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The sites below offer some information about their town's history. If you are researching a town or area that is not covered in this guide, keep in mind that that town may have a historical society that might post the information that you are looking for on a website. Try searching: [Town Name], NY site:org to bring up the town or city's official website.
And remember: the town library probably has a lot more historical information that you can get in person!
Read articles from Schenectady’s local newspaper. Articles are from 1997 – present.
Historical New York Times
This database contains first-hand accounts and coverage of politics, society, and events, as reported in the New York Times, from 1851 – three years ago.
New York State Newspapers
This database includes articles from newspapers from around New York State including: Glens Falls Post-Star, New York Times, New York Post, Buffalo News, and Newsday.