Using online Newspapers for Genealogy Research

Posted: August 31, 2017

Some of the resources we discussed at the April 25th program on Using Newspapers for Genealogy Research can be accessed below by clicking on Read More.

Includes holdings from 6 Rockland County Newspapers with more titles & issues coming soon
-Independent Advertiser (1884-1888 with many gaps)
-Rockland County Journal (1850-1900 with a few gaps)
-Rockland County Messenger (1848-1894 with gaps)
-Rockland County Times (1894-1971 with many gaps but new issues being digitized)
-The North River Times (1834-1836)
-The Palisades (1943-1946)
-The Shanks Villager (1946-1953)
Problems with optical character recognition can make keyword searching imprecise, however users can self-correct OCR by creating an account.
Includes the Journal News from 1945-a few months ago with a few gaps.  I have found the OCR (optical character recognition) to be excellent, so this is a good resource for plugging in a name and getting results.  There are over 5,000 newspapers in this database, so it is also a good resource for looking outside of the local area.
This is an online index to obituaries that appeared in the Journal News from 2001-current.  This can be used in concert with or the Journal News microfilm which is available online from 2010-about 6 months ago or so. Or you can always come in and search with our digital microfilm reader.
This is the most comprehensive site for New York State newspapers.  Users can do a geographic search by County to see which newspapers are available there.
Hosted by the Library of Congress, this national newspaper archive contains over 2200 newspapers from around the nation.
(Available in-library for Free and from home with a New City Library card)
Fulton History Historical Newspapers
An exercise in frustration, but it does contain the Orangetown Telegram from 1940-1963 – Browse it here:
NewspaperARCHIVE is the world’s best resource for historical and genealogical information. Our unique archive spans more than 400 years of family history, small-town events, world news and more. – World Collection Library Edition offers full page newspaper images with searchable full-text for millions of pages of newspapers. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to both full runs and portions of runs for thousands of newspapers.
Send feedback on the trial databases or others to Brian Jennings or 845-634-4994 ext. 127