Old News – Wolves

I recent found this interesting old newspaper article while searching for something else. THE FAIRPORT HERALD, Wed., January 31, 1917 WOLVES IN VICTOR Resident Has Thrilling Experience Get­ting Away From Pack Packs of wolves have been causing no small amount of  consternation and fear to the vicinity of Victor recently, as well as in other …

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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 “File …

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Anti-Slavery Newspapers

A collection of Anti-Slavery and Abolitionist Newspapers, has been added to the New York Heritage website, courtesy of St. John Fisher College’s Lavery Library. This collection includes issues of Frederick Douglass newspapers that he published over many years. There are some issues of The North Star (1847 – 1851),  Frederick Douglass’ Paper (1851 – 1860?), Douglass’ Monthly (1858 – 1963) and and …

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Fulton History Online Article

Have you been to the Fulton History newspaper website? If you have any people that lived in New York State in the last 200 years you may be able to find them listed in an old newspaper. I wrote about Fulton History in 2009 and at that time there about 11 million newspaper pages online. …

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Catholic Newspapers Online

Courtesy of the Catholic Courier and the Catholic Diocese of Rochester, issues of the Catholic newspapers Catholic Courier and Catholic Journal from 1889 through 2004 are now available online. There are very few missing issues for that long run.The newspapers cover the entire Rochester Diocese which goes south all the way to the Pennsylvania border. …

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New Area Newspapers to Search

Some Newark (Wayne Co.) area newspapers have been added to the RRLC Historical Newspapers of the Rochester Region website. Those new newspaper that are available to be searched are: The Arcadian Weekly Gazette April 1889 – March 1906 The Marion Enterprise September 1880 – December 1923 The Newark Union August 1872 – December 1891 To …

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Fairport, NY newspapers

The Rochester Regional Library Council (RRLC) has a new website called Historical Newspapers of the Rochester, New York Region that has as the first part of the project, online newspapers for Fairport, NY. Included are these newspapers: Fairport Herald (February 1873-March-1889, April 1890-December 1895, 1896-April 1925) Fairport Herald-Mail (May-December 1925) Fairport-Perinton Herald-Mail (1980-1992) Monroe County …

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Footnote and Gannett

A press release came out from Footnote.com about some new newspaper records that they are getting from Gannett. “We wanted to let you know of an exciting new partnership between Footnote and the largest newspaper publisher in the US, the Gannett Company. Gannett, publisher of 84 daily newspapers including USA Today, will be able to …

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News of the Past – Jan. 10-16, 1909

A meeting was held Sunday night Jan. 10 at National Theater to discuss what should be done about the unemployed men of Rochester. There isn’t any city agency at this time to help men find work. The only agency helping find employment is the YMCA. An employer said that it is a hard task to …

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Newspaper Index at RPL – Part 2 (1851 -1903)

Did you read the first part? It is below this part.      The second part of the indexing project was to index newspapers from Jan. 1, 1851, but during the project the money began to run out and it was decided that only one newspaper would be indexed after June 1854. The project was cut …

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