If you follow this website at all, you know that I from time to time update the free online historical newspapers that are available for you to search. I originally posted the New York Online Historical Newspapers Summary in February, 2014, and have added many updates, the latest in December, 2019. The largest collection for the state is Old Fulton New York Postcards which has significant updates once a year. I usually write an article alerting you to those updates as they are published.
The NY State Historic Newspapers site is not as well known as Old Fulton Postcards, but is adding and updating titles at a very rapid rate and has over 10.5 million pages available.
All of the counties in the state are represented. It is brought to you by the Northern New York Library Network in partnership with the Empire State Library Network. You should take advantage of this resource and check back often.
Here are the latest added and updated newspapers included in their May, 2020 update. You can search them at NY State Historic Newspapers.
- Albany Argus & daily city gazette, extra. - Albany [N.Y.], 1827-1828
- Buffalo evening news. - Buffalo, N.Y., 1880-1982
- Clifton Springs review. - Clifton Springs, N.Y., 1948-1949
- The countryman. - Lyons, N.Y., 1830-1830
- Elmira College Weekly - Elmira, N.Y., 1917-1935
- Herald and Democrat. - Oneonta, Otsego County, N.Y., 1882-1883
- The lake shore news. - Wolcott, N.Y., 1874-1971
- The Livonia gazette. - Livonia, N.Y., 1875-1989
- The Lyons countryman. - Lyons, N.Y., 1831-1832
- The Lyons countryman, and anti-Masonic recorder. - Lyons, N.Y., 1830-1831
- Lyons Republican. - Lyons, N.Y., 1821-1822
- The Naples news. - Naples, N.Y., 1898-1943
- Naples record. - Naples, N.Y., 1887-1960
- The Octagon - Elmira, N.Y., 1935-2016
- Oneonta herald. - Oneonta, N.Y., 1853-1873
- The Oneonta herald. - Oneonta, Otsego County, N.Y., 1884-1947
- Oneonta herald and Democrat. - Oneonta, N.Y., 1874-1882
- The Palmyra courier. - Palmyra, N.Y., 1878-1929
- Palmyra courier-journal. - Palmyra, N.Y., 1943-1971
- Palmyra courier-journal and the Macedon journal. - Palmyra, N.Y., 1941-1943
- The Palmyra Democrat. - Palmyra, N.Y., 1885-1894
- Palmyra herald, and canal advertiser. - Palmyra, N.Y., 1822-1823
- Palmyra journal. - Palmyra, N.Y., 1894-1???
- Palmyra register. - Palmyra, N.Y., 1817-1821
- The Phelps citizen. - Phelps, N.Y., 187?-1942
- Phelps citizen. - Phelps, N.Y., 1953-1955
- The Phelps citizen-echo. - Phelps, N.Y., 1942-1949
- Phelps citizen-echo and Clifton Springs review. - Phelps, N.Y., 1949-19??
- Phelps country editor. - Phelps, N.Y., 1963-1973
- The reflector. - Palmyra [N.Y.], 1828-1831
- Wayne County dispatch. - Palmyra, N.Y., 1892-1???
- The Wayne County journal. - Palmyra, N.Y., 1871-1929
- Wayne County mail. - Ontario, N.Y., 1979-current
- The Wayne County mail and Ontario register. - Ontario, N.Y., 1902-1979
- Wayne sentinel. - Palmyra, N.Y., 1823-1???
- Western farmer. - Palmyra, N.Y., 1821-1822
- Courier express. - Buffalo, N.Y., 1964-1982
- The East Hampton Star. - East Hampton, N.Y., 1885-current
- The journal-register. - Medina, N.Y., 1970-current
- Watertown daily times. - Watertown, N.Y., 1870-1889
- Watertown daily times. - Watertown, N.Y., 1894-current
For a complete list of all this collection's titles as well as all New York titles available online, go to New York Online Historical Newspapers Summary.
Good Luck and Happy Hunting!
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