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"A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Vicki Weiss <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 31 Dec 2003 10:16:27 -0500
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"A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
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To all aspiring history and historical fiction writers:

Thanks to the New York State Newspaper Project, many, many New York
State newspapers, dating from 1725, are now available on microfilm.

And, maybe even more important, all microfilmed newspapers in the New
York State Library's collection may be borrowed through interlibrary
loan for use at your own public library. (Just go to your public library
and talk with your librarian.) Microfilmed newspapers not in the State
Library's collection may or may not be available through interlibrary
loan. (Some communities consider them such a valuable part of their
history, they will not lend them.)

To see what is available, go to the State Library's Website -
www.nysl.nysed.gov - and click on the New York State Newspaper
Project link. On the next screen, click on the Borrowing, Purchasing and
Donating Microfilm link. On the next screen click on either the NYS
Newspapers on Microfilm at the New York State Library or on the NYS
Newspapers on Microfilm at Other Locations in New York State. Either of
these links will bring you to a county list. (If you don't know the
county in which the community you are interested in is located, click on
the City Listing ... link.)

If you have any questions related to microfilmed newspapers or the NYS
Newspaper Project, feel free to contact me at [log in to unmask]

And, finally, when you publish, the State Library would love to be able
to add your book to its extensive local history collection!

Good luck!

Vicki Weiss, Librarian

>>> [log in to unmask] 12/29/03 03:09PM >>>
Good afternoon.

I have a couple of related questions for the list:

1. Were obituaries of "regular" people - ie, not public figures -
published in Albany newspapers between the years of 1800 and 1820?
2. If so, what newspaper relating to Albany and/or the Town of
might have published such an obituary during that time period?
3. Where might that newspaper be archived?

Any help in answering the above questions would be greatly

Susan D. Rosenberg, MD
Delmar, NY
aspiring author of historical fiction