Newspapers

Richmond Memorial Library holds copies of most local newspapers on microfilm.  Paper and/or digital images are available.  Please contact the library for more information.

Batavia Daily News Index - an index to articles that appeared in the newspaper between 1878 and 1950. Copies of the "Daily News" are available at the Richmond Memorial Library.

Batavia Daily News Subject Index - this indexing was done by Ruth McEvoy, former historian for the city of Batavia, and covers the period from 1880 through the 1990s.

Local Index - listings from early newspapers, cemetery records, military records, and other miscellaneous records for Genesee County, NY. The index is not complete. Copies of the newspapers are available at the library.
A through F    G through L    M through P   Q through S   T through Z

Daily Morning News - 1878-1879, published in Batavia, New York

Batavia Daily News - 1880-1909, many issues missing

Daily News - 1882-1923, part of 1965, published in Batavia, New York

Obits Archive - an index to obituaries in the "Batavia Daily News", March 2000 through the present. This is only an index. Microfilm of the newspaper is available at the library.

LeRoy Obituaries - obituaries that primarily appeared in the LeRoy Gazette newspaper.

Spirit of the Times - 1830 through 1845 index to The Spirit of the Times newspaper, published in Batavia, New York.

People's Press - 1825-1826 index to The People's Press newspaper, published in Batavia, New York.

Palmyra Freeman, a weekly newspaper published in Palmyra, NY from 1828-1829.
3 Feb 1829, 21 Apr 1829, 12 May 1829, 9 Jun 1829, 16 Jun 1829, 30 Jun 1829, 7 Jul 1829, 14 Jul 1829, 18 Aug 1829, 25 Aug 1829, 1 Sep 1829, 22 Sep 1829, 27 Oct 1829, 29 Oct 1829, 10 Nov 1829, 24 Nov 1829, 1 Dec 1829, 15 Dec 1829, 22 Dec 1829
Also available at the library are issues for: 14 Apr 1829, 28 Apr 1829, 5 May 1829, 21 Jul 1829, 28 Jul 1829, 11 Aug 1829, 15 Sep 1829, 29 Sep 1829, 13 Oct 1829, 3 Nov 1829, 17 Nov 1829, 8 Dec 1829, 22 Dec 1829.

Rochester Area Historic Newspaper Collection, 1826-1866

NYS Historic Newspapers Project - provides free online access to a wide range of newspapers chosen to reflect New York's unique history.

New York State Newspaper Project - check to see what newspapers are owned at the New York State Library and throughout the State. Microfilmed papers in Albany are available through interlibrary loan at your local library.

New York Online Historical Newspapers

Fulton History - contains over 34,000,000 indexed New York State historical newspaper pages. Coverage includes central and western New York. Genesee County newspapers included are:

    • Republican Advocate, 1822-1876
    • Progressive Batavian, 1868-1895
    • Spirit of the Times, 1825-1901
    • Batavian, 1895-1897
    • Genesee County Herald, 1857-1861
    • Morning Call, 1881-1882
    • Genesee Weekly Democrat, 1857-1859
    • Batavia Daily News, 1878-1922

Newspaper Abstracts - a volunteer project with more than 53,000 pages of abstracts and extracts from newspapers.