Would you like to find an article, obituary or photo published in the Poughkeepsie Journal or its predecessors? Ancestry.com and Gannett Co. Inc., the Journal’s parent company, have digitized the Journal’s centuries of archives. The Journal is the second-oldest paper in the nation, and the oldest in New York state. More than 1.2 million published newspaper pages are available on Newspapers.com, which is owned by Ancestry.com. Visit http://poughkeepsiejournal.newspapers.com/ to begin your search.
You can also access the historic content by visiting PoughkeepsieJournal.com and clicking on “archives.”In addition, the archive is also available via the main navigation on the Journal’s mobile website, the tablet site and Android and iPhone apps. You can search by the publication date, name, key words or a combination of terms. There are tutorial videos and instructions — and even email and phone assistance if needed.
The searches are subscription based: access to all archived content costs $59.95 a year or $7.95 a month. In return, you receive unlimited access to historical editions. You can view, print, save, and share your findings.
To get started, go to http://poughkeepsiejournal.newspapers.com/.