you can, and it will return results that "sound" similar to what you spelled out.
  3. Wild Card - With this option you can replace part of the surname with a * to match any number of letters, or _ to match a single letter. E.g., Sch* will return all names starting with Sch. Similarly, Schl_tz might return results such as Schlitz or Schlotz. 

NOTE: The wild card option applies ONLY to the surname. You can just enter the first few letters of a First Name; the search automatically adds a wild card to the end of the First Name.

For whichever of the above surname search options you would like to use, simply select the appropriate radio button option below the input field on the form. 


* Matches multiple characters. 
_ Matches one single character.


Thank you to Don Eckerle, who transcribed this index database,  and to Ned Smith at the Suffolk County Historical Society for making the information available.

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