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Herald-Statesman of Yonkers

Bryan Healy has begun indexing both obituaries and some marriage records from the Herald-Statesman of Yonkers. He has placed his work in PDF format on his Yonkers' web pages. Take a look if your ancestor lived in Yonkers. However, his index is limited and not all-inclusive.

Westchester-Putnam's The Journal

The local paper today in Westchester is called The Journal and their web site can be found at LoHud.com. They have current obituaries on-line on their site.

Some Genealogical Clippings from the Local Papers

This includes some obituaries and newspaper notices found in local newspapers in Peekskill and submitted by Liz Malloy from the research into her own family. Some of the newspapers referenced are:

Some web sites containing information about Newspapers follow:

Westchester County Genealogy Society's Newspaper Listing
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nywcgs/wcgsrs10.htm
The New York State Newspaper Project at the New York State Library
http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/nysnp/
Cyndi's List of New York Newspapers:
http://www.CyndisList.com/ny.htm#Newspapers
Cyndi also has a general List of Newspaper web sites:
http://www.CyndisList.com/newspapr.htm
The David Library of the American Revolution
Newspapers: http://www.dlar.org/newspapers.htm Their goal is to acquire every American newspaper available on microfilm that relates to their period of specialization. Currently, the library has over 140 newspapers that span most of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries from Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, and Virginia. Some major titles are Connecticut Courant, Boston Gazette, Rivington's Gazette, Pennsylvania Packet, and Gazette of the United States. The Pennsylvania Gazette is available in CD-ROM format.

Many libraries and historical societies throughout Westchester County hold copies of older newspapers including the Yonkers Public Library. Look at the City, Town or Village page to see the contact information for the library or historical society. Check also with your own local library to see if you can borrow microfilmed newspapers from the Library of Congress through Inter-Library Loan.

Some Newspapers Held at The New York Public Library

The New Rochelle Press began publication in 1875 and ceased publication in 1919. A copy of an 1885 issue is available.

The Westchester County Anzeiger, a German-language paper, was issued from 1874. An issue from that year is available.

The Hudson River Chronicle, began publishing in Sing Sing (Ossining) in 1837 and ceased in 1860. Microfilmed copies of years 1837 to 1850 are available.

The Republican began publishing in Sing Sing (Ossining) in 1857 and ceased publication in 1882. Issues from 1869, 1870 and 1873 are available.

The Sing Sing Republican began publishing in Sing Sing (Ossining) in 1882. A copy is available from 1882.

The Westchester Herald began publishing in Sing Sing in 1818 and continued to 1829. Microfilmed copies are available.


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