Another online resource for genealogists and historians has now gone online. Newsletter reader Larry Naukam sent the following information:
We have put online an 85 volume, 500,000 searchable index to the Rochester newspapers from 1818-1897. See: http://www2.libraryweb.org/index.asp?orgid=647&storyTypeID=&sid=&
"The Rochester Newspaper Index is a project of the Rochester Public Library. The database consists of references to articles that appeared in the Rochester newspapers during the period 1818-1897. The indexing was done in two time periods: 1818 – 1850 and 1851 – 1897. For a list of the newspapers indexed and the abbreviations used, please consult the FAQ’s.
If you would like to order a copy of an article, please consult the Ordering Information page for complete details. Articles may be sent via e-mail, fax (within the Continental U.S.) or standard post. Please allow seven (7) days for the completion of your order.
Please note that in many cases, particularly for the very early newspapers, articles may be only a line or two long. Staff cannot look at the newspaper for you before sending an article, and refunds will not be granted because an article did not contain the information you were hoping to find. (Please consult the FAQ’s for additional information.)"
We hope that people find this to be useful!