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Someone on the Genesee List asked about where they could find very early newspapers as they were looking for a marriage announcement for the 1820s. After I answered it I thought the links I provided to that list are useful to all, so I thought I would share them with this list. Tough years the 1820s. Not a lot of marriage announcements or obits.
Most of the early newspapers carried just big issues, politics, or
world news as everybody already new everybody's business. You normally
only find announcements for the well to do that early.
like to think free, so here are some free sources to try in NY. It
doesn't hurt to try newspapers outside of your "guess where they came from" area since one newspaper
may pick up another's story for fill, or maybe submitted for publishing
from a relative who lived elsewhere. And sometimes the person came from
somewhere else other then where you thought they did.
Fulton History is by far the new hot spot for newspapers on line. http://www.fultonhistory.com/ for a slew of old issues of NY newspapers, many from Western New York. I use it constantly.
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Suffolk County Historical Newspapers, has about 6 newspapers that cover in total 1839-1942.
Northern New York Historical Newspapers covers the upper counties of the state.
http://news.nnyln.net/ In total it covers about 1827-2007
microfilm the only ones I know of that early are the Albany newspapers
(some back to 1797) . Here is the link to the NYS Library to see the
Albany papers. http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/nysnp/all/401.htm
The page will tell you what issues there are of what papers and who has it on microfilm.
Asst. Wyoming County Historian
Wyoming, Co., NY
It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it.--Upton Sinclair
Hal, you are right about the dead end. I am at a dead end myself so I
thought I'd help you out thinking I would find something, I can't find him
either. The only thing I can find on Ancestry that definitely lists him with
the correct birthdate is his WWI draft card. Sorry. The census records only
go as late as 1930 (because there are a lot of living people in 1940) so
they aren't released until 70 years after. I did find him in 1930 listed as
a boarder in Gainesville NY.
Need help locating data on my dead end gf
Frank William COAKLEY b 27 Aug 1887 MA
who resided and worked in at least Genesee & Wyoming Cos, NY Counties, NY 1930-1945.
He was single/divorced on the 1930 Cen of Silver Springs, Gainesville Twp, Wyoming Co, NY. His SS rec shows him employed in the Warsaw & Batavia areas into 1945 when he disappears forever at the age of 59!???
His SS rec shows him receiving pay through Frat Order of Eagles in Batavia until 1945 and Tip Top Restaurant in Genesee Co, NY as well for companies in Basito, MD; The Woodlands, TX and Perry, NY???
He is not on the SSI Death Index, nor reportedly on the NY State Death Index through 1956??
Desire help in locating him anywhere/anytime during 1930 & later era -
residences, pho book, obits, poor house, church records, city/county directories, estates, cem records, death index .
My grandmother at age 96 has not seen/heard of him since she was 6 yrs old and would like to know where he was, ended up, rests...
Information, suggestions, advice appreciated.
Hal McCawley 4178 Pindar Way, Oceanside, CA 1-760-941-4716 <HalMac(a)Cox.Net>