The County Clerk's Office and the Surrogate's Court are both in the County
Center at Riverhead. They have land records and post 1787 probate records
for the whole county. The County Clerk's office also has marriage licenses
for the county covering 1908 to 1935, and naturalization records for the

Other vital records are duplicate filed, once with the local town or village
clerks and once with the State Health Dept., but they only start coverage
from 1881. So the only ones for these which would be in Riverhead would be
for events occurring in Riverhead.

The Suffolk County Historical Society is also in Riverhead, and it has
censuses for the county on microfilm, transcripts of various cemetery and
church records, old newspapers, much genealogical information on old county
families, and a wide range of other items which might be helpful.

Some webpages which might be helpful are:

Suffolk County Clerk's Office - Historic Documents Room
Sharon Pullen, 
Suffolk County Archivist, 
Historic Documents Library,
Office of the County Clerk, 
310 Center Drive, 
Riverhead, NY 11901-3392
Phone: 631-852-2015, 
Email: Sharon.Pullen@co.suffolk.ny.us

Info re Surrogate's Court

Suffolk County Historical Society Library

Riverhead Town Historian

Thanks to :Ned Smith
9 June 2003

For those needing a reputable researcher in Riverhead holdings:
Edward H.L. Smith, III
111 Boney Lane
St. James, NY 11780
tel. 631 331-6275
email: Ned Smith

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