Saturday, April 22, 2006

Northern New York Historical Newspapers

Northern New York Historical Newspapers has more than 290,000 scanned and OCRed pages from eighteen Upstate New York newspapers dating from 1811 to 2002. Pages are available as large PDF files, which means that Adobe Reader is required and broadband access is highly recommended. Search results appear in a too-narrow sidebar that you will probably want to resize. Some advanced search options are available, and the FAQs include one other useful tip: Include the newspaper name and year in your query (e.g. "elizabethtown-post-1912") to limit your search to a single year.