Michelle Ann Kratts

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Sanborn Newspapers Online

In Digital Newspapers, Uncategorized on June 15, 2016 at 3:10 pm

You can now view several Sanborn, New York, area newspapers online through New York Heritage Digital Collections.


–“Old Weird Herald” from Niagara County Community College, Sanborn, New York, (1969-1971)

Follow the following link to browse the available newspapers:


–“Entricy Herald” from Sanborn, New York (1964-1971)


–“The Spirit” from Sanborn, New York (1972-current)



Step Back in Time with the Niagara Times, December 20, 1856

In Digital Collections, Digital Newspapers on August 11, 2015 at 8:14 pm

Recently, I happened to find one original copy of this old Niagara Falls newspaper tucked away in a file folder.  I scanned it and thought I would share it with you!

A lot of advertisements and little messages about the railroad.  If you are looking for “white embroidered parasols” then you are all set!

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FREE New York Historical Papers Online

In Digital Newspapers, Genealogy Websites, Niagara County Resources on May 3, 2013 at 6:43 pm

FREE New York historical newspapers online:


Newspapers from Youngstown, New York

In Digital Newspapers, Niagara County Resources, Youngstown on March 23, 2013 at 4:17 pm

Some great news for Niagara County researchers!  Below is a link to NY Heritage and Niagara County and Youngstown newspapers.  This site is free and contains a great deal of sources for researchers of local history.


This digital collection includes newspapers published in Youngstown, NY, from the following time periods, but unfortunately all issues are no longer available:

Polish-American Research

In Digital Newspapers, The Polish of Niagara Falls on February 20, 2013 at 3:26 pm
Polish news

Polish Weekly Review


If you are doing Polish-American research here is a terrific guide that will help you with translating death notices, church records and more.

This also includes a guide to Polish first names.

Thanks to the Polish Genealogical Society of New York State for posting this on their website.

Polish Genealogical Society of NYS

Also be sure to check out the The Polish Weekly Review (1929-1930) on www.fultonhistory.org.  This was the most widely read Polish newspaper in Niagara Falls.  The above guide may help you to read the Polish.

California Digital Newspaper Collection

In Digital Newspapers, Uncategorized on November 16, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Check this out:

Genealogists know what a treasure a digital newspaper collection can be.

This collection contains 55,970 issues comprising 495,175 pages and 5,658,224 articles.