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1818-1897 newspaper index available online

1818-1897 newspaper index available online

Posted: 1222957756000
Classification: Query
We are glad to be able to announce the immediate availability of the Rochester Newspaper Index Online.

See the information at:

http://www2.libraryweb.org/index.asp?orgid=647&storyType...;

Please be advised that:

1. Searching it is free; you may wish to print off copies of relevant pages if you come in.

2. Copies cost money, either order from the site or if you come in person to make them yourselves

3. We sincerely regret being unable to do lookups in the paper for users (see the FAQ)

4. The names are what they are - the index was compiled in the 30's as a WPA project. There are some quaint and curious variations on names

5. It can be searched via the Adobe Reader search software.

6. Each individual volume must be searched individually; there is no way to to all volumes.

7. It differs from sites like www.fultonhistory.com in that you can look at the citation, but there is no way to click through and see the underlying newspaper. We wanted to but the cost was prohibitive. We are still investigating ways of doing that.

8. Comments to this will be read, but please read the FAQ's for it. Re-read # 3 and 4.

Happy hunting!

Re: 1818-1897 newspaper index available online

Posted: 1222961555000
Classification: Query
The ORC - RAI link doesn't work.

Re: 1818-1897 newspaper index available online

Posted: 1222972651000
Classification: Query
Another wonderful offering from RPL!!!

I am looking forward to searching the indexes and I am sure many others are, too.

Thank you!

Linda
in Costa Rica
Monroe County, NY Records and Family Genealogy
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~monroenys/
Monroe County, NY History
http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~monroenys/

Re: 1818-1897 newspaper index available online

Posted: 1222972718000
Classification: Query
Yes, the link appears to be broken.

Linda
in Costa Rica
Monroe County, NY Records and Family Genealogy
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~monroenys/
Monroe County, NY History
http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~monroenys/

Re: 1818-1897 newspaper index available online

Posted: 1222975929000
Classification: Query
You're right. We have report this to the IT dept.

Re: 1818-1897 newspaper index available online

Posted: 1222985426000
Classification: Query
Wow! They fixed the link to that book already.

Dick

Re: 1818-1897 newspaper index available online

Posted: 1223335862000
Classification: Query
Yep, they are good. They want to see this succeed as much as we do.

First 6 days - over a dozen orders, from all over the country and Canada. Goodness knows how many searches have been run...

Re: 1818-1897 newspaper index available online

Posted: 1223344953000
Classification: Query
Hi. Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible, and also to those who will be making the copies and sending them. I sent my first order this morning, and it was very hard to decide which three articles to request first.

I've found answers to several family history questions from the information in the index, and I've also found more questions, like an 1834 marriage announcement for a marriage I thought happened in St. Lawrence County.

The order form has a "submit" button, but it says to print out the form and send it in. Are we also supposed to "submit" it?

Thank you!

Re: 1818-1897 newspaper index available online

Posted: 1223389516000
Classification: Query
Right now (today) the submit button isn't working and we will get it fixed later today. The best thing to do, is to actually send in the printed papers to us, and we will get to them in the order that they are received.
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