If you look on the dcnyhistory.org
site check cemetery records they have the
covered bridge cemetery as well as others.
Also if you check under Delaware County Resources then Newspapers on
Microfilm, Newspaper microfilm at the NYS Library for Delaware County, then
Downsville they list the papers different names and the years they ran as
well as the ones they have.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brook Lassie" <brooklassie(a)msn.com
Tuesday, October 02, 2007 10:51 PM
Subject: [NYDELAWA] Colchester
I am once again hoping that someone might be able to help me.
If someone passed away on January 9, 1854 in Colchester or Downsville, NY
buried in the Covered Bridge Cemetery), might there be a reference
in the newspaper? I realize the farther back you go, the less was written,
obituary wise, sometimes just a blurb that the person had passed. Where
might I go to look, in other words, what newspapers were available back
then, that might be on microfilm, and which would be used by folk in
Lastly, does anyone know which churches might've been operating in those
at that time, as well?
I know that there is a town historian there, as well, but she has been
the ladies in the reading room at town hall couldn't help with
questions, local history, wise.
Thanks for any help that you can give, and have a nice week!
Beth (Beers) Rupert
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