New Newspapers added to Fulton History

Fulton History has added more newspapers to the millions of newspaper pages that were already on the website. All the added newspapers are from New York State. If you have visited there before, you can limit the search to only see new “hits.” On the bottom of the search box are selections for dates called …

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Ancestors at Albany Dutch Reformed Church

It is possible that my mother’s and father’s ancestors cross paths in the late 1600s? Both attended the Albany (NY) Dutch Reformed Church. That church started in 1642 in what was then known as Beverwijck (“Beaver Town”) and renamed Albany in 1664 when the English took over. The church records begin in 1683. Those have …

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Anniversary of First American Newspaper

On September 25, 1690 the first newspapers published in the US was published in Boston. Publick Occurrences, Both Foreign and Domestick, was printed by Richard Pierce and edited by Benjamin Harris. It was only 6 x 10 inches and was 3 pages plus a blank page. The newspaper stated that it would issue the newspaper …

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2 Monroe Co. Nominations for Historic Preservation

The New York State Board for Historic Preservation has recommended the addition of 2 properties in Monroe County to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. “Survival of these noteworthy places is crucial in preserving the great diversity of New York’s communities,” said Rose Harvey, Commissioner of the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic …

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McGuffey Day

September 23rd is the anniversary of the birth of William Holmes McGuffey who was born on Sept. 23, 1800. He was an American professor and college president who is best known for writing the McGuffey Reader. He was born near Claysville in Washington Co., Penn. While a professor at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio he …

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Adoption Files Available in Syracuse

In 2011 New Life Adoption Agency in Syracuse, NY closed. They had records of adoptions for over 1,000 children over the last 20 years. Lawyers for the former organization have tried in vain to find another adoption organization to take the old records. NY State and agencies within the state don’t want the records either. …

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Genealogy Roadshow

Are you missing “Who Do You Think You Are?” There is another genealogy TV showing coming soon. “Genealogy Roadshow” starts on most PBS channels on September 23. Each episode will combine history and science to uncover the fascinating stories of diverse Americans. Beth Hoppe from PBS says that “with a diverse mix of stories in …

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