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SCHENECTADY DIGITAL HISTORY ARCHIVE

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Indexes to Vital Records in Newspapers of Schenectady County, New York and the Capital District Area

The Schenectady County Public Library has copies of most Schenectady newspapers back to 1822, either in paper or microfilm. Earlier newspapers, such as the Mohawk Mercury (Schenectady's first newspaper from the 1790s) and some fragments through 1820 are available at the Schenectady County Historical Society on microfilm.

SCPL has indexes to obituaries for scattered periods since the beginning of the nineteenth century, as noted on our Research page. Some of these are available here. Both SCPL and SCHS are depositories for the papers microfilmed by the New York State Newspaper Project, in addition to having other newspaper microfilm collections.

Marriage and birth records are also being extracted where available, and will eventually be added to this site.

Obituaries

This index includes scattered records from Schenectady newspapers before 1822, more complete coverage from 1822 to 1858, some later 1800s, 1902, 1993 to June 1995, December 2005 to June 2006, January 2008 - May 7, 2008 and March 2010 to date. Some other papers from neighboring areas (covering the counties of Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Saratoga, Schoharie, Warren and Washington) are also included from 2005 to date.

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http://www.schenectadyhistory.org/vitalrecords/index.html updated November 7, 2014

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