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Searching Scanned Newspapers on Google

You can find some local events in other newspapers--  but regular Google search will not consistently find things in their scanned newspaper collection.

To do that, in the regular Google search bar, type:

and after that type in your search terms.   It will only retrieve scanned newspapers.  Once you have done one search, at the top of the screen you'll see a second "search bar" that will then automatically just search the newspapers for you:

Local Newspapers on the Web

There are several newspapers whose coverage included the Town of Warwick. 

The two major weekly papers that covered news primarily of the Warwick Valley area (west of Mt. Peter) are The Warwick Advertiser (est. 1866) and the Warwick Valley Dispatch (est. 1885).  Prior to 1866, local news was published in the newspapers of Goshen, NY, and Middletown, NY.  Both the Advertiser and the Dispatch are preserved in microfilm form at the local history room of Albert Wisner Public Library, and these films are gradually being digitized.

The Greenwood Lake area was covered primarily by The Buzzer and the Greenwood Lake News, much of which have been digitized by the Greenwood Lake Public Library.

  • Historical Newspapers of Warwick
    The digital newspaper archive currently contains issues from the Warwick Advertiser and Warwick Valley Dispatch; numbers in parentheses are page counts (indicate full or partial years found to film/scan):

    Warwick Advertiser
    1866 1867 (4) 1868 (130) 1869 (97) 1870 (4) 1871 (204) 1872 (208) 1873 (8) 1874 (4) 1876 (8) 1877 (12) 1878 (40) 1879 (171) 1880 (214) 1881 (212) 1882 (219) 1883 (208) 1884 (203) 1885 (213) 1886 (218) 1887 (214) 1888 (212) 1889 (411) 1890 (415) 1891 (213) 1892 (216) 1893 (219) 1894 (207) 1895 (247) 1896 (212) 1897 (209) 1898 (177)

    Warwick Valley Dispatch
    1885 (87) 1886 (205) 1887 (114) 1892 (200) 1900 (177) 1901 (215) 1902 (214) 1903 (214) 1907 (231) 1910 (281) 1911 (493) 1912 (422) 1913 (470) 1914 (434) 1915 (527) 1917 (442) 1919 (488)
  • Warwick Valley Dispatch Archive 2004-2006
    PDF files covering June 2004-March 2006.
  • Greenwood Lake Area Digital Newspaper Archive
    The Greenwood Lake News, The Buzzer, and other titles.
  • The Sibyl (Women's Dress Reform & Suffrage Newspaper)
    Selected issues of the newspaper edited by Lydia Sayer Hasbrouck, who grew up in Bellvale and became a women's dress reformer. A few issues from 1856-1860, from hardcopy owned by the Warwick Historical Society.

Archives of Newspapers

Microfilm of the Warwick Advertiser and the Warwick Valley Dispatch, covering nearly all known issues, is available for viewing at the Albert Wisner Public Library in the Wisner Room.  Interlibrary loan of microfilm is available through the New York State Library. 

Hardcopy of some years for both the Warwick Valley Dispatch and the Warwick Advertiser is owned by the Historical Society of the Town of Warwick.

This publication was supported in part by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.


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