These treasures can be found either via online searches or by browsing microfilm and/or newsprint at libraries and archives.
On this website, I have written profusely about researching old newspapers, and have also kept readers informed as to online links that can be accessed to find ancestor articles - mostly for the U.S. and Canada, but from time to time, links to collections from all over the world.
I don't pass judgment on the features and quality of these online collections, because I leave that up to the reader to decide.
But in the interest of informing readers about collections that I feel are noteworthy, I will be highlighting some of these collections in this series.
This is not the Old Fulton New York Postcards site, which is the largest collection in the state.
The New York State Historic Newspapers collection is another fast growing site for New York that you should be aware of. In February, there were 212 titles available, and now, just a few months later there are 322 available. They are adding and updating titles at a very rapid rate and now have 4.3 million pages available.
Over half of the counties in the state are represented. There are counties from all over the state, not just the northern ones. You should take advantage of this resource and check back often. If you are a frequent New York researcher, you should also subscribe to their monthly newsletter and be regularly informed of additions to the collection. This is a terrific site - fast growing and easy to search, with several different searching features.
This is why I am choosing this collection as the "Online Historical Newspaper Collection of the Day".
For information about how to best perform newspaper research, and thousands of links to free online collections throughout the world, check out the Newspapers! page on The Ancestor Hunt website.