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Surnames: Jacobsen, Jacobson, Jakobsen, Jakobsen
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I'm not sure how the deleted message may have effected this discussion, so cannot
address what was in it.
Be that as it may, there are ways that you may be able to get obituaries and news items
from Delaware County:
* "Catskill Mountain News", 1902-1973. Searchable, but that's dependent on
the ability of the ocular character reader they use. It has functioned well for me when
I've used the site. http://history.catskill.net/
* The "Old Fulton NY Post Cards" site has 2 Delaware County newspapers that
cover 1851-1931. You may find obituaries and news items for your people. If you've
never used this site before or have, but never read the FAQs, do yourself a BIG favor and
read them. It will help you greatly in searching. Due to spelling variations in newspapers
and the imprecision of ocular character readers, you may want to browse the issues
yourself. You will definitely need to look at the FAQs in this case! [*]
* "Delaware County (NY) newspapers on microfilm at New York State Library". You
may be able to order potentially helpful microfilms through inter-library loan. I've
read where non-NYers have gotten materials from the NYSL through inter-library loan, but I
haven't tried to do this myself, so no promises!
* Contact the local public libraries. Many libraries will look for, copy, and send
newspaper items from microfilm for a small fee. Some libraries (maybe through their Local
History Rooms) maintain necrology files (collected death notices and obituaries).
* Contact the Delaware County NY Genealogy and History Site. They have many online
transcriptions with a number of "Jacobson" and "Jacobsen" results, and
one each of "Jakobsen" and "Jakobson". http://www.dcnyhistory.org/
* There's also a Delaware County Historical Association. They also have a newspaper
collection that easily cover your time periods.
* This is the Delaware County finding aide from the FamilySearch.org
site. You will
probably NOT find vital data for the 20th century due to misbegotten privacy information
that New york clings to. You may be able to find info in their Social Security Death Index
(SSDI), though. https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Delaware_County,_New_York
[*] The Fulton Post Cards site is a glittering jewel in New York genealogy, but it's a
very quirky site. There are nearly 22,000,000 newspaper (and some books, journals) pages
uploaded and it's completely free to access. Amazingly, it's a one-man enterprise!
The servers frequently run full tilt, making searching slow or even impossible. If you
have trouble, return during off hours when traffic is slower, early AM or late PM. The
site outgrew it's file naming system ages ago, but there are way too many pages there
to now effect a change by one person. There are no ads, no fees to use the site, and more
pages are constantly uploaded, so if the site is useful to you, it's only fair to help
the guy out with a donation. Remember - READ THOSE FAQs!!!
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