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Genealogy research at the Nyack Library: Obituaries & Newspapers

This is a pathfinder for genealogical research at the Nyack Library.


We have an obituary index in our card catalog organized alphabetically by name. Sometimes we have photocopied and attached the entire obituary onto the card, but in other cases we have referred to the Obituaries vertical file folder or a date and/or newspaper.

Journal News, Obituaries - Volume 1, June 1960 - December 1964; Volume 2, January 1965 - February 1970 (2 spiral volumes)
929.3747 BUR
This volume was indexed by the hard work of Jack Cullen and Dorothy Burch.

This is a complete listing of local newspapers on microfilm at the Nyack Library:

City and Country
, various issues from 1860-1921; NEW!!!, selected issues available online: and Country

Search the City and Country:

Independent Advertiser, 1884-1887

Nyack Evening Journal
, 1889-1928
Nyack Evening Journal

Nyack Evening Star
, 1892-1903; 1905-1917

Nyack Evening Star

Orangetown Telegram ....

Journal News
, 1932-current

Rockland Advertiser
, 1879-1880 / Rockland Advertiser-Chronicle, 1880

Rockland News 1920-1921

The Rockland News masthead

Rockland County Journal
, 1850-1887; 1893-1915

NOW ONLINE FROM 1850-1900 

Rockland County Times

Vertical File Folders

The Vertical File Folders at the Nyack Library were originally the files of Journal-News reporter Virginia Parkhurst. Of particular interest to genealogists are the following files:
-Nyack - Families
-Nyack – Obituaries
-Nyack – Personalities
to see a full listing of folders by heading, (press CTRL+F to search)

Using ScanPro 2000 Digital Microfilm

Do you need to look at microfilm copies of old newspapers?  It just got easier with the ScanPro 2000, thanks to the Friends of the Nyack Library.  See a video on how to use it below: