Helpful Links

old newspapers-free online    from Bob Bryan 
One site is from NNYLN (Northern New York Library Network) at

The other site with northern New York papers is at

This next site is truly international.     It can be found at

This may be of interest to NY researchers. Thanks to Alice Charest

Try this one for name changes of New England cities and towns 

penny postcards  Click on the state and then on the county to see old penny postcards from that area

Claudia Patterson sent us these links

Dansville Public Library maintains a LARGE obituary file on-line for searching.  The file covers a fairly large area in Linvingston
and Steuben Counties....   Dansville Library             Carl L. Zimmer

Daughters of the American Revolution Cemetery transcriptions in New York at the  library in Washington, D.C. 
The New York state cemetery, church and town records index to vols. 1-110 /New York DAR, G.R.C..  -,0,

Karen Mohr

Genealogy tool  You'll find this very interesting.  Birthday Calculator  (Click here)         Lowell J. Mix

POST CARDS of our NY counties                      Bonnie Kidder
A.collection of images from all over the United States

The LDS Family History Center near my home allows access to the Internet including  and    censuses, etc. for a one-dollar fee.  I don't even need to order the films like I used to. Janet Emig

This was listed on my newsletter as now being available in the newspaper collection online.  Thought it might help someone. 
 Hornellsville Weekly Tribune (Hornellsville, N.Y.), 1880, 1884-85, 1896-97, and 1899 Beth Cornish Sullivan

The VA has made it easier and faster for the public to get answers about family history, old war buddies or war heroes.  The agency put on the Web 3.2 million records for veterans buried at 120 national cemeteries since the Civil War.   Carl Zimmer   Web site is

I was delighted to come across the Cornell Library Digital Collections, a vast wealth of information.  There are many resources for researchers at Making of America Collection as well.  There are seventeen volumes of  " Abstract of Wills on file in the Surrogates Office, City of New York"  These volumes are available Cornell Library Digital Collections:  New York State Historical Literature  and is open to the public online at no cost. 
The volumes go back to 1665 before the counties were established.  I found several ancestor surnames. The results page does not take you directly to the page you want, however each volume has an index.  Yvelle Zak

Here is one to look up ones Military friends.

Here is a website for Birth certificates, death certificates marriage certificates and lots of vital records.

On gravestone images:

One on maps

and Cyndi's List

I have found many of my ancestors in Wayne County,PA. It seems that many arrived from Europe and settled in Honesdale, the county seat, There was a large glass factory (Dorflinger) that employed a great many who eventually migrated to Corning.   Don Schroeder
The address is

Tombstone Project

This is the new site for the WWII memorial.   You can look up men that died in WWII, & find out where they are buried, what rank they were, serial no. &  etc.  This is a very great site for the geneaoloy workers.

NARA | ARC | WWII Army and Army Air Force Casualties


Jean Kay Morse

Some Cemeteries in southern Erie Co., NY

A website to help researches find graves for some of their ancestors. It is  You click on the link and can search by cemetery name and
state or by Surname. If anyone has indexed the cemetery it will show up on this site.  You can add bio's for your ancestors as well as photos.
There is also that you can search as well.      Barbara Thompson


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