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 June, 2020. 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 10.6 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 July, 2020 update. You can search them at NY State Historic Newspapers.
- The blue banner. – Syracuse, N.Y., 1962-197?
- Dundee observer. – Dundee, N.Y., 1971-????
- The Emerald Press. – Hamilton, N.Y., 1988-????
- Mid-island herald. – Hicksville, N.Y., 1949-1966
- The observer. – Dundee, N.Y., 19??-current
- The Oneida dispatch. – Oneida, N.Y., 1866-1931
- Oneida sachem. – Oneida, N.Y., 1854-1863
- Oneida telegraph. – Oneida, N.Y., 1851-1854
- Oneida weekly dispatch. – Oneida, N.Y., 1863-1866
- Overview : The Onondaga Community College students’ newspaper. – Syracuse, N.Y., 1975-2015
- The other paper. – Syracuse, N.Y., 1972-1973
- Buffalo evening news. – Buffalo, N.Y., 1880-1982
- Capital neighbors. – Albany, N.Y., 1995-current
- The East Hampton Star. – East Hampton, N.Y., 1885-current
- Manhasset press. – Manhasset, N.Y., 1934-current
- Penn-Yan Democrat. – Penn-Yan, Ontario County, N.Y., 1822-1947
- Penn Yan express. – Penn Yan, N.Y., 1866-1926
- Southampton press. – Southampton, N.Y., 1897-current
- The leader. – Freeport, N.Y., 1941-1987
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!
For other states and additional newspaper research resources, check out the Newspapers page