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From: Russ Sprague <>
Subject: Re: [NYSTLAWR] What newspaper would obituaries be in?
Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2002 15:11:02 -0500
Your best bet would be to go to the closest large library and check with
the 'reference desk' or 'information'. A college or university library
would be best. If you are not a student but you are a local resident,
you can generally use these libraries at no cost. Ask for the
'newspaper of record' for those towns in that time period. Then ask if
those papers are available on microfilm. Microfilm copies of papers are
usually available by interlibrary loan. When the local library gets the
microfilm you will be notified and can view the papers at the
Some old newspaper items from Potsdam are available on line at the St.
Lawrence county website under rootsweb. They are from the Gouverneur,
NY Herald of the time (roughly 1864-1904). Start at www.usgenweb.org,
click on 'state's project page', then 'graphical map of U.S.', then N.Y.
state. Next, click on 'county selection page' then use the drop down
list of counties to select St. Lawrence county. Also be sure to check
out the census and cemetery indexes by Anne Cady and many other useful
Another good starting point is www.google.com. Type in any name of
interest and you might get a few hits or maybe connect with someone else
researching the same name.
If you haven't done so already, you may want to post a query to this
mail list mentioning the specific surnames you are interested in plus
known birth, death, marriage dates and towns they lived in.
Hope this helps-
Russ Sprague, Kensington, Md
M Hankins wrote:
> Could someone please tell me which newspaper would serve Chippewa
> Bay/Hammond, NY in 1891? Also Potsdam?
> Many thanks,
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